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Lead Midwife for Public Health

Employer
Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£58,698 to £65,095 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
14 Dec 2023

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 8A
Hours
Full Time
External applicants MUST have agreement from their line manager/Trust that they will be able to start the role at the latest 22nd January for handover purposes. If this is not going to be possible, unfortunately they should not apply.

The Lead Midwife for Public Health (developmental role) will take an active part in developing, driving and monitoring public health programmes as they relate to maternity services. They will act as a member of the senior midwifery team and interact with wider health and social care and commissioning structures.

Main duties of the job

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 on this page.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

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 on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

- Registered midwife with active registration

- Evidence of post-qualification education

- Mentorship qualification/training

- Educated to Masters level or equivalent experience

- Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate at all levels within the multidisciplinary team

- Excellent written and verbal English communication skills

- Ability to make independent decisions and work autonomously

- Developed IT skills with good understanding of windows applications and clinical records systems

- Effective presentation skills

- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

- Ability to act as a role model to junior and senior staff alike

- Ability to prioritise a busy workload

- Works well on own initiative as well as working well within a team

- Evidence of ability to influence and motivate others

- Able to recognise limitations and need for advice and support

- Ability to apply research to practice and to support changes in practice as a result of clinical audit

- Assertive and able to challenge when needed

- Use of evidence in practice

- Can demonstrate professional leadership and influencing skills

- Negotiating skills

- Teaching skills

- Research and audit skills

- Report writing

- Substantial midwifery practice which must include work at senior level

- Clinical Teaching

- Experience of midwifery service /practice development /leadership/change management

- Understanding of NMC Codes of Practice

- Understanding the needs of those from marginalised groups, and those at risk of or experiencing health inequalities

- Knowledge of clinical governance and patient feedback and engagement processes

- Knowledge /understanding of confidentiality issues

- Detailed knowledge of current midwifery issues

- Excellent understanding of the public health agenda for midwives

- Evidence of knowledge of recent midwifery research and clinical audit

- A specialist interest in and passion for public health

- Excellent understanding of wider NHS agenda and drivers for change

- Understanding of research and assessing evidence

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- Understanding and demonstration of the Trust Values

- Commitment and adherence to equality, diversity and inclusion

Person Specification

Education/qualifications

Essential

  • -Registered midwife with active registration
  • -Evidence of post-qualification education
  • -Mentorship qualification/training
  • -Educated to Masters level or equivalent experience


Desirable

  • -Managerial / leadership training
  • -Public health qualification


Skills/abilities

Essential

  • -Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate at all levels within the multidisciplinary team
  • -Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • -Ability to make independent decisions and work autonomously
  • -Developed IT skills with good understanding of windows applications and clinical records systems
  • -Effective presentation skills
  • -Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • -Ability to act as a role model to junior and senior staff alike
  • -Ability to prioritise a busy workload
  • -Works well on own initiative as well as working well within a team
  • -Evidence of ability to influence and motivate others
  • -Able to recognise limitations and need for advice and support
  • -Ability to apply research to practice and to support changes in practice as a result of clinical audit
  • -Assertive and able to challenge when needed
  • -Can demonstrate professional leadership and influencing skills
  • -Negotiating skills
  • -Teaching skills
  • -Research and audit skills
  • -Report writing


Desirable

  • -Motivational interviewing skills
  • -Evidence of collaborative working across health and social services
  • -Ability to facilitate change


Experience

Essential

  • -Substantial midwifery practice which must include work at senior level
  • -Clinical Teaching
  • -Experience of midwifery service /practice development /leadership/change management


Desirable

  • -Previous experience within similar role at Band 7 or equivalent


Knowledge

Essential

  • -Understanding of NMC Codes of Practice
  • -Understanding the needs of those from marginalised groups, and those at risk of or experiencing health inequalities
  • -Knowledge of clinical governance and patient feedback and engagement processes
  • -Knowledge /understanding of confidentiality issues
  • -Detailed knowledge of current midwifery issues
  • -Excellent understanding of the public health agenda for midwives
  • -Evidence of knowledge of recent midwifery research and clinical audit
  • -A specialist interest in and passion for public health
  • -Excellent understanding of wider NHS agenda and drivers for change
  • -Understanding of research and assessing evidence


Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Homerton Hospital

London

E9 6SR

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

293-SWNS-0293

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