Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Nurse Midwife MSHC L.P. Johnson Rockford Clinic
Mile Square Health Center
Rockford, Illinois 61104

Job Description

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Nurse Midwife - MSHC L.P. Johnson Rockford Clinic

Mile Square Health Center, a division of UI Health, is seeking an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Nurse Midwife at our L.P. Johnson-Rockford clinic.

About Mile Square Health Center:
Originally established in 1967, Mile Square Health Center (MSHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and in 1990, became a component of the UI Health. Its clinics are staffed by health professionals from UI Health, a leader in research, clinical practice, outreach, and health care education. MSHC is the only public sector, academic FQHC in Chicago and one of only a few in the nation. MSHC provides an array of services, including Family Care, Pediatrics, Women's Health, Mental Health, Optometry, Pediatric Dentistry, Cancer Screening, and Social Services

MSHC's mission is to provide holistic, quality health care services to a diverse urban community with a continuing commitment to addressing the needs of the underserved. MSHC consists of five primary care sites, including our newly opened 5-story, 104,900 sq. feet facility on the UI Health campus; five school-based health centers; and three nurse-managed sites that care for patients with severe mental illness and women with disabilities. Overall, 33 percent of service area residents live below the federal poverty level (FPL), compared to a 21 percent poverty rate for the city of Chicago as a whole.

Job Summary:

The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) - Certified Nurse Midwife provides comprehensive health care for women from puberty through menopause in medical areas including prenatal, labor and delivery care, health care assessment, diagnosis and management for preventive health, normal gynecologic care, and minor medical problems as determined by scope of practice guidelines. Implement, interpret and manage laboratory, radiology or other diagnostic screenings and prescribe therapeutic agents, medications and devices. Educate patients on health status improvement and prevention techniques. Direct and manage members of the health care team in campus and off-campus clinical sites. Supervise and teach graduate students and resident physicians in clinical settings, lectures and skills assessment labs. Initiate or participate in research.



  • Perform physical exams, collect and document data, manage labor, and conduct diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and laboratory studies.
  • Assess patients for admission and admit when required. Independently manage and deliver low risk women in labor who are greater or equal to 37 weeks.
  • Perform and record initial prenatal history and physical on patients in OB ER and labor and delivery (L&D).
  • Provide routine prenatal and intrapartum care and document admission, antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum orders for low risk women.
  • Provide out-patient prenatal, gynecologic and women's health care services for low risk women.
  • Evaluation and examination of complicated patients in the high risk obstetric clinic, reproductive health clinic, OBER and labor and delivery and present to OB/GYN for management plan, and document orders/implementation.
  • Provide care according to the collaborative practice agreements at UI Health. Provide sexually-transmitted infection treatment to partners of patients.
  • Perform initial infant evaluation and initiate emergency measures when indicated. Interpret diagnostic tests and prescribe medications including controlled substances. Administer local anesthesia, perform routine deliveries and episiotomies.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff members of the OB care team.
  • Provide 24 hour 7 days per week in-house coverage for the midwifery practice including back up call.
  • Assist with scheduling of patients for upcoming procedures including coordinating with other services and completion of necessary documentation, scheduling forms, insurance forms and clearance.
  • Perform other related duties and projects as the clinical practice evolves.


  • Integrate evidence-based knowledge and clinical expertise in decision-making. Participate in Departmental/hospital QI peer review and peer review processes. Participate in competency assessment activities.
  • Identify and participate in quality -improvement initiatives within the practice setting and initiating change as appropriate. Includes contributing to data base for ACNM benchmarking.
  • Obtain formal and/or independent learning activities to maintain and develop clinical and professional skills and knowledge.
  • Establish an effective relationship with collaborating physicians. Participate in obstetrical, gynecological and midwifery research activities.


  • Participate in the educational experiences of nursing students, medical students, residents and other healthcare staff, disciplines through supervising, teaching and mentoring.
  • Participate in lectures and skills laboratories, case conferences, and assist with curriculum development and instruction. Responsible for assessment and performance evaluations of Advanced Practice nursing students, medical students and residents.
  • Participate in community activities to help educate patients, their families and community members.
  • Required to have and maintain a faculty appointment in order to receive clinical privileges to practice at the University of Illinois health System.

Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met. Hire, train, develop and manage staff to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives.

Act as liaison between school leadership, Chicago Public Schools and health care providers.

Oversee local clinics including manages staff, vacations and other day-to-day operations.

Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Masters of Science, Masters of Science in Nursing or Doctorate in Nursing Practice degree required.
  • Advanced Practice Nursing, Registered Professional Nurse and Certified Nurse Midwife licenses required.
  • Currently licensed or eligible for Controlled Substance and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) licenses required.
  • Minimum of one (1) year previous clinical experience required.
  • Sound knowledge of physiology, pathology and principles of safe patient management.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.

Salary & Benefits:

UI Health offers competitive benefit packages, including: vacation days, paid holidays, Floating Holidays, State University Retirement System, tuition waiver, tuition discount for dependents, and excellent medical, dental, and vision packages.

To Apply:

For fullest consideration, please submit a complete application and supplemental resume by June 19, 2020.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Employment/Position Type:

Full Time
Date Posted : 05/25/2020