Certified Nurse Midwife in Lagos, Nigeria

at Fosad Consulting Ltd

Hospital & Health Care
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Job Description:

A midwife has a range of responsibilities, including the care of mother and baby, adhering to hospital policy and maintaining an awareness of issues such as health and safety.


• Diagnosing, monitoring and examining women during pregnancy;

• Developing, assessing and evaluating individual programs of care;

• Providing full antenatal care, including screening tests in the hospital, community and the home;

• Identifying high risk pregnancies and making referrals to doctors and other medical specialists;

• Arranging and providing parenting and health education;

• Providing counseling and advice before and after screening and tests;

• Offering support and advice following events such as miscarriage, termination, stillbirth, neonatal abnormality and neonatal death;

• Supervising and assisting mothers in labour, monitoring the condition of the foetus and using knowledge of drugs and pain management;

• Giving support and advice on the daily care of the baby, including breastfeeding, bathing and making up feeds;

• Liaising with agencies and other health and social care professionals to ensure continuity of care;

• Engaging in professional development to meet PREP (post-registration education and practice) requirements;

• Participating in the training and supervision of junior colleagues.

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