Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
Per Union Contract
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
NX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8-12 hr shifts

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#111726 (CNM) Per Diem Certified Nurse Midwife

Filing Deadline: Mon 9/20/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit:

Current UC San Diego Health RN/NP applicants will be considered after the first 7 days of job posting. All additional applicants will be considered after 14 days of job posting, pending the status of the initial internal RN/NP applicant pool.


UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 10% of all U.S. hospitals. Magnet is the "gold standard" for nursing excellence and is based on strengths in five key areas, which include transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements and empirical outcomes. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

Performs CNM duties as a staff member of the UCSD Nurse-Midwifery Service in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Provides antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum care as well as family planning and well woman gynecology care consistent with the UCSD Practice Guidelines. Works in a collaborative model of care with consulting physicians and specialists. Cares for triage, laboring and postpartum patients in both alternative in-hospital birth center and in standard labor and delivery/postpartum units. Works within a family-centered, mother-baby friendly philosophy of care. Perform duties in a manner that is culturally sensitive and appropriate with respect for individual autonomy, beliefs and customs Participates in clinical education of CNM students, residents, medical students and other healthcare learners. Participates in management of CNM service, attends mandatory staff meetings.


  • Current State of California Registered Nurse (RN) and Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) license.

  • BLS/CPR certification at time of hire with commitment to get OB ART within 6 (six) months of hire date.

  • NRP certification.

  • Minimum one (1) year of recent work experience as a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). Experience must include attending births. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two years gained through school or work experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in performing pregnancy assessment and well-woman medical examination, identifying medical problems and formulate appropriate plan of action. Must be able to see patients independently.

  • Proficiency in documentation of patient conditions and outcomes.

  • Experience interacting positively, constructively, and effectively with staff, physicians, patients and the general public.

  • Experience in performing effectively under conditions of fluctuating workload and frequent interruptions.

  • Demonstrated experience providing patient education and counseling and developing and implementing long- and short-range treatment plans.

  • Skill in patient interviewing, obtaining a concise medical history and acquiring pertinent data.

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Knowledge of the name, abbreviation, and purpose of various diagnostic tests/procedures, including proper scheduling and completion of necessary requisitions and consents.


  • Three (3) years of recent work experience as a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), including attending births.

  • Work experience in a teaching hospital.

  • Knowledge of what constitutes informed consent according to established UCSD Medical Center policy.

  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Epic for retrieval of patient data (Computer skills required; Epic preferred).


  • Position may involve fixed weekly hours in clinical outpatient sites, variable in-house intrapartum shifts, on-call hours from home for intrapartum duties and/or some combination of the three.
  • Per diem shift requirement is an average of 1 shift per week per 4-week schedule.
  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be able to obtain UCSD Medical Staff privileges and maintain during employment.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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