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Sanford Health APP - Certified Nurse Midwife | Women's Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

Facility: Medical Building 3
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 1500 W 22nd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, USA
Shift: Varies
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Department Details

24 hours per week inpatient

16 hours per week clinic

15 OBGYN's, 8 CNMs (total 11), 10 CNPs/PAs

Job Summary

Provides midwifery care for patients with obstetric and gynecologic needs during labor delivery and postpartum. Identifies additional needs for mothers and babies in birthing units. Monitors patients' condition during pregnancies, including co-management of high-risk pregnancies, and performs examinations and procedures. Monitor fetal development by listening to fetal heartbeat, taking external uterine measurements, identifying fetal position, or estimating fetal size and weight. Maintain and record information in medical records or provide narrative summaries to communicate patient information to other health care providers. Provides guidance to expectant mothers in prenatal self-care, e.g. nutrition, weight gain, and daily activity levels. Provides prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, newborn, inter-conceptional, well-woman, and gynecologic care and education for women and their families. Maintains records of patient conditions and test results within care plans. May order and interpret diagnostic or laboratory tests as well as prescribe medications as permitted by state regulations.

Midwifery as practiced by certified nurse-midwives (CNM) and certified midwives (CM) encompasses a full range of primary health care services for women from adolescence beyond menopause. These services include primary care, gynecologic and family planning services, preconception care, care during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, care of the normal newborn during the first 28 days of life, and treatment of male partners for sexually transmitted infections. Midwives provide initial and ongoing comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment. They conduct physical examinations; prescribe medications including controlled substances and contraceptive methods; admit, manage and discharge patients; order and interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests and order the use of medical devices. Midwifery care also includes health promotion, disease prevention, and individualized wellness education and counseling. These services are provided in partnership with women and families in diverse settings such as ambulatory care clinics, private offices, community and public health systems, homes, hospitals and birth centers.


Master’s degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD) level education required from an approved accredited nursing educational program of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) and American Midwifery Certification Board Medical (AMCB).

Currently holds an unencumbered license as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) based on state requirements and Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). Must maintain current registered nursing (RN) license and APRN CNM licensure where the practice is occurring and/or possess multistate licensure if in a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state. Must work within the legal scope of practice and subject to the states’ legal constraints and regulations for all licenses held. Required to pass certification examination as stipulated by the appropriate state board. Must obtain and maintain appointment at their respective Sanford facility. Obtain and maintain approval of applicable scope of practice. Basic Life Support (BLS) required. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred. Must provide Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number. Valid driver’s license. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit .

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Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Req Number: R-0190995
Job Function: Advanced Practice Provider
Featured: No