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Join a medical practice where the art and heart of midwifery is supported and cherished. Lifecycle proudly offers competitive salaries, medical insurance, generous vacation, and other benefits. We are located in Bryn Mawr, a beautiful suburb of Philadelphia with an easy commute to major universities and cultural attractions. For information on our open positions, please view the listings below. Full job descriptions are best viewed on a non-mobile device. To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and any other applicable documents to Please include the position title in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Clinical Lead Nurse

Lifecycle WomanCare (LWC), also known as The Birth Center, is an independent nonprofit health care organization, in existence for 40 years. Its midwives, nurse-practitioners, nurses, and skilled staff provide outpatient reproductive healthcare and birth and related services, in a nurturing, home-like, family oriented setting. The Birth Center’s preeminent clinical services and education programs strengthen the health of childbearing persons, persons seeking gynecological care, and their families, empowering them to be active participants in health care decision-making throughout their lives.

We are looking for a dynamic Clinical Lead Nurse to oversee the nursing activities in our Birth Suite, during labor, birth and the postpartum/early newborn phases of birth and during home visits. Our clients are low-risk and desire a low-intervention birth experience with support from our staff. Candidates should be invested in client autonomy and safe alternatives to typical in-hospital care, and provide leadership and guidance to their team.

LWC is a small and friendly organization that is mission-centric. There is a Director of Clinical Services, a nurse-midwife, who supervises this position. The Clinical Lead Nurse will have a seat on the Leadership Team of LWC. Supervision of 8-9 Registered Nurses and 4 Clinical Technicians (who are responsible for stocking and infection control) is part of the role.

This is a fulltime position and is mainly on-site in our facility in Bryn Mawr. Most of the work will be during day shift with an occasional night shift. About 25% will be direct clinical service and the rest administrative/mentoring/meetings. The position is benefits-eligible with a generous benefits package including fully paid medical insurance, education, and time benefits.


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $76,000.00 – $85,000.00 per year

Medical Specialties: Labor & Delivery

Physical Setting: Birth center

Weekly Schedule: Monday to Friday

Responsibilities Include:

  • Recruit, hire, orient, and supervise the work and quality of work of Staff Nurses and Clinical Technicians, with support from human resources and Clinical Director as appropriate.
  • Oversee drills and on-going professional development of existing department staff.
  • Provide training and coaching to Staff Nurses in order to improve the quality of their care for the child-bearing person, the newborn, and family members.
  • Perform timely follow-up to any performance problems of supervisees and initiates performance improvement plans in conjunction with Director of Clinical Services.
  • Provide oversight to the Staff Nurses who complete the PDR entry on each client after the post-partum period.
  • Oversee scheduling of the Registered Nurses and Clinical Technicians.
  • Ensure adequate coverage of shifts.
  • Work at least one clinical shift per week in the role of a Staff Nurse, or approximately 25% of scheduled time.
  • Stay current with policy and procedure updates/changes within the organization’s Clinical Practice Guidelines and other internal policies.
  • Track changes to clinical practice at the local and national level and initiates dialogue related to change.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with the larger team, including Staff Midwives, the Director of Newborn Services, and the contracted pediatricians.
  • Maximize opportunities for revenue generation; re-codes and re-submitting claims as suggested by the Finance Team.
  • Contribute to the weekly meetings of the Leadership Team and to the bi-monthly meeting of the Clinical Committee.
  • Maintain an adequate system of tracking of newborn metabolic screens and hearing tests as required by the Commonwealth of PA.
  • Assure adequate ordering/stocking of medications, nitrous oxide, and clinical supplies.


  • Successful completion of an accredited Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Other candidates may be considered if they have many years’ relevant experience.
  • Currently licensed in Pennsylvania as a Registered Nurse with at least 3 years of experience.
  • Three or more years of experience in hospital or birth center, strong preference to Labor and Delivery and NICU experience.
  • Past experience managing clinical staff as Charge Nurse, Head Nurse or other managerial position.
  • Current NRP certification, with on the job experience in neonatal resuscitation strongly preferred.
  • Current American Heart Association certified BLS or better certification.
  • Certified in fetal monitoring.
  • Participate in continuing education to stay up-to-date on nursing standards, trends, and issues.
  • Willing to engage in an involved and team-focused workplace, including some meetings.
  • Ability to learn new systems.
  • Strong communication and multi-tasking skills.
  • Detail oriented.


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

COVID-19 Considerations:

All staff are required to wear masks in building at all times other than meals. We have high-quality HEPA air filters throughout the building and we have rapid testing kits for staff to use at home.

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to with “Clinical Lead Nurse” in the title. No phone calls, please.

Executive Director

Located in Bryn Mawr, PA, Lifecycle WomanCare (LWC) is one of the oldest and largest community-based birth centers in the country. Starting in 1978, the organization’s mission was to provide safe and extraordinary care for pregnant persons and their families. With support and guidance from a Board of Directors, the clinical staff currently provides pregnancy, newborn, lactation and well-person gynecology care for clients throughout the greater Philadelphia region.  Mental health services onsite will begin in late 2022.  LWC is fully accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers and licensed by the PA Department of Health. Our clinical staff includes midwives, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and lactation consultants. The midwives have clinical practice privileges at Bryn Mawr Hospital.

Position Overview 

Lifecycle WomanCare has an opening for an Executive Director. We are looking for a dynamic and experienced health care leader to join provide leadership in partnership with our Board of Directors and mission-centric staff.

The Executive Director (ED) will oversee LWC’s operations, including financial oversight, budget, payroll, human resources, administrative and professional staff, contracts, and physical plant, and compliance with accreditation and healthcare requirements and regulations. In addition, the ED will be the public face of LWC, interacting with health systems, insurance companies, hospital administrators and donors. Working in concert with the Board and staff, the ED will work toward achieving a goal of serving more people in a complex healthcare environment, promoting the ideals of physiologic birth and midwifery care throughout the lifecycle.

The position calls for a versatile, hands-on professional with a broad base of knowledge, strong business and negotiation skills, financial acumen, and sophisticated interpersonal skills. The ED must have the flexibility, self-confidence and adaptability to work in an evolving organization with a dedicated staff that has deep content expertise and responsibilities. The ED must function successfully in a highly interactive culture, where senior staff and the ED make many collaborative decisions. The position calls for an on-site presence and active engagement with staff, our partners and potential partners.

Strong applicants will demonstrate their commitment to the valuable history of the organization and its intimate, personal and empowering approach to health care while also carrying these fundamentals into a new growth phase for LWC. The successful candidate will have a vision for scaling the services provided without compromising the personalized approach that makes LWC unique and successful.


  • Lead strategy and direction in partnership with the Board to further advance LWC’s role as a leading reproductive health organization; position the organization as a desired and respected model for community-based healthcare and educational services. Explore and implement various prospective growth strategies.

  • Oversee all organization functions, including the executive office, clinical operations, human resources, finance, grants, fundraising, etc. to facilitate optimal operational performance, assure continual quality, minimize risk and execute improvement opportunities.

  • Set priorities with staff and outside consultants regarding resources and support for ongoing and new expansion projects.

  • Negotiate contracts with commercial heath care insurers and vendors to maximize revenue and minimize costs.

  • Analyze budgetary information and assess organizational capacity.

  • Strengthen and diversify the organization’s funding sources.

  • Broaden LWC’s visibility and continue to create academic, hospital and corporate partnerships.

  • Cultivate and sustain strong working relationships with policy makers and other nonprofit peers, experts, and the general public.

  • Incorporate the changing healthcare landscape into the organizational plan.

  • Lead the organization’s ability to both measure and communicate impact.

  • Provide guidance and vision to the staff leadership team during period of potential expansion.

  • Collaborate with and inform Board of Directors of all critical decisions.

Professional Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, relevant advanced degree is preferred.

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in the nonprofit healthcare and/or business sectors with a proven record of achievement.

  • Understanding of principles of the midwifery model of care to clients; commitment to a community-based, holistic model of health care.

  • Experience in fostering diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels of an organization; for LWC this would include the Board of Directors and staff, and also with LWC clients and their families who are quite diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, gender identity, religious observance, family structure and self-identified health care preferences.

  • Experience or working knowledge of health care operations including provision of quality patient care, maintenance of physician relations, and clinical policy and procedure development.

  • Ability to assure that the organization meets federal and state regulatory requirements, and national accreditation standards.

  • Familiarity with non-profit finance and management; experience working with a Board of Directors.

  • Working knowledge to provide oversight of the revenue cycle, insurance reimbursement methodologies, budgeting, contract maintenance, inventory management, and human resource services.

  • Successful track record of resource and fund development.

Personal Qualifications 

  • Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

  • Self-reliant, good problem solver, results oriented, sense of humor.

  • Track record of fostering collegiality in the workplace.

  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills, and the ability to effectively interface with the Board of Directors, staff and outside constituents.

  • Entrepreneurial team player who can multitask.

  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker.

  • Honest and sincere with high standards of personal integrity.

Compensation and Benefits

This is full-time exempt position with a salary of range of $145,000 – $160,000 depending on skills and experience.

Benefits are strong and include generous medical and dental insurance, 4 weeks’ vacation, tax-deferred 403(b) plan, clinical education, short- and long-term disability insurance, and medical Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts. Providing a good mix of benefits that are meaningful to diverse staff members with diverse needs is part of how we meet our mission of caring for others.

To Apply 

LWC has retained Dunleavy & Associates as its partner for this search. In order to be considered, interested candidates must submit a resume or CV as well as a cover letter that includes each of the following elements:

  • Why you are interested in the Executive Director role at LWC.

  • Any additional professional and/or personal experiences, if any, that inform your qualifications for this position and are not otherwise obvious from your resume.

  • Confirmation that the published salary range meets your requirements.

Please submit your materials via this link. Please address questions directly to Patty Cook at