Maternity services at University Hospital Southampton (UHS) have three well established continuity of carer teams, known as NEST (Needing Extra Support Teams) who offer an individualised package of care to clients who may have some aspect of vulnerability and/or risk factor.
The successful candidate will be seeking to make a real difference to the lives of mothers and babies by working in collaboration with the wider multi-disciplinary team, safeguarding services and external stakeholders. As a member of the team, you will receive additional training, structured supernumerary period, excellent support from your colleagues and opportunities for future development. Caseloading will enhance your knowledge and skills in all aspects of midwifery including high and low risk care.
The successful candidate will join a team of midwives, working together to provide a continuity of care service to fully support a client group throughout the perinatal continuum.
As an autonomous practitioner, you will be booking people for their pregnancy, providing routine antenatal care, intrapartum care in all birth settings, as well as postnatal follow-up including discharge to the health visiting team.
This will enable you to promote and deliver a philosophy that has the person and their family at the centre of their care.Main duties of the job
Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.
For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.About us
As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
What youll do:
- Manage your own caseload of pregnant people providing antenatal care
- Be a part of a team caseload roster working flexibility to provide labour care in all areas of maternity care labour ward, low risk birth centres and homebirths
- Be an autonomous practitioner managing your own workload and diaries
- Attend safeguarding, PNMH and other multi-disciplinary team meetings
- Provide enhanced postnatal care to mothers and newborns including parent education
- You will work within a small team that allows you to build a close rapport and good working relationship with colleagues.
- You will be working in a model of care that improves outcomes for women and families from disadvantaged backgrounds and women from the Black and Asian population.
- You will build a variation of skills and build personal confidence in all areas of midwifery.
What were looking for:
- Dedicated and passionate individuals wanting to provide the gold standard midwifery care we all strive to achieve
- Midwives wanting to provide compassionate care to pregnant people and their families throughout the perinatal period
- A midwife with clearly defined experience looking after women who are vulnerable.
- A midwife with great communication and interpersonal skills to lead their caseload, work as a team and liaise with other organisations and health professionals as necessary.
- An individual who is driven, innovative and committed to service improvement and embracing change.
- A midwife that demonstrates a commitment to personal and service development.
- This model of working requires you to have a driving licence and have access to a car as this role is both hospital and community based.
- Registered midwife on relevant part of the NMC Register
- Diploma or degree in midwifery
- Commitment to professional Development
- Examination of the newborn
- Competent clinical skills and knowledge across all areas of midwifery practice
- Understanding of clinical priorities
- Suturing competency
- Cannulation competency
- Caseloading experience/high dependency experience
- Demonstrates the ability to make clinical decisions and can support junior staff in the decision process
- Can demonstrate a forward thinking approach to midwifery care, women's choice.
- Commitment to personal and service development
- Understanding of clinical governance and risk
- Excellent verbal and written skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Team player and ability to work independently and with supervision as required
- Able to demonstrate effective decision making skills
- Enthusiastic and motivated about maternity and midwifery-led care
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Patients First
- Always Improving
- Working Together
University Hospital Southampton NHS TrustAddress
Princess Anne Hospital
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