Employment Openings

MN Birth Center

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.