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Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Division - Certified Nurse-Midwife

Application Window

Open date: February 7th, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Apr 29, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Aug 7, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

UCSF Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Division
Certified Nurse-Midwife

The Zuckerberg SFGH Division of the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences is recruiting two certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) at .8-1.0 effort each to be core clinicians, clinician-educators based at ZSFG, and members of the UCSF faculty with a joint appointment in both the School of Medicine and School of Nursing (Instructor, Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, HS Clinical series).

The incoming candidates will provide full scope nurse-midwifery clinical care including antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and family planning services.

Minimum qualifications (may be in process during application period, however, must be possessed by the time of hire) are:

  • Master’s degree in nursing or relevant field
  • RN and CNM (with furnishing) licensure per the California Board of Registered Nursing
  • DEA number
  • Certification as a Nurse-Midwife by the American Midwifery Certification Board
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support certification
  • Minimum of two-year clinical experience as a CNM (antepartum and intrapartum)

Desired qualifications are:

  • Ability to articulate and implement core tenets of equitable healthcare and education
  • Proficiency in Spanish language
  • Strong communication and interdisciplinary teamwork skills
  • Experience as a clinical preceptor of student nurse-midwives
  • Experience facilitating Centering Pregnancy groups
  • Two or more years of classroom and/or clinical teaching experience with Advanced Practice Nursing students at the graduate level
  • Experience with hybrid and/or online teaching
  • Evidence of teaching excellence in classroom and/or clinical environments
  • Academic preparation in curriculum development, teaching methodologies, and supervised teaching residency/practicum
  • Doctoral degree in Nursing, Education, or other relevant fields

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Division of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
ZSFG is the City and County of San Francisco’s safety net hospital and serves as the main source of primary and specialty care for uninsured and underinsured residents of San Francisco. The Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital division is the largest of the six divisions in the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and includes the longest-standing hospital-based midwifery practice in San Francisco. The ZSFG Family Birth Center offers expanded options to patients, including nitrous oxide, as well as ongoing support of physiologic birth, including volunteer and community-based doula programs, and one of the lowest cesarean-section rates in California. ZSFG nurse-midwives are members of a collaborative, interprofessional team with a shared commitment to providing respectful, culturally appropriate care to all patients and families.

The mission of the Nurse-Midwives of ZSFG

  • To provide high quality, satisfying, and holistic pregnancy, birth, postpartum, family planning, and abortion care for the families and communities we serve.
  • To make respectful, equitable, culturally humble midwifery services available to the people of San Francisco.
  • To deepen our impact by engaging in meaningful ways with the communities we serve.
  • To consistently strive to diversify our midwifery service.
  • To recognize and combat racism, discrimination and bias in ourselves and in our institutions.
  • To provide family- and team-based care informed by the current midwifery and medical evidence.
  • To educate midwifery students, medical students and residents in the midwifery model of care and to prepare a diverse workforce of exceptional clinicians, leaders and agents for change.

Certified Nurse-Midwife Clinical Roles and Responsibilities

The CNM provides full scope nurse-midwifery care at Mission Neighborhood Health Center, the ZSFG Obstetrics, Midwifery & Gynecology Clinic, the ZSFG Family Birth Center, and the ZSFG postpartum unit. Essential clinical responsibilities include the following:

  • Antepartum care (both 1:1 and Centering Pregnancy) in collaboration with Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program team members and social service agencies;
  • Intrapartum care and Birth Center triage;
  • Postpartum care (inpatient and outpatient);
  • Family planning;
  • Clinical education of nurse-midwifery students, medical students, and residents;
  • Collaboration and consultation with physician colleagues; and
  • Documentation of care via electronic medical record.

Certified Nurse-Midwife Teaching Roles and Responsibilities

Faculty in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor series are salaried appointees who teach, participate in University and/or public service, and conduct scholarly and/or creative activities. Faculty in this series teach the application of basic sciences and the mastery of clinical care and procedures in all areas related to care of patients. Major faculty responsibilities include: teach graduate nursing students in the classroom, skills lab/simulation, and/or clinical setting with a focus in midwifery, schedule and/or supervise nurse-midwifery students in the clinical environment for clinical rotations and service learning activities, as well as advise and mentor graduate nursing students.

Please apply online at: with cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of contributions to diversity, statement of teaching, and contact information for three references. Please provide key publications and syllabi of courses taught, if applicable. Applicant materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

  • Syllabi of courses taught, if applicable. (Optional)

  • Key publications, if applicable. (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy found here:

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA