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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.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Lancets
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  • Tourniquets
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  • Vacuum blood collection tubes or containers
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  • Specimen collection container
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  • Microscope slides
  •  Technology used in this occupation:
     
  • Medical software
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  • Office suite software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Educate patients and family members regarding prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, newborn, or interconceptional care.
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  • Provide prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, or newborn care to patients.
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  • Document patients' health histories, symptoms, physical conditions, or other diagnostic information.
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  • Monitor fetal development by listening to fetal heartbeat, taking external uterine measurements, identifying fetal position, or estimating fetal size and weight.
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  • Perform physical examinations by taking vital signs, checking neurological reflexes, examining breasts, or performing pelvic examinations.
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  • Consult with or refer patients to appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise.
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  • Develop and implement individualized plans for health care management.
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  • Document findings of physical examinations.
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  • Explain procedures to patients, family members, staff members or others.
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  • Initiate emergency interventions to stabilize patients.
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  • 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.
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
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  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  •  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.
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  • 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.
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • 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.
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  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
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  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
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  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
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      Education:   Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
      Related Experience:   Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  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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