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Community Midwife (Group-Wide Campaign)

Employer
Barts Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum + HCAS (site dependent)
Closing date
5 Dec 2023
Are you an experienced band 6 midwife who is passionate about delivering high, quality care within community midwifery settings? Then we want to hear from you! We are looking for enthusiastic, compassionate and motivated individuals who are dedicated to providing continuity of care for women and birthing people throughout their pregnancy and birthing journey in all settings, in particular, at home.

We have several opportunities available to work within one of our community teams at either Newham University Hospital, Whipps Cross Hospital or Royal London Hospital. As an autonomous community midwifery practitioner, you will be part of a supportive and experienced team providing antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. You will have the opportunity to care for your own caseload, with a collective team on-call commitment to cover the homebirth service 24/7 across the geographical areas the 3 sites cover.

Main duties of the job

We understand and value that each of our midwives are individuals. With individual needs, motivation, and aspiration we are committed in supporting you. By working in our community teams, you will be supported by your Team Leader and Matron. Alongside this, you will also have support from our Professional Midwifery Advocates, through Restorative Clinical Supervision group and 1:1 sessions. We have a well-established Employee Wellbeing Service, training and development, and opportunities that you may choose to access as part of your personal development and extended support.

Full and part time hours, including flexible working, will be considered.

At Barts Health NHS Trust our local community is home to families from a diverse mix of ethnicity, social challenge and health needs. We provide Maternity Services to approximately 17000 women a year and support 14000 births across three hospitals in very modern up to date facilitates. We have a level 2 and 3 neonatal units situated within the trust as well as excellent facilities in Fetal and Maternal Medicine.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Band 6 midwife with UK professional registration with minimum 1 year experience, ideally in a homebirth or birth centre environment


Desirable

  • Practice Supervisor/ Assessor
  • Working towards MSc


Communication

Essential

  • Ability to work as part of a multi- disciplinary team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels across the department and directorate.
  • Ability to communicate with patients in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures in their care.
  • Can demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable and friendly manner.
  • Ability to communicate both verbal and written effectively.
  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge.


Desirable

  • Ability to offer constructive suggestions for service improvement.


Experience

Essential

  • Empower and enable staff to contribute to the delivery of high-quality personal care.
  • Ability to prioritise clinical work effectively.
  • Ability to participate in health promotion activities to include antenatal classes/clinics.
  • Ability to identify the learning needs of others and provide support to address them.
  • Ability to self-reflect, carry out tasks of own job and identify what she/he needs to learn to be able to do current job effectively.
  • Ability to identify deteriorating patients and take appropriate action
  • Ability to treat everyone with whom they come into contact with dignity and respect.
  • Ability to record and report back accurately and fully on patient assessments undertaken and risks identified.
  • Ability to work with others to produce detail plan to protect the health of Mother and Unborn child.


Desirable

  • Demonstrate a greater understanding of learning needs and evidence of facilitation skills.
  • Ability to identify how to manage how health safety and security can improved.
  • Experience of caring for at risk / socially excluded patient


Knowledge

Essential

  • Can demonstrate knowledge of current and emerging health care issues.
  • Can demonstrate knowledge of health, safety and security.
  • Ability to evaluate effectiveness of quality improvements and develop actions plans identifying improvements.


Desirable

  • Knowledge of current and emerging NHS strategy and policy.


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to deal with obstetric emergencies.
  • Ability to carry out essential and appropriate midwifery care and procedures.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret fetal heart rate, including intermittent auscultation and cardiotocography recordings.
  • Ability to recognise own limits and work within those limits of competence.
  • Ability to self-reflect on practice.
  • Ability to take an active role in agreed learning activities and keep record of them.
  • Ability to work within set timelines prioritising competing deadlines.
  • Computer literacy - Microsoft 365 and electronic patients records.


Desirable

  • Ability to monitor the quality of own and others work.
  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge.
  • Ability to use and maintain resources efficiently and effectively and encourage others to do so.
  • Ability to identify and take action when own or other's undermines equality and diversity.
  • Ability to effectively carry out service evaluation tasks when requested.


Health, safety and security

Essential

  • Acts in a way that is consistent with legislation, policies and procedures and abide by the Trust Health and Safety policies
  • Ability to support others in maintaining health, safety and security
  • Ability to identify and assess the potential risks involved in work activities and processes for self and others
  • Effectively carries out tasks related to evaluating services when asked


Desirable

  • Ability to offer constructive suggestions for service improvement


Specific requirements

Essential

  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet service requirements including on call commitments


Desirable

  • Car Driver


Other

Essential

  • Ability to store data / information safely and correctly.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet service requirement.
  • The duties outlined above are subject to changes, after consultation with postholder, to meet the needs of the service/organisation


Desirable

  • Be able to drive (if community)


Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust

Address

Cross Site

London

E1 2ES

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

259-5604880-Cross Site-05

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