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Certified Nurse-Midwife

Application Window

Open date: April 18, 2024

Most recent review date: Saturday, May 18, 2024 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: Saturday, Oct 18, 2025 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 up to two certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) at .5-1.0 effort each to be core clinicians, clinician-educators based at ZSFG, and members of the UCSF faculty (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:

  • 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

Desired qualifications are:

  • Ability to articulate and implement core tenets of equitable healthcare
  • Minimum of one-year clinical experience as a CNM (antepartum and intrapartum) though will consider new graduate applicants
  • Proficiency in Spanish language
  • Strong communication and interdisciplinary teamwork skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and interest in serving as a clinical leader in the outpatient setting
  • Experience as a clinical preceptor of student nurse-midwives
  • Experience facilitating Centering Pregnancy groups

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.

For positions that are 51% effort or more:
The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5. The minimum base salary range for this position is $121,100-$320,100. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

For positions that are 50% effort or less:
See Table 2 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $86,500-$228,600.

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. The selected candidate must meet all of the qualifications at the time of appointment.

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: Contributions to Diversity Statement

  • Please provide key publications and syllabi of courses taught, if applicable. (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

About UC San Francisco

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service 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