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
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
Cape Cod Healthcare Inc.