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Midwife - Private Maternity Unit

Employer
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
30 May 2024
Private Midwife - Private Maternity Unit, The Fitzrovia Suite, University College Hospital

Would you like to spend more one-to-one time with your patients and their newborns? At UCLH we are looking for an experienced midwife with outstanding customer service skills to join our growing team and provide dedicated care for our private maternity patients. To be successful in this post, you will need to demonstrate that you can offer excellent customer service to patients alongside a professional, can-do attitude. You will also need to understand and work to the expectations and service standards of private maternity care.

Previous experience of working with private patients is not essential, if you have strong midwifery skills and superb interpersonal skills - if you are new to working with private patients, it will give you a different perspective on patient care, which you will be able to take with you as you continue your career path. UCLH has ambitious plans to develop its private patient services - both by improving processes to support patient care and by significantly increasing income. The private Fitzrovia Ward was fully refurbished in 2022 and now includes two new delivery rooms and 5 postnatal rooms, which has expanded our private service to offer vaginal deliveries as well as C-sections.

Main duties of the job

A chance to build deeper patient relationships

With lower patient-to-midwife ratios than on NHS wards, a role in private healthcare will give you the opportunity to develop a deeper relationship with your patients, supporting them antenatally, through the birth that is right for them, and then providing them with postnatal care that gives their baby the very best start in life.

A leading centre for maternity and neonatal care

You will be working in one of the leading tertiary referral centres for neonatal care in London, given your experience of supporting women through extremely complex, as well as straightforward pregnancies. Our hospital has a busy level three neonatal unit and you will have the opportunity to further develop transferable skills by working alongside specialist teams in different departments at UCLH.

A commitment to your career

At UCLH we are committed to support you in developing your career, whichever direction you choose. Working with private patients will provide you with an opportunity to emphasise a different set of interpersonal skills, which will be invaluable whether you choose to work in the private or NHS midwifery sector long term. As a private midwife, you will be working closely alongside our world-class consultants, and, as part of a small team, will be offered plenty of opportunities to take the initiative when it comes to the care of your patients.

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 or working towards Masters
  • Neonatal course of relevant experience


Desirable

  • Leadership or Management Qualification
  • PMA trained


Experience

Essential

  • At least 3 years post qualification Midwifery Experience
  • Substantial experience of teaching and mentoring more junior staff


Desirable

  • Operational Management experience in acute hospital setting
  • Experience of undertaking research SSSA


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


Personal and People Development

Essential

  • Able to manage a large staffing group and deal with complex staffing issues
  • Demonstrable organisational and planning skills
  • Able to make decisions under pressure
  • Up to date knowledge of professional nursing and midwifery issues
  • Able to manage time effectively
  • Able to prioritise complex demands as required
  • Able to manage a range of staff groups
  • Able to act as a visible clinical leader
  • Able to network professionally within the organisation as well as externally


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-4354

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