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If you’re looking to join a practice where the art and heart of midwifery is supported and cherished, look no further. Lifecycle WomanCare proudly offers competitive salaries, medical insurance, generous vacation, and other benefits. LWC is located in Bryn Mawr, a beautiful suburb of Philadelphia with an easy commute to major universities and cultural attractions. For more information on positions currently open at LWC, please see the listings below. No phone calls please.

Lifecycle WomanCare (LWC), once known as The Bryn Mawr Birth Center or The Birth Center, is one of the oldest and largest freestanding birth centers in the country. Births take place in our own building, along with GYN care, contraceptive care, pre- and post- menopausal care, childbirth education and lactation support. Ours was the first licensed birth center in Pennsylvania, providing exceptional midwifery services for women of all ages, regardless of income, since 1978. We have a commitment to diversity and making our services friendly and comfortable for all families who enroll in our care. An original staff of Certified Nurse Midwives and nurses, who continue to attend to our core service of childbirth, has expanded to include skilled administrators, educators and nurse practitioners. We have relationships with schools of midwifery and nursing, plus physician residency training, providing a clinical site for the practice of physiologic childbirth. We have a relationship with Bryn Mawr Hospital, where our consulting physicians practice, and where our midwives attend the births of clients who need hospital care.

 

LWC is licensed as a 501(c)3 charitable organization, with an annual budget of approximately $5 million and 60 individual employees, half of whom work part time. Since 1978 close to 13,000 babies have been born at LWC; we anticipate over 600 in 2020, approximately 53 per month. Appointment hours are provided six days a week and birth services are offered around the clock. Revenue is generated primarily from fee-for-service health insurance company payments, supplemented by individual donations and foundation support. The Board is actively involved in strategic planning and development.


Overview:

The Executive Director (ED) will oversee the 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 life cycle.

 

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.


Responsibilities: 

  • Spearhead further development of LWC’s role as a leading women’s and maternal health organization and position the organization as a desired and respected model for women’s healthcare and educational services. Explore and implement various prospective growth strategies.
  • Coordinate and oversee all organization functions, including the executive office, human resources, finance, grants, fundraising, etc.
  • Coordinate priorities with staff and outside consultants regarding resources and support for ongoing and new expansion projects.
  • Analyze budgetary information and assess organizational capacity.
  • Strengthen and diversify the organization’s funding sources.
  • Broaden LWC’s visibility and continue to create academic and corporate partnerships.
  • In addition, create relationships with policy makers and other nonprofit peers, experts, and the general public.
  • Understand the changing healthcare landscape.
  • Improve the organization’s ability to both measure and communicate impact.
  • Provide guidance and vision to the staff leadership team and the Board of Directors during period of potential expansion.
  • Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping the Board of Directors informed of all critical issues.


Qualifications:   

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, advanced degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in the nonprofit and/or business sectors with aproven record of achievement.
  • Commitment to LWC’s mission is essential.
  • Successful track record of resource and fund development.
  • Must be familiar with non-profit finance and management; experience working with a Board of Directors.
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • 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.
  • Self-reliant, good problem solver, results oriented, sense of humor.
  • Sensitivity towards and commitment to a holistic model of women’s health.
  • Honest and sincere with high standards of personal integrity.
  • An understanding of midwifery and women’s healthcare issues is a plus.

 

To Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to LWCSearch@lifecyclewomancare.org

Lifecycle Womancare has opening for a full-time CNM. The Birth Center has been in operation for over 40 years and was one of the first freestanding birth centers in Pennsylvania. We are fiscally sound and have attended over 12,000 births. We attend births at our freestanding birth center and nearby transferring hospital, where our midwives have privileges. Our c-section rate averages 10% overall and 4-5% for women beginning labor at the Birth Center. We do an average of 48 births and 200 gyn visits per month, with a clinical staff of 9 midwives, 3 nurse practitioners and 9 RNs. Office visits are 30-60 minutes. The Birth Center is accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers (CABC).

 

As a CNM at TBC you will have a great deal of professional autonomy and the opportunity to provide full scope midwifery care in a true midwifery model. From administrative to clinical staff we have a close, nurturing, caring practice.

 

New graduates will be considered but must complete a 6 month fellowship (benefits, lower salary and lighter schedule) prior to being considered for employment. A job offer will be made during the Fellowship if it is a good fit.

 

Benefits include:   

  • A  salary commensurate with our non-profit status
  • Medical insurance
  • 4 weeks vacation (coverage provided)
  • Tax deferred 403 (b) plan
  • Continuing education allowance
  • Bi-weekly staff meetings with continuing education, including CPR and neonatal resuscitation certification

 

To Apply:

If you would like more information about joining our practice, please email your resume and cover letter to jcristol@lifecyclewomancare.org. Please include “CNM Opportunity” in the subject line of your email.

Staff Nurses are a critical part of our healthcare team. Their responsibilities include nursing functions during labor and delivery and the postpartum period; client education programs; and home visits and related services to Lifecycle WomanCare (LWC) families. Part-time and Full-time positions available. Excellent benefits package provided.

 

Qualifications:   

  • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in Pennsylvania.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Current neonatal resuscitation certification.
  • Support midwifery model of care, including “natural” birth and empowerment of mothers and families.
  • Driver’s license and availability of insured car.
  • Committed to positive, energetic, team-based approach, as well as a strong sense of compassion and humor a plus!
  • Previous experience in L&D or with Mom/Baby care strongly preferred.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Perform functions of Registered Nurse at labor and birth, assisting Certified Nurse Midwives.
  • Provide postpartum care to mother and baby according to LWC protocols.
  • Consult with Pediatrician and CNM as needed.
  • Provide home visit teaching and assessment to postpartum families according to LWC protocols.
  • Perform non-stress tests and other therapies and procedures as directed by CNM.
  • Assist physician in circumcisions.
  • Participate in client education programs of Lifecycle WomanCare.
  • Maintain accurate medical records and participate in Quality Assurance functions.

 

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@lifecyclewomancare.org.  No phone calls please.

Lifecycle WomanCare does not discriminate on account of a person’s sex, pregnancy, age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, immigrant status, military status, veteran’s status, disability, handicap, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic partner or civil union status, or membership in any other protected group.

 

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