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Antenatal Clinic Midwife Practitioner

Employer
Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Wirral
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 midwife to join the team within the Antenatal Outpatients Department. This role will involve working within the Antenatal Clinic with the established team as well as alongside the wider multi-disciplinary team. The role will include providing excellent antenatal care for our service users and include supporting the High Risk and Fetal Medicine Teams to provide specialist care and services. The post is permanent and we will be looking for 2 midwives to fulfil hours available - full time & part time hours available. Hours of work will vary between standard 7.5-hour days and 11.5-hour long days with times ranging between 0800 and 2000 Monday to Friday with the possibility of weekend hours in the future.

The successful candidate will be an autonomous practitioner, taking responsibility for the provision of care predominantly in the antenatal period, but also the intrapartum and postnatal periods, for service users in the outpatient area. You will be responsible for assessment, planning, and implementation of care both high and low risk, and also supporting the team/manager in the effective running of the clinical area.

You will support, supervise and teach staff/students evidence-based client centred care, which is of a high standard, being responsible for ensuring that all care is delivered according to Trust policies and procedures and maintaining associated records of care.

Main duties of the job

Providing excellent antenatal care services from preconception and throughout pregnancy, including supporting specialist and high-risk teams to manage complex issues and situations and offer support, care and guidance to all service users and their families.

Ensuring the efficient operation of day-to-day ANC activities including USS reviews, AN checks and follow up care, working within Maternity Day Unit and supporting the high-risk team, specialist services and the wider multidisciplinary team to ensure excellent AN care is provided and screening standards and guidelines are adhered to.

Providing expert advice as a professional within the Antenatal Outpatient Department.

Supporting with care in early pregnancy loss following diagnosis in the ANC area and offering compassionate care to families.

Supporting the maternity triage area if needed as part of the wider team within the AN Outpatients area.

Please also see Job overview & attached Job description for further information about the Antenatal Clinic Midwife Practitioner position available with WUTH.

About us

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as competent and caring staff by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the Northwest of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high-quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider Northwest footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide, and our financial turnover is in excess of �337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Job overview & attached Job description for further information about the Antenatal Clinic Midwife Practitioner position available with WUTH.

The midwifery teams at WUTH provide care to approximately 3200 women and their families in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period, both low and high-risk women. Encompassed within the unit is a Level 3 Unit for Neonatal Services, Childrens Services and Womens Unit. We have a reputation for innovation in providing high-quality care to women in a hospital/community setting.

If you are dedicated to being responsible for providing personal, evidence-based and individualised midwifery care, then this could be the post for you. You should have excellent interpersonal skills and a clear demonstration of the ability to provide personalised maternity care. You should have a clear commitment to current developments and initiatives within the Midwifery arena and sound knowledge of current issues in the public health agenda.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training

Essential

  • Registered Midwife with sufficient relevant post registration experience
  • Successful completion of clinical midwifery competencies
  • Mentorship qualification


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both written and oral
  • Appropriate level of IT skills
  • Knowledge of current issues in the public health agenda and service initiatives


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Commitment to Midwifery and current developments
  • Positive attitude to personal development


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Supportive attitude in particular when dealing with emergency clinical situations
  • Sense of humour and an ability to balance work and personal issues
  • Warm, empathic, supportive and approachable personality


Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training

Essential

  • To gain evidence based knowledge in high risk pregnancy and the complicated delivery
  • To attend mandatory annual educational updates (CPR, Fire Safety, Health and Safety, Manual Handling and CTG package, obstetric drills) and training for new initiatives
  • To accept responsibility for identifying own educational requirements and professional development


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Ability to communicate effectively to establish collaborative relationships
  • Ability to work with relevant supervision to agreed timescales


Employer details

Employer name

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Arrowe Park Hospital

Arrowe Park Road

Wirral

CH49 5PE

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408-24-536

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