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Professional Midwifery Advocate

Employer
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Edgbaston
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Full Time
The Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA) will support the Lead for Professional Practice and A-EQUIP in developing a framework to support full implementation of the A-EQUIP (Advocating for Education and Quality Improvement) model. This model provides a continuous improvement process that builds upon personal and professional resilience, enhances quality of care, and supports preparedness for registered midwives/nurses in appraisal and professional revalidation.The aim is that this continuous improvement process of the A-EQUIP model will become an intrinsic part of everyone's job, every day, in all parts of the system. Thus, the post holder will assist the Trust by implementing the elements of the A-EQUIP model utilising the guidance issued by NHS England in April 2017.

Main duties of the job

To work in collaboration with the Lead for Professional Practice and A-EQUIP, Lead PMA and fellow sessional PMAs/PNAs, to support the workforce by utilising the components of the A-EQUIP model utilising their highly developed communication skills to employ the principles of Restorative Clinical Supervision to increase staff resilience, and to improve care for patients and their families.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Midwife
  • Evidence of first-degree level study or equivalent
  • Completion of an approved programme of study leading to the Professional Midwifery Advocate qualification, at Masters (level 7) level


Knowledge and Nature of Experience

Desirable

  • Experience of implementing and leading a PMA service


Professional/Managerial/Specialist Knowledge

Essential

  • Report writing skills
  • Digitally literate and able to use Microsoft office packages


Personal Skills/Abilities and Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to work as part of a team working clinically when required, acting as a role model and mentor to the wider team


Qualifications

Essential

  • Evidence of continuing professional development


Knowledge and Nature of Experience

Essential

  • Audit/ Risk Management/ Research experience


Desirable

  • Experience of PMA work post completion of study


Personal Skills/Abilities and Attributes

Essential

  • Effective time management skills, planning and organizing a range of complex activities such as an education programme or group clinical supervision


Knowledge and Nature of Experience

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate expert knowledge and experience
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement


Analytical and Judgement Skills

Essential

  • Expert problem solving and decision making skills (able to make swift, appropriate decisions in an emergency), where there are complex facts or situations requiring analysis and interpretation
  • Able to provide and receive highly complex or sensitive information and manage the consequential situations and communicate (using a variety of methods) sensitively with staff at all levels whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality


Professional/Managerial/Specialist Knowledge

Essential

  • Must have a robust knowledge of the principles underpinning the A-EQUIP model, and have experience of communicating this to colleagues when performing RCS
  • Have the ability to deputise for the Lead for Professional Practice and A-EQUIP, in leading the team in promoting the model within the Trust


Personal Skills/Abilities and Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to negotiate, persuade, influence, motivate, and gain the respect of other healthcare professionals at all levels of the organisation


Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Birmingham Women's Hospital

Mindelsohn Way

Edgbaston

B15 2TG

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