Nurse Midwives

By: Maria Aldaco

5 Tasks

· Provide prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, or newborn care to patients.

· Provide primary health care, including pregnancy and childbirth, to women.

· Perform physical examinations by taking vital signs, checking neurological reflexes, examining breasts, or performing pelvic examinations.

· Write information in medical records or provide narrative summaries to communicate patient information to other health care providers.

· Initiate emergency interventions to stabilize patients.

5 Skills

· 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.

· Service Orientation — actively looking for ways to help people.

· Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

· Speaking — talking to others to convey information effectively.

Working Conditions:

· Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?

· Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?

· Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?

· Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?

· Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?

5 Interests

· Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

· Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

5 values

· Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.

Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest