Guiding Star Southwest
Guiding Star Southwest, a division of Southwest Coalition, Inc., is searching for Certified Professional Midwives to join its mission in expanding life-affirming medical and birth services for women in El Paso, Texas. As an affiliate of the national Guiding Star Project and inspired by St. Mary, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Guiding Star Southwest is committed to delivering trauma-informed healthcare that respects the whole person by considering a woman’s mind, body, and soul. The organization’s focus spans the full spectrum of women’s health, from puberty through perimenopause, and emphasizes fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and motherhood, while striving to reduce trauma by advocating against societal pressures that may compromise the natural functions of a woman’s body. The ideal candidate is a compassionate midwife with a servant’s heart, eager to be both a voice and provider for wholistic comprehensive care.
As we expand our core services to include a birth center in alignment with Wholistic Feminism, we are looking for pro-life midwives to be responsible for working closely with pregnant women, assisting in low-risk births, and providing health care to women and infants post-pregnancy. The CPM will assist with prenatal care, labor, delivery, and postpartum care, and may also provide reproductive care and education to female and male patients.
To be a successful wholistic Guiding Star midwife, you should be dedicated and focused on providing top-quality wholistic care and education to your patients, focused on “wholism” or whole-person care which considers a person’s mind, body, and spirit. You should have a strong working knowledge of trauma-informed women’s healthcare, as well as a patient, caring, and detail-oriented personality.
The ideal candidate will enjoy:
- Our unique model: In addition to our programs to build a Culture of Life in the Southwest, we also strive to provide expert healthcare to ensure that women have a life-affirming alternative through pre-natal and post-natal healthcare, education, and material support.
- Our culture: At Southwest Coalition for Life, we offer a more relaxed working environment, catering to the needs of our employees and establishing a family-like feel, leading by example to help moms the heroes by offering in-house childcare for staff and supporting breastfeeding in the workplace.
- Being an innovator: With the merger and expansion of two non-profit organizations, you will be establishing the medical practice for a new venture and helping support a ground-breaking mission on the new frontline of the pro-life movement in post-Roe America.
Southwest Coalition, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation focused on restoring reverence for the sanctity of human life and natural womanhood across the Southwest through a coalition of nonprofit social enterprises in line with Catholic and Biblical teaching, including our Guiding Star Southwest women’s medical centers, The Lily Pad Maternity Home, our Her Care Connection outreach and mobile medical bus, and Coalition for Life ministries.
Our Core Values
All team members must embody and execute our Core Values within their day-to-day duties and responsibilities:
- Humble: Lack entitlement and ego, be respectful and flexible, don’t take yourself too seriously, set others up for success even at a potential loss for yourself.
- Hungry: Have an unrelenting hunger to change the world, taking initiative fueled by a boldly optimistic hope and entrepreneurial growth mindset.
- Smart: Strong emotional intelligence understanding the impact of your words and actions on others, inviting vulnerable communication and healthy conflict.
- Heart: Be compassionate, prayerful, and empathetic with a sincere desire to truly see and know others through a reverence for life and natural womanhood.
What the Role Entails
The following are detailed performance objectives for the CPM, who will need to be/become licensed in Texas and New Mexico. When measuring overall aptitude and cultural fit, all candidates will be benchmarked using these standards.
- Monitoring the health of pregnant women and their unborn babies.
- Educating patients as well as their partners and family members on reproductive health, preparation for parenthood, and antenatal care.
- Teaching patients with pain management techniques to prepare them for labor.
- Delivering patients’ babies in our birthing center, as well as providing emotional support and encouragement during labor.
- Taking and recording patients’ blood pressure, temperature, and pulse as well as ordering diagnostic tests as needed.
- Helping patients and their partners to cope with miscarriages, stillbirths, and neonatal deaths.
- Teaching new mothers how to feed their newborns.
- Assisting patients in creating suitable birth plans.
- Providing sound advice to patients regarding diets, exercises, and medications suitable for pregnancy.
- Work interdependently with a team of lactation consultants and doulas.
- Completion of an accredited midwifery educational program.
- Certified by either the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) or North American Registry of Midwives (NARM).
- Appropriate state licensure.
- Proven experience working as a midwife.
- Basic Life Support (BSL) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certifications.
- The ability to work under pressure.
- Strong problem-solving, analytical, and clinical assessment skills.
- Effective communication skills.
- Patient and compassionate.