Band 7 Lead Midwife,
We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced and enthusiastic Registered Midwife to work as a Lead Midwife on our Maternity Unit. This is an excellent opportunity for a midwife with strong clinical leadership skills to move into a senior role. You should have experience across all areas of clinical midwifery care, be committed to supporting implementation of National maternity improvement initiatives, be organised and able to motivate a team.
Working collaboratively within our multi-disciplinary team, providing a high standard of safe and compassionate care to women and their families and promoting an open, supportive positive environment will also be key requirements of the roleMain duties of the job
Act as a lead midwife within the acute maternity unit to provide specialist expertise to clients in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods, working independently to provide high quality evidence based care to women. Responsible and accountable for the development of the maternity service to ensure high standards of clinical care are maintained, with responsibility and accountability for the continuing day-to-day management of the maternity unit, acting as lead coordinator on a rotational basis.About us
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 workJob 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.
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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
- Registered Midwife
- Post graduate diploma or equivalent
- Foundation management certificate or equivalent.
- Essential IT skills (EITS) or equivalent.
- Supervisor of midwives.
- Advanced life support in obstetrics, or equivalent.
- Postgraduate management certificate or equivalent.
- Teaching certificate or equivalent.
- Dealing with Obstetric Emergencies
- Neonatal resuscitation
- Adult resuscitation
- Post registration ante-, intra- and postpartum care.
Desirable Skills and AptitudesEssential
- CPD with portfolio
- Child Protection
- Midwives Codes of Practice
- Risk Management
- Equality legislation and best practice.
- Budgetary implications.
- Clinical Leadership skills
- Highly effective communication and personal skills
- Ability to assess, teach and train
- Able to motivate others
- Ability to change practice using evidence based research
- Ability to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care.
- Interview and appraisal skills
- Team building skills
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Flexible approach to shift working
- Willing to undertake further training
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