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Nurse Midwives
(SOC Code : 29-1161)
in Humboldt County

Diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a healthcare team. May provide well-woman gynecological care. Must have specialized, graduate nursing education.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Master's degree .

Humboldt County is part of the North Coast Region, which includes Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake and Mendocino counties.
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AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
North Coast Region20201st Qtr$63.85$58.23$64.24$71.44
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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Nurse Midwife Furnishing Certificate (NMF)Department of Consumer Affairs
Board of Registered Nursing
http://www.rn.ca.gov
Nurse MidwifeDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Board of Registered Nursing
http://www.rn.ca.gov

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Industry Title
Number of Employers in Humboldt County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Offices of Physicians 12543.7%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1135.7%
Outpatient Care Centers 2914.1%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Document findings of physical examinations.
Provide prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, or newborn care to patients.
Write information in medical records or provide narrative summaries to communicate patient information to other health care providers.
Document patients` health histories, symptoms, physical conditions, or other diagnostic information.
Consult with or refer patients to appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise.
Perform physical examinations by taking vital signs, checking neurological reflexes, examining breasts, or performing pelvic examinations.
Order and interpret diagnostic or laboratory tests.
Initiate emergency interventions to stabilize patients.
Monitor fetal development by listening to fetal heartbeat, taking external uterine measurements, identifying fetal position, or estimating fetal size and weight.
Provide primary health care, including pregnancy and childbirth, to women.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

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Alternate Titles
Advanced Practice Nurses (APN); Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN); and Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM)
 
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