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Midwife Practitioner Preceptee

Employer
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you looking to work in an award winning, well-supported, friendly, dynamic, culturally astute, inclusive environment that puts women/birthing people at the centre of a high standard of care.

Our latest CQC report has been published and we have maintained our good rating since 2017 and have been awarded as outstanding for leadership.

We are currently recruiting newly qualified and recently completed Return to Practice course Midwives dedicated to providing evidence based, client centred care to complement our existing Hospital Based Midwives.

We are looking for enthusiastic team members to help us to promote safe, compassionate care whilst working with women/ birthing people and their families to provide care that puts them at the heart of everything we do.

We offer an excellent, preceptorship programme to support you in your first year in practice, including dedicated teaching sessions, rotation between areas and the possibility of a 3-month period in the community in order to gain experience in all areas with many of our preceptees staying in the community teams they have requested once they finish their preceptorship programme.

If you have vision, are dynamic and motivated with a commitment to providing and developing a first-class service then the Queen Elizabeth Site of Lewisham and Greenwich Maternity services want you and look forward to welcoming you to help us achieve even more in the future.

Main duties of the job

You will be capable of establishing and maintaining effective communication with individuals and groups about difficult or complex matters overcoming any problems/barriers in communication.

You will develop and maintain your Midwifery knowledge and practice by attending and participating in continuing professional development and contribute to the development of others.

You will contribute to the development of services and quality improvement whilst ensuring your own actions promote quality and alert others to quality issues. You will support people's equality, diversity and rights.

You will be competent in assessing people's health and wellbeing needs when those needs are complex and change across the caseload.

You will be able to plan, deliver and evaluate care pathways to address clients complex and changing health and wellbeing needs

You will be an advocate to lead others in the development of knowledge, ideas and work practice and assist in planning, allocating, assessing and providing feedback to team members

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream


  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Main tasks/overview of responsibilities
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with individuals and groups about difficult or complex matters overcoming any problems/barriers in communication
  • Develop and maintain Midwifery knowledge and practice by attending and participating in continuing professional development and contribute to the development of others
  • Monitor and maintain health, safety and security of self and others in own work area
  • Contribute to the development of services
  • Contribute to quality improvement
  • Ensure own actions promote quality and alert others to quality issues. Support people's equality, diversity and rights
  • Assess peoples health and wellbeing needs when those needs are complex and change across the caseload
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate care pathways to address clients complex and changing health and wellbeing needs
  • Lead others in the development of knowledge, ideas and work practice
  • Plan, allocate, assess and provide feedback to team members
  • Maintain and support the efficient use of physical and /or financial resources
  • Participate in on call-rota


  • Person Specification

    Qualification & Training

    Essential

    • RM
    • Education to Diploma level or equivalent portfolio evidence


    Desirable

    • Working towards a degree


    Experience, Knowledge & Skills

    Essential

    • Computer literacy
    • Able to deliver a high standard of evidence based individual client care
    • Effective communicator with good leadership and interpersonal skills
    • Evidence of ability to take charge in the absence of their direct line manager
    • Demonstrate midwifery skills underpinned by current evidence
    • Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of audit and policy


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

    Address

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    Stadium Road

    London

    SE18 4QH

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