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Student Midwife - BSc short course - Band 5

Employer
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Gloucester
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Full Time
Job summary

BSc Hons Midwifery

22-month post experience (second registration for adult nurses) degree programme.

Oxford Brookes University, with practice placements at the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Applicants whose first language is not English will also be required to evidence IELTS with a minimum language pass of level 7 in all areas

Applications for September 2024 entry are now being considered, salary support and university fees will be funded by South East Region Health Education England. Nurses currently employed by GHNHSFT can be seconded to undertake this course.

For further information about Oxford Brookes University and the short course programme, please contact Victoria Brown (vbrown@brookes.ac.uk).

Main duties of the job

The NMC Standards of Proficiency for Midwives (2019) require that, at the point of registration, students must demonstrate the ability to be an accountable, autonomous, professional midwife who can:
  • Provide safe and effective midwifery care
  • Provide universal care for all women, optimising normal physiological processes and promoting health and public health via assessment, screening and care planning
  • Provide additional care for women and newborns with complications by undertaking first line assessment and management of above.
  • Promote excellence in midwifery practice as a colleague, scholar and leader
  • In order to achieve this, the course will develop the students' knowledge, understanding and skills across a range of themes, including:
  • Evidence-based care and the importance of maintaining a current knowledge-base
  • The physical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual safety of women and newborn infants
  • Communication and relationship building.
  • Working across the whole continuum of care and in all settings, and understanding the woman's and newborn infant's whole maternity journey
  • Providing continuity of care and carer
  • Ensuring that women, partners and families have all the information needed to fully inform their decisions
  • Anticipating, preventing, and responding to emergencies.
  • Public health, health promotion, and protection, including understanding and working to mitigate health and social inequalities
  • Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding


About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust operates hospitals on our two main sites in Cheltenham and Gloucester, and we're one of the largest NHS trusts in the country.

Our workforce of almost 8,000 staff provide high quality emergency, elective and specialist care across a range of clinical areas

Our maternity services provide exceptional choice to women and midwives offering a maternity service through a range of settings

It is expected that all employees uphold the values of the organisation as our values underpin everything we do and describe the way we expect our staff to behave towards our patients, families and carers and between each other. We have the following three values:
  • Caring

  • Patients said: Show me that you care about me as an individual. Talk to me, not about me. Look at me when you talk to me.
  • Listening

  • Patients said: Please acknowledge me, even if you can't help me right now. Show me that you know that I'm here.
  • Excelling

  • Patients said: Don't just do what you have to, take the next step and go the extra mile.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    The course will develop the students knowledge, understanding and skills across a range of themes via taught time in University, guided independent study, and time on practice placement. The programme will explore:
    • Evidence-based care and the importance of maintaining a current knowledge-base
    • The physical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual safety of women and newborn infants
    • Communication and relationship building, working in partnership with women, including enabling and advocating for the human rights of women and children
    • Working across the whole continuum of care and in all settings, and understanding the womans and newborn infants whole maternity journey
    • Providing continuity of care and carer
    • Optimising the normal processes of reproduction and early life
    • Ensuring that women, partners and families have all the information needed to fully inform their decisions
    • Anticipating, preventing, and responding to emergencies, complications and additional care needs
    • Public health, health promotion, and health protection, including understanding and working to mitigate health and social inequalities
    • Interdisciplinary and multiagency working
    • Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding


    Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • Registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
    • Hold a Diploma or (preferably) a Degree in adult nursing
    • Evidence of ongoing professional development through maintenance of professional portfolio and registration revalidation


    Experience

    Essential

    • Experience of working in an acute clinical environment


    Desirable

    • Have worked full-time in clinical practice as a Registered Nurse caring for adults for at least 6 months in the year prior to the course (or equivalent).
    • Are employed by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust/other UK NHS Trust


    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

    Essential

    • Able to prioritise own workload and that of others as appropriate
    • Personally resilient and able to manage complexity and work in an ambiguous or changing environment.
    • Excellent presentational, communication and interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrates ability to maintain and contribute to the development of standards of practice, conduct or decision making in conjunction with team, Lead Midwives, Consultant Obstetricians
    • Demonstrates ability to use clinical reasoning skills and techniques to assess, diagnose, plan and offer a range of treatment options deliver, evaluate and amend the treatment plan.
    • Acts as a role model and are able to lead by example to ensure the Trust's values and behaviours are reinforced throughout their area of practice.
    • Able to effectively and appropriately escalate concerns to reduce risk and promote patient safety
    • Demonstrates ability to question and challenge midwifery practice in a constructive way so that standards of care are continually evaluated and improved.
    • Tenacity to pursue goals energetically and succeed despite resistance
    • Strong, professional leadership qualities, assertive and self-confident individual
    • Ability to lead, manage and motivate all staff within sphere of responsibility
    • Self-motivated and able to work under own initiative and prioritise workload


    Desirable

    • Demonstrates ability to keep up to date with professional issues that influence midwifery practice relating to area of clinical practice, management, education and research.
    • Able to contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies/protocols/guidelines relevant to area of practice.


    Qualities

    Essential

    • Enthusiastic and self-aware
    • Creative and Flexible
    • Resilient under pressure
    • Team focused
    • Reliable, Adaptable and Dependable


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Gloucester

    GL1 3NN

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    318-24-W&C-T1514

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