Current OpportunitiesDirector of the Nurse Midwifery Program
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Director of the Nurse Midwifery Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is consistently included on the U.S. News and World Report Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals. With over 700 inpatient beds, BWH is internationally known for its treatment of complex disorders in areas such as cardiac care, cancer treatment, neurosciences, orthopedics and arthritis, and Women's Health, as well as offering outstanding primary care services.
Brigham & Women’s Hospital is seeking an experienced, business focused, and team-oriented nursing leader to assume the position of Director of the Nurse Midwifery Program. The Director of the Nurse Midwifery Program reports to the Associate Chief Nurse, Women and Newborns Nursing and Clinical Services and collaborates with the Chief of Obstetrics and senior management team to maintain the goal of providing excellent care to patients and families. The Director establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with all departments and agencies necessary to create optimal patient outcomes and a professional practice. This includes serving as a liaison to the Community Health Centers and other affiliates of Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
The Midwifery Group at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is the oldest continuous midwifery practice in Massachusetts and welcomed more than 1,300 babies last year. The Midwifery Group offers continuous, 24-hour, in-hospital coverage for labor, delivery and triage, as well as provides first-language prenatal care in Spanish, French and Russian to its patients. Patients come not only from eastern Massachusetts, but from over 48 different countries and throughout the United States. They provide community-based, accessible care to Boston’s inner city neighborhoods – including ten Boston neighborhood health centers located in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roxbury, South End Community, and Brigham and Women’s adolescent clinic in Mission Hill/Longwood area. The neighborhood health centers manage all aspects of perinatal care except for deliveries which occur at Brigham and Women’s. For more information, visit the BWH website at:
The Director of the Nurse Midwifery Program provides clinical leadership direction for the practice of nurse midwifery, and strategic leadership direction for practice advancement based on a vision compatible with the overall mission, vision and values of the Center for Women and Newborns and BWH, and an ever changing health care environment. As the clinical leader of the nurse midwifery practice, the Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining standards of nurse midwifery care and practice that is patient and family centered, and respectful of the multicultural as well as underserved patient population served. The Director is also responsible for the administrative and fiscal management of the Midwifery Program, and accountability for the midwifery team comprised of 18 FTEs.
Requirements for this position include, but are not limited to: Graduate of an American College of Nurse-Midwives accredited program; master’s in nursing, public health, or related field; current Massachusetts license as RN with authorization to practice in expanded role as nurse-midwife; national certification by the American Midwifery Certification Board; five years’ experience in full-scope midwifery; experience in tertiary care and/or teaching hospitals strongly preferred. Demonstrated leadership ability and prior management experience preferred. Spanish language abilities preferred. Proven track record in developing collaborative relationships and partnering effectively with coworkers and physicians is vital. This individual should possess a solid understanding of current regulatory and financial practices with an understanding of the midwifery role in the current healthcare reform context.