The Department of Midwifery is accepting applications for a full-time Clinical Education Supervisor to join our team. Our mission is to educate and inspire leaders in midwifery and maternal child health systems.

The role of this person will be to promote excellence in midwifery clinical education by working in coordination with the Department of Midwifery staff to support midwifery students and oversee the clinical education aspects of the Master of Science in Midwifery program

Job responsibilities include:

•Provide oversight of clinical training and the acquisition of clinical skills of all students in the midwifery program. Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare students for successful clinical placements leading to mastery of entry-level midwifery skills as the instructor of the Orientation toPracticum course (a non-credit bearing class fallto spring quarters for year 1 students);

  • Facilitate the placement of all midwifery students into clinical training sites with input from and in coordination with student needs and available clinical sites;

  • Oversee the training and use of the clinical tracking systems used by students for record-keeping;

  • Monitor student acquisition and demonstration of clinical skills via quarterly evaluations provided by preceptors;

  • Provide regular feedback to students about their progress in Practicum;

  • Insure that Department of Midwifery clinical requirements meet those of the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC) and that our tracking systems accurately reflect these.

•Collaborate with the Department Chair and Preceptor Coordinator to create systems and initiatives designed to engage and support our preceptors and Community Faculty as educators

•Oversee and facilitate Department of Midwifery annual objective structured clinical exams: Advanced Clinical Exam (ACE) and Basic Clinical Assessment (BCA)

•Supervise Preceptor Coordinator


The Clinical Education Program Supervisor must possess strong communication skills, both verbal and written including grammar, proofreading, writing, and editing abilities, and must be able to maintain calm and organization in the midst of rapidly expanding and changing needs, be collaborative, proactive and a strong problem solver. This person must have a vehicle and be able to travel and network with current and prospective preceptors and produce reports and correspondence using Microsoft Office products. This position requires strong administrative as well as computer and internet skills. This is a full time, very demanding position and would not be a good match for a currently practicing midwife.

The ideal candidate will have:

•Graduated from a midwifery education program and/or licensed/certified midwife (required)

•Preferably have direct experience as a midwifery educator in a clinical setting

•Familiarity with direct-entry midwifery practice in North America 

•2-4 year’s prior experience in a busy “customer-service” oriented office

•Experience in a supervisory role, evaluating performance, giving feedback, enhancing team work

•Progressive experience in decision making, setting policies and procedures, and project management

•Strong conflict mediation and resolution skills

•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training (required).

•Commitment to racial and social justice advocacy

This is a full time salaried position, mostly weekdays between from 8 to 5pm with some mandatory evening and weekend times. The annual salary is DOE + comprehensive benefits package which include including Health, Dental & Vision, retirement plans, Section 125 plans and generous paid time-off; see the Bastyr Employee Benefits page for more details. A budget for job related travel expenses including mileage and meals is provided by the University.  Please refer to job #17-007 and job title when applying and send cover letter, resume and references to: jobs@bastyr.edu     March 1st priority application deadline.  Start date of June 1, 2017.