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Diabetic Specialist Midwife

Employer
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Edmonton London
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 a year PA inclusive HCAS (pro rata)
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Working as the specialist midwife with enhanced education and training in diabetes, he/she will be best placed to provide additional support and guidance to a women and her family, when her care becomes increasingly complex as a result of diabetes.

The specialist midwife will evolve the diabetic care pathway and will work in collaboration with the diabetic nurse specialist and obstetric consultants who specialise in diabetes.

In this role the specialist midwife will act as an advisor to other midwives and will demonstrate an advanced level of clinical decision making and responsibility.

They will provide a continuum for the diabetic population which will enhance the health of the women and their families.

The specialist midwife will continue to support, advise and monitor women's health and wellbeing during her pregnancy and birth.

He/she will guide the women and her family on the care of the neonate and monitor its wellbeing. The specialist midwife will build up networks within the community to which they will be able to sign post the women, enabling then to take responsibility for their future care.

He/she will work closely with midwifery and obstetric colleagues to ensure that care provision for the women in the care pathways is of high quality, clinically effective and resource efficient.

Main duties of the job

Clinical

Undertake the full role of the midwife including advanced decision making, using evidence based practice and highly developed advanced practice skills.

Facilitate and have continuing responsibility for the effective assessment, implementation and evaluation of all midwifery care for women with diabetes within own sphere of clinical practice.

Develop and adhere to the maternity unit's philosophy and models of care to ensure that all policies and procedures are implemented and to lead on the development of evidenced based woman centered midwifery practice, both in the hospital and community.

Ensure that management plans of care incorporate all phases of the pathway: antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal.

Directly refer maternity users for medical investigations and for review to other health care professionals, as agreed by the lead consultant obstetrician.

Act as a resource for staff and provide support in relation to women using the service who have high risk pregnancies as a result of complex medical conditions.

Participate in the training and education of staff in relation to high risk pregnancy and complex medical conditions.

Provide a link between midwives, diabetes specialist nurse, general practitioners, health visitors, obstetricians and other agencies in relation to women's care.

About us

North Mid is part of North Central London integrated care system - consisting of the NHS and Local authority organisations in Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. As with other ICS's, we are working increasingly closely with partners and indeed many of our financial and performance objectives are measured at this system level. Whilst all organisations remain as standalone, statutory bodies we have an ICS infrastructure for making shared decisions and agreeing shared approaches.

We are proud of our staff and want to ensure their training allows them to provide excellent clinical care. We are also a training unit for medical students from UCL and St George's University Grenada, and for nursing and midwifery students from Middlesex and City Universities.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Expert clinical practitioner within own clinical area Assesses, develops, implements and evaluates programmes of care.

Monitors and ensures maintenance of standards of care

Monitors and ensures high quality of care for women and their family

Supervises and develops staff

Participates in research and audit

Undertake the full role of the midwife including advanced decision making, using evidence based practice and highly developed advanced practice skills.

Directly refer maternity users for medical investigations and for review to other health care professionals, as agreed by the lead consultant obstetrician.

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Women and their families, diabetes specialist midwife, dieticians, all midwifery staff, Obstetricians, Anaesthetists, Endocrinologists, Other Medical Teams Diabetic nurse specialists Senior management team Lead Midwives, Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA), Community midwives, CCG/General Practitioners, University link teachers, External organisations including Professional bodies. External agencies Student midwives Key internal and external stakeholders.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Clinical Undertake the full role of the midwife including advanced decision making, using evidence based practice and highly developed advanced practice skills.

Facilitate and have continuing responsibility for the effective assessment, implementation and evaluation of all midwifery care for women with diabetes within own sphere of clinical practice.

Develop and adhere to the maternity units philosophy and models of care to ensure that all policies and procedures are implemented and to lead on the development of evidenced based woman centered midwifery practice, both in the hospital and community.

Ensure that management plans of care incorporate all phases of the pathway: antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal.

Directly refer maternity users for medical investigations and for review to other health care professionals, as agreed by the lead consultant obstetrician.

Act as a resource for staff and provide support in relation to women using the service who have high risk pregnancies as a result of complex medical conditions.

Participate in the training and education of staff in relation to high risk pregnancy and complex medical conditions.

Provide a link between midwives, diabetes specialist nurse, general practitioners, health visitors, obstetricians and other agencies in relation to women's care.

Work closely and in conjunction with the neonatal team to care for newborns. To follow up ante/postnatal women admitted to the wards as required.

Develop communication strategies for giving complex information to women and ensure the women and their families receive information in a sensitive way thereby ensuring that they are able to make informed decisions.

Empower women to attend to their health care needs and act as an advocate, encouraging women to reduce their health risk and improve their health outcomes in relation to their our care and their baby.

Ensure the accurate, clear, contemporaneous, legible records are kept with evidence of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care.

Monitor standards and take corrective action as appropriate reporting to the lead midwife.

Take responsibility for own personal professional development, personal professional portfolio.

Working relationships & Communication To ensure that robust communications systems exist which underpin effective service provision, and involves all stakeholders in client care including medical staff, other health professionals and user representatives.

To work with the multidisciplinary team to develop innovative, evidence based services in accordance with best practice.

To review and maintain the guidelines and policies that are relevant to the needs of the women with diabetes and their babies. These guidelines should be written in collaboration and be evidenced based.

To work in partnership with the senior midwifery team to provide a cohesive and seamless midwifery service across primary and secondary care.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Evidence of a secondary qualification in diabetes
  • Educated to Midwifery Degree level or evidence of significant clinical experience


Desirable

  • Registered nurse


Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Significant experience in the role of diabetes midwife at Band 6 or band 7
  • Advanced clinical midwifery skills in diabetes
  • A commitment to undertake the nurse prescribing course
  • Articulate and able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing


Skills and abilities

Essential

  • Confident and enthusiastic


Trust Values

Essential

  • Demonstrable ability to meet Trust values


Employer details

Employer name

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Address

North Middlesex Hospital Maternity Unit

sterling way

Edmonton London

N18 1QX

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393-NMUH-1118-A

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