Mount Sinai Careers
MIDWIFE - NYSNA
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- Duties and Responsibilities:
1.The midwife performs functions as an integrated member of the Department of OB/GYN and Nursing. The midwife will: Coordinate prenatal care to the caseload of patients in the ambulatory care setting.
2.Take pertinent history. Perform physical & pelvic examination. Obtain laboratory & diagnostic tests. Provide counseling & teaching as needed.
3.Identify risk factors & develop appropriate plan of management. Manage the care of selected patients admitted to the inpatient unit-based on unit protocols & with the collaboration of the attending physician.
4..Obtain physician consultation for plan of management for any medical or obstetrical complications not addressed in departmental protocols. Performs functions as identified in the Midwife Scope of Practice.
5.Provide Intra-partum Care as follows: Evaluate the status of labor & admits patient to the labor floor. Perform admission physical examination.
6.Perform venipuncture & starts intravenous infusions if nursing staff is unavailable. Obtain laboratory & diagnostic tests & evaluates results. Evaluate the progress of labor by vaginal examination. Make decisions regarding ambulation of the patient during labor. Request conduction anesthesia.
7.Perform amniotomy as indicated. Apply external fetal monitor & tocodynamometer. Apply internal fetal scalp electrode & pressure catheter. Evaluate fetal monitor tracing & consults with physician if abnormalities are present. Make decisions regarding the position(s) of the patient during second stage of labor. Make decisions regarding performance of delivery in the birthing room or transfer to the delivery room.
8. Utilize local infiltration or pudendal block. Perform & repairs episiotomies. Conduct spontaneous deliveries of cephalic presentations. Obtain specimen of cord blood for cord gases when appropriate. Manage the third stage of labor. Perform cervical & vaginal inspection. Repair minor vaginal & perineal lacerations. Take responsibility for the management of the uncomplicated patient in recovery room.
Masters degree in nursing preferred.
Evidence of completion of a Pharmacology course, passing the examination & receiving authorization to issue prescriptions pursuant to Section 6951 (2) of the NYS Education Law.
Demonstrate clinical experience related to obstetrics and the care of women & children.