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Position: Certified Nurse Midwife

Date Posted: October 12, 2020
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Company: Allegheny Reproductive Health Center
Contact Person: Sheila Ramgopal
Job Keywords: CNM, midwife, OB/GYN

Job Description:
Allegheny Reproductive Health Center is seeking a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). If you are seeking employment with flexible effort between 1.0 FTE to 0.7 FTE, then this is the place for you. A position with us would include full spectrum obstetrics and gynecology, including out-of hospital birth.

Allegheny Reproductive Health Center has provided excellent abortion care since 1975 and now provides full spectrum reproductive healthcare that is comprehensive and patient centered. We have an opening for a Certified Nurse Midwife who shares our commitment to reproductive healthcare and abortion services, and practices midwifery and delivery services. This person will also work collaboratively with physicians and nurse practitioners and provide LGBTQIA+ care.

We believe that all people must have access to patient-centered, high quality, compassionate, and respectful reproductive healthcare.

Position Summary:

  • Performs patient assessment and assigns diagnosis based on recorded assessment data and current scientific research
  • Establishes a plan of care and implements interventions in accordance with protocols, standards of care, and current research
  • Provides early pregnancy loss evaluation and management
  • Performs post-abortion follow-up care
  • Provides full spectrum contraception including all LARC options
  • Provides prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care
  • Provides gynecology services, including in-office and in-hospital surgical procedures, and LGBTQIA+ care.
  • First assist for surgery cases including cesarean delivery and clinical training with Medical Director if desired.
  • Participates in OB call coverage
  • Contributes to the educational development of staff, patients, and self
  • Demonstrates progressive leadership and effective management
  • Advances own professional development through self-directed learning, continuing education and participation in peer review
  • Initiates and maintains positive relationships with patients
  • Initiates and maintains positive relationships with co-workers
  • Takes responsibility for self-development and supports a learning environment
  • Participates in efforts to achieve established goals for productivity

The Medical Director provides clinical supervision and the executive leadership provide operational supervision. Position would involve providing services at Allegheny Reproductive Health Center, in client homes, and in local hospitals in the Pittsburgh region. CNM will be hired as a full or part-time employee with excellent compensation and benefits.

Contact:
For more information, please email your CV/resume and cover letter to Sheila Ramgopal, CEO: sheila@alleghenyreproductive.com

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Position: OB/GYN Physician

Date Posted: October 12, 2020
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Company: Allegheny Reproductive Health Center
Contact Person: Sheila Ramgopal
Job Keywords: physician, OB/GYN, abortion care

Job Description:
Allegheny Reproductive Health Center is seeking a physician. If you are seeking employment with flexible effort between 1.0 FTE to 0.5 FTE, then this is the place for you. A position with us would include full spectrum obstetrics and gynecology with providing abortion services up to 24 weeks.

Allegheny Reproductive Health Center has provided excellent abortion care since 1975 and now provides full spectrum reproductive healthcare that is comprehensive and patient centered. We have an opening for an OB/GYN or FP-OB fellowship-trained Physician who shares our commitment to reproductive healthcare, can provide abortion services, and practices obstetrics and gynecology. This person will also work collaboratively with midwives and nurse practitioners and provide LGBTQIA+ care. We believe that all people must have access to patient-centered, high quality, compassionate, and respectful reproductive healthcare.

Position Summary:

  • Performs patient assessment and assigns diagnosis based on recorded assessment data and current scientific research
  • Establishes a plan of care and implements interventions in accordance with protocols, standards of care, and current research
  • Provides early pregnancy loss evaluation and management
  • Provides first trimester surgical and medical abortion care
  • Provides second trimester surgical abortion care
  • Performs post-abortion follow-up care
  • Provides full spectrum contraception including all LARC options
  • Provides prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care
  • Provides gynecology services, including in-office and in-hospital surgical procedures, and LGBTQIA+ care. Double scrubbing for major cases and clinical training with Medical Director if desired.
  • Participates in call coverage
  • Contributes to the educational development of staff, patients, and self
  • Demonstrates progressive leadership and effective management
  • Advances own professional development through self-directed learning, continuing education and participation in peer review
  • Initiates and maintains positive relationships with patients
  • Initiates and maintains positive relationships with co-workers
  • Takes responsibility for self-development and supports a learning environment
  • Participates in efforts to achieve established goals for productivity

The Medical Director provides clinical supervision, and the executive leadership provide operational supervision. Position would involve providing services at Allegheny Reproductive Health Center and local hospitals in the Pittsburgh region. Physician will be hired as a full or part-time employee with excellent compensation and benefits.

Contact:
For more information, please email your CV/resume and cover letter to Sheila Ramgopal: sheila@alleghenyreproductive.com

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Position: Birth Health and Equity Internship – Research and Evaluation Intern

Date: March 2021
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (predominantly remote)
Position Type: Part-time, flexible hours
Compensation: A small stipend is available, commensurate with experience

About Us:
ARHC’s mission is to deliver fearless, judgment-free healthcare that is imbued with empathy and respect. We offer specialized obstetric and gynecological care, abortion care, in-office and in-hospital surgical procedures, options counseling, home, and hospital birth options, and services specialized to the LGBTQIA+ community. Our approach to healthcare centers our patients’ choices and autonomy, and we take time to provide each patient the support they need to reach their health goals safely. ARHC is a social enterprise and 100% of profits are dedicated to ensuring that high-quality, comprehensive reproductive health services are accessible and affordable for everyone.


Position Description:
Allegheny Reproductive Health Center is seeking a Research and Evaluation Intern to support outcome reporting and evaluation of our Obstetric Health services, including the Doula Program and the Home and Hospital Birth Programs.

The Research and Evaluation Intern will report to the CEO and the Director of Development. The Research and Evaluation Intern will be responsible for data management and reporting which may include tasks such as the following:

• Collecting data from charts and/or from the electronic health records systems
• Collecting data through qualitative surveys
• Carrying out background research and literature reviews
• Designing new and improving existing data collection processes
• Running reports and managing large data sets
• Data cleaning and analysis
• Report writing and editing
• Navigating the IRB process


Required Skills and Qualifications:
• Minimum completed or in-progress graduate-level degree in Public Health, Health Administration, or other relevant field
• Alignment with ARHC‘s mission to provide patient-centered, judgement-free, full spectrum reproductive healthcare (including abortion) in a way that centers bodily autonomy and marginalized populations, and actively works to reduce and dismantle systems of disparity in health within a reproductive justice framework
• Demonstrated commitment and experience working with underserved populations
• Demonstrated commitment to public health, reproductive health, and health equity
• Experience working on diverse teams and in a variety of socioeconomic environments
• Some experience or coursework in data collection, either quantitative or qualitative (or both)
• Some experience or coursework managing and analyzing data sets using data analysis software
• Some experience or coursework in literature review and report writing
• Excellent, clear written and verbal communication skills, time management skills, sense of humor
• Willingness to learn new skills and approaches, and pitch in wherever necessary


Application Process:
To apply, please send your application packet to Elena Facchini at elenaf@alleghenyreproductive.com or use the form on this page. 

Your application packet should include the following:

1. Your resume or CV (2 pages max)

2. Cover letter (2 pages max). Your cover letter should briefly describe your relevant experience, why you would excel in this position, how this internship will support your career goals, and your availability (how many hours you can commit per week and for how long). If this internship would serve as your practicum for your graduate work, please let us know.

3. Two (2) writing samples. Writing samples can be any paper, report, essay, or other work that you have written on any topic, no page limit, but they must be your own individual work (no group projects please.)

4. Please clearly title all of your documents, including your name.

If you are selected to move forward to the next phase of the hiring process, you may be asked to submit academic/professional references and/or relevant academic transcripts.

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Job Title: Phone Flex

Job Category: Staff

Hourly Rate: $14.00 per hour

Position Type: Full Time

General Summary:

Provides support to patients seeking medical care and serves as the patients’ first point of contact. Assists with general office, clinic and administrative duties, as assigned.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide quality, competent care that enhances the well-being of patients by demonstrating competence and application of the following skills: Answering the telephone, scheduling and confirming appointments, patient triage, handling questions from callers and giving them the information they need, retrieving messages from voicemail, following up on patient issues, cross training in various areas of the clinic to fill in for absent staff when needed, and any other office tasks as assigned.
  • Provide care in accordance with appropriate professional and company standards by: Maintaining a current CPR certificate, if required, following Allegheny Reproductive Health Center clinical guidelines for practice, and clearly documenting all care and education provided.
  • Provide a safe and therapeutic environment for consumers, visitors and staff by: safe disposal and cleaning and/or sterilizing of all equipment used in patient care before and after exams and surgery, using Standard Precautions, appropriate use and disposal of ‘sharps’, being aware of, and taking action if occupational hazards are identified, and following company policy to report events/incidents/errors.
  • Maximize personal development and to support the development of colleagues by completing all orientation requirements, participating in annual performance reviews, supporting colleagues in their learning and recognizing limits of knowledge or expertise and referring appropriately.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities by attending team meetings, offering suggestions for and helping to problem solve quality issues, and participating in formal systems for quality assurance such as audit activities.

Support and collaborate with peers and other providers by: providing feedback to colleagues about their performance to enhance patient care, discussing patient care issues with other colleagues involved as needed, reporting any concerns to the Clinical or Administrative Directors, working constructively within the wider multi-disciplinary team and being an honest, open communicator who demonstrates respect for themselves, and all persons.

Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  1. Current CPR certification, if required.
  2. Current high school diploma

Skills:

  1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Familiarity with computers, a plus.
  3. Must maintain calm, soothing interactive personality while being professional. Must be courteous, non-judgmental, but directive and firm toward patients.
  4. Ability to maintain calm, commanding demeanor in times of medical emergency or other difficult situations.
  5. Ability to communicate compassion, respect, and confidence to all patients from all socio-economic, ethnic, sexually oriented, and religious backgrounds.
  6. Ability to be self-motivated, as well as take instruction and guidance from others.
  7. Ability to work under conditions of stress with minimal supervision and direction.

 

Working Conditions:

Employee will interact with a variety of people of various ages, experiences and points of reference. Patients may be experiencing emotional stress which may result in ambivalent behavior. Employees may also expect to encounter individuals who are strongly anti-abortion and may verbally harass or possibly threaten employees and/or patients. Possible exposure to contaminated specimens and other conditions associated with a health center environment.  Possible lifting above 50lbs and workdays longer than eight hours.

Job Title: Ultrasound Technician

Job Category: Staff

Position Type: Saturday & Sunday

General Summary:

Under supervision, the Ultrasound Technician performs ultrasounds for all patients coming into the clinic. Ultrasounds will be done to determine gestational ages, viability, and any other issues found at the time of the ultrasound. The Ultrasound Technician may also perform pregnancy tests, answer phones, take messages, and make follow-up calls. Ultrasound Technician will report any irregular findings to the Provider on staff and document all findings accordingly and follow all cleaning and safety protocols. Ultrasound tech will also report any gestational changes to the front desk to assess for payment changes or issues. Will also discuss negative pregnancy tests with patients and send them home according to protocol.

Complies with ARHC protocols. Maintains CPR certification and keeps current on clinic changes and updates.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Set up the ultrasound room and record temperature.
  2. Performs ultrasounds after positive pregnancy test has been reported from Lab Technician
  3. Follows ultrasound protocol for different gestational ages and documents all landmarks needed for ultrasounding (yolk sac, bilateral diameter, femur length, crown-rump length, and mean sac diameter).
  4. Uploads all pictures into the proper patient chart with name, chart number and date.
  5. Completes ultrasound documentation in patients Athena chart.
  6. Properly cleans and sanitizes exam bed, chair and ultrasound machines between patients.
  7. Reports any patient issues to Flow staff, nurses, provider, or clinic Director.
  8. Asses all patient allergies and asks all pre-ultrasound questions.
  9. Place the patients paper chart in the proper bin for the patient to continue the process for the day.
  10. Perform ultrasound guidance during procedures with gestations over 15weeks and 0 days when it is necessary.
  11. Offer emotional support to patients when necessary and explanations about ultrasounds or abortion processes.
  12. Clean and break down ultrasound properly at the end of the day and record room temperature.

Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

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