Midwife - ANZSCO 254111
Group: 2541 Midwives
provide care and advice to women during pregnancy, labour and childbirth, and postnatal care for women and babies in a range of settings such as the home, community, hospitals, clinics and health units.It includes Health Promotion Officers and Orthotists or Prosthetists.
1. providing advice and support during pre-conception, intrapartum, antenatal and postnatal periods in partnership with women
2. providing care and management of pregnancy and birth
3. assessing progress and recognising warning signs of abnormal and potentially abnormal pregnancies requiring referral to an Obstetrician
4. monitoring the condition of women and foetuses during pregnancy and throughout labour
5. conducting health education classes and seminars to promote the health of mothers and babies such as reproductive health, antenatal education, preparation for parenthood and breastfeeding
6. providing advice on nutrition, childcare and family planning
Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification, two years hospital-based training, and at least five years specialist study and training (ANZSCO Skill Level 1). Registration or licensing is required.