Registered Midwife

  French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children
Diploma   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1333
Date Posted:Apr 27, 2017
Closing Date:May 5, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:5
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:96,90,66

About French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children:


The French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC) was founded in 2006 is a unique public-private partnership between the Governments of Afghanistan and France, a French NGO – La Chaine de L’Espoir/Enfants Afghans and the Aga Khan Development Network through the Aga Khan University Hospital. FMIC embodies a sign of hope for the medical care mothers and children in Kabul. The Institute has risen to the challenge of charting a course towards sustainable health solutions for Afghanistan. It is the first ISO certified hospital in Afghanistan, aiming to provide compassionate, accessible, cost-effective, high quality care services to the population of Afghanistan. Currently the hospital provides161-bed inpatient care for children and adults, including 15 beds for pediatric intensive care, 17 bed adult cardiac care with a state of art cardiac catheterization laboratory, 52 new beds for maternal care, 63 beds allocated for pediatric medical and surgical units and a 14 bed neonatal intensive care unit. Six operation theatres, a department of radiology which includes CT-Scan and MRI capabilities, a state-of-the-art laboratory, a 24 hour pharmacy service and outpatient services for the adult population in medical and surgical specialties. FMIC also runs a Postgraduate Medical Education considering a training hub for healthcare professionals. Through its e-Health programme, FMIC offers telemedicine and eLearning services to hospitals in Bamyan, Badakhshan and Kandahar in Afghanistan and Khorog in Tajikistan. FMIC is working towards expansion of its health services towards establishing a comprehensive 400 bed Academic Medical Complex in Kabul, which will serve not only the Afghan population but Central Asia as well, as a medical Center of excellence.”

Job Summary:

Provides safe, competent, individualized care to patients with care needs ranging from basic to complex, including imparting patients/family education and support.

Duties & Responsibilities:

a) Antenatal care:
 Diagnose pregnancy and perform antenatal history and examination.
 Monitor normal pregnancies; carry out the examinations necessary for the monitoring of the development of normal pregnancies
 Give the necessary supervision, care and advice to women during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period.
b) Labor room:
 Identify and monitor stages of labour.
 Perform history and physical examination of the labouring woman and diagnose labour.
 Provide care and assist mother during labour and to monitor the condition of the fetus in utero by the appropriate clinical and technical means.
 Manage labour using the partograph.
c) Post-natal care :

 Perform postpartum assessment(s) of mother according to the obstetrics principles.
 Treat postpartum hemorrhage (including manual removal of placenta and injection oxytocic).
 Provide immediate post-partum, care including history taking, physical examination (voiding after 4-6 hours of vaginal delivery, uterine contraction, fundal height etc.) teaching on breast feeding and care of newborn.
 Counsel on breastfeeding and provide nutritional support to woman.
 Provide hygiene care to all patients as per defined policy.
 Conduct uncomplicated and spontaneous deliveries including where required an episiotomy.
 Recognize the warning signs of abnormality in the mother or infant which necessitate referral to a doctor and to assist the latter where appropriate.
d) Newborn nursery:
 Provide immediate newborn care with a focus on airway, warmth and breastfeeding.
 Put complete and correct identification band of the mother.
 Conduct thorough head to toe assessment of a newborn.
 Draw blood samples and send to lab with proper identification.
 Provide routine newborn care, including physical examination, care of the umbilical cord, immunization, etc

Job Requirement:

Midwifery Diploma/ degree registered with the relevant entities i.e. MoPH/MoHE.

Bachelor’s degree in Midwifery will be preferred.

Basic life support (BLS) provider

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) provider

Medication certification module for RMs

Peripheral intravenous cannulation (PIVC)

Ability to carry out basic obstetrics/gynecological/ and neonatal assessment.

Identify, manage and competent in dealing with antenatal, postnatal and gynecology patients.

Knowledgeable and competent to deal with newborn provide safe care.

Demonstrate knowledge and skill regarding proper use of unit relevant equipment and their safe handling.

Ability to organize workload and identify priorities appropriately.

Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with team members.

Ability to cope with stressful situations.

Ability to work with health care team and contribute ideas and solutions to resolve problems.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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