Director of Midwifery Services

Boston Medical Center- Obstetrics & Gynecology

Published 9 days ago


The Director of our Midwifery Services is a key member of our department leadership team. They are responsible for assuring high-quality, cost-effective patient care and medical education by our CNM staff at our in-patient, out-patient, and neighborhood health center sites. They are also responsible for assuring the quality and sustainability of our midwifery-led programs, including Centering, childbirth education, Birth Sisters (doula) programs, as well as development of our in-hospital Birth Center. The right candidate is an accomplished leader who has experience working with underserved families and marginalized communities, and who is an outstanding clinician, educator, and mentor.

Boston Medical Center

Emphasizing community-based care, Boston Medical Center (BMC) is the largest safety-net hospital in New England and is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all. The hospital is also the primary teaching affiliate of the nationally ranked Boston University School of Medicine. Boston University is a world class research institution with more that $250 million in research grants each year.

BMC is more than a hospital. It is a network of support and care that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need each year. The institution has a strong focus on public health, both domestic and global, and prioritizes initiatives to address the upstream social determinants of health, such as housing and employment. Its commitment to women’s health is evident in the recent construction of a beautiful state-of-the-art labor and delivery, postpartum, and NICU facility. 

Our Practice

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is a full-service academic practice and tertiary care referral group of 35 physicians, 25 CNMs, and 5 NPs. We care for approximately 3,000 births per year, embracing multiple models of care for obstetrical patients. Representing nearly one-third of our faculty, midwives are an importance voice in the governance of our clinical, educational, and research enterprises as well as our social justice and advocacy programs. Midwives play a critical role in the education of residents and medical students as well as supervising midwifery students in the practicum experience. Our clinical services and research programs are focused on eliminating inequities in health care.

The hospital midwifery service attends approximately 900 births per year on the labor and delivery unit. Midwives also provide full-scope midwifery care to women in seven neighborhood health centers, the hospital OB-GYN clinic, and our Adolescent Center to a population that is ethnically and economically diverse. The CNM hospital service includes labor and delivery coverage 24 hours/day, a daily post-partum rounding service and daily coverage of our obstetrical triage unit. We work in a collaborative model with highly supportive obstetricians, perinatologists, and family medicine physicians. 

The midwifery service is a multicultural group of 25 midwives who together speak English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese, French, and Thai. We are committed to holistic care for birthing people and their families. We have a robust Centering Pregnancy Program, as well as a multi-cultural doula service offering home visiting and labor support (Birth Sisters).

Position Details

The Director of Midwifery Services will have the following Administrative responsibilities:

  • Recruit, interview, hire, and retain highly qualified and skilled staff.

·        Support midwives in all phases of their personal career goals.

·        Support and collaborate with other leaders in the midwifery group, including Associate Directors, Centering Director, and Birth Sisters Director.

  • Participate in the credentialing and privileging of midwifery staff.
  • Maintain a stable and productive work environment by obtaining feedback from midwives and other department employees regarding job satisfaction.
  • Manage employee performance by providing performance feedback, conducting annual written performance reviews and, when necessary, establishing plans for appropriate corrective action.
  • Maintain fiscal accountability by participating in the budget process. Maximize cost effectiveness of midwifery services by monitoring productivity and use of per diem staff. Identify and implement marketing opportunities.
  • Oversee quality and cost-effectiveness of CNM CHC sessions.
  • Oversee management of Birth Sisters Program, Centering, and Childbirth Education Program.
  • Support development of the BMC Birth Center.
  • Represent Midwifery in meetings with OB/GYN leadership and BMC hospital administration.

The Director of Midwifery Services will have the following Clinical responsibilities:

  • Supervise midwifery operations by establishing and monitoring staffing patterns to assure cost-effective utilization of resources in meeting patient care standards.
  • Develop and implement guidelines for midwifery practice in collaboration with Department of OB-GYN medical leadership.
  • Participate in OB-GYN department clinical efforts, ambulatory work groups, and labor and delivery work groups.
  • Maintain clinical skills through the provision of direct patient care.

The Director of Midwifery Services will have the following Academic responsibilities:

  • Provide support to CNM staff in academic development. Participate in OB/GYN Department Promotions committee.
  • Organize midwifery staff to meet the educational needs of the department.
  • Oversee the Associate CNM Directors in ensuring the quality and effectiveness of midwifery participation in medical and midwifery education as well as in supervising quality assurance and data monitoring.
  • Participate in research and scholarly activities.
  • Collaborate with Development office and participate in grant-writing.

Minimum qualifications

·        Certification in nurse-midwifery from the American Midwifery Certification Board

·        Eligible for Massachusetts nurse midwifery license

·        Master’s degree from an accredited College or University.

·        Minimum of 5 years of relevant clinical experience

·        Leadership and management experience

·        Experience working with minoritized groups and underserved families

Preferred qualifications

·        Demonstrated experience working to promote and achieve health equity

Applicants must have the ability to work collegially within a diverse environment and demonstrate a commitment to our institutional values regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage midwives with identities and/or lived experiences similar to our patients to apply. Salary and level of academic appointment will be based upon experience and qualifications. Academic appointment rank is commensurate with experience and CV. We offer a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package. 

The Director of our Midwifery Services is a key member of our department leadership team. They are responsible for assuring high-quality, cost-effective patient care and medical education by our CNM staff at our in-patient, out-patient…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Professional


Boston Medical Center Place, Boston, MA 02118

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