Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
ABOUT FIKA MIDWIFERY
Fika Midwifery, the only midwife-owned private practice in Western New York, is currently a practice of 2-3 midwives that provides holistic women’s health care, prenatal and postpartum care, and home birth and birth at Buffalo’s oldest home, The Coit House. We are currently pursuing licensure and accreditation as a birth center.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate will be supportive of full-spectrum reproductive choices and will be comfortable navigating the art of balancing evidence based practice, community and professional standards, and the rights of women to choose their birth location and team. Furthermore, the right midwife will be engaged in the powerful role that midwives have always played in supporting physiologic birth and will confidently undertake the role of supporting consent, choice, and shared decision-making. Fika Midwifery is currently working on obtaining a formal transfer agreement or hospital privileges; therefore the right candidate will be committed to facilitating meaningful relationships with hospital staff and administration so that we can offer high quality care in all settings.
ABOUT BUFFALO, NY
The city of Buffalo has recently experienced a resurgence like many other rustbelt cities. Several neighborhoods within the city of Buffalo offer the amenities of larger cities, including walkability, excellent cuisine options, and a diversity of small businesses, without the high price tag. Buffalo has a vibrant art and music scene, several farmers’ markets, a number of local microbreweries, and a bounty of unique architectural gems including several by Frank Lloyd Wright.
MIDWIFE JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Comfort with practicing autonomously as a midwife and utilizing full midwifery scope of practice, including newborn care
Knowledge and understanding of supporting physiologic childbirth in the community birth setting, including providing physical and emotional labor support
Commitment to developing meaningful relationships with hospital staff and administration
AMCB & NRP certification
Must be innovative, passionate, self-assured, and progressive
1-2 years experience preferred, will consider new graduates with experience in community birth, doula work, or labor & delivery nursing
Benefits include vacation, health insurance, retirement matching, and an educational stipend
Internal Number: 414
About Fika Midwifery
Fika Midwifery is a midwife-owned private practice in Buffalo, New York providing well-woman and gynecological care, prenatal and postpartum care, and home birth.