APPLY FOR YOUR DREAM JOB TODAY!Dar a Luz Birth & Health Center is looking for an experienced Certified Nurse Midwifeto join our birth center team.
We have a big, bright vision for serving New Mexico families and if you share ourpassion for birth, babies, and empowering woman-centered care, we are looking foryou. Join our 20-woman team that is dedicated to birth work through a sustainablebusiness model.Duties: Dar a Luz is quiet and relaxing with multiple suites for prenatal care and labor.We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to holding space for themiracle of natural birth by providing empowering, compassionate, and holistic care.Because pregnancy and birth are normal events in a pregnant person’s life, birth centermidwives support normal birth whenever possible. Dar a Luz midwives are independentproviders who enjoy a truly collegial consulting relationship with local physicians.
The right CNM for our practice will join six experienced midwives as an integral part ofthe woman/pregnant person-centered care we provide. Our midwives are at the veryheart of Dar a Luz’s service to clients. They provide the majority of clinic care and laborsupport. Each midwife has additional ongoing responsibilities such chart reviews,posting birth announcements to social media, contributing to projects, public outreach,and staff trainings. Each staff member wears many hats so you’ll have lots ofopportunities to grow and use your special talents.
Dar a Luz has been at the forefront of the national birth center response to the novelcoronavirus, with early proactive measures and guidelines to protect pregnant people,their babies, families, and our staff members. PPE is provided, and only healthy, lowriskpeople are permitted to enter the building. All staff members have voluntarilyaccepted restrictions on their outside activities to limit exposure to coronavirus.Schedule: CNMs get to know all of our clients in the clinic and then they get to supportsome of them in labor and birth. You’ll work about 26 shifts per six-week rotation, andthe shifts vary from 8-24 hours between clinic and call time. This works out to 3-4 daysper week. Your clinic time will be spent providing pregnancy, postpartum, newborn, andwell-woman care, and doing detailed charting on each visit. You’ll cover severalweekday call shifts (24 hours) and two call weekends (Friday-Sunday) per six-weekperiod. When you are on call, you will share first and second call duties with anothermidwife to ensure everyone stays rested. Call time is also spent supporting the clinicand anything else that comes up.
The lifestyle of a birth center CNM in a small practice is more flexible in some ways, butthe call time can be demanding, and it works best if you have family and partnersupport. Midwives who are happiest at Dar a Luz tend to be optimistic and openminded,eliminate drama through proactive communication, strive for a balanced life forthemselves and their coworkers, and enjoy the give-and-take of a close and supportiveteam.
About us: Dar a Luz is a unique midwife-operated practice in a non-profit freestandingbirth center. Reminiscent of a bed and breakfast or day spa in the heart of Los Ranchosde Albuquerque, we provide full-scope services for the management of low- andmoderate-risk pregnancy and birth. Together we have found our passion supportinghundreds of expecting pregnant people each year, most of whom birth at the center andreturn for postpartum and neonatal care, lactation, birth control, support groups,annuals, and subsequent pregnancies. We have good relationships with local providersand hospitals in case a mom risks out or transfers in labor. We also collaborate withmany other professionals in the community.
Dar a Luz opened in March 2011 with two midwives and a nurse, and in nine yearswe’ve grown to a staff of 20 and have caught nearly 1100 babies at the center. Wehelped to research and draft legislation for NM birth center licensure and were the firstto obtain it. We are nationally accredited with the CABC, and support the AABC, NMMidwives Alliance, Breastfeeding Task Force, and many others. We created first-oftheir-kind collaborations with doulas, counselors, human milk banks, and many othercommunity partners. The fulfilling work we do, the wonderful clients we attract, and thefun and positive work environment we’ve fostered make it an amazing environment towork in. We are deeply grateful to our staff, clients, and community, and proud to serveNM families! To learn more about Dar a Luz, visit www.daraluzbirthcenter.org.
To apply: No phone calls, please! Introduce yourself by writing a short email andpasting or attaching your CV or resume to firstname.lastname@example.orgApplicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religious belief, sexualorientation, gender, marital status, national origin, age, disability, military status, orother factors protected by applicable law. We encourage LGBTQIA and BIPOCcandidates to apply.
Qualifications: The most attractive applicant ideally has birth center experience butthose with hospital backgrounds with an exceptional desire to protect physiologic birthwill be considered. New graduates with similar experience in school will be considered.Appropriate midwifery licenses are required, including NRP and BLS; water birth andother certifications are highly recommended but not required. Must be detail-orientedand able to provide timely, high-quality documentation in electronic health records. Thebest fit is a problem-solver, team player, and multi-tasker with strong organizationalskills.