Midwife Full Time/ Part Time hours available (Flexible working available) Permanent �35,392- �42,618 per annum Closing Date: 30th November 2023 Interview Date: TBC This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso you are advised to apply promptly. Please note: At present we are not looking to recruit international candidates without complete NMC registration.
All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas. A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day. #JoinTeamEliot Main duties of the job
Come and join our friendly, professional and caring midwifery team at George Eliot Maternity Unit.
We are a forward thinking maternity unit where we offer amazing care to women and their families, whilst caring for each other at the same time. Being led by a supportive management team we value all members of the team and their ability to provide excellent patient experience at all times.
As a maternity unit we are innovative and offer excellent opportunities for further career development. You too can help us make a difference.
Successful candidates will work as part of our teams in both the community and/or the hospital setting. The need for a skilled flexible workforce is vital to ensure we meet women's needs and ensure that our midwifery teams are able to keep their clinical skills up to date.We have excellent in house training and close links with Coventry University for our post registration courses.About us
Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care'
takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are: E
ffective Open Communication
cellence and safety in everything we do C
hallenge but support E
xpect respect and dignity L
ocal health that inspires confidence Benefits:
On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- To be able to work in all areas of midwifery practice according to service needs
- To work as an autonomous practitioner within the community & hospital setting, recognising any medical, obstetric or neonatal problems that arise and referring women or babies to the appropriate medical support
- As required dependant on rotation allocation participate in a community rota and in the 24hour on-call system
- Develop and maintain the clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide individualised, clinically effective, evidence based midwifery care, as reflected within the Scope of Professional Practise and to be competent in the following-Midwifery led care-Neonatal and adult resuscitation-Supporting women choosing to labour and give birth in water-Supporting breast feeding in line with the trust policy-Perineal repair-Interpreting cardiotocograph recordings-Theatre scrubbing
- To work in partnership with the midwifery team and managers reporting problems/concerns relating to clinical practice
- To ensure that all policies and procedures relating to drug storage, administration and record keeping are adhered to
- To ensure the provision of excellent, evidence based car for the women and their families
- To act as an advocate for the women ensuring the provision of appropriate information and support services
- Communicate effectively, promoting open and trusting relationships
- To be aware of the uses, safety precautions and handling of equipment
- To assist in the development and review of policies and standards for the safe use of equipment and any new equipment introduced to the team
- Participate in and assist in the planning and implementation of programmes of parenteducation offered to women and their partners
- To be aware of the George Elliots Strategic Plan and be part of change management to ensure Choice, access and continuity of care in a safe service and to contribute where able to the development of the service to meet these strategies.
Please find attached job description and person specification for further details.Person SpecificationQualification and ProfessionalEssential
- Registered midwife
- Evidence of ongoing relevant continuing professional development, linked to demonstrate clinical competencies
- Basic life support
- Assessing and Mentoring OR Practice Assessor Qualification or willing to work towards.
Skills and AbilitiesEssential
- Possession of a relevant degree or studying towards one
- NVQ Assessors course
- High standard midwifery skills
- Perineal repair
- Effective teaching, training and mentoring skills
- Effective organisational and time management skills
- Computing skills to input data, use of the NHS intranet, email and word programmes
- Undertake specific midwifery procedures involving manual dexterity for example, intravenous injections, perineal suturing and vaginal examinations
- Physical skills to manually handle patients and appropriate lifting aids to maintain patient comfort and safety
Experience and KnowledgeEssential
- Able to problem solve and initiate change
- Able to work across professional team and organisational boundaries
- Interviewing skills
- Appraisal skills
- Understanding of audit and research methodologies
- Understanding of resource management, health and safety, clinical risk and quality issues
- A knowledge of how to handle incidents and clinical complaints
- Good level of post registration experience including experience within relevant clinical environment
- Recent experience of managing the care of women in antenatal, intrapartum and post-natal periods
- Knowledge of safeguarding children procedures
- Participation in patent education programmes
- Experience of midwife led care in the community
- Previous experience of participating in research and audit
- Caring for women choosing to labour and give birth in water
- oEffective time management
- oMotivated, enthusiastic and committed to the department
- oTakes responsibility for own actions and promotes good team working
- oShares information and good practice appropriately
- oMutual respect - treats others with courtesy and respect of all times
- oAbility to undertake the tasks of the job
- To participate in on-call rota
- Able to problem solve and initiate change
- Able to work across professional team and organizational boundaries
- A flexible approach to work
- Able to cope with caring for women in uncomfortable situations/accommodation and positions in labour
- Dealing with death/bad news. Ability to sensitively inform service users on emotional and complex issues such as stillbirth, maternal and neonatal death, diagnosis and treatment, complaints investigation and resolution.
- Able to effectively manage work-based stressful situations, both in self and others - liaising with outside agencies when appropriate.
- To live within 10 miles or 30 minutes from base for on - call response
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Effective open communication
- Excellence and safety in all that we do
- Challenge but support
- Excel respect and dignity
- Local healthcare that inspires confidence
George Eliot Hospital NHS TrustAddress
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
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