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Rotational Midwife

Employer
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Across East Lancashire Sites
Salary
Depending on experience £28,407 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Maternity services at East Lancashire Hospitals Teaching Hospital (ELHT) offer a wide range of birth choices for pregnancy and birth throughout the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods. Maternity services comprises of three successful birth centres and a home birth service for women receiving universal care and the central birth suite for women who require additional care. All the birth settings offer excellent facilities.

We require experienced and newly qualified midwives to work in the midwifery teams in both the hospital and the community settings. We take great pride in the excellent preceptorship package which we offer to our newly qualified midwives and the bespoke induction packages that we offer to already qualified midwives joining the Trust.

Main duties of the job

The Post holder will be a midwife practising autonomously to attend women during the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods. The potholder will be primary care provider and will work as member of teams providing maternity care to women within the hospital and community settings. The post holder will work within the framework of the NMC rules and Standards with East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust protocols and guidelines.

About us

Established in 2003 East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) is a large integrated health care organisation providing high quality acute secondary healthcare for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.

Our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 700,000 patients a year from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work and achievements. Our organisation is driven by our strategic objectives and organisation values and we look for people who are strongly aligned with them.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Summary

The post holder will be a midwife practising autonomously to attend women during the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods. The postholder will be a primary care provider and will work as a member of the teams providing maternity care to women within the hospital and community settings. The post holder will work within the framework of the NMC Rules and Standards and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust protocols and guidelines

Main Duties

MIDWIFERY/CLINICAL DUTIES:
  • To give care throughout the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods to the women, babies and families.
  • To advise on the promotion of health and seek advice and support to ensure that the health needs of women are addressed.
  • To recognise physical, emotional and social situations which may influence the health and well being of the mother and baby.
  • To assess, plan and implement care within the sphere of practice of a midwife and to meet the physical, emotional, educational and social needs of the mother, baby and family.
  • To action initiating the care plans involving other disciplines and seeking assistance when required.
  • To demonstrate competence in midwifery practice.
  • To interpret and undertake care prescribed by a registered medical practitioner.
  • To demonstrate effective communication with women, relatives, colleagues and those of other disciplines.
  • To support and care for women and families where there are emotional and distressing circumstances.
  • To demonstrate an awareness of the importance of research based practice.
  • To work in a multi disciplinary team, understanding the role of all members of the team.
  • To maintain all necessary records and be responsible for data entry into computer based systems.
  • To have an awareness of risk management and participate in this process. To be aware of the risk management strategy and the incident reporting criteria.
  • To have an awareness of the needs of our multicultural and diverse community including vulnerable and disadvantaged families.

MANAGERIAL DUTIES:
  • To attend and participate at relevant meetings.
  • To organise own daily workload in the clinical area with the relevant multi disciplinary teams.
  • To assist in the running of the ward and take charge in the absence of senior staff in the ward situation (Band 6).
  • To assist in the introduction of new staff to the ward and to help supervise their work and report to the senior midwife on their progress (Band 6).
  • To have an awareness of child protection issues and refer to senior colleagues.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Midwife


Desirable

  • Knowledge of quality programmes and audit Skills
  • Working towards Diploma/Degree in midwifery or Health related topic.


Experience

Essential

  • Current NMC Midwifery Registration


Desirable

  • Work towards post registration experience in midwifery.


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Flexible
  • Self-Reliance
  • Communication
  • Learning ability
  • People skills
  • Motivation


Desirable

  • Evidence of practice related feedback


Other

Essential

  • Car driver


Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Across East Lancashire Sites

Across East Lancashire Sites

BB10 2PQ

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