George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
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Job Title -Community Midwife - Band 6
Hours per week-37.50
Perm/Fixed Term-Full Time/ Part Time hours available- Permanent
Salary-£35,392 - £42,618 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing Date-14th December 2023
Flexible working available upon request
Please note: At present we are not looking to recruit international candidates without complete NMC registration due to the time scales involved.
This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso you are advised to apply promptly.
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A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertiseand enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.
Main duties of the job
We are a forward thinking maternity unit, we offer high quality maternity care to women, service users and their families. We have a keen focus on staff health and wellbeing, and a compassionate approach to workforce management. We are led by a supportive management team who value the incredible input of each team member and the fantastic contribution they make to safe and exemplary care every day.
As a maternity unit we are innovative and offer excellent opportunities for further career development. You too can help us make a difference.
We are positively promoting the better births vision to provide women in North Warwickshire continuity of care throughout their pregnancy, labour and postpartum period. Successful candidates will work as part of our team in the community setting. We have excellent in house training and close links with Coventry University for our post registration courses.
Who we are looking for:
* Safe, highly skilled midwives who demonstrate compassion, commitment and motivation to help deliver high quality care.
* Midwives who uses their initiative to problem solve, have excellent team working and communication skills and who are well-versed in time management
* Colleagues who put patients at the heart of their day and strive to work collaboratively with them, upholding our role as advocates and champions of women.
Full, part time and flexible hours are available and visits or informal chats are very welcome.
Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:
Effective Open Communication
excellence and safety in everything we do
Challenge but support
Expect respect and dignity
Local health that inspires confidence
Benefits:On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.
- To be able to work in all areas of midwifery practice according to service needs.- To work as an autonomous practitioner within the community & hospital setting, recognising any medical, obstetric or neonatal problems that arise and referring women or babies to the appropriate medical support.- As required dependant on rotation allocation participate in a community rota and in the 24hour on-call system- Develop and maintain the clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide individualised, clinically effective, evidence based midwifery care, as reflected within the Scope of Professional Practise and to be competent in the following:Midwifery led careNeonatal and adult resuscitationSupporting women choosing to labour and give birth in waterSupporting breast feeding in line with the trust policyPerineal repairInterpreting cardiotocograph recordings- To work in partnership with the midwifery team and managers reportingproblems/concerns relating to clinical practice.To- ensure that all policies and procedures relating to drug storage, administration and record keeping are adhered to.- To ensure the provision of excellent, evidence based car for the women and their families.- To act as an advocate for the women ensuring the provision of appropriate information and support services.- Communicate effectively, promoting open and trusting relationships.- To be aware of the uses, safety precautions and handling of equipment.- To assist in the development and review of policies and standards for the safe use of equipment and any new equipment introduced to the team.- Participate in and assist in the planning and implementation of programmes of parent education offered to women and their partners.- To be aware of the George Elliots Strategic Plan and be part of change management to ensure Choice, access and continuity of care in a safe service and to contribute where able to the development of the service to meet these strategies.
Managerial- To organise, prioritise and manage own time in relation to the needs of the woman and caseload.- Support the provision of effective communication between all members of the multidisciplinary team, relatives and visitors.- Assist in ensuring the safety of the department, and the risk managementprocess by actively participating in clinical audit, clinical risk and qualityissues, including the managing of reporting of incidents.- To contribute to the setting and monitoring of standards and quality of care.- Act as a mentor/assessor to student midwives and facilitate their development through challenge and support- The post-holder will have a delegated caseload working as part of a team of midwives.Educational- To actively assist in the education and practical teaching of learners at every opportunity, through formal and informal teaching- To provide a supportive and challenging environment for students in training- Supervise and orientate learners, temporary staff and staff new to the area.- Maintain own professional development and mandatory training.Professional- Demonstrate a professional approach to work, and act in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct at all times.- To have knowledge of and adhere to trust policies and professionalstandards.- To maintain confidentiality, privacy and dignity surrounding the womens care at all times.- Ensure documentation, both written and computer related, is complete and up to date, in line with NMC and trust guidelines.- To meet revalidation requirements, identifying own learning needs andensuring own professional development is maintained by keeping up to date with practice developments.
Experience and Knowledge
Qualification and Professional
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).