Salem, MA | Advanced Practice Nurse

Nurse Midwife - Salem Hospital


About Us

North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG), the largest multi-specialty physicians group north of Boston, is a leader in innovative practices. We are explorers at heart! Here, ideas come from everyone—to the benefit of everyone we serve.

We continually seek the best ways to streamline care for both patients and providers. Our medical team of more than 400 physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other care professionals is consistently working together to discover new ways to improve and enhance our practices to benefit the health of our patients and the careers of our providers. Through our team-based approach, the goal is to make our practice of medicine smarter and more efficient.

With NSPG as your employer, you’ll experience clinical excellence, supportive practice environments, and opportunities for career advancement!


We are seeking a full-time Nurse Midwife for Salem Hospital, covering a combination of weekend and weekday shifts.

Are you ready to bring your exceptional skills to this team and join us in driving medicine forward?

General Overview

The Certified Nurse Midwife is a professional authorized by the Board of Registration in Nursing to practice Nurse Midwifery. The Nurse Midwife is responsible for safe and personalized care to patients in the antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and routine inpatient GYN settings according to MGB Salem Midwifery Guidelines. The midwifery guidelines are developed within the context of the, MGB Salem Obstetrics and Gynecology Service, and the CRICO Guidelines established for the MGB Salem Obstetrical Service. The Nurse Midwife will provide 12 or 24-hour weekend inpatient L&D, L&D triage and cover a caseload of obstetrical patients, including telephone triage as determined by call group needs. The nurse midwife is responsible to the OBGYN Medical Director and Practice Manager, NSPG.


  • Assumes responsibility for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation for a plan of care for obstetrical and gynecological patients selected according to approved nurse midwifery guidelines.
  • Collaborates with the health care team in planning and implementing care for obstetrical and gynecological patients.
  • The individual in this position must demonstrate appropriate knowledge of the principals of growth and development with newborn, adolescent and adult patient population.
  • Assists in the development, implementation and revision of nurse midwifery guidelines and standards of care.
  • Evaluates individual health care status of patients, formulates a management plan and revises the plan as indicated.
  • Participates in continuous case review and appropriately communicates current data regarding all patients cared for by the nurse midwifery practice.
  • Issues prescriptions and medication orders in accordance with nurse midwifery practice protocols, and the rules set forth by the Board of Nursing.
  • Documents in a clear, complete, concise and organized manner demonstrating skill in the nursing process.
  • Seeks consultation according to nurse midwifery protocols from all members of the health care team involved in patient's care and makes appropriate referrals.
  • Provides consultation services as required by the health care team.
  • Continues assessment and teaching throughout pregnancy as indicated by documentation.
  • Manages normal labor and conducts delivery, including assessment of maternal and fetal status, identification of deviations from normal, management of third stage, management of episiotomy and perennial repairs as determined by call group needs.
  • Manages maternal postpartum course including teaching, referrals, and follow-up.
  • Identifies, manages and consults for obstetrical emergencies as indicated.
  • Participates in ongoing review of nurse midwifery prescriptive practice.
  • Participates in Quality Management Program on a regular and continuing basis.
  • Demonstrates appropriate collaborative and consultative relationships with other providers within the institution and community.
  • Demonstrates awareness of community resources and assists staff, patients and families to use them effective.
  • Serves on nursing and hospital committees and assumes responsibility for disseminating and communicating information to staff.
  • Participates in orientation of new employees.
  • Acts as a preceptor for members of the staff and students.
  • Presents divisional and organizational continuing education programs.
  • Identifies own learning needs and updates clinical knowledge and skills through formal and informal education and review of current literature.
  • Develops annual objectives and reviews them with the practice manager and/or Medical Director and collaborating physician at time of the performance review and at appropriate intervals. Completes the annual credentialing process through the department's credentialing program.
  • Assists in determining, evaluating, and/or implementing nurse midwifery practice goals and objectives.
  • Maintains interdisciplinary approach for planning and communicating information for appropriate patient care.
  • Maintains awareness of legislation that may affect the health care delivery systems and nurse midwifery practice.
  • Assumes responsibility for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation for a plan of care for obstetrical and gynecological patients selected according to approved nurse midwifery guidelines.



  • Experience:
    • Preferred: One year of experience as Nurse Midwife
  • Education/Degree
    • Required: Graduation from an educational program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery and Education (ACME).
    • Required: Successful completion of the certifying examination by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB).
    • Required: Enrollment in the Certification Maintenance Program by the AMCB.
    • Preferred: Masters Degree.
  • Licensure, Certifications, or Registration
    • Required: Authorization to practice as registered nurse in Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Current certification by American College of Nurse Midwives. Authorization to practice in the expanded role in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Registration to issue controlled substances with Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Registration to issue controlled substances with U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Applicants with relevant experience will be considered. Salem Hospital, a member of Mass General Brigham, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Pre-employment drug screening is required.

Katherine Melanson
Talent Acquisition Partner

Salem, MA
With NSPG, you’ll experience:

Career advancement

Grow, learn and develop new practice innovations.

Continue your medical education.

Make academic connections and explore teaching opportunities.

Explore leadership opportunities.

Develop clinical and administrative career ladders.

A supportive practice environment

Collaborative professionals.

Patient-centered care model.

Leadership that listens and values your contributions and ideas.

Autonomy and respect for your skills and expertise.

Excellent salary and benefits.

Clinical excellence

NSPG’s MHQP Patient Experience surveys show that we perform higher than the state mean in all domains with 92% of patients indicating that they would recommend NSPG services.

Our physicians are polling in the top 75th percentile of AMGA Satisfaction metrics for almost every major category—the highest physician satisfaction scores of any medical group in the Boston region.

25th percentile in MGMA cost benchmarks and top 75th percentile in revenue benchmarks.

The North Shore area offers an excellent quality of life:
  • Communities with varied and rich histories and convenient access to museums, art, restaurants and shops.
  • Natural beauty, handsome architecture and vivid history—only 15 miles north of Boston.
  • 30 miles of gorgeous rocky coastline with breathtaking beaches and harbors.
  • World-class sailing and close proximity to the mountains and picturesque New England.
  • Easy access to a multitude of universities, colleges, and public and private schools.
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