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Diabetes Specialist Midwife

Employer
Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Milton Keynes
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
7 Oct 2023

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Diabetes Specialist Midwife

Department: Maternity

Band 7 �43,742 - �50,056 per annum pro rata if part-time

Hours: 37.5 per week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become part of an innovative and dynamic team here at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

A rare opportunity has arisen to undertake a role supporting and working with the multidisciplinary team, providing, and coordinating the care for maternity service users with pre-existing and gestational diabetes.

The postholder will be responsible for the support and advice on both diabetes control and midwifery care throughout pregnancy and postnatal period liaising closely with the diabetes specialistnurses, dieticians and consultants specialising in antenatal care.

The postholder will be involved in the development and implementation of clinical protocols and guidelines for maternity service users with diabetes and will work towards developing a structured approach in diabetes care to ensure a comprehensive high quality diabetes service within maternity. The postholder will be expected to undertake clinical audit and provide educational support for healthcare professionals and students.

If you have any questions or you would like to have an informal discussion, please do not hesitate to contact Katie Selby - Maternity Quality and Governance Lead, katie.dennis@mkuh.nhs.uk

Main duties of the job

The Diabetes Specialist Midwife (DSM) is part of the multidisciplinary team providing and coordinating the care for maternity service users with pre-existing and gestational diabetes within WHHT. The post holder will be a point of contact for maternity service users with pre-existing diabetes and those who develop gestational diabetes in pregnancy.

The DSM will be responsible for the support and advice on both diabetes control and midwifery care throughout pregnancy and postnatal period liaising closely with the diabetes specialistnurses, dieticians and consultants specialising in antenatal care.

The DSM will be involved in the development and implementation of clinical protocols and guidelines for maternity service users with diabetes and will work towards developing a structured approach in diabetes care to ensure a comprehensive high quality diabetes service within maternity. The DSM will be expected to undertake clinical audit and provide educational support for healthcare professionals and students and be involved in research projects.

Clinical experience in all aspects of midwifery care is prerequisite, demonstrating credibility as a good role model. Excellent communication skills are paramount to the success of the role. You will be working with staff, undertaking audit, developing guidelines and standards, ensuring robust data collection, proactively supporting compliance with local and national requirements, and participating in regional reviews.

About us

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To undertake assessments, provide support, education, and advice for maternity service users with pre-existing or gestational diabetes and their families to supplement the care provided by their midwives where necessary, for example working with maternity service users and their midwives to develop individual care plans, and making referrals to additional specialist support where required
  • To accept and triage referrals and prioritise appropriately
  • Work clinically, at least 3 days a week, running midwifery led diabetic clinic within the maternity unit
  • To review and discuss results from blood glucose monitoring database and prioritise care accordingly.

Managerial and Leadership Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ensure clear mechanisms for communication with all members of the multidisciplinary team. Provide and disseminate professional and clinical knowledge to multi-disciplinary team

Education & Training
  • Act as a resource for all staff involved in maternity care (including obstetricians, midwives, student midwives and maternity support workers).
  • Provide evidence-based advice, support and information with regards to the appropriate management and referral of maternity service users with pre-existing or gestational diabetes.

Responsibility for Human Resources
  • To directly line manage staff within the area of responsibility and monitor team workload. Participate in performance of staff, conducting individual appraisals and support the monitoring of performance standards in accordance with Trust Policy. Monitor and report sickness / absence working with the Matron and Human Resources to reduce sickness levels.
  • Participate in the investigation of complaints and incidents related to care and service delivery to maternity service users with diabetes.

Responsibility for Policy Service and Development
  • To attend and contribute to clinical governance meetings in conjunction with other team members to set, maintain and monitor standards of care for pregnant maternity service users with diabetes.
  • To participate in the development, implementation and monitor policies and guidelines that seeks to empower and support maternity service users with pre-existing diabetes and those who develop diabetes during pregnancy to optimise the outcomes of their pregnancy.

Responsibility for Financial and Physical Resources
  • To ensure and monitor that equipment is maintained in accordance with Trust policies. To ensure that staff working within area of responsibility know how to use and maintain the equipment used.
  • Work with the Matron to manage budgets, ensuring effective and efficient use of resources.

Professional
  • Always ensure that duties are carried out in a safe manner in order to maintain a high standard of midwifery practice for all maternity service users and their babies.

Please refer to Job Description for further details.


Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge

Essential

  • Registered Midwife
  • Degree in Midwifery
  • ENB 997/998 or equivalent/mentorship qualification
  • Demonstrable evidence of continuing professional education and development as per NMC requirements
  • Ability to teach evidence-based practice
  • Proven abilities in cross professional working and liaison
  • Understanding of clinical risk management and clinical governance


Desirable

  • Demonstration of postgraduate education


Experience

Essential

  • Experience and understanding of diabetes
  • Ability to teach evidence-based practice
  • Demonstrable experience in developing self, others and changing practice
  • Demonstrable understanding of governance and risk processes in maternity
  • Experience in teaching, training, and educating of professionals


Skills

Essential

  • Act as a role model demonstrating exemplary skills
  • Flexible, highly motivated, and supportive of others
  • Flexible, highly motivated, and supportive of others. oProven Leadership skills
  • Ability to develop excellent working relationships with all staff within the organisation and external partners
  • Strong organisational and planning skills
  • Willing to develop new skills including completing appropriate training as required
  • Ability to adapt written and verbal communication skills to the audience
  • Ability to undertake a wide range of work procedures without direct supervision
  • Ability to analyse data and produce required reports and information
  • Emotional resilience and able to escalate should further support be required


Personal and people development

Essential

  • Willing to develop new skills including completing appropriate training as required
  • Working with midwives and obstetricians to improve knowledge and skills relating to diabetes in pregnancy


Desirable

  • Experience of managing and coordinating services to maintain safety and escalate as appropriate


Communication

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to be responsive to highly emotive conversations


Specific requirements

Essential

  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
  • Good attendance record


Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Specialist Midwives (Dept)

Milton Keynes

MK6 5LD

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