California - Full Time Clinical Director

Posted By: Kate Bauer Career Center,
Best Start Birth Center (San Diego, CA)

Best Start Birth Center, established in 1989 (California's first state licensed and nationally accredited birth center) is Seeking a Full Time Clinical Director/Midwife. Best Start is devoted to maintaining access for all: Self Pay, commercial PPO insurance, Tricare Preferred Provider, and the Medi-Cal population.

Clinical Director is responsible for directing midwifery services in the birth center in accordance with guidelines of the AABC (American Association of Birth Centers, CABC (Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers), and CA Department of Public Health. Clinical Director is responsible for maintaining high quality standards of care in the birth center and supervising the clinical staff. Clinical Director provides full-scope midwifery care. Clinical Director oversees protocol development, educational/compliance experiences, quality assurance, and developmental planning for the birth center.

We are seeking a Midwife Clinical Director with strong clinical skills and five+ years of experience in practice including out-of-hospital births. A master’s degree or higher is required. Previous clinical supervisory experience is preferred. Position entails OB/GYN clinic, being “on-call”, triaging patients, providing prenatal care, and delivering babies in a freestanding birth center, average births per month are 16-18 shared by 2.5-3 FTEs.

Please submit cover letter, CV, and salary requirements if you are passionate about women's health, holistic health care, and OUT OF HOSPITAL natural childbirth, at California's premier licensed/accredited freestanding birth center.

Best Start offers a salary (+bonuses). Midwives are able to be on-call from home. This lifestyle works great for midwives who are passionate about “out of hospital” physiologic birth AND seeking a consistent and flexible work/life balance. 

Must have current:

  • California CNM or LM License

  • BLS and NRP Certification

  • Proficiency in Spanish preferred but not required    

If you have a desire to provide individualized, high- quality freestanding birth center care, please contact us. Salary depends on experience.

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