Catholic Health Initiatives RN -Midwifery Birth Center in TACOMA, Washington

RN -Midwifery Birth Center


As the flagship hospital of CHI Franciscan Health, St. Joseph Medical Center continues to be the regional leader in the use of advanced medical technologies and therapies.

The 361-bed regional medical center is a level II trauma center with Level III Neonatal Intensive Care support, in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital. Our Inpatient OB Department offers 24/7 Neonatal Nurse Practitioner coverage for high risk deliveries, and 24/7 in-department OB Hospitalist coverage. We are also offering families a new, outpatient choice for labor and delivery with our low-acuity Midwifery Center, opening in Spring/Summer of 2016.

Our new Midwifery Center features three private birthing suites with birthing tubs and two triage rooms. We are very excited to be able to offer support to women who desire a normal physiologic birth. The Midwifery Center is the first of its kind in Washington State, located on a hospital campus as a hospital outpatient center.

Our leadership team is committed to supporting the diverse populations we serve and they truly enjoy mentoring and developing staff members. We are most proud of the compassionate quality care we provide and our ability to safely offer women a wide range of options.

What We Have To Offer To You:

Our nurses enjoy being able to provide a wide variety of birthing options to their patients, based on patient choice and the latest research-based information.

Exciting opportunity to support opening a new Midwifery Center

Faith-based culture with commitment to our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence where we value positive team players

12-hour shifts to support work/life balance

Financial support for specialty certifications

Tuition assistance for advanced degrees

Opportunities for career growth within the growing and highly successful CHI Franciscan Health system

Competitive wages, incentives and a generous employee benefits program

Job Summary:

You will provide expertise in management of techniques in supporting women who desire an un-medicated birth. Facilitating skin-skin and breast feeding support, intermittent auscultation during labor, and water births. This work includes developing, implementing and assessing the patient plan of care in collaboration with certified nurse-midwives, the patient and their family.


Job Requirements

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor of Science in Nursing is preferred

Two years of recent Labor & Delivery work experience preferred

Experience with intermittent auscultation and water births preferred

Experience in a free standing birth center preferred

Current state licensure as a registered nurse is required

Basic Life Support

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification is required

National Certification Corporation (NCC) or American Nurses Credentialing Center certification preferred

Join us at Catholic Health Initiatives, and become a part of our faith-based health system.

Job RN


Daily Schedule 7:00 pm - 7:30 am

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 60

Weekends Required Every Third

Req ID: 2018-R0158859