We are looking for a band 6 midwife to lead our Elective Caesarean list. The postholder will be a midwife practicing autonomously to attend women presenting for caesarean section and other pregnancy related theatre procedures. The postholder will be a prime care provider to mothers and their families when they present for elective caesarean sections/pregnancy related theatre procedures, working collaboratively with the labour ward and theatre team. They will work as a member of a team providing maternity care to women within the hospital. The postholder will take charge of the elective caesarean section list with continuing responsibility in the absence of the senior midwife. The postholder will have responsibility for coordinating the elective caesarean section list. This will include checking investigation results are ready before the start of the list and coordinating with ELCS Leads and Labour Ward Co-ordinators to facilitate the effective running of the theatre list. The postholder will have responsibility for ongoing review of the planned elective activity, pre-assessment lists and working collaboratively with the Maternity department and reallocating women as indicated by the activity in the Unit and clinical indication for elective caesarean section.Main duties of the job
At Barts Health NHS Trust our local community is home to families from a diverse mix of ethnicity, social challenge and health needs. We provide Maternity Services to approximately 5400 women a year and accommodate our women in very modern up to date facilitates. We have a level 3 Neonatal unit situated within the hospital as well as excellent facilities in Fetal Medicine. We are baby friendly hospital with fully accreditation by UNICEF Baby friendly initiatives since 2012. The maternity staff are also skilled and able to support parents who chose to formula feed their babies in a sensitive and effective manner to ensure informed decision.About us
Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.
The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.
Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together. We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To provide a comprehensive midwifery care in acute and primary health care setting within the model of care practised in the maternity services. To provide the highest standard of individualised and holistic patient care, in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.
The post holder must be confident in the delivery of midwifery and complex care to women and be able to support junior staff in acquiring these skills. The post holder will work with the intrapartum Managers to ensure staff deliver a level of service that is equitable, person-centred evidence-based care that are consistent with the recommendations of all relevant reports and guidelines.
To provide personalized care and support to all women accessing our services within the community for antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. The post hoder, is expected to be able to facilitate evidenced based informed choice, as well as respect for their decision at every stage of the pregnancy journey regardless of medical needs or otherwise.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Registered Midwife
- Mentorship or practice assessor qualification
- BSC or working towards
Barts Health NHS TrustAddress
Royal London Hospital
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