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This is a "multiple-fill" job opening:

A total of two (2) temporary CNMs will be hired to fill this job opening.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.



To provide specialized care and management of patients during pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum.

  • Coordinates overall flow of patients through the Birth Center triage, intrapartum and postpartum areas to ensure sensitive and quality care delivered in a timely manner.
  • Evaluates and orders laboratory or other studies, develops plans and provides direct patient care.
  • Round on and discharge postpartum patients including assessment and education.
  • Consults with Attending Obstetric staff as necessary.
  • Provides direct supervision and education to physicians-in-training and students.
  • Participates in education of medical students, nurse-midwifery students, nursing staff and students
  • Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of guidelines for care management for the antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum patients.
  • Works days, nights and weekend shifts and is available for additional urgent coverage as needed.

?Organizational Relationships:

  1. Reports to the Director of Nurse-Midwifery Service
  2. Collaborative/consultant relationship with faculty physicians and senior House Officers in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology related to medical aspects of nurse-midwifery practice.

Position Description

  1. Associate staff nurse-midwives are non-bargained for, hourly employees who work to fill in during non-scheduled and scheduled paid time off.  Therefore, a consistent schedule each month is not guaranteed. 
  2. Associate staff will be paid as following:
    1. Straight time for hours worked.
    2. Time and a half for hours worked during holidays.
    3. No benefits, including professional development money. (Staff may request money for specific educational needs – this will be given per service director’s ability to grant this request).
    4. Paid hour for hour for mandatory training requirements.
    5. Paid hour for hour for time spent at staff meetings.
    6. UMHS to pay for mandatory requirements such as BLS, 
  3. Associate staff are required to possess the same skills as regular staff

Midwives (See nurse-midwife job description)

  1. Associate staff may be asked to work in the outpatient clinics, inpatient call and triage.
  2. Each associate staff person will be required to work at least 12 scheduled hours during the month and not more than a full time staff person.  At times, the service will not need this much coverage from the associate staff.  The service director will take the following into consideration when assigning coverage:
    • Seniority
    • Availability to fill the service need.
    • Match the need to the skills of the person.
  3. Associate staff are also expected to share with regular staff members, the burden of covering the service when unexpected emergencies occur that affects staffing patterns. 
  4. Associate staff are willing to be contacted in the event of unexpected emergencies.
  5. Other requirements of Associate Staff
    1. Attend monthly staff meetings or review minutes.
    2. Attendance at departmental events in accordance with the expectations of the Ob/Gyn Department to maintain credentialing.
    3. Complete mandatories, employee health requirements and participate in yearly evaluations. 
    4. Participate in training that are required to provide patient care UMHS such as computer training.
  6. Other exceptions to regular staff requirements.
    1. No holiday requirements.
    2. Do not need to bid for PTO.

End of Employment

  1. Associate staff is expected to give 8 weeks notice when terminating employment.
  2. Service Director is expected to give 8 weeks notice when their services are not longer consistent with the needs of the service. 
  3. If termination is due to disciplinary reasons or documentation of poor clinical performance, no notice is required.

    Nursing Specific Info

    Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and privileging process.

    Required Qualifications*

    • Current Michigan license to practice as a Registered Nurse 
    • Current Michigan license to practice as a Certified Nurse-Midwife 
    • Master’s Degree in Nursing, Midwifery or Public Health 


    • RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants):
      You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.
      Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and privileging process.

    In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.

    Desired Qualifications*

    • Previous professional experience in pregnancy and childbirth.
    • Interpersonal skills that encourage/enable a collaborative and collegial relationship with colleagues in medicine and nursing.
    • Documented ability to function effectively as a team member 
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 


    Work Schedule

    Hours/Week: Variable as needed by the department. 

    Shift/Hours/Days: Days, shift length and hours may vary based on department needs. 

    Note: This is a temporary position without any guarantee of hours.  Work could be offered intermittently.  


    Additional Information

    This job posting is for a University of Michigan Temporary position. Temporary employment may be full or part time, but in either case is limited in duration. Please review the full posting description for details.

    Additional Information

    This job opening is for a Unit-Based Temporary Certified Nurse Midwife position 

    * Please note that these positions do not qualify for Michigan Medicine benefits and specific terms and conditions of employment are negotiated at the department level.
    These positions are not covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Michigan and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U of M Professional Nurse Council.

    Background Screening

    Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

    Selection Process

    Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The Department of Nursing, like the University of Michigan as a whole, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.   

    U-M EEO/AA Statement

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.