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Midwife

Employer
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary
£28,407 to £42,618 pro rata / per annum
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a highly motivated and enthusiastic Midwife looking for an opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and competence and practice within a dynamic maternity unit in the North East of England? We want to hear from you!

We are looking for Band 5 and 6 Midwives to join our friendly and highly skilled workforce and would like to hear from newly qualified and experienced Midwives with a passion for delivering high quality care. For all successful candidates we provide a comprehensive support and training package inclusive of orientations in all clinical areas and a preceptorship programme for newly qualified midwives, aligned to the National Preceptorship Framework standards (NHSE, 2023) that provides a firm foundation in midwifery practice.
  • Interview date: 13th March 2024
  • Full time and part time hours available
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.


Main duties of the job

  • Fulfil the role of midwife as defined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Provide and maintain high standards of midwifery practice adhering to the NMC Code of Practice ensuring relevant registration is maintained.
  • Demonstrate and promote excellence in midwifery practice assisting in maintaining and improving the standards of midwifery care within the Trust.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate personalised, holistic care throughout the childbirth continuum in community, acute and inpatient settings.
  • Work autonomously and within the multi-disciplinary team adhering to NMC, Trust & Directorate Policies and Guidelines to provide specialist expertise to women in the antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal period, delivering high quality, evidence-based care and acting as an advocate for women and protector of the child within the hospital/community setting.
  • Effectively prioritise clinical caseload to meet client needs.
  • Uphold knowledge and awareness of national and local reports and policies impacting upon the maternity services.
  • Enhance clinical skills and knowledge in all aspects of midwifery, owning professional and personal development.
  • Be flexible to change and develop practice in light of knowledge gained through reflection, research and audit.


About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, we have around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Newcastle Hospitals Maternity Services provide gold standard care to a diverse demographic of service users from within the city and across the Region. Situated within The Royal Victoria Infirmary, a large tertiary unit, our Maternity department stands as a centre of excellence encompassing a comprehensive range of services in acute, inpatient, outpatient, and community settings facilitating 6,000 births per year. Our Midwives are afforded diverse professional experiences and opportunities, providing birthing people with individualised low risk to highly complex care throughout the childbirth continuum making clinical practice both exciting and challenging.

Our Antenatal services include Obstetric shared-care clinics where our Obstetric team work in partnership with our Consultant Midwife and Specialist Midwifery teams to provide care to birthing people with complex pregnancies and co-morbidities. The Maternity Assessment Unit and Day Care Unit is staffed by a team of enthusiastic Midwives and Doctors with our Antenatal Ward team providing care for birthing people requiring an inpatient stay.

In the intrapartum period our midwives provide high quality one to one care in our integrated midwifery-led unit and shared- care obstetric unit. RVI Maternity boasts a 12 roomed integrated midwife-led Birthing Centre complete with five pool rooms, as well as a 14 roomed delivery suite with two obstetric theatres. Our 18 bedded Postnatal and 24 bedded Transitional Care wards are staffed by Midwives, Maternity Support Workers and Transitional Care Nurses working in collaboration with Obstetricians and Neonatologists to provide shared care for mothers and babies.

Four community-based Midwifery teams around the city provide a traditional model of community care, antenatal clinics are facilitated in GP surgeries, community hubs and our integrated midwifery led birthing centre. In partnership with allied health services, Community Midwives facilitate parent education in the community, tailored to the demographic of their service users.

Band 5
  • Develop, in conjunction with the women, a programme of individualised, holistic care, taking cognisance of social, physical, psychological and cultural needs
  • Works autonomously within NMC, Trust & Directorate Policies and Guidelines to provide specialist expertise to women in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period, delivering high quality, evidence based care and acting as advocate for women and protector of the child within the hospital/community setting
  • Lead professional for low-risk women

Band 6 - Rotational
  • Develop, in conjunction with the women, a programme of individualised, holistic and personalised care, taking cognisance of social, physical, psychological and cultural needs
  • Works autonomously within NMC, Trust & Directorate Policies and Guidelines to provide specialist expertise to women in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period, delivering high quality, evidence-based care and acting as an advocate for women and protector of the child within the hospital/community setting
  • To provide support and advice to all members of staff and colleagues within the multi-professional team

Band 6 - Community
  • Develop, in conjunction with the women, a programme of individualised, holistic and personalised care, taking cognisance of social, physical, psychological and cultural needs
  • Works autonomously within NMC, Trust & Directorate Policies and Guidelines to provide specialist expertise to women in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period, delivering high quality, evidence-based care and acting as an advocate for women and protector of the child within the hospital/community setting
  • Lead professional for low-risk women
  • To provide support and advice to all members of staff and colleagues within the multi-professional team.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification

Meets All Criteria - Band 5

Essential

  • Registered Midwife
  • Evidence of ongoing professional and personal development
  • Recent clinical experience relevant to the role
  • Competent to ensure the delivery of evidence based practice
  • Demonstrates a broad knowledge of current midwifery issues
  • Ability to work within acute and healthcare settings
  • Understanding of the legal framework around Safeguarding Children
  • Able to prioritise workload
  • Able to exercise professional accountability
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Basic IT skills
  • Embraces concept of multidisciplinary working
  • Positive approach to change
  • Acts as a role model for junior staff


Desirable

  • Ongoing professional and personal development to diploma/degree level
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the role.
  • A working knowledge of clinical governance
  • An understanding of public health issues
  • An awareness of training requirements for Student Midwives
  • Experience of managing a ward during a shift
  • Aware of evidence based practice


Meets All Criteria for Band 6 - Rotational

Essential

  • Registered Midwife
  • Completion of Preceptorship Programme or equivalent experience
  • Meets requirements for practice supervisor/assessor
  • Experience as a Midwife leading to autonomous practice
  • Competent to ensure the delivery of evidence-based practice
  • Demonstrates a broad knowledge of current midwifery issues
  • Ability to work within acute and primary healthcare settings
  • Understanding of the legal framework around Safeguarding Children
  • A working knowledge of clinical governance
  • Able to prioritise own workload and maintain an awareness of the workload of others.
  • Able to exercise professional accountability
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Basic IT skills
  • Embraces concept of multidisciplinary working
  • Positive approach to change
  • Act as a role model
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the role


Desirable

  • Evidence of ongoing professional and personal development to diploma/degree level
  • An understanding of public health issues
  • An awareness of training requirements for Student Midwives
  • Experience of managing a ward during a shift
  • Aware of evidence-based practice


Meets All Criteria for Band 6 - Community

Essential

  • Registered Midwife
  • Completion of Preceptorship Programme or equivalent experience
  • Meets requirements for practice supervisor/assessor
  • Experience as a Midwife leading to autonomous practice
  • Competent to ensure the delivery of evidence-based practice
  • Demonstrates a broad knowledge of current midwifery issues
  • Understanding of the legal framework around Safeguarding Children
  • Experience of co-ordinating a shift
  • A working knowledge of clinical governance
  • Able to prioritise own workload and maintain an awareness of the workload of others
  • Able to exercise professional accountability
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Basic IT skills
  • Embraces concept of multidisciplinary working
  • Positive approach to change
  • Act as a role model
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the role


Desirable

  • Ongoing professional and personal development
  • An understanding of public health issues
  • An awareness of training requirements for Student Midwives
  • Aware of evidence-based practice


Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary

NE1 4LP

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

317-2024-07-34-DR

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