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Midwife Job Description

We are seeking an experienced midwife to join our healthcare facility. The midwife will be responsible for the care of their patients during delivery. You will provide prenatal and postnatal guidance, examine the patient throughout the stages of the pregnancy, and assist patients with their birth plans. You will also ensure the health and well-being of the newborn and mother during delivery. Must be licenced to practice.

Midwife Responsibilities

  • Perform gynaecological exams
  • Educate patients on health and nutrition
  • Take patient vital signs
  • Perform tests to assess patients’ medical conditions
  • Counsel pregnant patients on birthing plans
  • Provide emotional suppor for mothers during birth
  • Arrange prenatal care for mothers
  • Prepare for the birth by following all health and safety standards
  • Coach mother through the birth
  • Perform deliveries and assist caesareans
  • Tend to the health and well-being of both the baby and mother during the process
  • Assist surgeons and physicians in caring for the mother during complicated births
  • Provide care for mothers and babies after birth
  • Weigh and measure newborn babies
  • Monitor the patient’s vital signs during birth
  • Study patient history
  • Communicate stages of labor to family members
  • Explain and demonstrate breastfeeding techniques
  • Monitor patient after delivery and be available for questions or concerns
  • Participate in research and further educational opportunities
  • Perform CPR or other emergency measures if needed

Midwife Requirements

  • Ability to multitask, prioritise, and manage time efficiently
  • Compassionate and caring of patients
  • Able to work in an intense, concentrated environment
  • Calm and cool-headed with a positive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Good leadership skills; able to mentor and educate

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