The post holder will be responsible for the provision of autonomous, evidence-based, women-centred midwifery care, whilst working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team, other agencies, representatives and service users. The post holder will provide support to other midwives within the service. This may include a management responsibility for the midwifery practice or team in the absence of the Band 7 Midwife.Main duties of the job
Are you looking to join a highly motivated team? Are you committed to providing a safe, high standard of midwifery care? Do you strive to deliver memorable experiences whilst supporting women, birthing people and their families before, during and after pregnancy & childbirth?
King's College Hospital offers an opportunity for passionate and dedicated midwives to join our vibrant maternity team on both the Denmark Hill and Princess Royal University Hospital sites. You will have the opportunity to work in our dynamic maternity services, with a variety of working patterns available. We are looking for midwives to join both our inpatient and community teams, with opportunities in continuity of carer models and our specialist community teams.
We are recruiting midwives with a minimum of 1 year of experience to join our team. You will be provided with opportunities to develop your skills, gaining valuable experience within all areas of the maternity service.
Becoming a King's midwife will mean you are supported by a team who want to develop your career, prioritise your wellbeing, increase your skills and make our service a great place to work.You will bean essential part of our transformation programme to offer an outstanding maternity service.Staff are ourmost important and special asset, and we value, respect and treasure our midwives.
If you believe that you have the right qualities and passion to make a difference by joining our team then we would welcome your application.About usKing's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of �1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level. We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people. King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible. Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesClinical
- Plan and implement individualised midwifery care that is women, pregnant person, child and family centred.
- Facilitate the participation of service users and their families in all decision making, ensuring informed choice dialogue.
- Ensure all risk assessments and referrals are completed and actioned and documented.
- Follow midwifery/obstetric guidelines where appropriate and liaise with the multidisciplinary team in the implementation of patient care, reporting and recording any deviations from the protocols.
- Organise, where appropriate, midwife/patient allocation within the team/practice/core area and support junior and student colleagues.
- Ensure all clinical records comply with Trust and regulatory requirements.
- Ensure midwifery practice is evidence based and be competent across all areas of midwifery skills.
- Participate in continuous professional development, including mandatory training and online learning.
- Satisfy the Clinical Governance agenda in all aspects of the delivery of care.
- Be responsible for the reporting and the proper maintenance of equipment.
- Be responsible at times for obtaining and the safekeeping of drugs as delegated.
- Be responsible for the proper and economical use of storage and supplies in the department and report any anticipated deficiencies in stock.
- Be responsible for the collection of statistics and data regarding own midwifery practice and as required by the Care Group/Trust.
Personal Professional Development
- Responsible for day-to-day management of your own workload. This may include management of staff and team in the absence of a Band 7 Midwife.
- Participate in the orientation and development of new staff.
- Participate in the appraisal of staff as appropriate.
- Exercise a supervisory role in enabling midwives to practice safety, effectively and efficiently, paying regard to the changing needs and expectations of mothers and their families.
- Demonstrate awareness of the individual needs of team members and give active support and guidance, where necessary.
- Participate in Trust, Care Group and departmental meetings and in meetings related to the ongoing review and evaluations of the team/practice/core area.
- Exercise compassionate counselling and information giving skills.
- Act in accordance with professional standards across all aspects of midwifery care.
- Take responsibility for student learning when required and facilitate the achievement of learning objectives identified by the midwifery education leads and by the students.
- Identify and report any concerns about a students performance to the appropriate supervisor/link lecturer and assist the student to achieve a satisfactory standard of practice.
- Write clear objective reports on students progress throughout their allocation to the team/practice/clinical area and liaise with lecturers, practice supervisors and the Midwifery Practice Facilitators as required.
Person SpecificationQualifications and RegistrationEssential
- To actively participate in maintaining own professional development, identifying own educational and clinical training needs with Line Manager
- Participate in own appraisal
- To ensure own mandatory training certificates are current.
- To maintain your own personal and professional development in accordance with PREP requirements, attending mandatory study sessions as required
- To participate in reflective practice, and maintain a personal learning portfolio.
- To keep up to date with NMC, relevant specialist, Faculty & Trust guidelines and protocols.
- To maintain full conversance with current national and local guidance and the NMC curriculum standards
- Current NMC Registered Midwife
Experience and knowledgeEssential
- Mentorship qualification or equivalent
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Able to demonstrate a good level of theoretical midwifery knowledge
- Experience of working in all clinical areas
- Facilitating and supporting others
- Establishing partnerships and good working relationships
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation TrustAddress
London and Kent
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