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Midwife

Employer
Powys Teaching Health Board
Location
Brecon
Salary
£28,834 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Full Time
To provide advice support and care of women and their families during the preconceptual, antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods. Provide a full range of health, education and social care advice to women within an integrated model of care covering pre-conception, antenatal, labour, birth and postnatal periods. To provide midwifery care in a range of environments through pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal period for women and their babies. To work autonomously within departmental guidelines and sphere of professional practice.

Main duties of the job

To provide advice support and care of women and their families during the preconceptual, antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods

Provide a full range of health, education and social care advice to women within an Intergrated model of care covering pre-conception, antenatal, labour, birth and postnatal periods.

Provide midwifery care in a range of environments through pregnancy, labour birth and postnatal period for women and their babies.

Work autonomously within departmental guidelines and sphere of professional practice.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work. It is a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow and patients are truly at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction that other can only dream about, prepare for a very pleasant surprise as Powys is the place to be. We are looking for staff who have energy, enthusiasm, commitment and drive and who are patient-centred. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. As a rural health board we have around 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of the land mass of Wales. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold.

Working in Partership, we commission and provide award award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care, not to mention a wide range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference. If working for Powys Teaching Health Board is something that is of interest, we may have an opportunity just for you!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsible for planning own workload, meeting off duty and on call cover to ensure optimum use of resources to provide client centered care within community and birth centre settings. Carry and manage own caseload in partnership with a small group of midwifery colleagues to give continuity of care to women in that caseload. Process own work and time records to meet the unpredictability of a 24 hour midwifery service within Powys and provide clinical support where necessary to colleagues within broader teams across Powys. Assist in the responsibilities for stock control and general birth centre/team area management e.g. Pharmacy, CSSD and equipment. Responsible for monitoring own equipment ensuring it is fit for purpose in community and birth centre setting. Plan and organise of ongoing programs of care and educations as required.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

Qualifications and/or Knowledge (Band 5)

Essential

  • Registered Midwife
  • Awareness of political and wider health agenda (Standards for Health, Midwifery 2020, All Wales strategy)


Experience (Band 5)

Essential

  • Range of clinical experience during student training including o Venepuncture- Able to perform venepuncture competently
  • o Suturing-Able to suture with supervision (if required)
  • o Examination of the newborn Able to undertake examination of the newborn following birth and in the post-natal period unsupervised
  • o Homebirth-Able to attend as second midwife
  • o Breastfeeding-Able to discuss and practically apply UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative
  • o Fetal Heart Monitoring-Able to interpret fetal heart deviations from normal and call appropriate help (pinnard/sonicaid) Fetal Heart Monitoring-Able to interpret fetal heart deviations from normal and call appropriate help (pinnard/sonicaid)
  • o Basic Resuscitation skills and competencies to be able to be the lead in resuscitation
  • o Antenatal screening-Under supervision able to discuss and provide information on antenatal screening tests offered and able to give details of the choices women have following a positive screening result


Desirable

  • Experience of homebirth & Waterbirth
  • Student Clinical experience of continuity of care schemes in the community setting
  • Child Protection in line with All Wales Child Protection Guidelines


Aptitude and Abilities (Band 5)

Essential

  • Good written and verbal communication skills which include being articulate, assertive and to develop strong influencing skills.
  • Ability to work as a team member Keen to develop good Networking skills
  • Good planning, organisational and innovative decision-making skills with the ability to prioritise
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Develop the Obstetric emergenciescompetencies including being able to lead in the management of an emergency
  • Keen to develop skills to promote, assess and deliver alternative methods to normalise care both antenatally and intrapartum
  • Work with preceptor to develop with the skill to become an autonomous practitioner in caseload management
  • Develop Cannulation skills -and become competent to cannulate without supervision


Desirable

  • Ability to speak Welsh Good Computer and presentation skills
  • Research, audit and evaluation skills to ensure a high-quality service


Values (Band 5)

Essential

  • Empathetic and reassurance skills to deal with potential complex and sensitive circumstances that can often be emotional and distressing
  • Can demonstrate PTHB Values


Other (Band 5)

Essential

  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to provide on call cover for service (team and wider area)
  • Physical ability to handle equipment to meet the role of an integrated midwife within a community setting


Qualifications and/or Knowledge (Band 6)

Essential

  • Registered Midwife
  • Awareness of political and wider health agenda specifically Midwifery 20:20 and All Wales Normal Labour Pathway
  • Post Registration education and professional updating in line with NMC fitness to practice


Desirable

  • Child Protection in line with LSCB
  • Homebirth
  • Waterbirth


Experience (Band 6)

Essential

  • Post registration clinical experience
  • Range of clinical experience
  • Suturing - Able to suture without supervision
  • Obstetric emergencies - competent to lead in the management of an emergency
  • Homebirth - Able to attend as first midwife without supervision
  • Fetal Heart Monitoring - Able to interpret fetal heart deviations from normal and call appropriate help (pinnard/sonicaid)
  • Resuscitation - competent to participate as the lead in resuscitation
  • Cannulation - Able to cannulate without supervision
  • Venipuncture - Able to perform venipuncture competently
  • Examination of the newborn - Able to undertake examination of the newborn following birth and in the postnatal period unsupervised


Aptitude and Abilities (Band 6)

Essential

  • Normality - Able to promote, assess and deliver alternative methods to normalize care both antenatally and intrapartum
  • Breastfeeding - Able to discuss and practically apply UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Team Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
  • Antenatal Screening - Under supervision able to discuss and provide information on antenatal screening tests offered and able to give details of the choices women have following a positive screening result
  • Research, audit and evaluation skills to ensure a high-quality service
  • Caseload Management with the skill to work as autonomous practitioner
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Good networking skills
  • Ability to plan, organize and clear decision making skills and prioritising
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines


Desirable

  • Able to discuss and provide information on antenatal screening tests offered to women in pregnancy and give the reasons why they are offered and be able to give details of the choices women have following a positive screening result
  • Ability to speak Welsh


Values (Band 6)

Essential

  • Empathetic and reassurance skills to deal with potential highly complex and sensitive circumstances that can often be emotional and distressing
  • Can demonstrate PTHB Values


Other (Band 6)

Essential

  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to cover on call cover for service (team and wider area)
  • Physical ability to handle equipment to meet the role of an integrated midwife within a community setting


Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board

Address

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

070-NMR107-0723-B

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