- The midwife cares for childbearing women during preconception, prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum periods, and provides family-planning counseling and gynecological care.
- The individual provides holistic, continuous care, safe clinical management, education, and, in some cases, primary care for women’s health needs
- Monitoring and examining women during pregnancy
- Developing, assessing and evaluating individual programmers 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 labor, monitoring the condition of the fetus 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 healthcare professionals to ensure continuity of care
- Participating in the training and supervision of junior colleagues.
- Encourages active participation of the woman and her family during pregnancy and childbirth.
- The individual must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with Midwifery certification.
- 3 years experience as a Nurse or Midwife
- The individual must be computer literate
- Strong written, verbal and communication skills
- Good interpersonal skills and bedside manner
- Good attention to detail and ability to solve problems
- Productive and quality focused
- Drive to continue learning throughout career
- Midwifery certification will be an advantage