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Penn Medicine

Nurse Midwife - APP II




Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

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The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is looking to add an experienced full time Certified Nurse Midwife to our Family Medicine Obstetrics (FMOB) team in FY25. The additional CNM position would add a third Midwife to our existing team and allow the department to expand midwifery services across our mission areas. Our CNM’s work collaboratively with our FMOB Faculty covering our L&D service at HUP AND providing prenatal care and women’s health services in partnership with several community health centers across the city. This promotes our mission of caring for historically underserved populations in settings they can access while providing high quality care for both birthing parent and child. Interested candidates should have a strong interest in teaching as they would work alongside residents and students at HUP L&D and in the community.

All midwives function under the guidelines designated by Penn Medicine medical staff guidelines and are credentialed through that body. The CNM is held accountable through a formal job description, through delineations of privileges and through their agreement with their collaborating physicians who have initiated a Collaborative Practice Agreement. All clinical work hours and associated requirements will be defined and managed under the direction of the collaborating physician/division designee, and within Human Resource guideline.The primary role is to function as a full-scope Midwife providing independent and/or collaborative care within the department in accordance with its mission. The care will extend to uncomplicated gynecological and obstetric patients, as well as obstetrical patients and their newborns during the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods in the hospital and or outpatient setting. The Midwife will also participate in teaching medical and midwifery students and junior residents the management of normal labor and delivery, and provide feedback regarding their performance. The CNM will project a positive image of Penn Medicine through excellent communication, teamwork, teaching and patient care skills, to support patients/families, facility personnel and Penn Medicine processes to ensure coordinated, efficient, and safe/quality care while providing an excellent experience.


  • Provides direct clinical care for patient population according to established protocols and utilizes evidence based practice standards in collaboration with team.
  • Maintains accurate and confidential medical records.
  • Documents all medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatments, outcomes, education, referrals, and consultations consistent with organizational standards in the electronic health record (EHR).
  • Identifies self properly to the patient and family, and clarifies the role of the nurse midwife if necessary.
  • The nurse midwife should function within their scope and refer to the collaborating physician when outside of scope, and/or directed by the collaborating physician or when requested by the patient and/or family.
  • Performs interventions specific to assigned patient population and collaborative agreement.
  • Participates in the performance improvement processes to meet quality of care and service standards.
  • Demonstrates awareness of professional responsibility as role model to peers and members of the health care team.
  • Perform approved therapeutic or diagnostic procedures based upon patient’s clinical status.
  • Addresses patient and family concerns and creates a therapeutic relationship to provide support.
  • Provide patient education, counseling and instruction regarding patient diagnosis, medical treatments, medications, and preventative care.
  • Participate in and support accreditation, compliance and regulatory activities of the organization
  • Precept CNM students and other health care learners
  • Identifies patient/family needs for community resources and refers appropriately.


  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Required)
  • American Midwifery Cert Board (Required)
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)
  • Cert RN Midwife (Required)
  • Prescriptive Authority (Required)
  • Registered Nurse - PA (Required)

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Master of Arts or Science (Required)
  • And 2+ years > 2.5 years of experience, The CNM must be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and approved by the Medical Board Education Specialization: and/or Doctor of Nursing Practice/Nursing

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.