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Teaching Associate/Certified Nurse Midwife in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Title: Teaching Associate/Certified Nurse Midwife in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Position Details

Position Description

Join our growing team of Certified Nurse Midwives and Ob/Gyn physicians at University of Washington Medical Center - Northwest in Seattle, WA.  We are currently seeking a full scope Certified Nurse Midwife to join our midwifery practice. This position is a full-time 1.0 FTE position with a 12 month (July 1 - June 30) academic position on a yearly appointment with an anticipated start date of November 1, 2023. Teaching Associates hold annual appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30) and may be reappointed to subsequent annual terms. Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off. 

UW Medical Center - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit, hospital, with 281 beds, on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus in north Seattle. Our campus has the size and character of a smaller community hospital, but as part of the University of Washington Medical Center, the top-rated hospital in Washington State, we have access to all the resources of a leading academic medical center. We have a newly renovated birthing unit with spacious rooms with large labor tubs.  We are Baby Friendly certified. Our midwives have an excellent, respectful relationship with our OB-GYN colleagues. We work with an amazing team of nurses who support physiologic birth and practice truly patient-centered care.   We are a smallish birthing facility, but with 24/7 in-house OB, neonatology, and OB anesthesia. 

The base salary range for this position will be: $9,167 - $12,500 per month ($110,004 - $150,000 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. 

As a UW Medicine employee, you will be granted a University of Washington academic faculty appointment.  In addition, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For more information, please view our Benefit Summary.

The UW is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington is committed to an inclusive environment and to reducing inequities in patient care through education, research, leadership and excellence in clinical care. We strongly believe that diversity enriches training, scientific discovery and promotes the best healthcare. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Position Responsibilities

  • Provide full-scope midwifery care in an all-CNM practice group, including independent management of women’s health care focusing primarily on pregnancy, birth, postpartum as well as family planning, gynecological and primary care of women. 
  • Practice within UW academic healthcare system that provides for consultation, collaborative management or referral to obstetrics, perinatology, and other specialties as indicated by client health status
  • Manage hospital labor assessment and admission, normal and abnormal labor, cervical ripening and labor induction, postpartum care and discharge of mothers and newborns.
  • Perform vaginal birth and laceration repair, limited 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimester OB ultrasounds as appropriate to training and experience, C-section first surgical assist, and IUD and subdermal contraceptive implant insertion and removal.
  • Maintain medical records according to community standards of practice. 
  • Assist in training of student midwives and medical students and residents in outpatient and inpatient settings

Candidates will be expected to provide medical services at the University of Washington affiliated hospitals, train residents, and medical students, and make academic contributions to the field.

The University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.


Education (a foreign equivalent is acceptable)

  • Masters or Doctorate Degree in Nurse-Midwifery or Midwifery required

Licensure, Registration, Certification (a foreign equivalent is acceptable)

  • Current CNM (Certified Nurse Midwife) certification
  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) License for the State of Washington
  • Current Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) license for the State of Washington with prescriptive authority
  • CPR/BLS certification
  • Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) certification (active within 3 months of hire.)
  • DEA registration
  • EFM certification (can be arranged during onboarding if not already certified)

Work Experience

  • experience as a full scope midwife, including newborn care and C-section first assist preferred but not required
  • previous training or experience with OB ultrasound preferred, but not required
  • experience teaching in healthcare setting is preferred but not required

Special Training/Skills 

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age and acuity of the patients served by the assigned unit/department or clinic.
  • Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel and Outlook. 
  • Ability to learn and work comfortably with electronic medical record (Training will be provided)
  • Ability to appropriately counsel and educated patients and families about complex care issues via phone or in person. 
  • Able to effectively and respectfully communicate and collaborate with midwife partners and others, including but not limited to physicians, management, nursing, and support staff
  • Teaching skills and ability to give appropriate positive and constructive feedback
  • Flexibility in responding to needs of clinic schedule, practice partners, and patients

Physical Demand Level: Medium

  • Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to move freely throughout the clinic and hospital.              
  • In an 8-12 hour workday, must be able to:
    • Lift / Carry
    • 20 to 50 pounds occasionally
    • 10 to 25 pounds frequently
    • up to 10 pounds constantly
  • As required, must be able to:
    • Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb
    • Reach above shoulders
    • Push and Pull
    • Perform fine motor functions
    • Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.


Applicants should submit a letter of interest, diversity statement, and a current resume electronically through Interfolio. For inquiries, please contact Ms. Bowden at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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Disability Services

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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit

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