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Continuity of Carer Midwife - Young Parents (Phoenix Midwifery)

Employer
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Location
Maidstone
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
9 Mar 2024

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Better Births promotes safety, choice and personalisation to women and families to empower and ensure satisfaction and the best possible patient experience and outcomes. MTW are offering you the opportunity to join our Continuity Team Phoenix Midwifery (young parents) in delivering this exciting mandate which ensures the best outcomes for the women and babies we care for.

We are seeking passionate midwives to provide antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care for this vulnerable group which supports women's choices and latest evidence. You will work closely in partnership with women, families and colleagues to provide midwifery care within a continuity model in a variety of settings including the midwife-led birth centre at Maidstone/Crowborough, the main Obstetric Unit at Tunbridge Wells Hospital and women's homes. In line with the continuity model you will be required to work flexibly involving weekend work and on-call cover.

Phoenix Midwifery launched in February 2021 and delivers care to women under 21 years of age across the whole geographical patch of MTW trust.

Main duties of the job

You will join a committed and experienced team of midwives who work closely with the wider multi-disciplinary team and you will also have opportunities to be actively involved in numerous projects which are shaping our services for the future.

Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust delivers maternity care to 6000 women per year in our Birth Centres at Maidstone & Crowborough, at homebirths with our Community Midwives, as well as the obstetric unit at Tunbridge Wells, Pembury.

Normality is promoted in all clinical areas, and we have an above average rate of out of hospital deliveries.

We currently have a permanent 30 hrs per week vacancy within the team.

Must be able to drive and be prepared to work flexibly and cover the oncall provision.

For all Band 6 vacancies you will need to have completed a preceptorship programme and have achieved midwifery competencies such as cannulation, water birth and suturing.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please email mtw-tr.professionalstandards@nhs.net if this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Enhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RM and eligible to practice.
  • Evidence of further study and development of professional and academic skills.


Desirable

  • To have obtained or be studying at diploma level.


Experience/Knowledge

Essential

  • Sound knowledge of recent Government/Professional documents with awareness of implications to service provision.
  • Able to demonstrate motivation to maintain professional development.
  • Ability to work within acute and primary health care settings.


Desirable

  • Previous community and hospital experience.
  • Ability to use flexible innovative approaches to practice tailored to meet the clients' individual needs.
  • Knowledge of change management theories and their impact.


Skills

Essential

  • Able to recognise own limitations in order to seek advice appropriately.
  • Ability to act effectively within a multi-disciplinary team. Ensuring collaboration across professional boundaries.
  • Ability to exercise professional accountability and autonomy.
  • Act as mentor to both qualified midwives and students encouraging evidence based practice.


Desirable

  • Be able to prioritise one's workload.
  • A working knowledge of quality assurance.


Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Address

Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells Geographical Patch

Maidstone

ME16 9QQ

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359-6040350-T2-A

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