The University of Rochester Division of Midwifery is seeking to add a faculty midwife to our growing university based practice. You will join 16 other midwives in providing care to a large community of families in and around the Rochester and Finger Lakes, N.Y. region. We are a longstanding, autonomous practice with a strong reputation both in the community and in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. All midwifery staff are faculty appointed in the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and are expected to contribute to clinical education and demonstrate a commitment to academic work. The midwives in the Midwifery Division attend approximately 650 births per year and conduct over 11,000 outpatient visits across two (soon to be four) outpatient sites. This position offers a myriad of opportunities to enhance practice through education including participation in research. The University Midwifery Group remains dedicated to preserving a midwifery approach to care to diverse patient populations supported by rich professional and academic resources, including supportive and collaborating relationships with generalist OB/GYN, maternal fetal medicine and specialist providers. Opportunities within the Division include but are not limited to CenteringPregnancy, participation in hospital wide committees, authorship for nationally recognized continuing education, family planning services, colposcopy, and preceptorship for midwifery, nurse practitioner, medical students as well as resident education (didactic and clinical).
The responsibilities of this position include the provision of full scope clinical midwifery services within the framework of an academic medical center. We provide inpatient care (independent management of labor and birth, triage and postpartum care) for the patients of our Division at Highland Hospital, where our patients have access to hydrotherapy, nitrous oxide and low intervention birth assisted by staff very supportive of the midwifery philosophy. In addition, the Division provides labor and delivery triage coverage in a large tertiary care hospital and attending faculty coverage of the low risk birth unit working alongside first year obstetrics and gynecology residents teaching normal labor and birth. Outpatient services include providing prenatal care (including CenteringPregnancy), well woman primary and gynecologic care , family planning services, as well as opportunities to work within the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine helping to care for high risk women. The midwives at the University of Rochester have also been caring for adolescents in the Rochester Adolescent Maternity Program for over two decades promoting the integration of multiple services within one program.
About the University of Rochester
The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. It forms the centerpiece of the University of Rochester’s health research, teaching and patient care missions. The University of Rochester Medical Center is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian, and nonprofit research center located in upstate New York. In 2010, USA Today named Rochester one of the top-ten college towns among mid-sized metropolitan areas. Kiplinger rated Rochester as the fifth best city for families in 2012, citing low cost of living, top public schools and a low jobless rate. The University of Rochester has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.
AMCB certification in Midwifery
Eligible for New York midwifery license
Commitment to working with under-served families
Desire to participate in medical and midwifery education
Experienced midwives (full scope) preferred although strong new graduates may be considered
Internal Number: 14620
About University of Rochester Medical Center Midwifery Group
Midwifery division at a major academic university providing full-scope midwifery services.