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Registered Midwife (HPC/RM 1), St. James Public Health Services

Date Posted
26th November 2017
Reference
VAC-27506
Sector
Healthcare & Medical
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Western Jamaica
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the position of Registered Midwife, St. James Public Health Services.

Job Description

The Western Regional Health Authority (a Statutory Body under the Ministry of Health) is currently seeking to employ Registered Midwives throughout the region. The incumbent will be responsible for providing safe, efficient and therapeutically effective care in accordance with the objectives and policies of the Maternal and Child Health Care Plan for Jamaica.

 

Core Functions

  • Conducts proper history taking and physical examinations of clients.
  • Prepares and conducts educational sessions with clients.
  • Identifies high risk patients and makes referrals to doctors and other medical specialists.
  • Sort referrals sent from health centres, private practitioners and internal practitioners.
  • Prepares for and assists doctors with examination procedures eg. Vaginal biopsies and pap-smears.
  • Conducts Antenatal, Child Health and Family Planning Clinics and arrange for follow ups.
  • Assists the Public Health Nurse with postnatal clinics.
  • Observes patients vital signs identifying abnormal cases and reports any abnormalities to relevant persons.
  • Conducts venipuncture for lab investigations.

 

Specific Knowledge Required:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent team work skills
  • Strong observational skills
  • Excellent bedside skills

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Certificate in Midwifery  from an accredited institution
  • Current registration with the Nursing Council of Jamaica

 

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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