Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust are seeking a Specialist Midwife to contribute to the provision of the Fetal Medicine service, ensuring the highest possible standards of care for women and their families. To act as an excellent clinical role model and practice autonomously within the parameters of guidelines/policies and sphere of professional practice
The Specialist Midwife for Fetal Medicine is expected to be an expert clinical midwife who will give advice and guidance on the midwifery care of women, babies and their families. The post holder will provide clinical and managerial leadership and will lead and coordinate midwives to provide midwifery care for women during the fetal medicine pathway.
The Specialist Midwife for Fetal Medicine will work in partnership with the Antenatal and Newborn Screening (ANNBS) Midwives, and ensure that abnormal screening results are responded to expediently and within the appropriate time frames.
The Specialist Midwife for Fetal Medicine will participate in the provision of effective individualised, women-centred, evidence based midwifery care. They will provide professional leadership and participate in the education and training of all staff. This is not an exhaustive list and is subject to change depending upon departmental requirements.Main duties of the job
You will be expected to be an expert clinical midwife who will give advice and guidance on the midwifery care of women, babies and their families.
Identify the abnormal, refer and liaise with appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team The post holder will provide clinical and managerial leadership and will lead and coordinate midwives to provide midwifery care for women during the fetal medicine pathway. Lead on the investigation of incidents related to fetal medicine.
To assist consultant in performing invasive procedures such as CVS/ amniocentesis, amniodrainage, feticide etc procedure and discuss after care and notification of results.Interpret CVS / amniocentesis results, imparting the knowledge to the women involved and arranging follow-up appointments or referral to a Tertiary centre Co-ordinate the care of women requesting a termination of pregnancy for fetal abnormality.
To continue your development, implementation and evaluation of care without supervision. Adhere to the policies, protocols and guidelines of Mid and South Essex NHS Trust. Thus, supporting the Screening and Fetal Medicine team in continuing to provide the outstanding care to the women and their families.
To maintain, facilitate and develop your own professional competence and remain responsible for keeping up to date with mandatory training and revalidationAbout us
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest trusts in the country, serving a population of 1.2 million people. Our newly formed Trust, comprising acute hospital sites at Broomfield in Chelmsford, Basildon and Southend, is determined to provide the best health services for its local population. We are a well-led, high-performing and innovative organisation working in the best interests of the people we serve.
With a workforce of approximately 15,000 staff, we can now do more and go further in delivering health services to our local communities.
Patients will experience improved care as well as fewer delays and cancellations. We are able to provide more once-in-a-lifetime specialist care region-wide. With our new trust size will come more opportunities for development, research, networking and innovation.
We aim to make the most of our skills and experiences so we can become the best we can be. As one organisation we will recruit the finest and retain more specialist staff due to more employment opportunities across our Trust.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To view the main duties of the Fetal Medicine and Antenatal & Newborn Screening Midwife, please see the attached job description.Person SpecificationFetal Medicine experienceEssential
- working in Fetal Medicine previously
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Midwife with at least 3 years experience
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