Are you an Adult Nurse who would like to become a midwife? Do you have at least 6 months post-registration experience as a nurse?
If the answer is 'yes' we would like to help you make the change through our BSc (Hons) Midwifery (shortened) programme. We work closely with the University of Suffolk to support your application to change career and we currently have vacancies for the September 2023 cohort.
The theoretical components of the course are led by the University of Suffolk in Ipswich. Teaching is provided via virtual classrooms and on-campus teaching and is organised into modules that are spread across the duration of the course. Practical placements are offered within the Trust and you will be placed in various clinical locations to enable you to meet the NMC practice requirements. Clinical placements will include a community midwifery placement, midwifery led birthing unit, labour suite, antenatal clinic, a health visitor placement and neonatal unit placement. During these placements you will be supported by a practice supervisor and practice assessor.
The course is 24 months long and finishes at the end of August 2025. Whilst completion of the programme does not automatically guarantee a permanent post, the Trust is keen to retain newly qualified midwives within the organisation.Main duties of the job
All successful applicants will be invited to an interview day. Interviews will take place at the Trust in June 2023 (exact dates and times will be confirmed with successful candidates). Applicants should allow the whole day for the interview process. Please note, the NMC stipulate that shortened midwifery training can only be offered to qualified Adult Nurses (child branch, mental health, ODP and other healthcare practitioners will unfortunately not be considered).
Please note recruitment for student midwives is taking place at several partner trusts across East Anglia for the same course. If you apply to more than one NHS trust via nhsjobs, you will be interviewed only once
but by a panel of representatives from your chosen trusts alongside a representative from the University. Please specify in your application which trusts you have applied to (or are intending to apply to) so that panel interviews can be arranged with the correct representatives from each trust. Please only apply to the Trust where you wish to be employed for your practice placements and can commute to. About us
The course is 24 months long and finishes at the end of August 2025. Please note, the NMC stipulate that shortened midwifery training can only be offered to qualified Adult Nurses
(child branch, mental health, ODP and any other practitioners unfortunately cannot be considered). Whilst completion of the programme does not automatically guarantee a permanent post, the Trust is keen to retain newly qualified midwives within the organisation.Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?
Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- Our values and reputation for outstanding care
- Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
- Career and development opportunities
- Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
- Research experience and opportunities
- Lovely location and quality of life
- Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)
Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.
This vacancy will close on Midnight the 20th of June
Interviews are due to be held on the 27th of June
Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.
We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Active registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registered Nurse (Adult) first level status. This must be maintained to meet the NMC revalidation requirements for the duration of the course.
- A Degree or Diploma in Higher Education or 60 level 5 credits.
- Degree or specialist practitioner award
- 6 months full time post registration (or equivalent) experience within the last 2 years.
- Worked in a variety of settings utilising transferable skills.
- Some knowledge of professional midwifery issues.
- Able to prioritise care appropriately.
- Understanding of audit and evidence-based practice.
- Can demonstrate an understanding of inter-professional working.
- Effective communication skills.
- Evidence of participation in research / clinical audit to change own practice or that of others.
- Has knowledge of Trust's policies and procedures
- An enquiring, reflective approach to practice.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.
Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Addenbrookes Hospital-Division E
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