An exciting opportunity has arisen for motivated and dedicated midwives to join our vibrant Maternity team at Newham University Hospital as a midwife specialising in the provision of care to women undergoing Elective Caesarean Sections (ELCS). The Elective Caesarean Section Pathway is undergoing a transformation as part of our wider improvement journey. We are seeking motivated, insightful midwives who want to have a say and be a part of an exciting new team. The majority of your role will involve the provision of direct clinical care for women undergoing ELCS this will provide you with valuable insight into the care pathway. You will have opportunities to contribute to the evaluation and continuing improvement of the care we provide to women and their babies.
We will provide you with an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, gaining valuable experience in the provision of care both within and outside of obstetric theatres. We also pride ourselves in having one of the highest rates of births outside obstetric led units in East London (25%) and have met our targets of Continuity of Carer.
These Band 6 posts are suitable for Registered Midwives with more than 12 months of post-qualification experience. This is a core post, however there may be times where you will work in the obstetric-led Delivery Suite and other clinical areas to ensure the continued provision of safe maternity care throughout the Unit.Main duties of the job
To give specialist midwifery care / advice to women with pre-existing and gestational diabetes within the hospital and community setting. To work collaboratively with the maternity-diabetes team to develop appropriate care plans, organise education sessions and clinic sessions, Day assessment unit appointments and antenatal and postnatal reviews in the ward for in-patients and in primary care setting or at home in the community to support care plans.
The post holder will plan and actively participate in auditing clinical outcomes for the patients in the defined group. Will evaluate the outcomes of care and develop working practices and guidelines to promote good practice, being mindful of the impact on other agencies and groups.
Will inform/ educate midwives and students in the acute and primary care setting and the wider multidisciplinary team of the principles of good practice for this client group by providing training and workshops, as well as offering specific judgements on cases within this area of expertise. Will participate, plan and co- ordinate multidisciplinary activities and organise team meetings.
The Diabetes Specialist Midwives carry responsibility for the efficient management of the defined caseload, including liaison with other agencies.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 ourWeCarevalues 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
The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.Person SpecificationQualifications and knowledgeEssential
Skills and abilitiesEssential
- Registered Midwife - eligible to practice (minimum 1 year experience)
Health, safety and securityEssential
- Ability to communicate effectively at all levels across the Department and Directorate
- The ability to communicate with patients in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures.
- Can demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable and friendly manner
- Ability communicate effectively, both written and oral
- Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge
- Understanding of own Knowledge and Skills Framework and ability to identify learning needs and interests
- Ability to self-reflect, carry out tasks of own job and identify what s/he needs to learn to able to do current job better
- Ability to take an active role in agreed learning activities and keeps a record of them
- Acts in a way that is consistent with legislation, policies and procedures and abide by the Trust Health and Safety policies
- Ability to support others in maintaining health, safety and security
- Ability to identify and assess the potential risks involved in work activities and processes for self and others
Equality and diversityEssential
- Ability to work within set timeframes working to priorities and deadlines
- Able to recognise own limits and work within those limits of competence
Promotion of health and well-being and prevention of adverse effects on health and well beingEssential
- Ability to treat everyone with dignity and respect
Assessment and care planning to meet health and wellbeing needsEssential
- Ability to participate in health promotion activities to include antenatal classes/clinics
Protection of health and wellbeingEssential
- Ability to prioritise clinical work effectively
- Can show a non-judgemental approach to patient care
- Ability to record and report back accurately and fully on patient assessments undertaken and risks identified
- Ability to identify deteriorating patients
- Able to analyse and interpret and action CTG recordings
- Able to use basic Adult and neonatal resuscitation skills
Enablement to address health and wellbeing needsEssential
- Can demonstrate a knowledge of current and emerging health care issues
- Ability to work with others to produce detail plan to protect the health of Mother and Unborn child
Information, collection and analysisEssential
- Ability to carry out essential and appropriate Midwifery care and procedures including dealing with obstetric emergencies and suturing
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Can prove a basic computer literacy in Windows and IT systems
- Ability to store data/ information safely and correctly
Barts Health NHS TrustAddress
Newham University Hospital
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