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Certified Nurse Midwife resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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Summary

Versatile Certified Nurse Midwife promoting over 26 years of experience providing high level of care to women and babies, first as a registered nurse and then as a certified nurse-midwife. Kind and disciplined with expertise in prenatal education, labor, delivery and postpartum assessments.

Skills
  • Contraception
  • Newborn assessments
  • Labor and delivery
  • Postpartum checks
  • Vital signs monitoring
  • Patient examination skills
  • Pain management
  • Postpartum management
  • Collaboration
  • Documentation maintenance
Education and Training
Frontier School Of Midwifery And Family Nursing Hyden, KY, Expected in 11/1998 Certified Nurse-Midwife : Nurse-Midwifery - GPA :
The Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA, Expected in 11/1976 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Experience
Kaiser Permanente - Certified Nurse-Midwife
Frederick, MD, 06/2000 - 06/2004
  • Delivered exceptional physical, mental and emotional care to over one hundred women in various stages of labor.
  • Helped women to work through final labor stage, delivering babies vaginally and assisting physicians with Caesarean sections.
  • Provided prenatal care to pregnant women, delivered babies and provided postnatal care to mother and infant.
  • Educated women on birth options, positive strategies and unique health issues.
  • Conducted physical examinations by taking vital signs, checking neurological reflexes and examining breasts.
  • Monitored fetal development by listening to fetal heartbeat, taking external uterine measurements and identifying fetal position.
  • Cared for and assisted women in labor by completing [Task] and [Task].
  • Monitored fetus during labor, completed cervical checks and helped women into different positions to facilitate smooth labors.
  • Enhanced newborn outcomes and promoted bonding by teaching new mothers how to breastfeed and care for infants.
  • Documented patients' health histories, symptoms and physical conditions in [Software].
  • Guided expectant mothers through stages of pregnancy via prenatal nursing care at health clinic in coordination with obstetrician.
  • Cared for pregnant women expecting imminent birth and for babies immediately after birth in hospitals and health clinics.
  • Coordinated overall patient care with specialists, physicians and other departments and supervised ancillary staff.
  • Reviewed and tracked progress of mothers in labor, interpreted fetal heart monitor and informed delivering physician of status.
  • Educated patients on preparation and anticipated effects of specific procedures, answering questions at every step.
  • Detailed health histories for each patient by asking open-ended questions and employing active listening skills.
  • Delivered exceptional physical, mental and emotional care to over [Number] women in various stages of labor.
  • Demonstrated best angles and positioning to support and enable women to successfully breastfeed babies.
Yale-New Haven Health - Childbirth Educator
Uncasville, CT, 01/1989 - 09/1999
  • Provided Weekly sessions (9 per class group) of ICEA Instruction for expectant couples.
  • Assisted couples in the skills necessary to navigate labor and birth by teaching breathing and relaxation techniques.
  • Devoted specific classes to baby care and breast feeding.
  • Supported family decision-making by offering objective and informative input.
  • Offered subject matter expertise for clinical assistance and program services like WIC.
Mission Health System, Inc - Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse
Weaverville, NC, 06/1978 - 06/1998
  • Reviewed and tracked progress of mothers in labor, interpreted fetal heart monitor and informed delivering physician of status.
  • Briefed next-shift nurses thoroughly on condition, status and needs of mother and newborn.
  • Assessed and documented physical condition of mothers and babies and assisted doctors in identifying and treating preeclampsia.
  • Cared for pregnant women expecting imminent birth and for babies immediately after birth in thehospital.
  • Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including creating and improving medical protocols and guidelines.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Administered scheduled medications and therapies intravenously, rectally, orally, subcutaneously and via intramuscular injections while overseeing pain management plans.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Delivered quality patient care from admission to discharge through direct supervision of all nursing and ancillary staff.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Coordinated with healthcare team to establish, enact and evaluate patient care plans.
  • Participated in continuing education programs and fetal monitoring workshops to enhance training and nursing knowledge.
  • Provided skilled direct nursing care to newborn babies and their mothers in Maternity department.
  • Imparted medical, operational and patient care knowledge to junior nurses to maximize performance and quality of team operations.
  • Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns.
  • Observed strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to patients.
Activities and Honors

After retiring from active practice as a nurse-midwife, Jessica was instrumental in starting the PA Association of Licensed Midwifes (PALM.) This organization was instrumental in securing prescriptive authority for certified nurse-midwives in PA.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Frontier School Of Midwifery And Family Nursing
  • The Pennsylvania State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Certified Nurse-Midwife
  • Childbirth Educator
  • Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse

Degrees

  • Certified Nurse-Midwife
  • Bachelor of Science

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