Midwife

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 06 December 2022

Job summary

To provide comprehensive midwifery care that is person focused and evidence based in the acute units and primary care setting within a continuity model of care.To recognize the responsibility and accountability of their practice and develop the skills to be able to challenge the actions of others to promote person centered safe practice.The post holder will be expected to carry out all aspects of holistic midwifery care in a Continuity of carer model

Main duties of the job

There is significant emphasis on multi-disciplinary working and the ability to work as an individual as well as a team member is essential. The post is aimed at a midwifery practitioner capable of working across all the units within the trust and into the community setting as part of a continuity of carer model, this does include a percentage of midwives being based on acute sites as provide an acute roster.

About us

We are one of the largest integrated care providers in England. Over 7,000 Staff serve a population of around 650,000 people in the North East,

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

At County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust our aim is to always deliver excellent care with compassion to deliver the highest quality of care our patients deserve. We value the personal skills, experiences and qualities that individuals bring to the Trust; creating an inclusive working environment to attract talented people who feel motivated, involved and able to influence the future direction of our services. The wellbeing of staff is important to us; we have a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team who provide support on a range of topics.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Date posted

15 November 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£27,055 to £40,588 a year band 5 - band 6

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

C9439-22-6008

Job locations

Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust

Hollyhurst Road

Darlington

County Durham

DL3 6HX


University Hospital Of North Durham

North Road

Durham

DH1 5TW


Job description

Job responsibilities

Observe the Midwifery Rules Code of Practice and Code of Professional Conduct as laid down by the N.M.C.

Be aware of and work with senior midwives to implement local and national developments / guidance in respect of midwifery.

Ensure clinical practice is always undertaken with the safety of mother and child in mind.

Ensure your practice, behaviour and attitude is in keeping with the maternity philosophy of care. Respect social, cultural, religious and ethnic needs of the client and her family, making sure these are met.

Must be aware of and seen to be working with trust and Unit policies and guidelines

Continuously develop clinical skills to meet the needs of the women, babies and families within your care.

Be responsible for the maintenance & development of her own clinical skills including mandated training.

The individual ensures that their midwifery practice is in keeping with evidence-based practice and is appropriate to the individual client. They should encourage their colleagues to adopt the same approach to care.

Maintain clinical skills and competence in all areas of midwifery practice. Responsible for day to day management, including, the deployment of staff with the clinical area of responsibility, in the absence of a Band 7 Midwife. Deputises for the Band 7 Midwife as and when required

To possess the midwifery skills to undertake midwifery care for a caseload of women during all stages of their pregnancy, intrapartum (including homebirth) and postnatal period to be able to facilitate and provide continuity of carer across all pathways of care to women and families in a small team.

To possess the skills to undertake midwifery care to a named caseload of women and to women at all stages of their pregnancy and postnatal period, and to be able to facilitate and provide continuity of carer across all pathways of care to women and families.

Be able to provide care as part of an acute team of base midwives.

The post holder will participate in on-call rotas when necessary to provide community and acute service needs. The post holder will be expected to rotate to all areas including pregnancy assessment unit and community and between sites when necessary.

Participate in appraisals and formulation of personal development plans for allocated staff

Participate in effective resource management within the Unit

Job description

Job responsibilities

Observe the Midwifery Rules Code of Practice and Code of Professional Conduct as laid down by the N.M.C.

Be aware of and work with senior midwives to implement local and national developments / guidance in respect of midwifery.

Ensure clinical practice is always undertaken with the safety of mother and child in mind.

Ensure your practice, behaviour and attitude is in keeping with the maternity philosophy of care. Respect social, cultural, religious and ethnic needs of the client and her family, making sure these are met.

Must be aware of and seen to be working with trust and Unit policies and guidelines

Continuously develop clinical skills to meet the needs of the women, babies and families within your care.

Be responsible for the maintenance & development of her own clinical skills including mandated training.

The individual ensures that their midwifery practice is in keeping with evidence-based practice and is appropriate to the individual client. They should encourage their colleagues to adopt the same approach to care.

Maintain clinical skills and competence in all areas of midwifery practice. Responsible for day to day management, including, the deployment of staff with the clinical area of responsibility, in the absence of a Band 7 Midwife. Deputises for the Band 7 Midwife as and when required

To possess the midwifery skills to undertake midwifery care for a caseload of women during all stages of their pregnancy, intrapartum (including homebirth) and postnatal period to be able to facilitate and provide continuity of carer across all pathways of care to women and families in a small team.

To possess the skills to undertake midwifery care to a named caseload of women and to women at all stages of their pregnancy and postnatal period, and to be able to facilitate and provide continuity of carer across all pathways of care to women and families.

Be able to provide care as part of an acute team of base midwives.

The post holder will participate in on-call rotas when necessary to provide community and acute service needs. The post holder will be expected to rotate to all areas including pregnancy assessment unit and community and between sites when necessary.

Participate in appraisals and formulation of personal development plans for allocated staff

Participate in effective resource management within the Unit

Person Specification

Special Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Motivational and empowerment skills
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Organisation of own workload
  • Enthusiastic and supportive
  • Confident to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to provide written and verbal reports
  • Able to use Word, Excel and Powerpoint programs

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Midwife
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development

Desirable

  • Recognised teaching /assessing qualification
  • Degree
  • Post graduate certificate in health related subject
  • Master or equivalent experience
  • PMA

Statutory Registration

Essential

  • NMC

Special Requirements

Essential

  • IT skills; Ability to use initiative
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to meet the travel needs of the post

Experience

Essential

  • Committed to professional and personal development
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively independently and within a team
  • Approachable and able to build relationships with a wide variety of colleagues

Desirable

  • Experience of linking with outside agencys
  • Keen to develop themselves and others
  • Open to new ideas and willing to share their experiences with others
  • Takes ownership of problems
Person Specification

Special Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Motivational and empowerment skills
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Organisation of own workload
  • Enthusiastic and supportive
  • Confident to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to provide written and verbal reports
  • Able to use Word, Excel and Powerpoint programs

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Midwife
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development

Desirable

  • Recognised teaching /assessing qualification
  • Degree
  • Post graduate certificate in health related subject
  • Master or equivalent experience
  • PMA

Statutory Registration

Essential

  • NMC

Special Requirements

Essential

  • IT skills; Ability to use initiative
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to meet the travel needs of the post

Experience

Essential

  • Committed to professional and personal development
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively independently and within a team
  • Approachable and able to build relationships with a wide variety of colleagues

Desirable

  • Experience of linking with outside agencys
  • Keen to develop themselves and others
  • Open to new ideas and willing to share their experiences with others
  • Takes ownership of problems

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.

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

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.

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust

Hollyhurst Road

Darlington

County Durham

DL3 6HX


Employer's website

https://www.cddft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust

Hollyhurst Road

Darlington

County Durham

DL3 6HX


Employer's website

https://www.cddft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Manager

Helen Gwilym

helen.gwilym@nhs.net

Date posted

15 November 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£27,055 to £40,588 a year band 5 - band 6

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

C9439-22-6008

Job locations

Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust

Hollyhurst Road

Darlington

County Durham

DL3 6HX


University Hospital Of North Durham

North Road

Durham

DH1 5TW


Supporting documents

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