Midwife Jobs

Midwife Job Overview

Midwives are trained professionals with skills and expertise in providing care for mothers and infants. They help women to maintain healthy pregnancies and have optimal births and recoveries after birth. Their care can include preconception, pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum guidance and treatment. Midwives develop trusting, working relationships with women and their families in order to provide individualized care suited to mothers' individual needs. They may work independently or as part of a healthcare team.

Daily midwife tasks might include:

  • Providing primary health and gynecological care
  • Prescribing medications including contraceptive and family planning methods
  • Conducting physicals exams and ordering necessary tests
  • Providing healthcare education and counseling
  • Caring for newborns

These are just a few tasks that midwives can perform; job duties will vary depending on the organization and position. Many midwives begin their careers working as registered nurses.

Midwife Job Education Requirements

Midwifery education programs leading to the certified nurse-midwives (CNM) and certified midwives (CM) credentials require graduate education. Most programs require a bachelor's degree for entry, but some will accept registered nurses (RNs) without a bachelor's degree. Some programs leading to the CNM credential require a Bachelor of Science in Nursing prior to entry, but many will accept an individual who has a bachelor's degree but is not an RN, and will provide an accelerated nursing education prior to the midwifery portion of the program. A job as a midwife is considered an advanced practice nurse job, and there are many other opportunities in this field.

Midwife Job Market

There are approximately 15,000 practicing midwives in the United States. Midwives practice in a variety of places, including private homes, clinics, birth centers, hospitals, and health units. Midwives attend only slightly more than 10 percent of births in the United States, but that number is growing, as there is an increased emphasis on preventative care. Offices of physicians and general medical and surgical hospitals are the top two employers of midwives. States with the highest employment level in this occupation are Indiana, New York, California, Florida and Georgia.

Midwife Job Salary Information

As of 2012, the mean hourly wage for a midwife was $44.34 per hour and $92,230 annually. California is the top-paying state for midwives, with an hourly mean wage of $57.91 and an annual mean salary of $120,450. Other states with high-paying salaries for midwives include New Hampshire, North Dakota, Massachusetts and Oregon, each with annual midwife salaries of over $100,000. Many employers offer flexible work schedules, childcare and educational benefits.

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455 Midwife jobs found on Monster.

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Certified Nurse Midwife Rao Medical Group – Portsmouth, VA Certified Nurse Midwife needed to work at the Naval Medical Center (NMC) Portsmouth, VA or a satellite OB/GYN clinic within a 30 mile radius of NMCP. Requirements: Provide comprehensive primary care to a select population of essentially healthy women and their babies in a variety of settings to include prenatal care, intrapartum manage...
Provides full scope of maternity & gynecologic services for healthy women of all ages who meet criteria for acceptance to Nurse Midwifery care. Deliveries at North Shore Birth Center & Beverly Hospital. Participates in independent, collaborative, and co-management situations with consulting physicians. Participates in development of patient care policies and procedures & approved medical orders th...
NP, Midwife, PA OB/GYN office looking for Nurse Practitioner, Midwife or PA, with experience in women's health. OB experience helpful, but not required. Please fax resume to 278-0767...
SUMMARY Provides obstetric care, including antepartum assessment, labor management, delivery and post-partum care, within the inpatient setting ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Serves as a member of a healthcare team that includes faculty obstetricians, Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists, OB/GYN residents, faculty anesthesiologists, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Provides ongoing coordinatio...
Basic Functions: Assesses the physical and psychosocial status of patients by means of interview, health history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests. Interprets that data, develops and implements a plan of treatment, and follows through on a continuum of patient care across the health-illness continuum and lifespan within protocols set forth and approved by both the practice physicians an...
About Us What does it mean to be a part of Intermountain Healthcare? It means that the quest for clinical excellence is not just a goal, but a given. It means building an environment where physicians and employees can deliver the best in medicine. And it’s realizing each employee or volunteer is vital to the healing process, because we can only achieve the extraordinary together . Being a part o...
Job Posting Number: 45302BR Job Posting Title: Certified Nurse Midwife-Obstetrics & Gynecology Job Posting Category: Advanced Practitioner/Provider , Nursing Work Site: MCHS - NW WI - Eau Claire Department: Obstetric and Gynecology Job Description The Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) provides women’s health services focusing on pregnancy, childbirth, the post partum period, family planning and ...
Join our growing organization on an exciting mission to improve health and well-being for our members, patients and community! At HealthPartners, you’ll find a culture where we live our values of excellence, compassion, integrity and partnership every day. It’s part of why we’re the No. 1 large company on the Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal’s Best Places to Work list in 2014. Do you want to u...
Requisition Number 14891 Reg/Temp Regular Employment Type Part-Time Shift Regular Work Schedule 07-19 / 19-07 City SALT LAKE CITY State Utah Department UUH OPC 23A OB EMERGENCY SRVCS- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a ...
The Grey Group Plainview, NY
Outpatient Nurse Midwife needed. Outpatient experienced Certified Nurse Midwife or Womens Health Nurse Practitioner. Since we opened our doors in 1975, we have remained committed to providing high quality health care to all who seek it. We have multiple locations throughout New Yorks Hudson Valley and Long Island and are a not-for-profit, New York State licensed, federally qualified health center....
The Grey Group Plainview, NY
Certified Nurse Midwife needed. Outpatient experienced Certified Nurse Midwife or Womens Health Nurse Practitioner. Since we opened our doors in 1975, we have remained committed to providing high quality health care to all who seek it. We have multiple locations throughout New Yorks Hudson Valley and Long Island and are a not-for-profit, New York State licensed, federally qualified health center. ...
Independently manages the care of low-risk women during antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods. Co-manages higher risk patients when determined appropriate by CNM and MD. Provides standard maternity care and counseling to women, adhering to the standards of the American College of Nurse Midwives, procedures and instructions regulated by the State Nurse Practice Act and The Permanente Medic...
Advanced Recruiting Services Inc Corning, NY
Specialty: Certified Nurse MIdwife Job Category: Healthcare Location: Corning Area New York Job Code/ Req#: # 240516 Visas: Green Card, US Citizen only New Grads: Yes Level/Salary Range: NEG Position Type: Full time, Permanent Job Description-2 openings Job Details: We are currently seeking a Certified Nurse Midwife to practice a full spectrum of OBGYN and Gynecological medicine. Collaborate...
Sutter Health South Bay, CA
Description Under the supervision of the designated physician, provides comprehensive primary health care to a select population of essentially healthy women. Participates in the care of women with medical complications in collaboration with the OB/GYN physicians. Shares in the planning and organization of the Nurse-Midwifery Service. Qualifications REQUIRED: Graduation from an accredited scho...
Trandon Associates, Inc New York, NY
MIDWIFE ?Qualifications: New York State Certification New York State License(RN) 2 years experience Full time position( Monday -Friday) ? -Salary commensurate upon experience...
MIDWIFE ​Qualifications: New York State Certification New York State License(RN) 2+ years experience Full time position( Monday -Friday) ​ -Salary commensurate upon experience...
Collaborative MD/CNM OB/GYN practice in search of experienced and energetic CNM. Located just outside Raleigh, North Carolina; this 3 physician and 5 midwife group provides full scope midwifery care, as well as attends births 1 block away at the level 2 community hospital. Ideal candidate will be RN/CNM license eligible for North Carolina, independent in a fast-paced environment, and willing to w...
Requisition Number: RI-19553 Job Title: NURSE MIDWIFE CERTIFIED Site Overview: Ambulatory Svcs-RI (Physician) - HealthEast Clinics are the East Metro's premier primary care network. The medical staff includes more than 170 physicians as well as numerous certified nurse midwives. Our adult, pediatric and geriatric nurse practitioners round out a compassionate and experienced team of nurses an...
Hospital Based Midwifery Program Full Time, Part Time and Per Diem Opportunities Saratoga Hospital is looking for experienced Certified Nurse Midwives to join our integrative and developing hospital based midwifery program. The CNM will practice full scope midwifery care including Antepartum, Intrapartum, Postpartum, and Well Woman Gynecological Care. Our Women's Health Department is a full servic...
Provides comprehensive, primary health care to a select population of essentially healthy women. Participates in the care of women with medical complications in collaboration with obstetricians and gynecologists. Assumes responsibility for a caseload of obstetrical and gynecological patients selected according to midwifery practice protocols. Qualifications EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredit...

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