Staff Midwife
MEDICAS HOSPITAL
Mampong - Akuapem
3d ago
source : Jobsinghana.com, LLC

Job Title : Midwife

Grade : Staff Midwife

Responsible To : Ward / Unit Manager

Accountable To : Medical Director

Job Purpose

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate midwifery care.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the organization and delivery of antenatal care to clients.
  • Assist with the organization and delivery of postnatal care to clients.
  • Contribute to the provision of key services during the antenatal period to improve health outcome for clients (i.e IPT, PMTCT, prevention and control of anaemia).
  • Provide counseling to clients on birth preparedness and complication readiness.
  • Conduct spontaneous vaginal deliveries for clients.
  • Provide education for clients on a range of relevant topics including minor ailments during pregnancy and their management, personal hygiene, breastfeeding, nutrition etc.
  • Anticipate and recognize deviations from normal infant deliveries and carry out laid down procedures to safeguard the well-being of mothers and babies such as
  • resuscitation of newborns, treatment of hemorrhage and shock, fetal distress, prolapsed cord, and other life threatening conditions.

  • Assist with the organization and conduct of prenatal classes for expectant parents to help ensure safe pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium.
  • Assist mothers to initiate infant feeding following delivery
  • Assist with the management of breastfeeding problems.
  • Carry out other official duties assigned by the Ward Manager / Unit In-Charge
  • Communication and Working Relationships

  • Maintain effective communication with colleagues, clients / patients and visitors in the ward / unit.
  • Discuss treatment / management of condition with patient and relatives where applicable and encourage them to ask questions.
  • Attend meetings as required in connection with the nursing care.
  • Attend and contribute at general staff meetings.
  • Personal and People Development

  • Develop and maintain continuing personal and professional development to meet the changing demands in the area of midwifery service delivery.
  • Monitor own performance against agreed objectives.
  • Undertake facilitative supervision of Health Care Assistants, students and other junior staff in the ward / unit and teach such staff.
  • Participate in the induction of new staff in the ward / unit.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of education programmes for patients, their families and others about post discharge care programs
  • Keep log of own performance and in-service training log for purposes of appraisal.
  • Health Safety Responsibilities

  • Adhere to the health and safety policies, guidelines / protocols (eg. the use of personal protective clothing / equipment
  • Take care of own safety and take all measures to ensure the safety of the patient, relatives and staff - reporting all accidents, risk assessments and incidents, completing relevant documentation and undertake further investigation as directed.
  • Assist the Ward Manager / Unit in-Charge to maintain a safe, clean, pleasant and therapeutic environment taking remedial action when necessary.
  • Quality Assurance

  • Comply with the Medicas Hospital quality assurance policy and guidelines and work within the prescribed quality standard for the midwifery care.
  • Required Skills or Experience

    Prospective applicants must satisfy the following requirements :

    1. Possess a valid pin from the Nurses and Midwifery Council.

    2. Be willing to work extra hours.

    3. Possess exceptional customer care and interpersonal relationship skills.

    4. Must be a team player.

    5. Ready to work at a short notice.

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