Obstetric nurse - Salary and Career

Obstetric nurse - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They provide patient and/or client care, coordinate, plan actions and audit nursing and/or perfusion services. Nurses implement actions to promote health in the community. Perfusionists perform cardiopulmonary bypass procedures in hospitals. All professionals in this occupational family can conduct research.

How much does an Obstetric nurse earn

A Obstetric nurse earns between $2.449 and $8.925 per month, with an average monthly salary of $4.397 and a median salary of $3.964 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 1.846 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Obstetric nurse

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 4.397 52.762 1.099 24
1º Quartile 2.449 29.393 612 13
Median Salary 3.964 47.567 991 22
3º Quartile 6.807 81.680 1.702 37
Higher Salary 8.925 107.101 2.231 49

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of biological sciences, health
      • medical professionals, health
        • nurses

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Main workplaces

Nurses they work in the areas of health and social services. They carry out activities in public and private companies. The vast majority of nurses are registered, while perfusionists can also act as self-employed and employers. Both work as a team, indoors. Nurses work shifts (day/night), except for professionals who work in the Family Health Strategy, who work only during daytime hours and with a workload determined in a specific ordinance. Perfusionists work irregular hours. Nursing professionals are predominantly female, but the number of male professionals has increased in recent years. They are exposed to biological risks and - with the exception of Health and Occupational Nurses - to toxic materials, radiation, contamination by piercing-cutting materials and stress resulting from dealing with human life. Perfusionists work in uncomfortable positions for long periods and under constant supervision.

What does it take to work in the field of Nurses

The training required for nurses is a bachelor's degree and registration in Corem, while for perfusionists, training in a higher education course in the areas of biological or health sciences and a specialization course of 1400 hours is required. The full exercise of activities, for nurses, occurs after one to two years of professional experience, with the exception of those who work in the Family Health Strategy, where there is no requirement for previous experience. To be an expert in the area, it is recommended that the professional first go through different areas of work and later specialize in one of them. In the case of perfusionists, the full exercise of activities occurs after three to four years of professional experience.

Functions and activities of Obstetric nurse

Nurses must:

  • planning nursing actions and/or perfusion;
  • implementing actions for health promotion;
  • coordinating nursing and/or infusion services;
  • perform extracorporeal circulation procedure;
  • audit nursing and/or perfusion services;
  • plan nursing actions and/or perfusion;
  • perform research in nursing and/or perfusion;
  • audit nursing services and/or infusion;
  • carry out research in nursing and/or perfusion;
  • auditing nursing and/or infusion services;
  • promoting family health;
  • audit nursing services and/or infusion;
  • providing patient/client assistance;
  • providing assistance to the patient/client;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • planning nursing and/or perfusion actions;
  • perform research in nursing and/or perfusion;
  • auditing nursing and/or perfusion services;
  • coordinate nursing and/or perfusion services;
  • audit nursing services and/or perfusion;
  • promote family health;
  • provide patient/client assistance;
  • implement actions for health promotion;
  • provide assistance to the patient/client;
  • audit nursing and/or infusion services;
  • coordinate nursing and/or infusion services;
  • planning nursing and/or perfusion actions;

  • Activities

    • remove circulatory and ventilatory support;
    • participate in continuing education activities;
    • perform an active search for local situations;
    • diagnose the situation;
    • creating procedure strategies;
    • participating in the development of health projects and policies;
    • participating in the work of multidisciplinary teams;
    • perform myocardial protection(cardioplegia);
    • to be responsible for all services provided to the enrolled population;
    • monitor the selection process of nursing and/or perfusion professionals;
    • demonstrate sensitivity;
    • activate a multiprofessional health team;
    • select materials and equipment;
    • evaluate results;
    • check stock of blood products and blood components;
    • confronting the situation with information from legislation and standards;
    • notify diseases, injuries and situations of local importance;
    • demonstrate self-control;
    • organize study groups;
    • raise research funds;
    • prescribe medication;
    • investigate irregularities related to the assistance provided;
    • standardize nursing and/or perfusion norms and procedures;
    • dismantle cec set;
    • monitor the clinical evolution of patients;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • collect data and samples;
    • coordinating the care of users;
    • analyze medical records;
    • prescribe nursing actions;
    • analyze data;
    • participating in worker health programs and campaigns;
    • encouraging community participation;
    • perform exams;
    • request exams;
    • demonstrate ability to interpret verbal and non-verbal language;
    • demonstrate attention ability;
    • develop continuing education programs;
    • monitor work process;
    • promote comprehensive care;
    • apply methods for quality assessment;
    • evaluating actions of community health workers;
    • calculate drug dosage and arterial flow;
    • participate in team evaluations;
    • demonstrate organization;
    • demonstrate manual dexterity;
    • capture research funds;
    • evaluate performance of subordinates and peers;
    • check the consistency of the nursing record with pathology;
    • discard used material;
    • change body temperature;
    • performing nursing consultations;
    • registering activities in information systems;
    • identify partners and resources available in the community;
    • define actions according to local priorities;
    • set goals;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • guiding the team for infection control in health units;
    • identify risk areas;
    • serve patients/clients at home;
    • assemble cec set;
    • demonstrate ability to adapt to situations;
    • participate in the management of inputs;
    • demonstrate ability to provide humanized care;
    • facilitate interaction between the acs and ubs professionals;
    • collaborate with teaching and research entities;
    • define quality assessment methods;
    • identify groups, families and individuals exposed to risks;
    • demonstrate ability to listen;
    • carry out disease prevention and curative actions;
    • reinfuse residual volume of the circuit;
    • interpret hemodynamic and laboratory data;
    • define territory of action;
    • fill equipment with perfusate(prime or priming);
    • operate set of circulatory and ventilatory support;
    • updating registration information;
    • setting priorities;
    • submit research results for publication;
    • identify users' needs;
    • check for irregularities related to the assistance provided;
    • mapping area of operation;
    • request exams;
    • participating in the elaboration of health projects and policies;
    • administer medication;
    • analyze the assistance provided by the nursing team;
    • serving users in ubs, homes or community spaces;
    • develop technical and scientific works;
    • prescribing medication;
    • check equipment operation;
    • demonstrate negotiation skills;
    • guiding community participation in educational actions;
    • preparing reports and documents;
    • participating in the planning of actions by community health workers;
    • participating in campaigns to combat health problems;
    • demonstrate ability to work in a team;
    • record observations, care and procedures provided;
    • define health promotion strategies for specific situations and groups;
    • developing continuing education programs;
    • developing action projects;
    • performing more complex procedures;
    • define type of equipment and material;
    • survey needs and problems;
    • guiding community participation in educational activities;
    • confront the situation with information from legislation and standards;
    • organizing health promotion groups;
    • participate in planning activities;
    • defining health promotion strategies for specific situations and groups;
    • demonstrate quick thinking;
    • provide direct assistance to critically ill patients;
    • developing educational material;

    Sectors that hire Obstetric nurse the most in the job market

    • hospital care activities
    • health management support activities
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • nursing activities
    • outpatient medical activity restricted to consultations
    • health plans
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams
    • temporary labor lease

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