Registered Midwife

Nursing & Midwifery Al Ain, United Arab Emirates


Position at Kanad Hospital

Kanad Hospital (formerly known as Oasis Hospital) was established in 1960 by Doctors Pat and Mariam Kennedy at ‎the request of HH Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan. The Kennedys were physicians from the United States whose primary ‎goal was to honor God by providing loving healthcare to those in this region. Ever since our launch, Kanad has been ‎known for its excellent obstetric and pediatric care, and we are proud to be recognized as one of the premier ‎healthcare providers for women and children in the Middle East. We are honored to be the birthplace of many of ‎the leaders of our great nation including HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. ‎

Kanad Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital that strives to diligently follow the teachings of Jesus in the way that we ‎care for women, children, and their families. We have the privilege of being the first hospital established in the Abu ‎Dhabi Emirate and the first private hospital in the Emirate to attain JCI accreditation. Additionally, we are the first ‎hospital in the world to obtain JCI Clinical Care Program Certifications for our treatment program for Respiratory ‎Distress Syndrome in newborns and for our Natural Birth after Cesarean Section program for mothers.‎

Hope: Healthy communities transformed by the love of the God.‎
Purpose: To honor God by providing exceptional whole person healthcare to the community with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.

Job Description:

  • Provide a high standard of midwifery care for mothers and their babies.
  • Assume accountability for professional practice, working within the policies and procedures of the hospital.
  • Support and participate in programs for professional development.
  • Works within scope of practice, professional guidelines and policy and procedure. 
  1. Unit management responsibilities:
  • To participate in improvement initiatives within the organization.
  • To participate in change management programs within the organization.
  • To meet and exceed customer needs through the development and promotion of key principles that support customer satisfaction.
  • To deal appropriately with complaints when necessary.
  • To assess risk, report incidents and to participate in Risk Management processes.
  • To be aware of hospital fire policy and emergency procedures.
  • To accept additional responsibilities as requested by the supervisor.
  • To attend relevant meetings.
  • To accept responsibility for day to day management of the clinical area as directed by the supervisor.
  • To escalate concerns regarding patient / staff safety to the unit supervisor.
  • Awareness of health and safety principles related to the work area. 
  1. Clinical responsibilities:
  • To participate in clinical governance, quality and audit programs.
  • To maintain a high standard of midwifery care for mothers and babies, working within evidence-based guidelines and hospital policies.
  • To communicate effectively and appropriately within the departmental / wider team.
  • To promote normality in pregnancy, birth and the puerperium.
  • To be responsible for the safe custody and administration of all drugs and medications in accordance with hospital and Ministry of Health regulations.
  • To maintain accurate, contemporaneous, legible and objective medical records.
  • To maintain and be proficient in the use of emergency equipment within the unit.
  • To be able to efficiently and effectively respond to obstetric and neonatal emergencies.
  • To promote breastfeeding and comply with World Health Organization (WHO) "Baby Friendly Hospital Initiatives" (BFHI) guidelines.
  • To comply with hospital policies regarding Infection Control.
  • To ensure manual handling principles are adhered to with regard to personal back safety whilst promoting safe handling practices for the client.
  • To promote health education and provide information to mothers and their families regarding all relevant aspects of care.
  • To maintain patient confidentiality. 
  1. Personal / Professional development responsibilities:
  • To attend mandatory / voluntary in-service education programs.
  • To maintain BLS / NRP licensure.
  • To take an active part in the induction and orientation of new staff and provide mentorship as required.
  • To attain relevant competencies/skills. To ensure knowledge and practice is kept up to date and develop relevant clinical skills. 
  1. Key skills:
  • Ability to deal with emotionally charged situations.
  • Strong observational skills.
  • Highly developed physical skills, high degree of precision required for palpation, suturing and assisting with a woman's birth.
  • Analytical and judgmental skills developed to a high degree to appropriately investigate, analyze and assess midwifery care. 
  • Organize own workload / time effectively.
  • Appropriate empathic discernment.