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Midwife Band 5 or Band 6

Employer
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Oxford
Salary
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Dec 2023

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking to recruit innovative midwives who are passionate about promoting normality and are dedicated to providing evidence based care.We are a busy service which provides care for over 7,500 women and their families. We have 1 Consultant led unit based in Oxford along with 4 stand-alone midwifery led units an integrated midwifery led unit and a homebirth service. Midwives employed within the service have the opportunity to rotate to all our units/departments providing care to both low and high risk women.

Newly qualified midwives will participate in a 12 month preceptorship program designed by our team of Practice development midwives.The post is open to precepted midwives who will have NMC registration by the 31.12.2023. Post is also open to Band 6 experienced midwives with current NMC registration and NMC PIN number and a minimum of 6 months paid midwifery experience.

Main duties of the job

Working as a midwifery practitioner to: Provide continuity of care, advice and support throughout pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. Be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care within the practice area and to provide and maintain high standards of midwifery care.

Teach, motivate and encourage high standards of practice whilst furthering personal knowledge and experience. Accept responsibility for own personal and professional development .

To contribute to the management of the practice area by accepting delegated responsibility from senior colleagues.

Contribute to the learning environment of the practice area to enable students and new members of the practice area team to be supported.

Ensure all statutory and non-statutory rules and regulations are complied with. Assist in promoting Clinical Risk Management within the practice area.

About us

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - theJohn Radcliffe Hospital,Churchill HospitalandNuffield Orthopaedic Centrein Headington and theHorton General Hospitalin Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes useValue Based Interviewingto identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families. For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visitwww.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working as a midwifery practitioner to. Provide continuity of care, advice and support throughout pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period.

Be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care within the practice area and to provide and maintain high standards of midwifery care.

Teach, motivate and encourage high standards of practice whilst furthering personal knowledge and experience.

Accept responsibility for own personal and professional development.

To contribute to the management of the practice area by accepting delegated responsibility from senior colleagues.

Contribute to the learning environment of the practice area to enable students and new members of the practice area team to be supported.

Ensure all statutory and non-statutory rules and regulations are complied with. Assist in promoting Clinical Risk Management within the practice area.

Working as a midwife the post-holder will:Professional/Clinical Practice:

Fulfil the role of midwife, as defined by the World Health Organisation and the NMCMidwives Rules and Code of Practice.

Version 4 March 2020 Assess, plan, implement and evaluate midwifery care, to a defined group of womentaking into account the standards and philosophies of the county-wide Maternity Services. Accurately document all care given. Provide clinical supervision and support to less experienced midwives and maternity careassistants. Have ability and skills to organise own workload Maintain awareness of current advances and changes in practice Develop clinical expertise through experience and by attending appropriate courses, studydays and discussion groups etc. Provide evidence of achieving the consolidation of clinical skills and the development ofadditional practice skills and knowledge Participate in and contribute to programmes of care to develop parenting skills andknowledge Evaluate practice by utilising of evidence based practice and participating in research

With support of a senior colleague act as advocate for women and their families to ensureappropriate care. Participate, where appropriate, in the on-call rota for the service. Develop ability to take charge on a shift by shift basis. Be able to cannulate and suture.Managerial practice: Be aware of the working structure of the Oxfordshire Maternity Services and theresources available.Assist in maintaining a safe environment, reporting all accidents and incidents to theWard Manager/Team Leader. Ensure relevant documentation is completed

Provide professional support to other members of the multi-disciplinary team.

Version 4 March 2020Professional Development, Education & Research: Act as a supervisor to Maternity Support Workers and undergraduate students. Act as a preceptor Supervise Maternity Support Workers and help in the identification of their trainingneeds. Define own educational and development needs and to discuss these at appraisal. Participate in the setting of standards of care using valid evidence-based practice. Keep up to date with professional issues that influence midwives practice relating totheir area of clinical practice, management education and research. Contribute towards the continuing development of professional practice within theclinical area embracing new ideas and changes for the benefit of women and theirfamilies. Inform the ward manager/team leader if there are insufficient resources available toprovide safe care.Demonstrate the ability to record data on the maternity system and to be able to retrievedata results from OUHFT information systems. Accept responsibility for own personal and professional growth and maintaining a recordof professional development experiences. Use the Trust ELMS Revalidation tool in preparation for revalidation. Participate in formal and informal review of own performance with your preceptor, teamleader, ward manager and peer group. Contribute towards the collection of data for local, regional or national reports.

Person Specification

Qual knowl and comps

Essential

  • Registered Midwife with current UK Registration and a minimum of 6 months employed experience as a midwife.
  • Student midwife due to register by December 2018
  • Evidence of: A positive enthusiastic character.
  • Being self-aware and able to accept constructive criticism
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Demonstrates good verbal & written communication skills
  • Belief in and commitment to women centred philosophy
  • Demonstrate developing strategies and ability to cope under pressure


Desirable

  • Mentor qualification


Physical attributes

Essential

  • Good health record Smart professional appearance in accord with professional dress code


Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

John Radcliffe hospital and Community Teams

Headley Way

Oxford

OX3 9DU

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