Registered Midwife - Band 6

South West England
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Band 6
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North Bristol NHS Trust
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Are you an experienced Band 6 midwife looking for an exciting change?

If you are caring, compassionate and ambitious there has never been a more exciting time to join our team.

We are looking for experienced midwives to join our expanding maternity department. We are fortunate to be able to offer new and exciting opportunities within our team who provide personalised, safe care and wellbeing for all women, babies and their families. Following the publication of the Ockenden report, as a service and Trust we are working positively towards achievement of the recommended immediate and essential actions.

Our Maternity Services at North Bristol NHS Trust include the following:

●24hr antenatal assessment unit
●An alongside midwifery unit and a freestanding midwifery unit which support approx. 600 births per year in the birth centre and at home.
●A 15 bed Consultant led Obstetric Unit
●Cross city maternal medicine services
●A Fetal Medicine Service inc. preterm clinics
●A Community Midwifery Service
●Specialist Midwifery services including bereavement midwives, complex care midwives, perinatal mental health, practice development, infant feeding and fetal monitoring
●Collaborative working with the Trust theatre teams in the provision of elective and emergency maternity theatre care
●Co-produced services with the Local Maternity System and Maternity Voices Partnerships

Main duties of the job

If you think you have what it takes then don’t hesitate in applying as we would love to welcome you to our team!

Are you:

●Adaptable and flexible
●Motivated, hardworking, and great at communicating enabling the ability to work well in our multidisciplinary team
●Able to use your own initiative taking the lead in caring for women and their babies, and can identify when care needs to be escalated
●Able to develop your clinical skills and participate in continuing their professional development
●Able to drive or have access to a car

We are offering many exciting opportunities that will help you to develop skills in all areas of maternity, including our antenatal, postnatal wards and central delivery suite. In addition, we have a fabulous co-located Midwifery Led Unit at Southmead Maternity, a Standalone Midwifery Led Unit at Cossham Hospital.

Our Practice development team will provide you with a comprehensive orientation programme that will enable you to gain experience within the hospital and community settings. Our clinical education facilitators/practice education facilitators offer the opportunity to work alongside you within all clinical areas to ensure a smooth transition to our unit.

Working for our organisation

North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 12,000 staff and over 120 different clinical services across 6 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across Southwest England.

NBT has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and Outstanding for caring and Well-led. We are committed to providing high quality patient care and developing healthcare for the future through innovation.

We have an award-winning wellbeing programme for staff, providing a range of physical, psychological and lifestyle support, which was recognised with an NHS Parliamentary Award.

The Trust is committed to running a yearlong program to recognise the affect civility has on our Maternity service and how this directly affects the experience our mothers, and families have.

As an organisation, we have strong links to the University of Bristol and University of West of England. More than 7,000 patients take part in research with more than 500 studies each year, including through our active maternity research team. The Women’s and Children’s research department consistently tops the West of England clinical research network recruitment to Reproductive Health and Childbirth studies. From fertility to Gynaecology the department is committed to ensuring that all women - and in some cases their partners and babies, are offered the chance to participate in innovative and world leading research.

North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

To find out more information (including full job description and person specification), please select ‘Apply Now’ to be directed to our Trust website to apply.

If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 414 1151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

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Contact: Ian Butler

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