Advanced Practitioner- Maternal Fetal Medicine, Madison, WI

SSM Health

The Opportunity
We have an outstanding opportunity for a Maternal Fetal Medicine/Obstetrics & Gynecology Advanced Practitioner to join SSM Health Dean Medical Group, a 500+ physician multi-specialty group based in Madison, WI. Our larger Obstetrics & Gynecology Division consists of 12 well-established Ob/Gyn physicians, two Nocturnists, three Certified Nurse Midwives, and 10 Advanced Practitioners. Our Ob/Gyn Division is highly respected and well recognized by their peers for their exceptional skills and high quality of care. Our Division takes pride in participating in the University of Wisconsin Ob/Gyn Residency Program. We also actively train University of Wisconsin Family Medicine Residents on our labor and delivery floor.

Our Perinatology Clinic located on the second floor of St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison offers a wide variety of perinatal consulting and referral services. The Maternal Fetal Medicine Advanced Practitioner will join a highly supportive and collegial team that includes three Perinatologists, ultrasonographers, five nurses, two medical assistants, and three genetic counselors.

The Advanced Practitioner is a skilled member of our Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) team who provides primary health care to women focusing on pregnancy, childbirth, the post-partum period, and family planning.  The Advanced Practitioner will participate in the prenatal and postpartum care of women with medical complications during pregnancy and will work in close collaboration with the MFM physicians. The Advanced Practitioner will provide prenatal care and postpartum care for the less complicated MFM patients after a consult has been performed by the physician and a plan is documented outlining the prenatal care.  The position includes primarily outpatient responsibilities, but also includes some inpatient rounding on high-risk obstetric patients. Outpatient responsibilities include consults for diabetic patients, diabetic teaching (diet and insulin), and insulin management. The office visits will also include new OB visits, prenatal care, through post-partum care and family planning.

The typical schedule is Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week with 35 required patient facing contact hours without call responsibilities.  The Advanced Practitioner will travel to MFM outreach clinics approximately one day per week. Weekend rounding is not mandated, although there is opportunity to work in a pool with other OB/Gyn Advanced Practitioners who round on all of the MFM and general OB postpartum patients.  This weekend rounding is compensated in addition to annual salary.

The Hospital
St. Mary’s is an acute-care hospital licensed for 440 beds and offers full scope of medical and surgical specialty areas – except transplants. The St. Mary’s Hospital Family Birth Center provides comprehensive, family-centered services including labor, delivery, postpartum and newborn care. Services are provided for both high-risk and low-risk pregnancies and newborns. Over 2,000 babies are delivered at St. Mary’s each year. The competent and caring nursing staff of the Family Birth Center strives to honor every family’s individual birth plan within a private, home-like environment.

The Birth Suites provide private rooms for the labor, delivery and recovery period, and two cesarean section operating rooms. The unit was designed to enhance privacy and family involvement at all stages of the birthing process. Care after birth is provided in private rooms in the Family Care Suites where we encourage family participation in the care of the newborn. Though most babies room with their mothers, St. Mary’s nursery staff offer skilled care and a tender touch if needed. The Family Care Suites also provide care to women who are hospitalized before delivery due to complications of pregnancy. Members of the nursing staff provide one-on-one teaching and antepartum support is available.

The St. Mary’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was the first facility in the state of Wisconsin to care for critically ill newborns. The NICU, which is a Level III unit has 31 beds, is staffed by six neonatologists and nurses who specialize in care of 450 critically ill newborns annually.

SSM Health Care, parent organization of St. Mary’s, in May 2003 became the first health care organization in the country to be named a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winner. The award is the top honor a U.S. company can receive for quality management and quality achievement. St. Mary’s Hospital is also the only hospital in the region to earn the prestigious Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center of the American Nurses Association.

The Community
Madison, the capital of Wisconsin, offers a quality of life second to none. As featured in Money magazine as the “Best Place to Live in America” out of the 300 largest U.S. cities, Madison offers a strong economy, outstanding health care and a range of cultural activities usually found only in cities far larger than this. Home to over 220,000, Madison is situated on an isthmus between the areas two largest lakes, a setting that offers impressive beauty, a compact and vital metropolitan area, and a wide variety of recreational activities. Madison’s climate brings four distinct seasons with blue skies, golden leaves, clear water and sparkling snow. Just an hour away lie peaceful retreats among the woods, gently flowing streams, and lush valleys of southern Wisconsin. Madisonian’s enjoy nearby downhill ski hills, extensive cross-country ski trails, a nationally ranked trout stream, and more bicycle trails than any other state in the nation. These qualities combine to make Madison one of seven “Dream Cities in the United States” for outdoor enthusiasts according to Outside magazine in July 1995.

Cultural activities abound, from the summer open-air Concerts on the Square by the Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra to theater, opera, and ballet at the Overture Center for the Arts. Independent theater groups, including the highly acclaimed American Player¹s Theater in nearby Spring Green, offer year-round variety on the stage. The area hosts concerts in a range of venues, including the annual Isthmus Jazz Festival, as well as an array of night life that only a university town can offer. For those seeking an escape to the “big city” Milwaukee, Chicago and Minneapolis are within a few hours’ drive.  Madison is economically healthy, with ample opportunities in education, government, industry, finance, health care, and biotechnology.

The public schools are among the best in the country, with more recipients of the Presidential Award of Excellence than any other city in the United States. Commutes are short, the cost of living reasonable, and the crime rate low. Madison’s unique blend of features and opportunities make it a premier place to live.

SSM Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

For more information contact:

Kirsten L. Sukow
Physician and Provider Recruiter
Phone 608-294-6039
Cell 920-988-8316
kirsten.sukow@ssmhealth.com