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NURSE MIDWIVES
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Occupation Description:
 
  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.
 
Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Educate patients and family members regarding prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, newborn, or interconceptional care.
  • Provide prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, or newborn care to patients.
  • Document patients' health histories, symptoms, physical conditions, or other diagnostic information.
  • Monitor fetal development by listening to fetal heartbeat, taking external uterine measurements, identifying fetal position, or estimating fetal size and weight.
  • Perform physical examinations by taking vital signs, checking neurological reflexes, examining breasts, or performing pelvic examinations.
  • Consult with or refer patients to appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise.
  • Develop and implement individualized plans for health care management.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures..
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment..
  • Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance..
  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Master's degree
 
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License Authority for Nurse-Midwife:  (License details)
 
  Department of Public Health
Health Care Systems Branch
Practitioner Licensing & Investigations Section
410 Capitol Avenue
P.O.Box 340308
Hartford, CT   006134 -00308
(860) 509-7603
email: olpc.dph@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dph/license

 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $106,137.00 $51.03 $44.55 $45.30 - $58.34
Hartford $102,847.00 $49.44 $42.77 $44.01 - $57.20
New Haven $111,945.00 $53.82 $45.74 $47.90 - $60.62
Waterbury $103,740.00 $49.88 $45.76 $45.10 - $55.50
      
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