Registered Midwife

at International Rescue Committee
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted September 11, 2019
Category Healthcare
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Job Title: Registered Midwife

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Kyegegwa, Uganda

Job Description

Assess for reproductive health needs of adolescent girls and women of reproductive age group.
Provide counseling and health education to clients before and after screening.
Provide the full antenatal care package including screening tests at the facility and during community outreaches.
Identifying high-risk pregnancies and organizing appropriate referrals.
Provide basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care, adolescent sexual and reproductive services including prevention and treatment of HIV and other STIs.
Provide information and linkage to elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV services.
Provide care during labour and puerperium with emphasis on prevention of infection and ensuring successful breastfeeding.
Participate in clinician ward rounds and provide bedside nursing care for admitted mothers.
Provide post-natal care services for mother and baby including immunization, growth monitoring, support for breast-feeding and family planning.
Ensure infection prevention and control is implemented according to MoH guideline.
Provide clinical care for survivors of Sexual and Gender based violence.

Skills

Be able to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Education Requirements

Must have midwifery certificate or equivalent
Must be registered with the Nurses and Midwives council
Relevant work experience of two years is essential.
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