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Midwife

Employer
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
4 Jan 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are offering excellent Band 6 Midwifery opportunities to join our service, and take your career forward within an outstanding Trust. UCLH is based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. We have a warm and welcoming maternity team, new and well-equipped facilities, and above all our commitment to quality care and safety is absolute.

Your career development is our concern, and we offer excellent experience to maintain and develop your clinical skills, we are committed to education and research, and provide our support to develop your knowledge and clinical expertise. We have a strong commitment to staff education and have commissioned links with City, Kings and Southbank Universities, and can offer an accelerated career pathway for suitable candidates.

The post holder will undertake a 6 monthly rotation between two clinical areas of choice within maternity unit. Options include Delivery Suite and obstetric theatre, High Dependency Unit, Birthing Centre which include 2 birthing pools, inpatient antenatal ward, triage unit, postnatal care unit with transitional care cots and antenatal clinic. There are opportunities to work within community-based services, Fetal Medicine Unit as well as an array of specialists areas.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will work as a midwife and will rotate across all areas of the maternity unit.
  • To work according to the NMC Code and relevant professional guidelines as a midwife with facilitation for a defined group of women and their babies with minimal supervision in the Maternity Care setting.
  • The assessment of care and health education needs of women and their babies
  • To maintain accountability for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluation programmes of care within the necessary framework
  • To develop leadership skills and experience in the management of the ward/department.
  • To promote and participate in the implementation of the UCLH Nursing Midwifery strategy:
  • Reviewing midwifery practice and implementing appropriate changes based on research/best practice.
  • Developing and implementing Audit, Quality and Risk Management initiatives.
  • To participate in training programmes as appropriate and to teach and act as a facilitator/preceptor to midwifery or non-midwifery staff.
  • To promote and maintain effective communication.
  • Create a supportive blame-free environment for staff and women


About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically-led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research. We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites: University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing) National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Royal National Throat,Nose and Ear Hospital Eastman Dental Hospital Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre The Hospital for Tropical Diseases University College Hospitals at Westmoreland Street We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology. At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Women Care Responsibilities
  • To promote a woman focused approach to care in collaboration with all relevant health professionals and to co-ordinate the babies discharge arrangements in accordance with ULCH discharge policy.
  • To educate parents as required where a need has been identified.
  • To provide information which enables parents to make choices about adopting a healthier lifestyle for their babies and themselves.
  • To ensure that all-clinical documentation is completed correctly by members of the midwifery/nursing team.
  • To maintain a safe ward environment, to work with other members of the team, to produce health care environments that are conducive to safe therapeutic and ethical practice
  • To assist in the establishment and monitoring of protocols/care pathways.
  • To promote and maintain effective communication within the unit.
  • To maintain woman confidentiality.
  • To supervise junior staff in the delivery of care.
  • To promote a mother and baby focused multi-disciplinary approach to care in collaboration with health professionals and other agencies, help mothers gain access to health and social care, information and support relevant to their needs.
  • To teach families the practical baby care skills they need providing support and encourage them as they face increased responsibility for their babies physical and emotional needs.
  • To be an advocate for breast feeding by encouraging and assisting mothers to breast feed.
  • To keep infant feeding knowledge base updated in line with current evidence-based practice guidelines on premature and term infants.

  • Professional and People Development and Education Responsibilities
  • To develop general management skills and to take part in unit cover as required in the

  • absence of more senior staff.
  • To assist in promoting and maintaining an effective learning environment for staff, acting as a facilitator in the supervision and teaching of staff.
  • Undertake orientation of new staff, teaching and information sessions regarding role and associated activities.
  • To be responsible for developing and sustaining own knowledge, clinical skills and professional awareness in accordance with PREP requirements and to maintain a professional profile.
  • To participate in the appraisal of staff at least annually, addressing development needs and monitoring performance.
  • To assist in establishing programmes of supervision as appropriate.
  • To work within a multidisciplinary team, with senior midwives, the Practice Development Department etc in developing and implementing midwifery practice.
  • To participate in the training and development of Health Care assistants, nursery nurses and junior staff including pre and post registration midwifery and nursing students and complete assessors training as required.

  • Research and development Responsibilities
  • To promote midwifery and neonatal clinical practice in line with relevant research.
  • To participate in reviewing and implementing evidence-based practice.
  • To contribute to research and development programmes within the unit.

  • Audit, Quality and Risk Management Responsibilities
  • To lead/assist in the setting and monitoring of measurable standards of care and be accountable for maintaining standards.
  • To ensure staff are familiar with national, professional and local quality issues relevant to the delivery of midwifery and neonatal services.
  • To uphold quality initiatives that improves customer care and enhances the interface between staff, women and visitors.
  • To lead/assist in the audit process for monitoring and reviewing midwifery quality.
  • To identify potential risks for all personnel, women and visitors, taking appropriate action/advice.
  • To promote the role of the midwife in handling complaints in accordance with UCLH policy.
  • To be fully conversant with Child Protection issues and to report concerns to the appropriate healthcare professionals

  • Resource Management Responsibilities
  • To demonstrate effective budgeting practice, exercising care and economy.
  • To develop partnerships with finance, department and directorate management teams in order to:
    • Gain an understanding of resource management processes
    • Have representation in service development issues.

    3. To contribute to the directorate management process.

    4.To manage staffing resources effectively and efficiently.

    5. To be involved in the recruitment and selection process after undergoing appropriate training

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    Be accountable for care given and comply with the NMC Code of Conduct, working

    within the framework of the NMC scope of Professional Practice

    Ensure compliance and implementation of UCLH Trust Guidelines, Policies and Procedures, Nursing and Midwifery strategy, Clinical Governance, Making a Difference and The NHS Plan and Maternity Matters

    Responsible for maintaining own professional development, and have an awareness of clinical educational developments

    Maintain own levels of clinical competence and knowledge.

    Support and develop all students, midwifery, nursing and obstetric staff in their roles and in the delivery of women-centred care.

    Work 70% of the time in an allocated clinical area in the capacity of providing clinical support to students and staff requiring development and delivering direct care.

    Ensure that an effective learning environment is provided for all staff and students within the Division and manage local professional development and educational programmes.

    Provide academic and career coaching for midwives undertaking post registration education

    For detailed information about this role, please refer to the attached Job Description (Supporting Documents).

    Person Specification

    Knowledge and Qualifications

    Essential

    • Registered midwife
    • Educated to degree level
    • Completed a 12-months preceptorship programme
    • Up to date knowledge of professional nursing and midwifery issues


    Desirable

    • Neonatal course of relevant experience


    Experience

    Essential

    • Familiarity with basic IT applications
    • Experience of teaching and mentoring more junior staff
    • SSSA


    Desirable

    • Experience of undertaking research


    Communication

    Essential

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Able to work effectively within multi-disciplinary teams
    • Able to meaningfully engage stakeholders
    • Excellent negotiation skills
    • Able to communicate sensitively and appropriately
    • Able to challenge clinical decisions in the best interest of patients
    • Demonstrating awareness of maternity related clinical governance
    • Highly professional role model
    • Able to network professionally within the organisation as well as externally


    Personal and People Development

    Essential

    • Organisational skills
    • Decision making skills
    • Able to manage time effectively
    • Able to prioritise objectives and workload
    • Committed to professional and personal development and always maintaining updated mandatory training.
    • Able to prioritise complex demands as required


    Health, Safety and Security

    Essential

    • Monitors and maintains health, safety and security of self and others
    • Demonstrable organisational and planning skills
    • Able to make decisions under pressure


    Employer details

    Employer name

    University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    UCLH, EGA Wing

    25 Grafton Way

    London

    WC1E 6DB

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

    309-UCLH-3097-A

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