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Diabetic Midwife

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

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Are you looking for an exciting new job 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.

We are looking for an experienced midwife to join us as a diabetic midwife based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich (QEW). This is a new role at QEW so you will be able to make it your own along with the support of the Band 7 Senior diabetic midwife. You will work alongside the diabetic team at our sister site, University Hospital Lewisham, and may be required to go there on occasions

As a member of the maternal medicine team, you will be responsible for helping provide midwifery care to pregnant women/birthing people with diabetes and with other existing co-morbidities.

Working within a case loading model and supported by the lead Diabetic midwife, you will provide direct maternity care for these women/birthing people in conjunction with the maternal medicine consultants and the multidisciplinary teams (MDT). Working collaboratively with the individual woman/birthing person and you will be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and coordinating their maternity care pathway on the Queen Elizabeth site.

Main duties of the job

As the midwife in this role you will work collaboratively with the other team members, assist the ongoing development of maternal medicine care pathways and frameworks in line with national policies as a key member of the maternal medicine team.

You will act as a professional role model, leading and coordinating the team whilst behaving in an exemplary manner at all times.

You will be accountable for the overall provision of excellent care, providing evidenced based, woman / birthing person centered midwifery to your women / birthing people in the outpatient, inpatient and community settings.

You will be responsible for the Midwifery care of the Diabetic women / birthing people on the Queen Elizabeth Site, whilst also liaising with the Diabetic Specialist Midwife on the Lewisham site to ensure the care that is offered reflects best practice across both sites.

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

    They will help provide midwifery care to pregnant women/birthing people with diabetes and with other existing co-morbidities in a caseload model.

    They will assist in providing direct maternity care for diabetic women/birthing people in conjunction with the Diabetic Midwife, maternal medicine consultants and the multidisciplinary teams (MDT).

    Whilst working collaboratively with the individual woman/birthing person, they will assist in assessing, planning, implementing and coordinating their maternity care pathway.

    Midwives in this role will:
    • Work collaboratively with the other team members you will assist the ongoing development of maternal medicine care pathways and frameworks, in line with national policies as a key member of the maternal medicine team.
    • Act as the professional role model, supporting the team, behaving in an exemplary manner at all times.
    • Assist in the overall provision of excellent care, providing evidenced based, client centered midwifery care to women/birthing people in the outpatient, inpatient and community settings whilst accountable to the Diabetic lead midwife.
    • Be responsible for assisting in the Midwifery care of the Diabetic women/birthing people in both the Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Marys service.

    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 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

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    Stadium Road

    London

    SE18 4QH

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    197-RF4990

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