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Midwife

Employer
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Truro
Salary
£28,407 to £42,618 a year pro rata (dependant on experience)
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Full and part time hours available.

Our Maternity Services in Cornwall have recently been transformed with national recognition which we are immensely proud of. As a result, we have had overwhelming executive support to progress the strategy for our Maternity Transformation agenda. We are now looking for enthusiastic midwives to join our fabulous team to support our vision.

We can offer you the chance to gain experience in all areas of midwifery practice with one of our rotational posts. All our team members join an innovative multidisciplinary training week and we value our staff development. There are lots of opportunities to be involved with quality improvement initiatives we listen to you, your ideas and support you to action them. Our management approach is collaborative and respectful and we will support you to be the best you can be. We know that this is the only way that our women and their families will get the best care possible.

We would be happy to receive applications from Student Midwives who will hold their NMC PIN by 31st October 2024, newly qualified Midwives and Band 6 Registered Midwives.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will work as part of the Midwifery Team, providing a high standard of individualised care in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period in the hospital setting.To undertake delegated responsibility for the department in the absence of the Ward Manager.

Our programme for newly qualified midwives (NQM's) comes highly recommended and has attracted some fantastic candidates. You will be supported by our Learning and Development Team which includes a Practice Development Midwife a team of Clinical Skills Facilitators and a Fetal Monitoring Specialist Midwife, as well as a Professional Midwifery Advocate. In addition, all NQM's are allocated a Preceptor and a Team Leader. A bespoke Midwifery update week ensures an emphasis on a multidisciplinary team approach to training and facilitates our strong learning culture. Regular point of care multidisciplinary simulations are also embedded into our working day. Investing in your continued development is of paramount importance to us with a range of opportunities within the Trust in line with our Being Brilliant Trust-wide philosophy.

About us

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side.

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

For further information please visit:

www.nhsemployers.org/topics-networks/employment-standards-and-regulation

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification

Qualifications - Band 5/6

Essential

  • Registered Midwife.
  • Evidence of on-going relevant continuing professional development, linked to demonstrable clinical competencies for B6.
  • Basic Life Support


Desirable

  • Possession of a relevant degree or studying towards
  • Assessing and mentoring qualification/B5 expectation
  • Evidence of Alternative Therapies training/within training
  • Newborn Life Support
  • NIPE


Experience

Essential

  • Good level of post registration experience, including experience within relevant clinical environment/successful completion of Midwifery Degree
  • Teaching, supervision and managerial experience for B6
  • Experience of co-ordinating and managing patient care.


Desirable

  • Previous experience of taking part in research and audit.
  • Previous experience of change management and problem solving for B6
  • Experience of handling and reporting clinical incidents and complaints.
  • Previous experience in Quality Improvement Methdology


Skills / Knowledge expected

Essential

  • Excellent midwifery clinical skills.
  • Relevant specialist skills and abilities for the department e.g. phlebotomy, perineal suturing, Epidural Top Up.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective teaching, training and preceptorship skills.
  • Thorough specialty knowledge relevant to the department.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of infection prevention and control.
  • Understanding of audit and research methodologies.
  • Understanding of resource management, Health and Safety, clinical risk and quality issues.
  • Knowledge of Child Protection issues.


Desirable

  • Appraisal skills.
  • Awareness of equality and diversity.
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in nursing, including the modernisation agenda.
  • Cannulation.
  • A knowledge of how to handling clinical incidents and complaints.


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

Address

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

Truro

TR1 3LJ

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156-5938965-B

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