This title is in the unclassified service and in the SUNY Professional Services Negotiating Unit.
This family represents positions that are both clinical and administrative. The 24 hour on-call Nurse Midwifery Service provides high ' quality, full-scope professional practice with medical supervision/consultation and primary care for adolescents, women, infants and related men as part of a maternity, newborn and/or family planning health prevention/maintenance service.
Works independently as a Midwife under the general supervision of the Midwifery Director, receiving practical assistance from the TH Midwife I. Perform routine medical and family history and physical examinations for the prenatal, the laboring and the postpartum/family planning patient and their related men and infants. Write orders for patient care including diet, physical activity and prescribed medications, admit and discharge maternity patients. Determine need and conduct necessary laboratory procedures. Assist in the provision of continuing health supervision and education. Perform non-stress testing, stress testing (oxytoxin and breast stimulation); draws (routine) blood tests, start intravenous infusions; perform artificial rupture of membranes as indicated; apply the external and internal fetal monitor. Monitor the progress of labor through assessment of contraction patterns, patient response and periodic vaginal examination.
Perform normal deliveries and all related procedures as detailed for TH Midwife I, consulting with TH Midwife I as needed, and/or initiate physician referral when complications are diagnosed.
Responsible for postpartum rounds, write necessary medical orders and appropriate documentation including progress notes and orders for all services provided. Attend case conferences and rounds and assist in the instruction of midwifery, medical and nursing students.
Bachelors or Masters degree in health related field preferred; New York State Midwifery Permit - eligible within one year of employment; Certification by the American College of Midwives, or its equivalent, or recertification by the American College of Nurse Midwives as appropriate, within one year of employment.
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