Employment Openings

MN Birth Center

Medical Assistant

We are currently seeking a certified Medical Assistant who will bring manifold abilities and a strong dedication to the birth center’s model of care. The medical assistant will be a collaborative team member providing support to the daily clinical activity, administrative tasks, and upkeep of a freestanding birth center and clinic.

Qualifications

  • Current CMA or RMA certification through AAMA or ARMA
  • Committed to the philosophy of out-of-hospital birth.
  • Experienced in the full scope of MA administrative and clinical support responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated competence in interpersonal communication, appropriate clinical procedures, attention to detail and follow-through, and cooperative teamwork.
  • Flexibility in adapting to the ever-changing healthcare environment.
  • Ability to effectively manage company resources. 
  • Skilled in modeling company values through daily interactions within the organization, particularly with regards to health and safety.
  • High standard of ethics, discipline, and professionalism.
  • Contributes to positive and inclusive workplace culture.
  • Ability to work at a high level within an EHR.

Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical:

  • Perform patient blood draws and vaccine administration for CNM visits
  • Perform venipuncture, vaccine administration, urine or self swab collection and hearing screens for Nurse visits.
  • Stock clinic rooms and lab kits daily
  • Process labs and prep for lockbox
  • Sterilize instruments

Administrative:

  • Resolve nurse line voicemails including providing date of delivery confirmations, medical records and patient letter requests, and processing lab orders
  • Locate and connect lab results and consult notes
  • Data entry into national perinatal database
  • Other tasks supporting the Clinic Coordinators

Upkeep:

  • Complete terminal cleaning of used birth rooms including stocking rooms and birth kits appropriately
  • Continue/complete laundry per protocol
  • See to clinic room end of day cleaning, including removing used linens and taking out garbage
  • Receive and stock medical supplies
  • Set up for orientations and classes
  • Run and unload dishwasher
  • Ensure resource availability, such as refilling hand sanitizers, hand soaps, and ultrasound gel bottles; making home visit packets, baby hats, padsicles, and herbal baths; bundling syringes and emptying sharps containers; cleaning laundry and supply room
  • Other tasks as needed

Physical and Logistical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to walk up and down stairs repeatedly.
  • Must be comfortable working at either of our St. Paul and Minneapolis locations during clinic hours, which include later clinic shifts on Mondays and Wednesdays, regular business hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and earlier clinic shifts on Thursdays and Fridays; MA may be asked to commute one time between birth centers during the clinic day.

BIPOC GLBTQ2S candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

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


Per Diem certified nurse-midwife

Are you intrigued by the unique model of care provided by the Minnesota Birth Center, but not able to commit to a full time position? You’re in luck – we are seeking a CNM to join us on a long term, flexible, per diem basis.

Practice Summary:

  • 10 CNMs,15 RNs that work in clinic and/or as birth assistants, and 12 administrative staff.
  • 2 freestanding birth centers.
  • 2 CNMs on call at a time.
  • Privileges and Physician collaboration agreements at two hospitals: United in St. Paul and Abbott in Minneapolis; both are part of Allina Health system.
  • Clients have access to water birth, nitrous, labor slings, birth stools, in-house ultrasound, IBCLC, postpartum home visits, postpartum group care.
  • VBAC and planned hospital birth available at United Hospital.
  • 30-50 births a month.
  • Well-care, family planning including birth control, STI screening, and other women’s health services.
  • Core values include a respectful and collegial working environment, evidence-based care, and strong team leadership.

Details of the position:

  • Must be able to work a minimum of two-four 12 and/or 24-hour call shifts and two-four clinic shifts per quarter.
  • Must be able to complete orientation period and comply with MBC procedures.

Ideal candidate will have:

  • MN CNM and APRN licenses.
  • At least 2 years experience working as a CNM in out-of-hospital birth center; or experienced hospital midwife with demonstrated confident practice may also be considered.
  • Enthusiasm for the out-of-hospital birth center model.
  • Ability to collaborate with a team and also practice independently with competence and confidence.
  • DEA.
  • BLS/NRP certification.
  • Limited OB US certification preferred.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to learn and become proficient in MBC’s EHR (Athena).

BIPOC GLBTQ2S candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates please send CV and cover letter to Emily Campbell, Human Resources, at emily@theminnesotabirthcenter.com and Patricia Hinck, Clinical Director and CNM, at patricia@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 nursing highly preferred. 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.

BIPOC GLBTQ2S candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

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.


Doula Intern
Minnesota Birth Center accepts inquiries regarding our Doula Internship year-round; new internship sessions open every six months. Please direct inquiries to karen@theminnesotabirthcenter.com.