This is an exciting opportunity to join the preceptorship programme at a world leading Trust. We offer an opportunity to consolidate your skills as a midwife through rotations to the Labour Ward, Postnatal Ward and the Antenatal Ward. We are proud our preceptorship programme has achieved the Capital Midwife quality mark,
On successful completion of your preceptorship programme you will move to a band 6 rotational job between Labour ward and Postnatal ward and can apply for other substantive positions in the trust.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an assessment centre, You will be required to pass the practical element before progressing onwards for an interview on the same day.
Please note the following information about this job role:
Please only apply if you are expecting to complete your training this summer, with intention to begin employment once your NMC PIN is provided.Main duties of the job
- The preceptorship programme involves 12 months of band 5 clinical rotations: 6 months in Hospital Birth Centre (Labour Ward), 4 months on the Postnatal Ward and 2 months on our Antenatal ward.
You will rotate on Hospital Birth Centre (Labour Ward) gaining confidence caring for women and their babies. You will be supported to develop your competencies in suturing and cannulation. You will be expected to participate in the care of women requiring both high and low risk care, bereavment care, induction of labour and the immediate postnatal period. We work as part of a MDT and you will liaise with and receive support from other health care professionals on the ward such as doctors, nurses and more senior midwives.
As part of your postnatal ward rotation you will be responsible for the ongoing care of women and their babies providing safe and supportive care. Developing your skills in breastfeeding support, wound care and management of transitional care babies. You will work as part of the MDT to make appropriate referrals into other services and facilitate discharges into community care.
The Antenatal Ward is a high risk midwifery area which involves complex medical care and the early stages of inductions of labour
You will be supported by our practice leaders, our CFP, PMAs and PDM team to build on your skills and confidence as you progress through your midwifery career.About usGuy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.
We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.
We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.
We have around 22,700 staff, making us one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and one of the biggest employers locally. We aim to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and continue to develop new and existing partnerships with local people, patients, neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and charitable bodies and GPs.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesClinical Duties
Responsible for carrying out clinical practice within designated clinical areas, ensuring that high quality, current evidence-based midwifery assessment, care planning, implementation, interventions and evaluations for women and babies is provided from admission through to discharge.
Will be responsible for the application of knowledge across the range of work procedures and practices, underpinned by theoretical knowledge and practical experience.
To act as advocate for women within the area, to ensure a woman centred approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards within the NHS Plan and other relevant guidelines.
To ensure that mothers and babies receive high quality clinical care and a good patient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and doctrines.
Recognise and avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the individuals.
Will advise on the promotion of health and the prevention of illness.
Recognise the significance of observations made, and use them to develop and initiate midwifery assessments and devise a plan of care.
Carry out those activities necessary to conduct a comprehensive assessment of a mother and babys requirements.
Will ensure that all mothers will have a discharge plan that is safe and appropriate for their needs.
Carry out midwifery procedures and treatments, checking on and maintaining the highest possible standards.
Work alongside the multi-disciplinary team.
Take a clear and concise history from women by assessing their health
and well being and complete documentation ensuring that all entries are
accurate and legible and that all information systems are maintained.
Utilise the basic skills of a registered midwife in the provision of care to a named caseload of women, including appropriate referral as required.
To be responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medication. Professional Responsibilities
Is wholly accountable for his / her practice in line with the NMC code of professional conduct and takes every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve his / her knowledge and professional competence.
Will act in accordance with Local, Hospital and Statutory Guidelines & Policies including Health and Safety initiatives.
Will be familiar with the Health and Safety at Works Act, and be aware of
Its implications and ensure that local unit and departmental policies are followed.
Will work in accordance with Corporate Objectives
Will compile a personal & professional portfolio (in conjunction with the Performance management process and the compilation of a Personal Development Plan).
Will maintain a high standard of care and be courteous and polite at all times.
Provide total care to a caseload of women in liaison with the other staff and under the direction of the MPL or senior midwife.
Will adopt a woman centred approach to work
In liaison with the MPL ensure that midwifery practice is in keeping with current research findings and is appropriate for each individual woman for whom care is being provided.
Will practice in a cost effective and cost aware manner
Will ensure that the Hospitals policy is understood and carried out with regard to the care and custody of drugs/medications, especially with regard to those covered by the Control of Drugs Act.
Will be familiar with the wards fire, manual handling and C.O.S.H.H policies.
Will be fully conversant with the trust major incident plan, and ensure that
all staff on the ward understand the procedure.
Will establish a relationship with the Professional Midwifery Advocate team and be familiar with the A-EQUIP model.
Take all possible precautions to safeguard the welfare and safety of staff, service users, visitors and the public, by implementing all policies related to health, safety, security and risk.
Report complaints, incidents and accidents to the MPL or midwifery manager.
Work with the MPL in the monitoring of standards of care Communication
Will be responsible for the provision and receipt of complex, sensitive or contentious information related to patients, patient care, relatives, staff and other multidisciplinary colleagues.
Provides specialised advice concerning the care or treatment of identified groups or categories of women and babies
Communicate effectively and efficiently with all members of the multidisciplinary team regarding care.
Will communicate with women and relatives, making reports and liaising, as appropriate with medical staff other members of the care team and management.
Will give and receive day/night reports.
Report to the Doctor/Midwifery Practice Leader and members of the multidisciplinary team on a mother or babys condition, both verbally and in writing as necessary.
Liaise with inter-hospital departments/personnel
Attend and participate in ward meetings and help promote new ideas and methods and assist in their implementation.
Attend and participate in multidisciplinary team meetings and case conferences to benefit patient care. Education & Professional Development
Act as a role model, giving guidance, counselling and support to unqualified staff and students.
Assist with orientation programmes which familiarise new members of staff.
Participate in the supervision and support of junior staff and students
Actively contribute to the teaching programme within the clinical area.
Take every opportunity to maintain and improve knowledge and competence, and take steps to keep up to date with clinical and midwifery developments.
Closing date: 4th December 2023
Interview Date: 19th December 2023Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential Desirable
- Relevant degree
- Evidence of professional accountability and responsibility via a student portfolio
- Registered Midwife able to practice in all areas in accordance with the NMC Rules and Codes of Conduct
- Has experience in research and audit
- Experience in a range of maternity settings
- Can demonstrate application of theory to practice.
- Is willing to work in all areas
Values and BehaviourEssential Employer detailsEmployer name
- Has knowledge of Trust's Policies and Procedures
- Able to prioritise workload appropriately
- Can maintain confidentiality at all times
- Awareness of multicultural environment
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation TrustAddress
St Thomas Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
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