Month: August 2019

Negotiating Midwife Employment Contracts

Negotiating Midwife Employment Contracts Whether you choose to work for a company, hire midwives, or improve your current employment contract during evaluation, it is important to know what power you have in negotiating. Midwives are valuable and we need to act that way. Too many times I see scarcity mindset of “huge” competition for a …

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Transitioning a Midwifery Business

Transitioning a Midwifery Business When a midwife starts out practicing, last thing she is thinking about is retiring. Many midwives want to care for families until her back doesn’t allow her to bend for catching a baby anymore. Thinking in advance about how your midwifery practice will close, merge with another practice, or transition to …

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Coming together as Midwives Really Helps your Business

Coming together as Midwives Really Helps your Business Being part of a home birth community, it is really important for a midwife to have peer reviews of care. When there is solo practices “doing their own thing,” keeping up with evidence based care and colleague evaluations are very important. Being able to have regular meetings …

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Creating Job Descriptions for Your Midwife Business

Creating Job Descriptions for Your Midwife Business Have a clear job description for your employees is really important. Whether it is your receptionists, medical assistant, birth assistant, midwife, or marketer, they all need to have clear expectation from day one what their purpose with your midwife business is. Knowing hours considered full or part time, …

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Platinum Rule: Powerful Tool for Midwifery Business

Platinum Rule: Powerful Tool for Midwifery Business When meeting with a client for the first time, having a potential new midwife interview, or running your monthly staff meeting, always remember to treat people with kindness and respect. Don’t focus so much on how you would like to be talked to, listen to the word out …

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Creating Communication Channels

Creating Communication Channels We tend to forget how important clear communication is. Mistakes with patient safety occur from break downs in communication. Personal relationships are ruined from misunderstandings. Unhappy customers come out of lack of communication between staff and client. Practice tension occurs when little words are being said between the team. Keep lines of …

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Writing and Reading Midwifery Employment Contracts

Writing and Reading Midwifery Employment Contracts You’ve went through the initial phone interview with the recruiter, spent 30-60 minutes with Director of Nursing, and completed the on site interview with administration team. An offer is presented to you in writing, what do you do next? Do you accept, reject, or counter-offer? I hope every midwife …

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Power of Positive Ratings

Power of Positive Ratings Whether it is Yelp, Google, Facebook, or your website’s direct testimonials, reviews can be help or hurt your midwifery business. Referrals and recommendations is the greatest free advertising you can have. Encourage women and their families (husbands, parents, and siblings) to put feedback in writing to use for marketing material.  Have …

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