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Midwifery Practitioner

Employer
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you looking to work in an award winning, well-supported, friendly, dynamic, culturally astute and inclusive environment that puts women / birthing people at the centre of a high standard of care? If so, come and join us.

Our latest CQC report that has just been published rates us again as good, maintaining our good rating since 2017 and has now awarded us outstanding for leadership.

If you have completed your competencies as a newly qualified midwife or are an experienced midwife, able to cannulate and suture are looking for a new challenge have vision, are motivated with a commitment to providing and developing a first-class service then we want you.

We are looking for dynamic, inspirational midwives to transfer their existing skills and interests to our unit. Rotations to Delivery Suite, Day Assessment Unit and Community are available on an individual basis if you are interested.

Why not visit our careers page on our website and watch our videos to see why working for us is such a great idea.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to assess, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care, as the named care provider and support with the care of all clients on the ward / unit as required.

You will be competent in providing the necessary care and advice to your client dependent on the situation and area you are in.

You will be competent to conduct deliveries, as required, under your own responsibility and care for the newborn, whilst having a sound knowledge in all areas of midwifery care.

You will be responsible for ensuring your own continuing professional development and other development activities are completed each year and have completed a preceptorship programme.

You will be an effective communicator with the ability to provide support for the shift co-ordinator to ensure the effective running of the ward/unit in their absence.

You will be required to provide daily clinical and managerial leadership to midwifery and support staff in the delivery of evidence-based client centred care.

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream


  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    The post holder is responsible for the assessment development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care, both for specific groups of clients as the named care provider and in supporting the care of all clients on the ward / unit. As a qualified midwife the post holder will be required to provide the necessary supervision, care and advice to women/birthing people during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period, to conduct deliveries under their own responsibility and care for the newborn. They should have a sound knowledge in all areas of midwifery care, which facilitates clinical practice development.

    They will be required to participate in their continuing professional development and other development activities and have completed a preceptorship programme.

    If working in the hospital, the post requires effective communication and an ability to provide support for the shift co-ordinator to ensure the effective running of the ward/unit in their absence.

    The post holder will also provide daily clinical and managerial leadership to midwifery and support staff in the delivery of evidence based client centred care.

    The teaching and supervision of student midwives, student nurses and medical students are included.

    If the post holder is community based, they are expected to work in the community/ birth centre setting but can be asked to rotate between all clinical areas to cover service needs and demands at times of escalation.

    The post holder will be expected to work in the hospital or community environment covering all shifts and on call commitments (Community) as required by the service.

    Person Specification

    Qualification & Training

    Essential

    • Registered Midwife
    • Practice Assessor / commitment to complete


    Desirable

    • Working towards a degree


    Experience, Knowledge & Skills

    Essential

    • Ability to assess and plan care for women/birthing people in all aspects of midwifery care.
    • Understands the needs of postnatal women/birthing people
    • Knowledge of how to access emergency services in both hospital and community setting
    • Can interpret CTGs and identify features which deviate from accepted parameters of normality
    • Experienced in resuscitation of the newborn
    • Experience in caring of women/birthing people in low risk setting including home births and waterbirths.
    • Computer literacy
    • Able to deliver a high standard of evidence based individual client care
    • Effective communicator with good leadership and interpersonal skills
    • Evidence of ability to take charge in the absence of their direct line manager
    • Demonstrate midwifery skills underpinned by current evidence oTo include suturing, venepuncture and cannulation or operineal repair/ commitment to achieve competence within 12 months of appointment
    • Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of audit and policy
    • Demonstrate competence in the promotion of infant feeding using experience based practice


    Desirable

    • Examination of the newborn
    • Is competent in delivering antenatal parent education session/committed to achieve competence within 12 months of appointment


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

    Address

    University Hospital Lewisham

    Lewisham High Street

    London

    SE13 6LH

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    197-RF4498-A

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