Started in 2017, Atlanta Birth Center started a year-long Fellowship Program for new graduate nurse-midwives to help expand access to more midwives who are trained and competent in out of hospital birth and integrative healthcare.
We are a nonprofit, CABC accredited, free-standing birth center located in downtown Atlanta. It is our mission is to be a sanctuary that nurtures the lives of women and their families by providing a continuum of family-centered holistic care surrounding the childbearing experience.
We have a vision of a community where birth is embraced as the most fundamental part of a conscious and connected human experience, where women’s voices are heard and medical intervention is a necessary exception- not the norm.
We opened July of 2016 and are thriving with 6 midwives who attend approximately 30 births per month. We are committed to excellent outcomes and are well integrated in the medical system.
Atlanta Birth Center is grateful to have been born into a rich and vibrant birth community of doulas, childbirth educators, lactation consultants, and so much more.
Atlanta Birth Center helped create Vital Atlanta- a health collective, offering person-centered wellness through integrated care and shared space. Vital Atlanta includes acupuncture, chiropractic, naturopathic medicine, pelvic floor physical therapy, Arvigo Maya abdominal massage, nutrition & lactation, thermography, and psychology all in one location.
We seek a fellow who shares our vision and is passionate about providing comprehensive, holistic, personalized and evidence-based care in an out-of-hospital setting. Our ideal candidate will be aligned with the Midwifery Model of Care, be familiar with nutritional, physical, and emotional needs for pregnancy, be an effective communicator, be able to work and thrive in a team environment, and be compassionate and comfortable with shared decision making. They must love and trust birth as a normal event, yet possess the skills and knowledge to recognize and act appropriately on any variation from normal.
Our midwives offer comprehensive prenatal, labor, birth, postpartum, and well woman care to a diverse clientele, as well as precept midwifery students. Our midwives have clinical privileges at Atlanta Medical Center (located 1.2 miles from Atlanta Birth Center) in order to provide continuity of care to our clients on Labor and Delivery and Postpartum. We also first assist cesarean births and facilitate family centered cesareans.
Our selected fellow will earn compensation of $65,000 for the year program, and be eligible for all other staff benefits. Development and goals for each fellow are individual and aim to support confidence and safety.
Application below. Deadline for submission November 12, 2018.
Decision notification by December 3, 2018 with anticipated start date of January/February 2019.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Please send CV and application to email@example.com.
- Email Address:
- Best Contact Phone Number:
- School of Attendance:
- Expected Date of Graduation:
- RN License Number:
- Expected Date of Board Examination for CNM Licensure:
- Please provide 3 professional references (name, email, and phone number):
- Please respond to the following 4 questions (please keep answers to 1-2 paragraphs):
- What percentage of your clinical experience as a student nurse-midwife was in an out of hospital setting for birth? In hospital setting?
- Why are you pursuing a fellowship with Atlanta Birth Center?
- What visions do you see for yourself in your career in 5 years?
- Describe one experience as a student that taught you something unexpected or revealing?
Registered Nurse (R.N.)
During a birth, a nurse acts as the birth assistant to the certified nurse midwife. The midwife calls the on-call nurse when birth is expected to be imminent, and the nurse is required to arrive at the birth center within 30 minutes of being called. The birth assistant nurse is also responsible for discharge of the postpartum patients 6-12 hours later. Atlanta Birth Center also utilizes home visit nurses who provide in-home postpartum assessment and support at 24-48 hours after birth.
Qualifications: Current Georgia RN license, Current BLS, Current NRP, Preferably experienced with labor, birth, postpartum and/or breastfeeding
Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.