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Midwife

Employer
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Leeds
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
West Yorkshire and Harrogate Local Maternity & Neonatal System (LMNS) is looking to recruit enthusiastic newly registered midwives to provide high quality, holistic midwifery care, sensitive to the needs of the woman and her family at one of the six hospital trusts within the LMNS. (Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust).

As part of the application process, you will be asked to indicate your preferred Trust to work in. A discussion will then be held with you at your interview regarding alternate options should your preferred choice not be available.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work in partnership with the multi-disciplinary team in both the hospital and community settings, providing continuity of carer according to the local models of care. This includes partnership working with general practitioners, obstetricians, midwives, health visitors and all other agencies involved. To ensure that safe quality care is received by women and their families throughout the maternity pathway.

This exciting opportunity requires the post holder to complete the agreed WY& H LMNS preceptorship package with support and as part of their professional development and transition to Band 6.

During the preceptorship period the midwife will have the opportunity to provide care across the perinatal pathway in a variety of settings. It will help the post holder to identify their strengths and highlight the areas requiring further development for the benefit of the women you care for. This in turn will enable you to become a confident and competent midwife, practising in accordance with the NMC Code (2018) and give you the opportunity to prepare for your first NMC Revalidation in 3 years time.

About us

Within each Trust the Preceptorship Lead Midwife will provide support for the post holder with any additional training needs throughout the programme. Every trust across the West Yorkshire and Harrogate LMNS aligns to the National Preceptorship Framework for Midwifery. In terms of timeframes to progress to a Band 6 - this will be dependent on individual progress and will be decided in collaboration with you, your preceptor and line manager and reflect the Trust preceptorship programme you are working within.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of society regardless of disability, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

It is important as a health professional to recognise that while most people using maternity and perinatal services are women, the CQC Maternity Survey (2022) found that 0.65% of respondents stated that their gender was not the same as their sex registered at birth. Therefore, the information in this job advert and supporting documents also applies to these individuals.

If you are interested in the role and would like any further information, please use the named contacts for each Trust below.

Airedale - Sarah Windass - sarah.windass@nhs.net

Bradford - Emma Fleary - emma.fleary@bthft.nhs.uk

Calderdale - Lauren Whitworth - lauren.whitworth@cht.nhs.uk

Harrogate - Emma Barker - emma.barker32@nhs.net

Leeds - Bryony Smith - bryonysmith@nhs.net

Mid Yorks - Maisie Milner - maisie.milner1@nhs.net

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide high quality holistic perinatal midwifery care sensitive to the needs of the woman and her family. To work in partnership with the multi-disciplinary team in both the hospital and community settings, providing continuity of carer according to the local models of care. This includes partnership working with general practitioners, obstetricians, midwives, health visitors and all other agencies involved. To ensure that safe quality care is received by women and their families throughout the maternity pathway.

The post holder will complete the agreed LMNS preceptorship package with support and as part of their professional development and transition to Band 6. During the preceptorship period the midwife will have the opportunity to provide care across the perinatal pathway in a variety of settings.

To act as a clinical role model and practice autonomously within the parameters of local and national guidance and sphere of professional practice, adhering at all times to The Code for Nurses and Midwives (NMC, 2018) and working within the policies and standards detailed by the Trust.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical
  • Provide safe, high quality evidence based care throughout the maternity pathway.
  • Ensure information is communicated in a clear and unbiased way to facilitate informed decision making.
  • In partnership with the woman, assesses needs, planning, implementing and evaluating care on an individual basis, promoting equality and considering diversity and rights'
  • Maintain contemporaneous documentation in accordance with NMC Code
  • Liaise and work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team and other agencies, when complex needs are identified.
  • Continuously assess risks and deviations from normal and ensure timely referral, intervention and escalation.
  • Consider the diverse needs of women and their families and ensure the delivery of individualised plans of care.
  • Participates in provision of public health information
  • Provide health/parent education either individually or in groups to maximise the benefit to families.
  • Facilitate womens involvement in the decision making process regarding all aspects of their pregnancy birth and postnatal care.
  • Participates in departmental team meetings and other committees when necessary.
  • Work flexibly across different wards/departments as indicated by service needs.
  • May be required to participate in on call rota where appropriate
  • Maintain compliance with Trust policies in relation to Infection Control to reduce HCAI
  • Communicates in a clear and unbiased manner with women and families and the multi-disciplinary team
  • Works within national and local guidelines in relation to midwifery practice
  • Undertakes all such reasonable other duties as may be required as part of the role
  • Escalates any concerns in relation to professional practice to relevant person/agency
  • Liaises with outside agencies to enhance individualised care for more complex situations such as safeguarding, domestic abuse or substance misuse
  • Maintains professional conduct including appearance at all times adhering to the local Trust uniform policy.

Leadership & Collaborative Working
  • Acts as clinical role model

Governance
  • Ensure the appropriate reporting of clinical/operational incidents though the Trusts incident reporting process.
  • Respond appropriately to complaints and feedback escalating as necessary.
  • Actively contribute to quality improvement workstreams and Trust mandatory audits.
  • Works within local and national guidance and immediately escalate rationale for any deviations from guidance.
  • Actively engage in investigation of incidents or complaints as required.

Physical Resources
  • Ensures that all equipment is in good working order, to have had training and knowledge of how to use it correctly

Education and Training
  • Ensure own clinical skills and knowledge are updated in line with current evidence based practice and compliance with the local training needs analysis.
  • Complete the LMNS Preceptorship Package escalating any concerns to the lead midwife/ line manager.
  • Maintain a continuum of personal and professional development in accordance with the NMC recommendations that meets the requirements of NMC revalidation.
  • Proactive approach to self-development, taking responsibility for personal and professional development and maintaining professional registration.
  • Participate in the Trust appraisal process.
  • Support students during clinical placements and identify learning opportunities to enable the achievement of learning objectives.
  • Comply with Trust mandatory and essential training requirements
  • Maintains and promotes a positive learning environment
  • Maintain an awareness of local and national transformation and safety initiatives.

Please see the attached job description for more information.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Describe how you feel your training has prepared you to work as a midwife within the NHS (Max. 500 words)


Knowledge/Training

Essential

  • Demonstrate the personal skills that you have that you feel are essential to being a midwife (Max. 500 words)


Knowledge/Training

Essential

  • How do you plan to keep your knowledge and skills up to date (Max. 500 words)


Additional Requirements

Essential

  • Are you able to arrange own transport arrangements for business use?


Preferred Trust

Essential

  • Please indicate your preferred Trust here.


Qualifications

Essential

  • Do you hold a BSc/BA in Midwifery? (Yes/No)
  • Are you a final year student/newly qualified? (Yes/No)


Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Address

St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street

Leeds

LS9 7TF

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

C9298-LMS-2024

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