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"Nurse Midwive"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a healthcare team. May provide well-woman gynecological care. Must have specialized, graduate nursing education.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Nurse Midwive"

1) Provide prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, or newborn care to patients.

2) Develop and implement individualized plans for health care management.

 

3) Educate patients and family members regarding prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, newborn, or interconceptional care.

4) Document patients' health histories, symptoms, physical conditions, or other diagnostic information.

5) Monitor fetal development by listening to fetal heartbeat, taking external uterine measurements, identifying fetal position, or estimating fetal size and weight.

 

6) Perform physical examinations by taking vital signs, checking neurological reflexes, examining breasts, or performing pelvic examinations.

7) Consult with or refer patients to appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise.

8) Document findings of physical examinations.

9) Explain procedures to patients, family members, staff members or others.

10) Initiate emergency interventions to stabilize patients.

11) Manage newborn care during the first weeks of life.

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12) Provide primary health care, including pregnancy and childbirth, to women.

13) Order and interpret diagnostic or laboratory tests.

14) Prescribe medications as permitted by state regulations.

 

15) Provide patients with direct family planning services such as inserting intrauterine devices, dispensing oral contraceptives, and fitting cervical barriers including cervical caps or diaphragms.

16) Write information in medical records or provide narrative summaries to communicate patient information to other health care providers.

17) Conduct clinical research on topics such as maternal or infant health care, contraceptive methods, breastfeeding, and gynecological care.

18) Establish practice guidelines for specialty areas such as primary health care of women, care of the childbearing family, and newborn care.

19) Read current literature, talk with colleagues, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in midwifery.

20) Plan, provide, or evaluate educational programs for nursing staff, health care teams, or the community.

Job Description for "Nurse Midwive" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Nurse Midwive"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  29-1161.00


 

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