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Midwife Band 5/ 6

East Midlands
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 5
Specialist areas:
Start Date:
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
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At Northampton General Hospital we provide general acute services and hyper-acute stroke, vascular and renal services to people living in Northamptonshire. As well as this we are an accredited cancer centre and provide cancer services to a wider population of Northamptonshire and parts of Buckinghamshire.

We are proud to be the first hospital in the UK to have obtained Pathway to Excellence® designated accreditation from the American nurses credentialing centre (ANCC).

We celebrate staff achievements and value the importance of working as one big team. That’s why we talk about TeamNGH. It’s all about working together to provide the best possible care for our patients and supporting each other to grow and develop our skills. We are driven to helping you to be the best you can be.

Apply today and join the largest family in Northamptonshire.

We are seeking enthusiastic Midwives to join our fifth continuity team. If you would like to work in a flexible model, where you can manage your own workload this is the job for you. Work with a caseload of just thirty six women per year, have protected days off and make a difference to the outcomes of women in your care. This is a fabulous opportunity to work across our Maternity Service to deliver high quality care to the women of Northamptonshire. It is well documented that good continuity of carer during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period can reduce interventions and positively influence maternal and neonatal outcomes, maternal satisfaction and midwives’ job satisfaction.

Why come to Team NGH?

Our Maternity services include:

A modern alongside three-bed Birth Centre with birthing pools and 8 postnatal beds
8 bed consultant-led Labour Ward with a birthing pool.
A dedicated Obstetric theatre with recovery
18 bed Maternity higher Observation Ward
A Bereavement Suite with garden
A Maternity Day Unit and Outpatient Clinic and Midwifery Led Sonography services
17 bedded ward for inpatient antenatal and postnatal mothers and babies
A dedicated and award winning dedicated Home Birth Team
Six bedded Transitional Care Ward to facilitate care of babies requiring Transitional care.
Continuity of carer Teams in line with Better Births 5 year Plan
With a current delivery rate of 4700 births and have ambitious plans across the Local Maternity System for transforming maternity services to be aligned with the Better Births recommendations, this is an exciting time and a great opportunity for you to come and join our forward thinking, innovative and award winning maternity team at Northampton. Just a flavor of some of the reasons you may want to come to and join Team NGH;

We are forward thinking and innovative in our redesign of services for women: being nominated for a PENNA Award in 2018 for our Meet the Matron Clinic.
We have a successful Midwifery Safeguarding team winning the Nursing Times Award 2016 for Enhancing Patient dignity and a PENNA in 2016 for Improving Experiences of People with Disability. Shortlisted for Enhancing patient care Nursing Times Awards and the RCM Awards 2017 for Excellence in Maternity Care. Finalists in two categories for the 2017 PENNA for Personalisation of care and Continuity of carer.
We are passionate AND innovative in our approach in designing support and wellbeing for staff; winning the Iolanthe Midwifery Award in 2018 and having a senior full time lead for A-EQUIP.
Proactive in developing the workforce for the future, this year saw the first ever Florence Nightingale Midwifery Scholar.
We deliver some of the most highly rated maternity care experience in the UK: the CQC Maternity Experience survey showed that Northampton was performing better than most UK hospitals and in five survey questions was rated the best in the UK.
We have Full BFI accreditation. We are currently working towards a Gold Standard.

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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
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Contact: Hiring Manager

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