Preceptorship Midwife Band 5 Based Cumberland Infirmary & West Cumberland Hospital
Provide specialist expertise to offer women choices in labour, which are safe and evidence based, promoting a normal birth experience. Assess the full range of care needs, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care throughout the antenatal, intra-partum and postnatal period for women and their babies. Work as an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team providing care to women throughout the antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum continuum.
As a newly qualified midwife you will undertake the Maternity department preceptorship programme.
Provision of a full range of care to low and high risk women and their families throughout the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal continuum within a hospital setting. Development of evidence based guidelines and policies, incorporating NICE guidelines to ensure safe clinical practice and equity throughout the Trust for the maternity services. Ensure clinical risk measures are in place and develop and improve maternity services involving all care provision within the department and community, working towards attaining the next level of CNST. Improvement and development of the service, initiating and undertaking audit and research working in partnership with users of the service through the labour ward forum to improve services. Appropriate training is available to all midwives in line with professional development requirements.Main duties of the job
- Develop specialised evidence based programmes of care for the majority of women throughout pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period, working independently without referral to medical staff, adhering to agreed local and national clinical policies and code of practice.
- Provide specialist advice to women & families in relation to pregnancy, labour and postnatal period, utilising interpersonal skills.
- Perform normal delivery of babies and maintain extended skills e.g. episiotomy, perineal suturing, IV cannulation, vaginal examination.
- Deal with emergency situations that occur which can be life threatening.
- Arrange for appropriate investigations to be undertaken, interpret and act on these accordingly.
- Competently interpret CTG tracing, referring to more experienced staff where appropriate.
- Competently initiate neonatal resuscitation, referring appropriately if necessary.
- Attend theatre for caesarean sections and assist appropriately
- Order, assess and safely administer medicines, including controlled drugs, in accordance with NMC guidelines and local policy.
- Act as anadvocate for woman at all times.
- Act in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct (NMC).
- Safeguard and promote the welfare of children at an individual level.
- Participate in emergency skill drills to familiarise in prompt action/treatment in emergency situations.
- Comply with infection control procedures at all time
At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.
Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
- Being a clinically led organisation
- Quality and safety at the heart
- A positive patient experience every time
- A great place to work
- Managing our money well
As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.
Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.
We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.
Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies The Trust will provide a twelve month preceptorship period for all newly registered healthcare professionals. Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
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As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.
A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.
27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years
Flexible working Scheme
Excellent opportunities for development
Competitive NHS Pension scheme
Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies
EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems
These schemes are subject to availabilityPerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential Desirable
- oIT skills (EITS) or equivalent
- oNST 307 or equivalent.
Desirable KnowledgeEssential Skills and AptitudesEssential
- oProactive member of the multidisciplinary team
- oActive involvement in staff briefings, clinical meetings.
- oAble to undertake venepuncture and intramuscular injections.
- oAble to plan and prioritise allocated workload.
- oWell developed communication and interpersonal skills.
- oAbility to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care.
- oIV cannulation.
- oPerineal suturing.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- oFlexible approach to shift patterns.
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation TrustAddress
West Cumberland Hospital /Cumberland Infirmary
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