Community Midwife

Greater London
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 6
Specialist areas:
Start Date:
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Job Ref:

Are you a Registered Midwife looking to join our fantastic team and make a difference to women and their families lives?

If so, we want to hear from you!

Main duties of the job
We have opportunities for both newly qualified and experienced midwives; in a friendly, supportive environment where our multi-disciplinary teams work closely provide to high quality service that meets the individual needs of mother and baby.

These positions will provide the opportunity to enhance your clinical knowledge and skills in a welcoming and supportive environment that is committed to Improving Working Lives and staff development. Additionally, a preceptorship programme is in place for those new to the Midwife role.

We are committed to implementing Better Births across our maternity services and as part of this project we are developing our continuity of carer teams within Great Western Hospital We will be increasing our models of care where midwives and obstetricians work collaboratively to support women in their caseload.

Various hours and localities are available both fixed term and permanent contracts.

About us
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has Maternity Services based in Swindon at a midwife led co-located birth Centre and a Consultant Led Acute Unit delivering care to 4100 women each year.

Job description
Job responsibilities
The post holder is required to provide holistic midwifery care to women and babies in the antenatal, Intrapartum and postnatal periods. The midwifery care is provided both in hospital, birth centre and community settings including the management of individual caseloads, clients and/or ward areas. The post holder will deputise for the Band 8 in the clinical area when required. The post holder will be responsible for a team of midwives and will deputise for the Band 8 as required working across the community and acute settings.

Person Specification
Registered Midwife
Practising Midwife
Maintained an up to date professional portfolio
Training in management of obstetric emergencies
To have obtained or be studying to degree level (or diploma with equivalent experience).
Teaching/Mentoring qualification
Recent experience in all aspects of midwifery practice
Competencies relevant to sphere of practice
Evidence of further study and development of professional and academic skills
Experience of mentoring students
Knowledge & Skills
A good standard of written and spoken English is required to be able to undertake the relevant duties
Knowledge of current evidence based midwifery practice
Ability to demonstrate competence in foetal monitoring
Ability to demonstrate knowledge of effective management of obstetric emergencies
Ability to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of medicines management
Ability to demonstrate key issues relating to safeguarding
Ability to interact effectively within a multi-disciplinary team
Ability to organise/prioritise own workload and that of the team autonomously
Supportive to others within team
Demonstrate a broad knowledge of current midwifery issues
Competent in care of women with epidural analgesia (Acute unit)
Other job related requirements
Willing to work in other areas of the Trust or Trust-wide as and when required to do so
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Contact: Recruitment

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