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Certified Nurse-Midwife Per Diem Instructor

Oregon Health Science University
Portland, Oregon
Closing date
Jun 3, 2022

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Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
Labor and Delivery
Position Type
Per Diem
Work Setting
Hospital / Medical Center
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Department Overview

Oregon Health & Science University's School of Nursing is seeking qualified candidates for full-time faculty appointments. Faculty will be expected to complete teaching and clinical care hours. Applications are accepted year-round. Complete application reviews take place at least once per semester, but may happen more regularly to fill an immediate need.

Oregon Health & Science University is a nationally prominent research university and Oregon's only public academic health center. It educates health professionals and scientists and provides leading-edge patient care, community service and biomedical research.

Our faculty are guided by the evolving needs of the communities we serve and united by the relentless pursuit of excellence in health and science. We practice at the forefront of change and innovation in a culture that prides itself on progress and collaboration. At OHSU you have the opportunity to be a change agent, transforming the future of human health:
  • Advance community-focused health and science education to prepare the future health care workforce.
  • Train the next generation of leaders.
  • Foster a culture of lifelong scholarship and collaboration between educators and learners.
  • Challenge conventions in education and pioneer new ways of teaching

This position is located in Hillsboro, Oregon. The School of Nursing at OHSU is also openly recruiting for a number of faculty positions throughout the state. You can view a complete list on our website.

Function/Duties of Position

1. Clinical Activities: Practice that emanates from the School of Nursing is expected to support the teaching and research missions of the School. In the practice environment, teaching occurs concurrently with clinical activities. Specific duties include: Provide supplementary coverage of labor and delivery call when the permanent faculty are ill, in retreat, traveling professionally, on vacation or on leave. The primary expectation is the provision of clinical midwifery services to patients in the faculty practice during both day and night shifts.

2. Scholarly Activities: None.

3. Education Activities: Clinical education and supervision of graduate nurse-midwifery student in the provision

4. Service Activities: These activities could include faculty meetings, committee membership, professional activities and other responsibilities as assigned by the Program Director.

5. Administrative Activities: None.

6. Other Activities: The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the university's missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service.

Required Qualifications

Education: Master's Degree required.
Registrations, Certifications and/or Licenses: AMCB certification as a nurse-midwife required. Oregon RN license, nurse-midwifery license and current CPR card and NRP certification required.
Experience: At least two years of practice in full-scope midwifery.
Demonstrated ability to satisfy standards of performance delineated by law and associated professional practice standards, the latter set forth as an addendum to the position description.
Ability to manage heavy workload with multiple priorities and inflexible deadlines.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Proficient in the use of computing hardware and software, including personal computing equipment, electronic medical record, word processing and spreadsheet software.
Regular and consistent attendance at work

Additional Details

Working Conditions:

Frequent interruptions in an environment of frequent change and fluctuations.

May be exposed to excessive auditory and visual stimulation.

May be required to attend out of town conferences according to School of Nursing travel and reimbursement policies.

May be exposed to body fluids, tissue, possible radiation exposure, and infectious processes.

Subject to computer work for several hours, as needed.

Able to use all appropriate patient care equipment and office equipment within work area.

Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position:

Standing: On concrete, vinyl, or carpeting up to 4 hours per day and intermittently.

Sitting: Chair or stool continuous up to 8 hours per day and intermittently.

Changing Position: Intermittently, as needed.

Walking: Intermittently up to 4 hours per day on concrete, vinyl, and carpeting.

Commitment to Inclusion

At OHSU, there is a deep institutional commitment to equity, to examining how societal factors such as racism, economic inequalities and disparities in health and health care impact our hospital system and university classrooms, to be the torchbearers leading the way to a more inclusive community of diverse healers, thinkers and leaders. OHSU is striving to become a place where everyone can thrive. We are transforming our culture, policies, admissions, hiring and more. See our anti-racism steps and OHSU's 2025 Strategic Plan for more information.

Creating a community of inclusion does not just happen, and it cannot be achieved by a single department or committee. It is a transformation that occurs only when each of us embraces diversity and leads by example. Candidates that value OHSU's commitment to building an anti-racist workplace are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are seeking the best candidate for the position, and we understand that qualified candidates come from a range of diverse backgrounds, experiences and pathways to competency. We encourage you to apply if you feel you can perform the essential responsibilities of the position even if you ae unsure whether you meet the minimum qualifications described or are unsure if your experience could be considered related experience.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or
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