Maternity Assistant

Minimum 10th pass

Minimum 1 year of experience in relevant field

The tasks a Midwifery Attendant is expected to perform include:

Assisting the

Midwifein rendering antenatal and post-natal care to women

Performs tasks such as bathing, massaging and feeding new born babies and their mothers

Giving enemas to babies, under supervisionof Nurse

Maintaining general cleanliness in the maternity wards

Helping Nursing Staff in operation theatres or delivery room, if required

In-depth knowledge of foetal and child development

Knowledge of proper procedures for lifting and moving patients

Knowledge of female reproductive anatomy and physiology

Knowledge of personal and environmental hygiene during child-birth

Equipped in providing prenatal and post-natal care to mothers

Skilled in taking care of new born babies

Not applicable







Good communication skills

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not considered hazardous/dangerousunder The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For candidates with experience -INR5,000 toINR20,200 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Healthcare Sector in India

Healthcare has become one of India's largest sectors - both in terms of revenue and employment. The Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well as private players. The Indian Healthcare sector grew from$45 billionin 2008 to$81 billionin 2014 and is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020.

As the healthcare sector is improving in India, the need for skilledNursesand Midwifery Attendants is also increasing. India's healthcare has seen a lot of privatisation along with improving standards of government hospitals/dispensaries over the past decade. Therefore, Midwifery Attendant has a bright future in both government and private sector.

Government hospitals and dispensaries

Private hospitals and clinics

Sanatoriums and the armed forces


Cities and towns across India