Title:  Faculty Clinician - Midwife

Division:  Obstetrics and Gynecology
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  17500

Baylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:

Faculty Clinician is a non-ranked, non-tenure track/non-tenured appointment that applies to Full-time or Part-time physicians and other healthcare providers who are employed by Baylor College of Medicine and practice at an affiliated healthcare location (such as Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group).

Summary

Midwifery, as practiced by Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) within the Harris Health System (HHS), includes care of childbearing people during pregnancy, labor, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Midwives also care for newborns immediately following birth and family planning services, including preconception care, prescription of contraception, and placement, removal, and management of contraceptive devices.  Other responsibilities include sexual, reproductive, and gynecologic healthcare, primary care for women from adolescence throughout their lifespan, initial and ongoing comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and treatment; the prescription of medications, supplements, and other pharmacotherapeutics.  In addition to those responsibilities mentioned above, it also includes physical examinations, admission, management, and discharge of childbearing people requiring hospitalization, which includes ordering and interpreting laboratory and diagnostic tests, ordering medical devices, durable medical equipment, and home health services, health promotion, disease prevention, risk assessment management, and individualized wellness education and counseling. 

 

These services are provided in partnership with individuals and families and other healthcare team members in community clinics within the HHS, telehealth and other methods of remote care delivery, and Ben Taub Hospital. While in many cases, CNMs assume complete responsibility for patient care, CNMs also consult with, collaboratively manage with, or refer patients to physicians and other healthcare providers within the Harris Health system, as indicated by the patient's health status. BCM CNMs in the HHS refer to the Perinatal Guidelines for BCM Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for midwifery practice guidelines.

Job Duties

  • Regular attendance at departmental meetings.
  • Participation in quality improvement activities.
  • Participation in OB clinical simulations and continuing education.
  • Coverage at Ben Taub Hospital on holidays, nights, and weekends.
  • In addition to coverage at Ben Taub Hospital and community clinics during regular business hours; completion of required online training through HHS and BCM.
  • Participation in the education and training of BCM learners, including medical students, allied health students, and residents; participation in the education and precepting of student nurse-midwives who are selected for a clinical placement with the BCM Midwifery Service.
  • Contribution to the mission of BCM through scholarship, research, teaching, and clinical excellence
  • Maintenance of all applicable licenses, certifications, and registrations, including recertification through the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) every five years; and current NRP and BLS certification.

Minimum Qualifications

 

  • Education Required: bachelor's or master’s degree in nursing.
  • Experience Preferred: none required.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration Required: Current licensing as a Registered Nurse and status as an Advanced Practice Nurse/Nurse-midwife by the Texas State Board of Nurse-Examiners. Current certification by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification, with prescriptive authority and a current DEA license.

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.