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Homebirth Midwife

Employer
Barts Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inc
Closing date
22 May 2024
Do you enjoy low risk, homebirth care? Do you enjoy providing continuity of care? Are you and advocate for the women and families you look after?

We want YOU to join us at Whipps Cross Hospital, shaping our vision for an outstanding service that gives women, families, our community and our midwives an extraordinary experience.

A wonderful opportunity has arisen for an experienced band 6 midwife to come and join our brand new Homebirth Team. Launched in January 2023, the midwives within this team have been integral in its design and success. We know Continuity of Care and Homebirth teams can be some of the most satisfying and empowering teams to work in. We have built this team to not only provide excellent care, but to also care and invest in the midwives within the team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, compassionate and motivated individual who is dedicated to providing continuity of care for women and their families planning to birth at home. You will be part of a supportive and experienced team providing antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. You will care for your own caseload, with a collective rostered team on-call commitment to cover the homebirth service 24/7.

Whipps Cross Hospital is part of Barts Health NHS Trust, which has a worldwide reputation for innovation in the care of expectant mothers and their families. As the largest trust in the UK we provide exceptional care for families.

Main duties of the job

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed job description and person specification. The job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge that is required.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application, please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed job description and person specification. The job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge that is required.

Person Specification

Knowledge

Essential

  • Registration with experience ideally in a Homebirth or Birth Centre Environment


Desirable

  • Practice Supervisor/ Assessor


Qualifications

Essential

  • Band Midwife with UK professional


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels across the Department and Directorate
  • The ability to communicate with patients in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures.
  • Can demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable and friendly manner


Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust

Address

Whipps Cross University Hospital

London

E11 1NR

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

259-6294248WXH

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