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Assistant Director, Advanced Practice Providers - Midwifery Practice

Assistant Director, Advanced Practice Providers - Midwifery Practice

The University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics (UI Health) is seeking an Assistant Director, Advanced Practice Providers - Midwifery Practice.

The Assistant Director, Advanced Practice Providers, provides administrative oversight and support to Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) practice within the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, UI Health OB/GYN Services and Mile Square. Establishes relationships and partnerships with collaborating physicians, Medical Director, and UIC OB/GYN Department leadership to support and improve the Midwifery Practice, quality, patient safety and outcomes of clinical care and regulatory compliance. Functions as a lead for the Midwifery Practice, orientation, competency validation and professional development of the CNMs within the UIC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UI Health and Mile Square.

Essential Responsibilities:

Operational Responsibilities: Administratively leads the Certified Nurse Midwives to achieve UIC, UI Health and Mile Square organizational goals and objectives.

Practice Analysis: Serves as an expert resource in the utilization of Certified Nurse Midwives within the area of care delivery. Identifies new and existing best practice initiatives, collaborates in the determination of competency metrics productivity, and prepares clinical outcome data assessment and analysis.

Hiring/Orientation: Works in collaboration with the Medical Director of the Midwifery Practice and the Director of Advanced Practice Providers to establish templates and checklists to ensure documentation of orientation. Leads the onboarding of Certified Nurse Midwives within the UIC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Works in collaboration with the Medical Director of the Midwifery Practice and Director of Advanced Practice Providers to maintain documentation related to orientation, continued competency validation and credentialing and privileging.

Financial: Reviews reimbursement data for the Midwifery Practice provided by the UIC Department of OB/GYN Administrator. Assists in identifying benchmarks to evaluate billable and non-billable Certified Nurse Midwives performances. Reviews EMR clinical visits by the CNMs to optimize documentation and billing.

Scheduling: In collaboration with the Medical Director of the Midwifery Practice and the ACNO, manages schedule, staffing plan and coverage of the CNMs at UI Health and Mile Square. Participates in the development of annual operational and capital budgets.

Scope of Practice: Works within the Bylaws of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System and in adherence to hospital and department/divisional policy to ensure that Certified Nurse Midwives function within, and to the limits, of their Scope of Practice and in accordance with their delineation of privileges or collaborative practice agreement. Remains current with state law and scope of practice in the State of Illinois. Overseas participates in research activities related to the Midwifery Practice. Fosters an environment that supports research-related activities. Overseas the education and preceptorship of Nurse Midwifery students. Leads/participates in Quality Improvement initiatives for the Midwifery Practice. Fosters an environment for continual performance improvement.

Professional Development: Serves as a resource and champion for professional development and leadership opportunities for Certified Nurse Midwives.

Credentialing & Privileging: In collaboration with the Medical Director of the Midwifery Practice, ensures the maintenance of credentialing and privileging of Certified Nurse Midwives, including but not limited to timely evaluations for OPPE/FPPE for all Certified Nurse Midwives within the UIC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Identifies metrics for initial, focused and ongoing professional performance evaluation, as well as integrated simulation and observation of technical skills.

Competency Evaluation: Assist in determining opportunities to increase knowledge and skills of Certified Nurse Midwives. In collaboration with the ACNO, complete the UI Health yearly performance evaluations for Certified Nurse Midwives. Legislative and Health Policy Issues for Certified Nurse Midwives and Certified Nurse Practitioners: Establish relationships with key stakeholders to assess best practices and special-specific changes to Certified Nurse Midwives. Ensures that these changes are communicated and reviewed by leadership with respect to Certified Nurse Midwives' clinical practice.

Communication & Leadership: Demonstrates excellence in written and verbal communication, public speaking, presentation skills, critical thinking and decision making skills. Clearly understands the implications of situations and uses sound judgment when dealing with multiple disciplines. Demonstrates ability to facilitate group processes and achieve agreement and consensus. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment and view success in relationship to group success. Demonstrates strong analytical ability and has an understanding of statistical and marketing concepts. Possesses strong program development skills.

Department/Specialty Specific Responsibilities

All CNMs have patient care and clinical responsibilities in the inpatient, outpatient and Mile Square care settings.

  • Full time position with 70-80% administrative/leadership role as Assistant Director of Midwifery Practice, and 20-30% in clinical role as Certified Nurse Midwife.
  • 24/7 accountability for inpatient Labor & Delivery CNM services.
  • In collaboration with the Medical Director and ACNO, prepare and lead quarterly CNM Administrative Meetings with the OB leadership; present and make recommendations for FTE assignment of duties for each CNM, i.e. in-patient, out-patient, administrative, and teaching.
  • Evaluate and recommend changes in current systems and processes relative to the Midwifery Practice, and promote optimal interdisciplinary collaboration, quality, patient care, safety and efficiency.
  • Meet at least monthly with the Medical Director of the Midwifery Practice to discuss scheduling, administrative issues, clinical, competency and professional development of the CNMs.
  • Promote the Midwifery Practice through interdisciplinary collaboration and team building.
  • Work with the Director of Advanced Practice Providers at UI Health to support and implement the organizational vision of optimizing the provider team initiatives.
  • Improve staff engagement and promote a culture of safety, quality and caring.
  • Celebrate CNMs successes and to create evaluate performance improvement projects and initiatives.
  • In collaboration with the Medical Director of the Midwifery Practice and OB leadership, periodically review Scope of Practice for the CNMs. Review the Scope of Practice at least annually with the CNMs.
  • In collaboration with the Medical Director of the Midwifery Practice, and the ACNO, serve as a representative for Midwifery Practice at UI Health.
  • Ensure KRA performance evaluation is completed on time.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned.

Requirements include:

  • Current license as a Professional Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois required.
  • Graduate from an accredited Nurse Midwifery Program with Master's or Doctorate degree required.
  • Current certification as a Nurse Midwife (CNM) by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) or other recognized certifying bodies to Practice in the State of Illinois.
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) required.
  • Current controlled substance licensure if indicated by position.
  • Effective communication skills (oral and written) that facilitate therapeutic relationships between physician, APRN and PA providers as well as college and hospital leadership and the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership, multidisciplinary collaboration, interpersonal communication, education, clinical experience and change management required.
  • Ability to documentation in the medical record to substantiate accurate billing required.
  • Intermediate computer skills required.

Salary & Benefits:

UI Health offers competitive benefit packages, including: vacation days, paid holidays, Floating Holidays, State University Retirement System, tuition waiver, tuition discount for dependents, and excellent medical, dental, and vision packages.

To Apply:

For fullest consideration, please submit a complete application and supplemental resume by May 29, 2020.

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The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Assistant Director, Advanced Practice Providers - Midwifery Practice

University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics (UI Health)
Chicago, IL
Full Time
Bachelor's

Published on 05/27/2020