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Community Midwife

Employer
Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
Location
Birmingham/Sandwell
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro rata per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024
Are you a Community midwife looking for a change?, or maybe just want to know more about working as a community midwife at Sandwell and West Birmingham hospital trust?

Here at SWB we pride ourselves on the way we support and nurture our colleagues and how we value progression for all of our midwives. Our community midwives operate in small families, in line with best practice as advocated by Better Births, this means they give excellent care, whilst having room to grow.

Why not come and have an informal chat over a coffee with one of our team leaders, or one of our midwives to see if SWBH could be the change you are looking for. Please feel free to email us and arrange a visitnicola.tomkins@nhs.netDeputy Matron we would love to see you, there is no obligation.

We are also currently offering a financial incentive for midwives in Community Midwifery. A lump sum payment of �1,000 pro-rata is payable on completion of 12 months as a band 5/6 Community Midwife with a further �1,000 pro-rata payable at the end of year 2 and year 3 !. Please see the attached flyer for qualifying criteria.

We pride ourselves on offering appropriate support for those who require additional care in the community. Every service user is treated as an individual and their values are our values.

Sandwell and West Birmingham offers excellent career development opportunities for staff including an excellent development pathway from band 6 - 7.

Being a car owner/driver is essential for this post.

Main duties of the job

Experience of community based midwifery care is required to provide all aspects of antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care to pregnant people and their families in the Sandwell and West Birmingham area.

Successful candidates will be the named midwife for an identified caseload of women attached to a GP surgery and provide all routine care as per NICE guidelines antenatally and postnatally.

Some intrapartum care required within a traditional on call system.

You will be part of a supportive team providing care to a diverse community with links to other family services such as family support workers, Specialist Midwives, health visitors and children's centres.

Being a team player with excellent organisational skills is essential whilst also being able to work autonomously where required.

Training can be provided for up skilling (if required) and if you have particular interest in developing an area of your practice we will endeavor to accommodate this.

About us

At Sandwell & West Birminghamwe strive to be at the forefront of innovative midwifery care. We are a friendly centre serving a demographically varied population. We are proud to be dedicated to women's healthcare, we are committed to offering choice for the women and their families we provide care for each year.

As part of a multidisciplinary team, we are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential and offer an extensive well-being hub with staff benefits for holistic therapies.

As a Trust we are proud to have full Baby Friendly accreditation, and a 'good' CQC rating.

The successful applicants will receive a comprehensive orientation programme and are assured that they will receive appropriate support.

A car owner and driver is essential for this post.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details on the main duties and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Driver

Essential

  • Driver with access to a vehicle


Qualifications

Essential

  • Achieved GCSE's Grade 5 and above
  • Registered Midwife


Desirable

  • SLAIP training
  • Post registration study relevant to speciality
  • Examination of the Newborn /Nipe qualification


Experience

Essential

  • To have completed a band 5 -6 Midwife preceptorship course


Desirable

  • Previous Community experience desirable but not essential


Employer details

Employer name

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust

Address

SWB NHS Trust

Birmingham/Sandwell

B18 7QH

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

381-WC-6240783

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