Midwife Job Description Template
We are looking for an experienced midwife to guide patients through their pregnancies and deliver their babies. The midwife's responsibilities include identifying high-risk pregnancies, referring patients to obstetricians as needed, and mentoring student midwives. You should also be able to provide follow-up care to patients after labor.
To be successful as a midwife, you should be patient, compassionate, and able to handle difficult situations. Ultimately, an exceptional midwife should be able to gain patients' trust as well as demonstrate excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
- Monitoring the health of pregnant women and their unborn babies.
- Educating patients as well as their partners and family members on reproductive health, preparation for parenthood, and antenatal care.
- Teaching patients with pain management techniques to prepare them for labor.
- Delivering patients’ babies in birthing centers, patients’ homes, or hospitals as well as providing emotional support and encouragement during labor.
- Taking and recording patients' blood pressure, temperature, and pulse as well as ordering diagnostic tests as needed.
- Helping patients and their partners to cope with miscarriages, stillbirths, neonatal deaths, and terminations.
- Teaching new mothers how to feed their newborns.
- Assisting patients in creating suitable birth plans.
- Providing sound advice to patients regarding diets, exercises, and medications suitable for pregnancy.
- Bachelor's or associate's degree in nursing or related field.
- Completion of an accredited midwifery educational program.
- Certified by either the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) or North American Registry of Midwives (NARM).
- Appropriate state licensure.
- Proven experience working as a midwife.
- Basic Life Support (BSL) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certifications.
- The ability to work under pressure.
- Strong problem-solving, analytical, and clinical assessment skills.
- Effective communication skills.
- Patient and compassionate.