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Birth Centre Midwife

Employer
Barts Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inc
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
***PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY***

An EXCITING opportunity has arisen for exceptional and experienced skilled midwives to work on Lilac Birth Centre at Whipps Cross University Hospital.

Would you like to provide midwifery led care in a newly renovated, state of the art birth centre in a CQC 2019 rated GOOD maternity unit ?

Would you like to use and develop your skills with a holistic approach using hydrotherapy, active birth, and complimentary therapies?

Are you passionate about providing person centred personalised care?

Would you like to work in a Birth Centre in the up and coming heart of East London with excellent local transport links and amenities?

We are proud to offer an amazing opportunity for midwives to practice in our Lilac Birth Centre complete with 5 spacious pool rooms with oxytocin boosting mood lighting and comfortable active birth equipment to support our families in their chosen setting for birth.

We are pleased to work collaboratively with our obstetric team and consultant midwives to provide personalised care plans and facilitate meaningful care with people choosing to birth with safety and a positive experience as priority, and have developed a highly skilled, well supported, diverse team of midwives to lead the care on Lilac Birth centre. We are proud that our diverse workforce supports our diverse community in East London.

Main duties of the job

We provide maternity care to around 4200 women a year and we have just completed a �6.8m project, funded by Barts Charity to renovate Women's and Maternity services to vastly improve the experience of our expectant mothers and their families. In addition to this we are working closely with our redevelopment colleagues on the case for a new Whipps Cross Hospital, which will host a state of the art Maternity Unit.

Barts Health NHS Trust has a world-wide reputation for innovation in the care of mothers to be, and each birth is very special to us and we strive to provide personalised care to all our women and their families.

About us

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.

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

The Government has announced that the legal requirement for all NHS workers in England, to be double vaccinated,is currently under legislative review.

We do however encourage those in roles that have face to face contact with patients to be double vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless they are medically exempt), and are continuing to support the vaccination uptake for all staff as this remains the best line of defence.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Communication is a fundamental process to ensure continuity and high standards of care. It includes sharing ideas, information and feedback in order to empower patients and members of the interdisciplinary team.

Skilled in communicating with a range of people on a daily basis some of who may have communication barriers.

Participates in team meetings so fair and equal opportunities are given to share knowledge and ideas with colleagues.

Engages in the mentorship/Preceptorship programme either as a Preceptor or a Preceptee.

The post holder is required to familiarise him/herself with and comply with the Trusts policies and procedures

The post holder must be aware of individual responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act and identify and report as necessary any untoward accident, incident or potentially hazardous environment

The post holder must at all times carry out duties and responsibilities with regard to the Trusts Equal Opportunity policy

Identifies and takes action when own or others behaviour undermines equality and diversity

Plan, develop and implements health promotion activities in accordance to local/national guidance to meet individual patient needs. Evaluate patient care and make change as necessary

Give appropriate advice/counselling to women and their partners regarding all aspects of care eg smoking cessation advice, breast feeding, screening etc

Give total midwifery care in acute and primary health care setting. This will involve a flexible rota which will include 24hrs cover

Analyse and report information provided through appropriate clinical equipment and act upon this gathered information (e.g. blood pressure monitoring)

The Government has announced that the legal requirement for all NHS workers in England, to be double vaccinated,is currently under legislative review.

We do however encourage those in roles that have face to face contact with patients to be double vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless they are medically exempt), and are continuing to support the vaccination uptake for all staff as this remains the best line of defence.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Ability to participate in health promotion activities to include antenatal classes/clinics
  • Ability to prioritise clinical work effectively


Skills

Essential

  • 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.


Essential criteria

Essential

  • Acts in a way that is consistent with legislation, policies and procedures and abide by the Trust Health and Safety policies
  • Ability to support others in maintaining health, safety and security


Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Midwife - eligible to practice (minimum 1 year experience)


Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust

Address

Whipps Cross University Hospital

London

E11 1NR

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259-3956637WXH-X

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