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Certified Nurse Midwife - OB Emergency Services - University of Utah Health - Salt Lake City, UT

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Company: University of Utah Health

This position is responsible for acting as a primary health advisor to the community, providing the full range of needs assessment, patient care planning, and performance of routine and emergency procedures for patients, including handling of life-threatening complications for mother and infant. This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our five hospitals and eleven clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.


  • Assesses the physical condition of pregnant patients who present to OBES with acute and emergent obstetric needs, including normal labor, rupture of membranes, preterm labor, hypertension, fetal distress, and other potentially life-threatening conditions.

  • Recognizes deviations from normal pregnancy and formulates a medical plan based on the patient's condition.

  • Orders, interprets and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess the obstetric patient's clinical problems and health care needs.

  • Initiates and/or recommends medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatment and procedures in accordance with approved protocols/policy.

  • Consults with physician(s) as needed regarding patient health care plans and treatment.

  • Collaborates and makes referrals to consulting medical services to provide treatment for patients in OBES.

  • Complies with medical records policies regarding the complete and accurate documentation of patient care. Initiates and maintains required records and legal documents.

  • Demonstrates ability to perform clinical privileges as defined on University of Utah Health Hospital and Clinics' Certified Nurse Midwife clinical privileges application.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

  • Ability to provide care to the population served.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

  • Demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communication skills.

  • Demonstrated clinical competence and in-depth knowledge of specialty area.

  • Demonstrated teaching and research skills.


Qualifications Required

  • Current licensure to practice as a Certified Nurse Midwife in the State of Utah.

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association, or obtain within one month of hire, as determined by credentialing.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Utah State prescriptive privileges.

  • National certification as a Nurse Midwife.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Lifting, Listening, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching

Multi-lingual Candidates Welcomed

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