Midwife assistant - Salary and Career
Nursing technicians and assistants

Midwife assistant - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They perform technical nursing activities in public and private companies such as: hospitals, clinics and other medical care establishments, boats and homes, they work in surgery, therapy, childcare, pediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics, occupational health and other areas. They provide patient care, ensuring their comfort and well-being, administering medications and performing surgical instrumentation tasks, properly positioning the patient and the instruments. They organize the work environment and give continuity to the shifts. They work in accordance with good practices, standards and biosafety procedures. They carry out records and prepare technical reports. They perform activities and carry out actions to promote family health.

How much does an Midwife assistant earn

A Midwife assistant earns between $1.267 and $3.779 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.893 and a median salary of $1.672 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 56.368 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Midwife assistant

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.893 22.711 473 10
1º Quartile 1.267 15.201 317 7
Median Salary 1.672 20.060 418 9
3º Quartile 2.882 34.585 721 15
Higher Salary 3.779 45.349 945 20


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the biological, biochemical, health sciences
      • technicians of the science of human health
        • nursing technicians and assistants

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Main workplaces

Nursing technicians and assistants they work in hospitals, clinics, social services, or even at home. They are salaried employees, with a formal contract, or work on their own, providing temporary services in clinics or residences. They are organized as a team, working under the permanent supervision of a nurse or another member of the higher-level health team. They work in closed environments and with shifts, or confined in a vessel, in the case of the health assistant (maritime navigation). Exception made to professionals working in family health, who, according to a specific ordinance, work eight hours a day. It is common for them to work under pressure, leading to a stressful situation. In some activities, they may be exposed to biological contamination, toxic material and radiation.


What does it take to work in the field of Nursing technicians and assistants

Admission to technical occupations requires certification of skills or a technical course in nursing (middle level). For nursing assistants, basic education and professional qualification courses are required with a minimum of four hundred class hours, which can reach fifteen hundred. The possibility of continuing the qualification will depend on the completion of high school. Currently, there are technical courses in nursing, organized modularly, with intermediate outputs for the qualification of nursing assistants. The entry requirement for these courses is complete high school, with the philosophy of continuing education, which makes it possible for the assistant to reach the technical level, by completing new modules of professional training.


Functions and activities of Midwife assistant

Nursing technicians and assistants must:

  • working with biosafety and security;
  • work with biosafety and safety;
  • administer prescription medication;
  • assist technical team in specific procedures;
  • care patient;
  • provide patient care;
  • promote family health;
  • promote mental health;
  • give continuity to shifts;
  • working with biosafety and safety;
  • provide patient assistance;
  • perform surgical instrumentation;
  • providing patient care;
  • assist the technical team in specific procedures;
  • perform admission procedures;
  • care for the patient;
  • organize work environment;
  • promoting family health;
  • administer prescribed medication;
  • communicate;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • work with biosafety and security;

  • Activities

    • punch venous access;
    • control vital signs;
    • prepare a patient report;
    • perform blood glucose tests;
    • contain sharps for disposal;
    • make personal belongings available to patient (identity preservation);
    • proceed to inhalation therapy;
    • package sharps for disposal;
    • check route of administration;
    • check quantity of implant parts;
    • using personal protective equipment (ppe);
    • control periodic examinations of employees;
    • forward material for exams;
    • install blood products;
    • request the presence of other professionals in the surgical center;
    • label medical prescription (bed, name and patient record);
    • prepare patient for medication;
    • participate in public health campaigns;
    • ready the patient for examination and surgery;
    • discard contaminated material;
    • monitor serum and medication administration time;
    • check received medications;
    • provide consumables;
    • participate in planning activities;
    • aspirate orotracheal and tracheostomy cannula;
    • define actions according to local priorities;
    • help the patient to eat;
    • stimulate vesico-intestinal function;
    • limit patient circulation space;
    • register intake;
    • inspect validity of materials and medicines;
    • conduct patient to social activities;
    • control water balance;
    • identify users' needs;
    • wash hands before and after each procedure;
    • registering activities in information systems;
    • arrange clothes;
    • recommend abstaining from decisions during mental breakdown;
    • recommend disembarkation of sick and injured person;
    • participate in case discussion;
    • disinfect devices and materials;
    • organize medications and materials for patient and nursing use;
    • administer chemotherapy products;
    • updating registration information;
    • provide linen;
    • carry out disease prevention and curative actions;
    • perform trichotomy;
    • stimulate patient to express feelings;
    • inspect each patient;
    • vaccinating yourself;
    • check the number of surgical compresses;
    • mapping area of operation;
    • to be responsible for all care provided to the enrolled population;
    • educate family about mental illness;
    • contain patient in bed;
    • interpret skin tests;
    • administer incompatible medication separately;
    • demarcate behavioral boundaries;
    • check patient and belongings (drugs, alcohol, etc.);
    • identify partners and resources available in the community;
    • check the sufficiency of equipment, surgical material and compresses;
    • remove the patient;
    • check sterilization result and validity;
    • organize medications and materials for patient use and nursing station;
    • demonstrate understanding;
    • inspect cardiopulmonary arrest cart (pcr);
    • demonstrate persuasiveness;
    • define territory of action;
    • identify groups, families and individuals exposed to risks;
    • call doctor in case of complications;
    • sterilize instruments;
    • perform antisepsis;
    • demonstrate fine motor skills;
    • give lectures;
    • care for the body after death;
    • introduce yourself by placing the patient in the environment;
    • write down surgery expenses;
    • protect bony prominences;
    • forward material to the operating room;
    • use personal protective equipment (ppe);
    • get vaccinated;
    • accompany patient in medication intake;
    • exchange technical information;
    • encouraging community participation;
    • perform an active search for local situations;
    • demonstrate understanding;
    • arrange clothes;
    • mark type of hamper and garbage contamination;
    • watch for temperature and patient reactions in transfusions;
    • notify diseases, injuries and situations of local importance;
    • mark type of contamination of hamper and garbage;
    • record events and procedures performed;
    • count the number of compresses, material and instruments before and after surgery;
    • report adverse drug effects to the physician;
    • assist the team in invasive procedures;
    • advise family and patient;
    • promote comprehensive care;
    • demonstrate ability to provide humanized care;
    • protect patient during crises;
    • seal the operating room;
    • demonstrate empathy;
    • beware of adverse effects of products;
    • measure patient (weight, height);
    • preventing against adverse effects of the products;
    • providing concurrent and terminal cleaning;
    • serving users in ubs, homes or community spaces;
    • caring for the body after death;
    • remove patient;
    • massage patient;
    • offer bedpan and parrot;
    • stimulate the patient to express feelings;
    • calculate medication dosage;
    • tag patient belongings;
    • introduce nasogastric and vesical catheter;
    • stimulate patient (active and passive movements);
    • record intercurrences and procedures performed;
    • pass instruments to the surgical team;
    • prepare prescription medication;
    • change position in bed;
    • apply enema (intestinal wash);
    • install induced power;
    • check amount of psychotropic drugs;
    • changing dressings;
    • assist in patient resuscitation;
    • paramentar-se;
    • follow protocol in case of contamination or accident;
    • wearing;
    • activate security team;
    • apply ice pack and wet and dry heat;
    • position electric scalpel plate;
    • sanitize patient;
    • place side rails on the bed;
    • demonstrate ability to listen;
    • prevent suicide attempts and risk situations;
    • identify medication to be administered (bed, name and patient record);
    • resolve pending issues (drugs, dressings, exams, referrals, fasting, among others) ;
    • control vaccine administration;
    • replace material in the operating room;
    • list patient's belongings;
    • check quantity of psychotropic drugs;
    • vaccinate yourself;
    • organizing health promotion groups;
    • dismiss the sick or injured employee and crew from work;
    • participate in the management of supplies;
    • inspect facilities and workers;
    • coordinating the care of users;
    • make beds;
    • supply the team's demands;
    • check quantity and functionality of material and equipment;
    • perform tests and exams;
    • participate in continuing education activities;
    • collect material for exams;
    • participate in team evaluations;
    • monitor patient progress;
    • record medication administration;
    • administer incompatible medications separately;
    • stimulate patient expression;
    • position patient for surgery;
    • demonstrate attention ability;
    • implement prescribed therapeutic activities;
    • record complications and procedures performed;
    • transporting clothes and materials for purge;


    Sectors that hire Midwife assistant the most in the job market

    • hospital care activities
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • long stay institutions for the elderly
    • temporary labor lease
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams
    • clinical laboratories
    • outpatient medical activity restricted to consultations
    • health plans
    • other human health care activities
    • health management support activities




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