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Band 6 Community Midwife

Employer
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Community Midwife to join our team. We currently have positions available at Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospital.

Our community team care for a diverse group of women and families providing high quality midwifery care. The community midwife teams work in a named midwife model in GP practices, Children's centres and at home. The service is led by the Community Matron and each team compromises of the Team Leader, Community Midwives, Maternity Support Workers and Community Administrators. Appointed applicants will be well supported and offered a personalised orientation on appointment.

Our midwives work a varied range of shift patterns which includes weekends, bank holidays and an on call rota system to support women who choose to labour at home and the Birth Centre.

Main duties of the job

To be able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate midwifery care, using a holistic and innovative approach to practice and to develop a plan of care, which is women centred and evidence based.Support, supervise and teach junior staff, students, supports workers on the relevant clinical and non-clinical procedures and practices. Act as a practice assessor and mentor to students as required.Competently use clinical equipment, undertaking relevant training as required.Communicate and work effectively with the wider team.Ability to prioritise workload.Lead professional in providing total care and support for women who request a homebirth.Participate in Clinical Governance by reporting serious incidents and taking a proactive role in service development.Participate in programmes of parent education and within the hospital/community setting.Accountable for own professional actions undertaking all duties having regard to the NMC 'Code of Professional conduct'.Advise on the promotion of health and the prevention of illness.Maintain clinical records in accordance with NMC 'Guidelines on Record Keeping' and Trust policies.To work a varied range of shift patterns which includes weekends, bank holidays and an on call rota system to support women who choose to labour at home and the Birth Centre.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

**This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties. It may be reviewed and altered in the line with service needs and development. Any changes or alterations will be discussed with the post holder.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • * Registered Midwife on the NMC register
  • * Diploma/BSc in Midwifery Studies


Desirable

  • * Examination of the Newborn (NIPE)
  • * Mentor/assessor training or willing to work towards
  • * Newborn Life Support Training


Experience

Essential

  • * Has worked in a variety of settings
  • using all midwifery skills
  • * Understands the application of
  • the child protection processes
  • and the mental health act
  • * Can demonstrate a knowledge of
  • current and emerging health care
  • issues
  • * Experience of caring for at
  • risk/socially excluded service users


Desirable

  • * Experience in attending Home Births


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • * Ability to prioritise own workload
  • * Demonstrates good verbal & written
  • communication skills
  • * Ability to communicate effectively at all levels across the Department and Directorate
  • * The ability to communicate with women and their families in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures.
  • * Full UK/ EU driving licence


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trustwide

Mindelsohn Way

Birmingham

West Midlands

B15 2TH

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304-51952DH

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