Denver Health is seeking a clinically skilled and experienced leader, educator, manager, and communicator for the position Supervisor of Advanced Practice Providers Midwifery Service at Denver Health. The SAPPMS will have oversight of all care delivered by the Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) and designated Advanced Practice Providers (APP) in the department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Denver Health. The SAPPMS will provide overall leadership with the Director of Service of Obstetrics and Gynecology in an integrated practice environment. The SAPPMS will be responsible for strategic planning, clinical services, professional performance, business performance, and CNM and APP education for the department.
Denver Health is uniquely positioned as an integrated healthcare system, nationally recognized for its passion and commitment in providing exceptional care to the communities it serves. Denver Health is considered a national model of an integrated urban safety net health care system that includes a 525 bed acute care hospital, with new adult and pediatric emergency departments, the 911 paramedic system, nine community health centers, 17 school-based clinics, the public health department, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, a 100 bed non-medical detoxification center, a dedicated psychiatric emergency service, correctional care facilities, the Rocky Mountain Center for the Medical response to Terrorism, Mass Casualties and Epidemics, and an HMO. The Denver Health Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Center has been recognized as a preeminent Level I Trauma Center, with one of the best trauma survival rates in the country.
Denver Health has an integrated practice model for Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health. In this model, OB/GYN physicians, CNM, APP and Family Medicine physicians practice in an integrated group practice. Patients are seen at one of 10 Federally Qualified Health Centers sites. Three of these are primarily Women’s Health and staffed by OB/GYN Physicians and CNMs.
The Midwifery Service
Established in 2005, the service has grown from 2 CNMs to 33 CNMs and 3 APPs.
The Midwives attend approximately 40% of the births at Denver Health.
The CNMs and APPs provide obstetric and gynecologic care in the clinics at Denver Health.
A strong mission to deliver non-interventive care and to support the choice for natural childbirth.
Support of and adherence to evidence based care.
Highly collaborative practice.
Adherence to the Hallmarks of Midwifery.
Innovative midwifery care in a hospital setting including intermittent auscultation, out of bed birth, hydrotherapy, continuous labor support.
Thriving volunteer Doula Program.
Belief in patient autonomy and shared decision making.
The SAPPMS at Denver Health will be a master’s prepared advanced practice nurse from an accredited school of nursing with completion of an accredited Nurse Midwifery Program. The DOS will have a demonstrated reputation of excellence in clinical care, teaching, mentoring, and leadership.
The DOSM will have oversight of all care delivered by CNMs and APPS in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Denver Health. The SAPPMS will provide overall strategic guidance of the midwifery team and will work closely with physician and nursing leadership. The SAPPMS will have responsibility for strategic planning, clinical services, professional performance, business performance, regulatory compliance, education, and departmental culture. The DOSM will be responsible for advancing a culture of excellence in a collaborative midwifery service, to include various disciplines such as Family Medicine. The DOSM will be dedicated to performance expectations, which provide for the highest quality patient care and consistency in clinical care standards, driven by patient safety requirements and clinical outcomes monitoring.
The SAPPMS will report to the Director of Service of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
CULTURE OF RELATIONSHIP WITH DOS
SAPPMS Direct Reports:
CNMs and designated APPs
Outpatient Midwife Lead
Inpatient Midwife Lead
Lead and participate in clinical quality initiatives focused on improving the patient experience, patient safety clinical outcomes, enhancing systems to assure timeliness and efficiency and assuring quality while maintaining fiscal responsibility. Areas of responsibility include Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, Obstetric Triage, and outpatient clinical sites.
Promote and oversee development of critical pathways, protocols and practice guidelines that promote quality, cost-effective care for the patient population.
Ensure the application of best practices, incorporating regulatory requirements at the local, state, and national level; utilize benchmarking and data analysis from applicable sources.
Oversite and promotion of internal data collection and research.
Drive innovation in care management and establish efficient operational infrastructure in partnership with the DOS of Obstetrics and Gynecology to optimize resource allocation and timeliness.
Oversee the administrative, professional, clinical, financial and educational activities of the Midwifery Service.
Ensure a culture of open dialogue and feedback with all staff, promote healthy team norms, and develop pathways to support staff and promote wellness.
Ensure a culture of diversity and inclusion within the Midwifery Service. Responsible for identifying and addressing areas of inequity in diversity and inclusion by promoting activities that build awareness and acceptance of all individuals.
Provide leadership for the development of standards and policies related to the Department.
Supervise all providers in clinical and assigned administrative duties.
Support and maintain provider development, recruitment, and succession plans.
Encourage participation in research and conference attendance to enhance the reputation of the department.
Promote implementation and enforcement of process standardization initiatives.
Ensure that providers meet performance expectations and customer service standards.
Assume joint responsibility with Denver Health Administration for compliance with requirements and standards of regulatory agencies and accreditation organizations, including preparation for and participation in relevant surveys.
Ensure that Departmental quality and performance improvement activities are working well, and dealt with in the context of Departmental meetings.
Establish and maintain high standards of professional practice. Oversee and drive a superior patient safety and peer review program.
Ensure the department’s compliance with the Medical Staff Bylaws and hospital policies.
Provide leadership while building a cooperative, collaborative and cohesive department.
Provide collaboration with key external entities.
Communication/Change Management Expectations
Establish appropriate communication channels with providers, nurses, and administration that result in trust, alignment and collaborative working relationships, making patient access to resources a high priority.
Lead by example: establish open non-judgmental dialogue, expect a culture of diversity and inclusiveness, welcome constructive criticism from direct reports, admit errors openly, avoid a punitive response to honest mistakes, demonstrate timely responsiveness, and hold others accountable.
Coach, mentor, and develop others to build internal strengths and the talent that enhance individual engagement joy in the workplace and outside of work.
Foster open communication, teamwork. Effectively manage conflicts and look for opportunities for common ground solutions.
Communicate effectively and regularly to providers regarding the overall health and performance of the Department.
Ensure that information relevant to patient care and treatment options are communicated to patients, families and providers.
Expectations for Leadership
Establish oneself as a credible, trusted and highly collaborative clinical leader among the medical staff, administrative leaders at Denver Health, our Community through performance as a professional leader. Cultivate critical relationships inside and outside Denver Health in order to enhance clinical quality, education, leadership and recruitment. It is essential that the DOSM be visible and quickly gain credibility.
Evaluate current clinical operations and make enhancements with department members and administration that result in improved performance, service excellence, patient experience and more efficient ways to meet patient needs.
Continue to enhance the collaborative culture that strengthens the partnership of all providers in delivering outstanding patient care.
Enhance quality parameters, metrics established and outcomes which will be regularly reviewed and monitored, with systems of accountability in place, and reporting methods in use.
Lead the performance improvement activities within the Department, ensuring high performance in service excellence and outstanding outcomes. Consistent performance measure quality, patient experience and throughput will be achieved.
Master’s degree from an accredited school of nursing.
Completion of an accredited Nurse Midwifery program.
Certification by the American Midwifery Certification Board and the Colorado Board of Nursing.
Preferred five years as a full-scope midwife. This should include some experience with high-risk obstetric patients and triage.
Preferred two years of leadership experience.
Demonstrated leadership achievement in a high-performing midwifery service.
A strong understanding of the realities of healthcare delivery within academic, teaching and/or safety net hospital environments.
A systems thinker with the proven ability to navigate and execute in a large, complex healthcare organization.
A reputation for building clinical excellence and leadership experience directing high quality clinical activities.
Strategic problem-solver who can create effective solutions for change.
An ability to inspire and align providers, both those within Obstetrics & Gynecology and those with whom the department interacts
A strong communicator and diplomat who is able to inspire and effectively communicate with wide and diverse audiences at all levels of the organization and externally.
Analytical and data driven; ability to use metrics to support key decisions. Strong fiscal acumen with experience managing a budget.
A management style that seeks to share information and welcomes input into the decision-making process.
A collaborative approach and demonstrated ability to take an institutional view.
Demonstrated political acumen and the necessary skills to orchestrate optimize and constructively balance the interests of diverse stakeholders.
A mentor and developer of people who motivates others to be team players. The DOSM will ensure accountability, as well as being supportive and open to providers.
A role model of personal and professional integrity.
Applicants should submit CV online.
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has
Education 1. Master’s degree from an accredited school of nursing. 2. Completion of an accredited Nurse Midwifery program. 3. Certification by the American Midwifery Certification Board and the Colorado Board of Nursing 4. Prescriptive Authority. Experience 1. Preferred five years as a full-scope midwife. This should include some experience with high-risk obstetric patients and triage. 2. Preferred two years of leadership experience. 3. Demonstrated leadership achievement in a high-performing midwifery service. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 1. A demonstrated reputation of excellence in clinical care, teaching, mentoring, and leadership. 2. A strong understanding of the realities of healthcare delivery within academic, teaching and/or safety net hospital environments. 3. A systems thinker with the proven ability to navigate and execute in a large, complex healthcare organization. 4. A reputation for building clinical excellence and leadership experience directing high quality clinical activities. 5. Strategic problem-solver who can create effective solutions for change. 6. An ability to inspire and align providers, both those within Obstetrics & Gynecology and those with whom the department interacts 7. A strong communicator and diplomat who is able to inspire and effectively communicate with wide and diverse audiences at all levels of the organization and externally. 8. Analytical and data driven; ability to use metrics to support key decisions. Strong fiscal acumen with experience managing a budget. 9. A management style that seeks to share information and welcomes input into the decision-making process. 10. A collaborative approach and demonstrated ability to take an institutional view. 11. Demonstrated political acumen and the necessary skills to orchestrate optimize and constructively balance the interests of diverse stakeholders. 12. A mentor and developer of people who motivates others to be team players. The Midwife Supervisor will ensure accountability, as well as being supportive and open to providers. 13. A role model of personal and professional integrity. Certificates, Licenses and Registration ● Master’s degree from an accredited school of nursing. ● Completion of an accredited Nurse Midwifery program. ● Certification by the American Midwifery Certification Board and the Colorado Board of Nursing. ● Prescriptive Authority.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
“Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.”