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Midwife

Locations:
South East England
Contract type:
Permanent
Hours:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 5, Band 6
Specialist areas:
Hospital
Posted:
15/02/2021
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Job Ref:

Midwives band 5 and 6

We have a mixture of permanent and fixed term posts, various hours, available to band 5 and 6 registered midwives.

The successful candidate will be autonomous practitioner, taking responsibility for the provision of care throughout the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods for women and babies in the hospital/community setting. You will be responsible for the assessment, planning and implementation of care to both high and low risk women in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period, also supporting the team/ward in the effective management of the clinical area. You will support, supervise and teach staff/students evidence based client centred care, which is of a high standard, being responsible for ensuring that all care is delivered according to Trust policies and procedures and maintaining associated records of care.

Main duties of the job
The midwifery teams at WUTH provide care to approximately 3200 women and their families in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period, both low and high-risk women. Encompassed within the unit is a Level 3 Unit for Neonatal Services, Childrens Services and Womens Unit. We have a reputation for innovation in providing high-quality care to women in a hospital/community setting.

If you are dedicated to being responsible for providing personal, evidence-based and individualised midwifery care, then this could be the post for you. . You should have excellent interpersonal skills and a clear demonstration of the ability to provide personalised maternity care. You should have a clear commitment to current developments and initiatives within the Midwifery arena and sound knowledge of current issues in the public health agenda.

About us
Our Midwives have a passionate philosophy for promoting normality and ensuring high standards of care and birth experiences for all women accessing our Maternity Service. The Eden Suite Birth Centre consists of five birthing rooms, two with En-suite birthing pools. In addition, a further birthing pool within the Delivery Suite provides individualised, holistic care to high-risk women along with a further eight delivery rooms. We currently have a pop up MLU staffed by the Highfield Team, concentrating on services in the community setting and homebirths. We also have implemented successful Continuity of Care teams with planned development of more teams, as well as numerous specialist roles allowing extensive scope for personal development and progression. We have a robust preceptorship package in place for newly qualified midwives and a dedicated Practice Development Midwife.

Job description
Job responsibilities
About the Role

The successful applicant will work either as an inpatient midwife within the hospital or as part of a Continuity or Care team, and must be flexible to work in either model.

Rotation within the maternity unit includes Delivery Suite, Ward 53 (antenatal and postnatal) along with Triage and the Midwifery Led Unit. It will be in a shift pattern to include weekends and night duties.

As we are striving to achieve Continuity of Carer models throughout the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period and we are committed as a Trust to implement Better Births, you must also be flexible to work within these models as midwife.

What were looking for

The successful applicant will be passionate about midwifery care and needs to hold current registration as a Registered Midwife with the NMC. You will need to demonstrate your commitment to ongoing professional development within your role, with a commitment to working as part of a team and willing to demonstrate a high standard of evidence based midwifery care in line with local and national initiatives.

Successful candidates will benefit from in house mandatory training, teaching, on-going support from professional Midwifery Advocates (PMA) and professional development to help you deliver the best innovative service and improvements for women and their families throughout their pathway. You will work closely with the Obstetric teams, Matron, existing specialist midwives and other MDT members.

Banding determination will be based on qualifications and experience evidenced during the recruitment process as stated on the person specifications.

If successful in this role, there is a requirement for you to have a standard/enhanced DBS. This will be paid for by the Trust and then deducted from your salary over a period of 3 month.

As this vacancy is within the division of Womens and Childrens, there is a mandatory requirement for successful applicants to join the DBS update service. The cost of joining the update service is £13 per year, and applicants are liable to cover this cost with no reimbursement from the Trust. Further details of how to join the update service will be provided upon appointment.

Person Specification
Qualifcations
Essential
Qualified Midwife
Desirable
Degree level
Mentorship qualification
Completed preceptorship
NIPE qualification
Evidence based practice
Essential
Awareness of EBP and national guidance
Desirable
Demonstrates wide knowledge of working experience and relevant agendas
IT skills
Essential
Good IT skills - Word, email
Desirable
NHS electronic system for records
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:
02/03/2021
Contact Details:
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Contact: Hiring Manager
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