In this position, the Certified Nurse-Midwife provides healthcare, counseling, and education for families of childbearing years, women from menarche through menopause, for women with gynecological problems and also for normal neonates.
Performs and/or reviews health histories and performs assessment of the woman during antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum.
Identifies indicators of risk in pregnancy and performs appropriate interventions.
Performs routine laboratory, radiology, screening, and therapeutic procedures.
Implements the nurse-midwifery plan of care within prescribed nurse-midwifery interventions and procedures as appropriate and in accordance with nurse-midwifery care.
Prescribes appropriate medications and instructs patients effectively in their use during antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum.
Develops and coordinates all referrals to MDs, PHNs, nutritionists, social workers, diabetic counselors, mental health counselors, and WIC.
Admits patients with conditions requiring hospitalization in accordance with hospital by-laws and approval of the supervising physician.
Manages and performs spontaneous vaginal delivery and facilitates the newborns’ adaptation to extra-uterine environment.
Reviews high risk patients at High Risk Conference weekly, documents changing medical plans and clearly identifies MD role in the management process in the written record