Certified Nurse Midwife

Cape Cod Healthcare Inc. Plymouth , MA 02361

Posted 2 months ago

  • Participates in initial examination of obstetrical patient, and is assigned responsibility for care, treatment, and delivery of patient.

  • Participates in antenatal evaluation and treatment of the obstetrical patient.

  • Examines patient during pregnancy, utilizing physical findings, laboratory test results, and patient's statements to evaluate condition and ensure that patient's progress is normal. Instructs patient in prenatal health practices.

  • Discusses case with Obstetrician and staff to assure observation of specified practices.

  • Stays with patient during labor to reassure patient and to administer medication.

  • Delivers infant and performs postpartum examinations and treatments to ensure that patient and infant are responding normally.

  • When deviations from standard are encountered during pregnancy or delivery, administers stipulated emergency measures, and arranges for immediate contact of Obstetrician.

  • Visits patient during postpartum period in hospital to examine patient and instruct patient in care of self and infant. Participate in discharge care including discharge orders.

  • Assist Obstetrician as First Assist for C-sections

  • Maintains records of cases for inclusion in establishment file.

  • Conducts classes for groups of patients and families to provide information concerning pregnancy, childbirth, and family orientation.

  • May direct activities of other workers.

  • May instruct in midwifery in establishment providing such training.

  • Participate in the performance improvement activities of the department.

  • Requires a Masters Degree in Nursing and current RN licensure in the state of MA

  • MA Certified Nurse Midwife License

  • Minimum two years experience as a certified nurse midwife

  • Knowledge of professional nursing theory, clinical practice standards, normal maternal / fetal growth and development, and requirements of nurse midwifery practice. Able to independently seek out resources and solve complex problems.

  • US Department of Justice and Massachusetts' Controlled Substance DEA Registrations are required for prescribing practitioners

  • BLS

  • Documented proof of attendance at Fetal Monitor Course every 2 years

  • Current certification in American Academy of Pediatric Neonatal Resuscitation within 6 months of position and must maintain certification

  • ACLS within 6 months of position and must maintain certification

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