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Nurse Midwives
District Of Columbia

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Diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a healthcare team. May provide well-woman gynecological care. Must have specialized, graduate nursing education.

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Master's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Document findings of physical examinations.
  • Provide prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, or newborn care to patients.
  • Write information in medical records or provide narrative summaries to communicate patient information to other health care providers.
  • Consult with or refer patients to appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise.
  • Order and interpret diagnostic or laboratory tests.
  • Document patients' health histories, symptoms, physical conditions, or other diagnostic information.
  • Perform physical examinations by taking vital signs, checking neurological reflexes, examining breasts, or performing pelvic examinations.
  • Monitor fetal development by listening to fetal heartbeat, taking external uterine measurements, identifying fetal position, or estimating fetal size and weight.
  • Initiate emergency interventions to stabilize patients.
  • Provide primary health care, including pregnancy and childbirth, to women.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Floor grade forceps or hemostats
  • Medical oxygen masks or parts
  • Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories
  • Surgical needle holders for general use
  • Surgical scissors

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