Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
depending on experience
Internal Number: 4
Beginnings Birth Center in Colorado Springs is Southern Colorado's first freestanding birth center. We are state licensed and nationally accredited by CABC. We are a closed-model birth center where only our employees are attending births at the center.
This privately-owned freestanding birth center has three birthing rooms and is located in North Colorado Springs. Our clinic includes five exam rooms including our ultrasound room where our in-house ultrasound technicians provide ultrasound services for our clients.
We opened in late 2018 and have welcomed over 600 babies since then. We are currently averaging approximately 35-40 clients due each month.
Beginnings Birth Center is seeking a full-time CNM to join its professional team. Our growing practice includes full scope midwifery care providing women's health, antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and newborn care. You will be a member of a team of 5-6 CNMs. All births are attended at the birth center. Our birth assistants are RNs and we currently have a team of nine RNs who are part-time or PRN.
Call days vary based on current staffing, but we strive to always have our post call day off. We also scheduled no longer than a 24 hour call shift on weekdays and no longer than 48 hours of continuous call on the weekends whenever possible. Increased call and/or office will be expected during time off for colleagues because we believe time off should be time off and call and/or office time should not have to be made-up before or after using PTO.
We are in search of a certified nurse midwife with a strong sense of teamwork, incredibly high standards in their work and life (in all senses of the word), strong work ethic, communication skills, a willingness to adapt to change quickly, a passion for evidence-based practice, and attention to detail. We expect candidates who are excited about the birth center model of midwifery care.
Colorado Springs is an area that is growing quickly, but maintains its smaller-town feel in many areas. We are home to many award-winning schools and school districts. We are close to the mountains - depending where you are in the city, you could be out in the mountains within 10-30 minutes from your home. It is an expectation to live within 30 minutes of the birth center upon starting a position.
Salary based on experience, 401K offered.
We are open to recently graduated and licensed CNMs with strong birth work employment history. New graduates are hired as CNM Fellows with a set salary of $80,000 per year for the duration of the fellowship which is typically 9-12 months. All fellows in good standing who complete the fellowship would be offered a full-time staff position at the completion of fellowship with an approximate salary of $90,000 per year. Because of the immense time commitment for our current staff in training fellows, we would only consider candidates who would plan to continue employment with us after the fellowship is completed.
Expected start date January or February 2022.
Our ideal candidate must:
- Be excited about birth centers and the birth center model of care
- Have an understanding and respect for physiological birth
- Have a strong belief in a low-tech, high-touch and low-intervention midwifery model of care
- Value the results of new research and welcome the process of creatively incorporating it into care
- Desire to be a part of a very hard-working and innovative team
- Be passionate about VBAC (we are the only birth center in the State of Colorado offering both primary and secondary VBAC in a birth center setting)
Both hospital and community birth experience is much preferred but not required.
Experience/knowledge in holistic health is also desired.
National certification as a certified nurse midwife with AMCB and current unencumbered license as an APN-CNM and RN in the State of Colorado