Employment Openings

MN Birth Center

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.

Minnesota Birth Center is an independently owned and operated practice that is led by certified nurse-midwives in the Twin Cities. The freestanding birth center was founded in 2012 by perinatologist Dr. Steven Calvin, who is also the medical director. The CNM role is focused in the out-of-hospital setting; however, all CNMs have privileges at our collaborating hospitals to provide seamless care for our families. We have provided care at over 2000 and are continuing to grow. Minnesota Birth Center is very proud to have received the 2017 “Best of the Twin Cities” Award from the Birth and Baby Expo, ACNM’s Triple AIM Achievement (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) and Four Core Perinatal Measure Designee (2015). We provide personalized care to low-risk clients. Please visit us at theminnesotabirthcenter.com to learn more.

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.


Part-time certified nurse-midwife

We are currently seeking a CNM to fit into a .5 (5 units) benefits-eligible, salaried role, who will provide full scope midwifery care, including: antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and well woman care, in our free-standing birth center.  Well woman care includes screening, contraceptive initiation and management, and risk assessment.

A qualified candidate will be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and formal training program; have a current, or be eligible for, MN APRN license, and be approved or eligible by the Minnesota Board of Nursing for prescription writing privileges. Candidates must be certified through American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB), meet criteria and qualifications for insurance payers, and complete credentialing to obtain privileges at local hospitals. 

This position will begin at an appointment of .5 (5 units worked per 2 week pay period); ideal candidates will have bandwidth to flex up to a 1.0 (10 units/pay period) depending on birth volume and to cover for a leave of absence in early 2021.

Qualifications:

  • Licensed to practice midwifery in Minnesota
  • APRN licensed and DEA and AMCB certification
  • NRP & BLS certification
  • Must be able to be credentialed at Abbott and United Hospitals 
  • Committed to the philosophy of out-of-hospital birth.
  • Demonstrate competence in interpersonal communication, clinical CNM skills, and cooperative teamwork.
  • Must be enthusiastic about and able to lead individuals and teams in an out-of-hospital birth setting.
  • Flexibility 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 prenatal, postpartum, and well woman care
  • Attend quarterly all-staff meetings and CMN meetings, held every 3 weeks
  • Participate in 3 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

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, Director of Midwifery, 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.


Marketing intern

Minnesota Birth Center seeks a Marketing Intern to assist its Marketing Team in the promotion and growth of the birth center as a safe, evidence-based option for women seeking care throughout pregnancy and birth, as well as comprehensive well-care.

Our internship program is designed to provide students with opportunities to apply their marketing skills to gain valuable experience in a forward-looking sector of the healthcare industry. The internship is offered on an unpaid basis, and must be taken for credit. There is flexibility to work from home and/or either of our locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and organize articles, graphics, multimedia clips, photos and other marketing content that reflects Minnesota Birth Center’s brand
  • Contribute to editorial calendar supporting our social media presence
  • Identify opportunities for new business development, including marketing Minnesota Birth Center in the community and researching demonstrated strategies of similarly sized, mission-based healthcare organizations
  • Create marketing materials using Canva and other design resources
  • Assist in organizing internal and external events
  • Oversee special projects
  • Provide administrative support to the team as needed
  • Attend quarterly marketing meetings and other meetings as needed

Requirements:

  • Current student in a 2- or 4-year marketing, communications, or journalism program or related field; it is the student’s responsibility to manage the process of seeking credit for this internship*, though Minnesota Birth Center is prepared to provide documentation, evaluations, or other action needed to meet participation needs of most programs.
  • Familiarity with or interest in birth and/or women’s healthcare; specifically out-of-hospital birth, free-standing birth centers, the midwife model of care, and empowering women in their healthcare journey
  • Ability to make a long term commitment of up to ~5 hours/week, preferably through Spring 2021 (those with shorter availability should still apply)
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, Google apps, and social media apps including Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities
  • Aptitude for working within HIPAA guidelines

*If your program has specific requirements that are not covered in this internship description, feel free to send us details for review and we will let you know if we can accommodate your program’s requirements

BIPOC GLBTQ2S candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates please send resume and cover letter to Emily Campbell, Human Resources, at emily@theminnesotabirthcenter.com and Karen Schultz, Administrative Manager, at karen@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.