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MN Birth Center

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Minnesota Birth Center is an independently owned and operated free-standing birth center and health clinic led by certified nurse midwives in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Our mission is to transform healthcare by empowering our clients in their healthcare journey. Our vision is to mainstream birth centers and the midwife-led model of care. We are proud to be recipients of ACNM’s Triple AIM Achievement for six years running (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020), and to be a Four Core Perinatal Measure Designee (2015, 2019, 2020). We have provided care to over 3000 families and are continuing to grow. Find us in the news here!

The Minnesota Birth Center team of midwives, nurses and administrative staff all believe in providing empowering midwifery care. It is our conviction that our employees are what have made this organization exceptional since our doors first opened 10 years ago. Here you will find colleagues who are passionate advocates for their clients, communities, and one another. As providers of maternity care, we are committed to justice, equity, and the beauty that is a reflection of our diverse community.

We are proud to offer salaried employees a comprehensive benefit package, including:

  • Health insurance (100% of employee premium paid by MBC)
  • Dental insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability and life insurance (100% of premium paid by MBC)
  • Retirement savings plan (including an employer match)
  • Paid time off
  • Childcare flexible spending account
  • Continuing education and licensure allocation
  • Liability insurance
  • Phone reimbursement

We invite you to take a look at our immediate job openings below. If we do not have any current openings relevant to your skillset, we still want to connect with you! Common openings include:

  • Midwife (CNM; both staff and per diem opportunities)
  • Birth Assistant (RN)
  • Clinic Nurse (RN)
  • Clinic Coordinator (front desk support)
  • Doula Intern

Please send inquiries to Emily (emily@theminnesotabirthcenter.com).

 

Certified Nurse Midwife

We are currently seeking a (.7-.9 FTE) staff midwife to join our community birth center.

Qualifications:

  • Licensed (APRN) to practice midwifery in Minnesota
  • NRP, BLS, DEA and AMCB certification
  • Eligible to be credentialed at Abbott and United Hospitals 
  • Committed to the philosophy of out-of-hospital birth.
  • Adept at interpersonal communication, clinical CNM skills, and cooperative teamwork
  • Flexible to adapt to the ever-changing healthcare environment

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work a mix of clinic and call shifts
    • Call shifts are generally 24 hours and count as 2 units of work.
    • Clinic shifts are closer to 8 hours and count as 1 unit of work.
  • Facilitate orientation events for prospective clients and circle care for prenatal and postpartum families
  • Provide pregnancy care, including prenatal, antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum
  • Provide routine preventive care, including screening, annual exams, contraceptive initiation and management, and risk assessment
  • Attend quarterly all-staff meetings, and CNM meetings held every 3 weeks
  • Participate in three clinical drills per year
  • Complete birth statistics documentation using AABC’s Perinatal Data Registry (PDR) 

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be able to walk up and down stairs repeatedly
  • Must be flexible enough to attend births in a variety of positions – kneeling/squatting/waterbirth/hands and knees/etc

Interested candidates please send CV and cover letter to Emily Campbell, Administrative Director, at emily@theminnesotabirthcenter.com and Toni Westphal, Interim Director of Midwifery, at toni@theminnesotabirthcenter.com.

STaff NURSE (salaried)

Through outstanding clinical skills and respect for the physiologic birth process, the clinic nurse is a collaborative team member who works in clinic and facilitates birth in a freestanding birth center under the direct supervision of certified nurse-midwives.

A qualified candidate will have a passionate commitment to families who choose out-of-hospital birth, as well as be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and have a current Minnesota RN license.

FTE Range: .8-1.0

Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with CNM to provide labor support and intrapartum nursing care to low-risk birthing individuals.
  • Provide immediate postpartum nursing care and ongoing assessment of mother-baby dyad (including NRP if needed or other emergency management under direction of CNM).
  • Provide breastfeeding assessment, support, and assistance. 
  • Assess patients’ readiness for discharge and provide discharge education.
  • Clean and restock birth room.
  • Conduct home visits 24-48 hours after birth, consulting with CNM as needed.
  • Teach Early Home Care class to third trimester families to prepare them for early discharge.
  • Staff clinic shifts in both Minneapolis and St. Paul birth centers
  • See patients for nurse visits, including blood draws or other specimen collection, blood pressure checks, hearing screens, and other clinical tasks within the nursing scope of practice as ordered by CNM. 
  • Answer the nurse line and respond to patient voicemails.
  • Perform lab draws, NST set-up, blood pressure checks, spinning and preparing labs, sending referrals, communicating with patients, etc.
  • Review lab results.
  • Co-facilitate Postpartum Circle Care alongside midwife. 
  • Complete required charting and clinical documentation.
  • Attend scheduled meetings, drills, and outreach events.
  • Other administrative duties to be completed during clinic or call shifts may include special projects (e.g. inventory, reporting, outreach, marketing) and will vary among individual interest and project availability.

Qualifications:

  • Current RN license to practice nursing in Minnesota
  • Current NRP certification
  • Current BLS certification
  • Must be located within 30 minutes of both birth centers and be accessible to on-call CNMs by phone.
  • Proficient use of EMR; ability to learn Athena charting system.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and walk up and down stairs repeatedly.
  • Commitment to the philosophy of out-of-hospital birth.
  • Experience in L&D nursing or other birthwork HIGHLY preferred; certifications and training in lactation is an advantage. Must be competent and confident to practice independently in birth center setting alongside a midwife.
  • Demonstrates competence in interpersonal communication, clinical nursing skills, and cooperative teamwork.
    Flexibility in adapting to the ever-changing healthcare environment.

Interested candidates please send CV and cover letter to Emily Campbell, Human Resources, at emily@theminnesotabirthcenter.com and Anna Hepsø, Director of Nursing, at anna@theminnesotabirthcenter.com.

 

Per diem birth assistant

Through outstanding clinical skills and respect for the physiologic birth process, the birth assistant (BA) is a collaborative team member who facilitates birth in a freestanding birth center, staffed by certified nurse-midwives.

To fill the role as per diem BA, the nurse must be able to work a minimum of 36 hours per month, both 1st and 2nd call shifts, night and weekend shifts, and one 12-hour holiday call shift per year.

Responsibilities:

  • Work one-on-one with CNM during intrapartum care. BAs are called to birth center as determined by CNM.
  • May care for clients in early labor at the birth center under the direction of the CNM.
  • Provide labor support and intrapartum nursing care to low-risk birthing individuals, documenting on labor flowsheet.
  • Directly assists CNM during labor, birth, and postpartum recovery as needed.
  • Provide immediate postpartum nursing care and ongoing assessment of mother-baby dyad (including NRP if needed and PPH or other maternal emergency management under direction of CNM), documenting on postpartum and newborn flowsheets.
  • Provide breastfeeding assessment, support, and assistance. 
  • Assess patients’ readiness for discharge and provide discharge education before discharging family to home.
  • Complete terminal cleaning and restocking of birth room, to be done before birth assistant leaves the birth center.
  • Provide and document postpartum nursing care and assessment of mom-baby dyad and breastfeeding at 24-48 hour home visits (weekend call shifts and PRN weekdays), consulting with CNM as needed.
  • Help families prepare for early discharge by teaching Early Home Care class during third trimester.
  • Attend scheduled meetings as specified in policy and/or requested by manager. 
  • Complete required charting and clinical documentation within 24 hours of patient encounter.

Qualifications:

  • Current RN license to practice nursing in Minnesota
  • Current NRP certification
  • Current BLS certification
  • Must be located within 30 minutes of both birth centers and be accessible to on-call CNMs by phone.
  • Proficient use of EMR; ability to learn Athena charting system. 
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and walk up and down stairs repeatedly.
  • Commitment to the philosophy of out-of-hospital birth.
  • Experience in L&D required. Must be competent and confident to practice independently in birth center setting alongside a midwife. 
  • Demonstrates competence in interpersonal communication, clinical nursing skills, and cooperative teamwork.
  • Flexibility in adapting to the ever-changing healthcare environment.

Interested candidates please send CV and cover letter to Emily Campbell, Human Resources, at emily@theminnesotabirthcenter.com and Anna Hepsø, Director of Nursing, at anna@theminnesotabirthcenter.com.