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Community Midwife - Lancaster

Employer
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust
Location
Lancaster
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024
Do you consider caring with compassion to be fundamental to your role?

Looking for a new career path in one of the most picturesque parts of the country?

The Lake District, England's largest National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site would be on your doorstep. This beautiful part of the country would enable you to discover spectacular landscapes, picturesque villages, along with a warm welcome and rich cultural heritage.

Our Trust is recruiting enthusiastic, highly motivated community midwives/birth centre midwives , to join our dynamic, dedicated, forward thinking professional team which serves a wide geographical area with rural and urban communities.
  • You will need to be reliable, flexible, motivated, have excellent clinical skills, a commitment to on going learning and development, a commitment to delivering high quality care, and be willing and open to embracing positive change and transformation in order to meet the demands of the community we serve. You will require the necessary skills and a passion to provide home birth and births within a birth centre.If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you!Development OpportunitiesHere at Morecambe Bay we are committed to supporting our employees in mandatory training requirements and their professional development.

We would encourage and welcome you to come and have a look beforehand.

Main duties of the job

The role involves working within the community as an autonomous practitioner within a multi-disciplinary team. It also involves maintaining a good relationship with other members of the team ensuring the women receive safe care.

You will be need to be able to provide high quality women centred maternity care , effective leadership, optimise teaching opportunities and give support to all grades of staff planning and directing activities to provide the optimal standard of care.

The role involves giving appropriate education to women and their families and giving necessary care, advice and supervision throughout the pregnancy continuum. You will be required to ensure appropriate referral for mother or child, as required to other agencies and specialist midwifery team and to give necessary care advice and supervision to women and their families, wherever possible/appropriate.

About us

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

We are working towards becoming atruly inclusive organisationbycelebrating inclusion and diversity, and arecommitted to eliminating discrimination,reducing health inequalities,promoting equal opportunitiesandrespect for all of our colleagues and patients.

We are working hard to enhance the health and wellbeing of our workforce,improving the qualityof their working life andvaluing their contributiontohigh quality patient care. Our Flourish at Work is a big part of that.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our websitehttps://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person Specification

Education and qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Midwife
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


Desirable

  • Current driving licence
  • 1st level degree in relevant field


Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of clinical competence/to work autonomously within multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to make appropriate clinical decisions and prioritise care needs


Desirable

  • Ability to make appropriate clinical decisions and prioritise care needs


Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential

  • Committed to CPD of self and others
  • Knowledge of research methodology


Desirable

  • Understanding the role of Research and Development


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust

Address

Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Ashton Road

Lancaster

LA1 4RP

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