St. Luke's Hospital
The St. Lukes Obstetricsand Gynecology Midwife practices medicine under the direction and supervision of an obstetrician/gynecologist(s). The Midwife performs medical visits, discharge planning and assists with physician deliveries, and participates in in-house call coverage to monitor women in labor or delivering at the hospital. The Certified Nurse Midwife also performs deliveries independently.
Education: Graduate of an accredited Midwifery program.
Experience: Experience in obstetrics and gynecology or primary care.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Licensed to practice within the State of Minnesota. BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross or Military Training Network.
Medical Staff Privileges: Ability to obtain privileges on Allied Health Staff of St. Lukes Hospital.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the current practice standards for Nurse Midwife as they apply to his/her profession. Demonstrated skills in independent decision making, management of minor acute illness and chronic health problems and in performing routine physical examinations. Knowledge of the physiological, psychological, social and spiritual influences on the patients physical condition. Ability to provide age appropriate care to patients of all ages. Ability to collaboratively work with the patients Physician in coordinating a continuum of care for the patient. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious and cooperative working relationships with other people. Ability to effectively teach health promotion and disease prevention behaviors to patients/families. Ability to exercise good judgment and accept personal responsibility. Ability to effectively communicate with patients, family members, Physicians, support staff and members of the professional community.
READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
WRITING - Advanced: Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Intermediate Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw or interpret bar graphs to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES - Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
Ability to meet the physical demands of primary care practice, including the ability to see, hear, and speak English; prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking, considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching; may lift objects up to fifty (50) pounds; work more than eight (8) hours but less than twelve (12) hour shifts.
Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Walk - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Sit - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)
Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Reach with hands and arms - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Stoop, squat, kneel, orcrouch - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Bending-repetitive forward - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Up to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Up to 25 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Up to 35 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)
Up to 50 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
Works in a normal clinical practice setting; may be exposed to risk of blood borne diseases; may be exposed to electrical or mechanical hazards from office medical equipment; may be exposed to unpleasant patient elements.