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Nurse Midwives - 29-1161.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
  • Certified Nurse-Midwife
  • Clinical Site Coordinator and Supervisor
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Senior Instructor, Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Staff Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Staff Midwife
  • Staff Nurse Midwife
  • Staff Nurse-Midwife

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Tasks

  • Conduct clinical research on topics such as maternal or infant health care, contraceptive methods, breastfeeding, and gynecological care.
  • Consult with or refer patients to appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise.
  • Develop and implement individualized plans for health care management.
  • Document findings of physical examinations.
  • Document patients' health histories, symptoms, physical conditions, or other diagnostic information.
  • Educate patients and family members regarding prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, newborn, or interconceptional care.
  • Establish practice guidelines for specialty areas such as primary health care of women, care of the childbearing family, and newborn care.
  • Explain procedures to patients, family members, staff members or others.
  • Initiate emergency interventions to stabilize patients.
  • Manage newborn care during the first weeks of life.
  • Monitor fetal development by listening to fetal heartbeat, taking external uterine measurements, identifying fetal position, or estimating fetal size and weight.
  • Order and interpret diagnostic or laboratory tests.
  • Perform physical examinations by taking vital signs, checking neurological reflexes, examining breasts, or performing pelvic examinations.
  • Plan, provide, or evaluate educational programs for nursing staff, health care teams, or the community.
  • Prescribe medications as permitted by state regulations.
  • Provide patients with direct family planning services such as inserting intrauterine devices, dispensing oral contraceptives, and fitting cervical barriers including cervical caps or diaphragms.
  • Provide prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, or newborn care to patients.
  • Provide primary health care, including pregnancy and childbirth, to women.
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in midwifery.
  • Write information in medical records or provide narrative summaries to communicate patient information to other health care providers.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
  • Care for women during pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Conduct health or safety training programs.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
  • Develop medical treatment plans.
  • Establish nursing policies or standards.
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
  • Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members.
  • Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care.
  • Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
  • Measure the physical or physiological attributes of patients.
  • Order medical diagnostic or clinical tests.
  • Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities.
  • Prescribe medications.
  • Provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Test patient nervous system functioning.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Treat medical emergencies.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Nurse Midwife (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aerospace Medical Service (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nurse Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nurse Midwife (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nurse-Midwife (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Nurse-Midwife