Nurse Midwife Job Description

nurse midwife job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Nurse Midwife Job Description

A nurse midwife is a registered nurse who has completed an accredited program and is licensed in nursing and midwifery.

Nurse midwives provide health care to childbearing women, prenatal care, and pregnancy and childbirth education.

Nurse midwives practice in a variety of settings, including hospitals, community health clinics, birthing centers, and women’s homes, as well as provide consultation and teaching to health care providers.

Nurse midwives also evaluate, diagnose, and treat women.

Nurse midwives practice in collaboration with obstetricians, physicians, and other health care providers.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a certified Nurse Midwife who is interested in working in a hospital setting. The ideal candidate will have experience working with pregnant women and their families, as well as experience in labor and delivery.

Nurse Midwife Duties:

  • Properly assess patient’s current health status and needs, determining when to use specific health care services
  • Maintain patients’ medical records
  • Diagnose, treat, and provide care for patients
  • Provide nursing care to patients, including assistance with daily living, such as personal hygiene, nutrition, and mobility
  • Make sure all treatments, medications, and procedures are performed safely and accurately
  • Maintain appropriate medical equipment
  • Advise physician and other health care practitioners on health promotion, disease prevention, and illness treatment
  • Oversee the nursing staff
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure safe and quality patient care

Nurse Midwife Responsibilities:

  • Oversee a team of midwives and support staff, including scheduling, training, and mentorship
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation of patient care, and provide leadership, guidance, and mentoring to team members
  • Perform prenatal and post-natal examinations, and prenatal ultrasounds
  • Create and conduct patient assessments, including verifying medical history, performing diagnostic tests, and making determinations
  • Prepare obstetrical, neonatal, pediatric, and gynecological medications and medications for labor and delivery
  • Perform basic diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Perform labor and delivery, including induction, fetal monitoring, vacuum extraction, and episiotomy
  • Perform operative vaginal delivery
  • Perform obstetrical procedures, including vacuum extraction, forceps delivery, and cutdown
  • Prepare recovery room and postoperative care
  • Prescribe medications and medications for labor and delivery
  • Perform postpartum

Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree and either a certificate of completion in nurse-midwifery or RN licensure
  • 3+ years of clinical experience in midwifery practice
  • Experience in delivering babies
  • Knowledge of growth and developmental patterns specific to women
  • Knowledge of prenatal care, labor and delivery, and

At Company Name, we believe that diversity and inclusion are key to success. We are committed to building a team that is diverse and inclusive of people from all walks of life. We encourage applications from all races, religions, national origins, genders, , , gender expressions, and ages. We also welcome applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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