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Fetal Medicine Unit Midwife

Employer
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
9 Jun 2024
The Fetal Medicine Unit at UCLH is a world class leader in its field. Our highly specialist department treats over 5000 patients a year involving 700 prenatal diagnostic procedures. UCLH is proud to be commissioned by the NHS to provide prenatal fetal surgery and has close links with specialists from Great Ormond Street, running regular joint clinics.

We are looking for a Band 6 Midwife to join our Fetal medicine unit. Our team provide high quality care that is safe, kind and meets individual needs. You will be a proactive and dynamic midwife who can function in a busy department. This role requires exceptional communication skills to help families navigate the challenges and choices that complicated pregnancies present.

Please note that assessment centre and interviews will be held at the end of June 2024, candidates should not expect to hear back about an interview offer until at least mid-June

Main duties of the job

You will work seamlessly within the multi-disciplinary team and will have good attention to detail. As a clinical expert in Midwifery, you will be committed to improving quality, safety, and patient experience. No prior experience of fetal medicine is necessary, although a keen interest and awareness is.

We have a warm and welcoming Maternity team, new and well-equipped facilities, and above all our commitment to quality care and safety is absolute. You will work in a team of 8 midwives and one maternity support worker on a Monday-Friday basis.If you would like to join us as we build world class maternity services for the women who choose UCLH for their care, we would love to hear from you.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

At UCLH, we have a real One Team ethos, and our values safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered midwife
  • Educated to Degree Level
  • Must have completed a 12-months preceptorship programme
  • Up to date knowledge of professional nursing and midwifery issues


Desirable

  • Neonatal course of relevant experience


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of teaching and mentoring more junior staff
  • Familiarity with basic IT applications
  • SSSA


Desirable

  • Experience of undertaking research


Communication

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work effectively within multi-disciplinary teams


Requirements

Essential

  • Able to meaningfully engage stakeholders
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Able to communicate sensitively and appropriately
  • Able to challenge clinical decisions in the best interest of patients
  • Demonstrating awareness of maternity related clinical governance
  • Highly professional role model
  • Able to network professionally within the organisation as well as externally


Personal and People Development

Essential

  • Organisational skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Able to manage time effectively
  • Able to prioritise objectives and workload
  • Committed to professional and personal development and always maintaining updated mandatory training.
  • Able to prioritise complex demands as required


Health, Safety and Security

Essential

  • Monitors and maintains health, safety and security of self and others
  • Demonstrable organisational and planning skills
  • Able to make decisions under pressure


Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing University College Hospital

25 Grafton Way

London

WC1E 6DB

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309-UCLH-4335-A

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