We have an exciting opportunity for midwives passionate about physiological birth to join our fabulous birth centre team.
Kingston Maternity is a popular service with approximately 4600 births per annum, and approximately 15% of these occur on the Birth Centre. The most recent National Maternity Survey in 2021 rated Kingston in the Top 5 best performing maternity services in London. Our staffs are positive about the hospital and the services offered to women and their families. We are proud of our positive culture, and strong leadership, promoting valued staff, a culture of learning and quality improvement.The Care Quality Commission rated Kingston Hospital as good overall in 2022 with outstanding for well led. Kingston Maternity Services was rated as Good.Our birth centre rooms have birthing couches and pools, and our team are skilled in aromatherapy, and optimal birth positioning. We promote a philosophy of holistic, woman-centred care in a home from-home environment, delivered by a dedicated team of passionate midwives with a vision to ensure a safe, calm and unique birthing experience.Kingston maternity is proud of its strong multi-disciplinary (MDT) culture. We provide a well evaluated, in-house MDT programmes and staff can attend external study days or enrol for academic modules at our local higher education institutes.Main duties of the job
Some of the main duties of the job are to provide woman and babies with high quality, safe midwifery care during childbirth. The care will be evidence based and holistic in meeting women's needs in a variety of practice settings. In the absence of a Band 7 Team Leader, lead the team and manage the workload either in the community or in the unit.
Women's choice is one of our drivers, which has resulted in a recent substantial revision in the criteria for admission to birth centre. Safety is our priority and together with women we make clear birth preference plans.
Our service is funded to a ratio of 1 midwife to 24 women, enabling high quality midwifery focused care to be provided. The birth centre team, along with our consultant midwife, also work closely with the homebirth team, in addition to our very successful breech service, where we participate in the OptiBreech study.
If you are a passionate midwife with excellent communication skills and a drive to provide high quality midwife-led care to women, we are waiting to hear from you.Please be aware that this post requires you to work a mixture of day and night shifts, weekends and bank holidays.About usKingston Hospital - First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital situated in a beautiful and remarkable part of the country - close to London yet surrounded by royal parks, historic buildings and the River Thames.We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and run several outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.
We employ 3,300+ staff who proudly and efficiently support over 350,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused' care, day surgery and maternity services. Health and Wellbeing & Staff Benefits
The Trust understands that benefits go beyond just financial rewards and offers a wide range of benefits that recognise staff contribution, provide opportunities for career development and offer initiatives to promote a healthy work-life balance. -Our Health Heroes Awards 2018 - Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year.-HPMA Vivup Award for Well Being 2019. Trust Values
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has four key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are:
- Caring- Safe - Responsible - Value Each OtherJob descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see the job description and essential criteria before making your application.
If you are a passionate midwife with excellent communication skills and a drive to provide high quality midwife-led care to women, we are waiting to hear from you.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Registered Midwife with NMC
- Evidence of ongoing education especially Aromatherapy, Spinning Babies or massage
- Experience of working in all areas of maternity services, particularly birthing areas.
- Special interest in midwifery led care and physiological birth
- Ability to demonstrate evidence based knowledge
- Demonstrates understanding of role boundaries and able to recognise when to escalate
- Previous experience of Unit Leader/Bleep holder role
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Awareness of current policies and drivers affecting maternity services e.g. Midwifery Continuity of Carer
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Kingston Maternity Unit
Kingston upon Thames
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