Job Summary

Location: Ijaiye Ojokoro, Lagos

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Midwife to guide patients through their pregnancies and deliver their babies. The Midwife's responsibilities include identifying high-risk pregnancies, referring patients to Obstetricians as needed, and mentoring student midwives. You should also be able to provide follow-up care to patients after labor.

To be successful as a Midwife, you should be patient, compassionate, and able to handle difficult situations. Ultimately, an exceptional Midwife should be able to gain patients' trust as well as demonstrate excellent communication and problem-solving skills.

Midwife Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring the health of pregnant women and their unborn babies.
  • Educating patients as well as their partners and family members on reproductive health, preparation for parenthood, and antenatal care.
  • Teaching patients pain management techniques to prepare them for labor.
  • Delivering patients’ babies in birthing centers, patients’ homes, or hospitals as well as providing emotional support and encouragement during labor.
  • Taking and recording patients' blood pressure, temperature, and pulse as well as ordering diagnostic tests as needed.
  • Helping patients and their partners to cope with miscarriages, stillbirths, neonatal deaths, and terminations.
  • Teaching new mothers how to feed their newborns.
  • Assisting patients in creating suitable birth plans.
  • Providing sound advice to patients regarding diets, exercises, and medications suitable for pregnancy.

Midwife Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Associate's degree in Nursing or related field.
  • Completion of an accredited midwifery educational program.
  • Certified by either the Nigerian Midwifery Certification Board.
  • Appropriate state licensure.
  • Proven experience working as a Midwife.
  • Basic Life Support (BSL) certification.
  • The ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, and clinical assessment skills.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Patient and compassionate.

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