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Core Delivery Suite Midwife

Employer
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Location
Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
You will join a committed and experienced team of midwives who work closely with the wider multi-disciplinary team within the Delivery Suite based at the Tunbridge Wells Hospital.

You will provide both high risk and low risk care to the birthing people and families within the Delivery Suite. With approx. 5900 births per year, there is an opportunity to be actively involved in a numbers of improvement projects which are shaping our services for the future as one of the pilot sites for the 'Better Births' choice agenda.

Main duties of the job

It is an exciting time for our service and we would love you to join our team of Delivery Suite Midwives and help us to shape our services to support new parents choice in place of birth. We offer a comprehensive orientation package, covering all aspects of our service. You will have support from our excellent team of Midwives throughout this period.

You will need to have completed a preceptorship programme and achieved midwifery competencies such as cannulation, water birth and suturing. We also have opportunities for Rotational Obstetric Unit Midwives and Community Midwives.

Please click on the below link for more information about the opportunities that we have and to meet some of our team

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fBZrQmd0fc

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Would you like to work flexibly?In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please email mtw-tr.professionalstandards@nhs.net if this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Enhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Person Specification

Qualification

Essential

  • RM and eligible to practice.
  • Evidence of further study and development of professional and academic skills.


Desirable

  • To have obtained or be studying at diploma level.


Experience/Knowledge

Essential

  • Sound knowledge of recent Government/Professional documents with awareness of implications to service provision.
  • Able to demonstrate motivation to maintain professional development.
  • Ability to work within acute and primary health care settings.


Desirable

  • Previous community and hospital experience.
  • Ability to use flexible innovative approaches to practice tailored to meet the clients' individual needs.
  • Knowledge of change management theories and their impact.


Skills

Essential

  • Able to recognise own limitations in order to seek advice appropriately.
  • Ability to act effectively within a multi-disciplinary team. Ensuring collaboration across professional boundaries.
  • Ability to exercise professional accountability and autonomy.
  • Act as mentor to both qualified midwives and students encouraging evidence based practice.
  • Computer Literate


Desirable

  • Be able to prioritise one's workload.
  • A working knowledge of quality assurance.
  • Previous experience with the BSOTS Triage Management System


Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Address

Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells

Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells

TN2 4QJ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

359-6230175-T2

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