Registered Midwife

Nursing & Midwifery Al Ain, United Arab Emirates


Description

Position at Kanad Hospital

Requirements:

Education: Midwifery degree of 3 years OR nursing degree of 3 years plus midwifery course of 1 year. Prefer Western qualified or experienced.  
Experience: Minimum 2 years of work experience
License: Prefer HAAD passer or HAAD Licensed or HAAD Exam exempted candidates.  


Brief Description: The Midwife is responsible for performing a variety of duties which will assist with the care of women and their newborns during the antepartum, intra partum and postpartum periods at Oasis Hospital.

Description:
General
  • 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.