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Clinical Preceptor Support Midwife

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
To act as an expert practitioner/ role model, providing professional leadership and support to junior and International Midwives in their preceptorship period, to develop and maintain clinical practice knowledge and skills. Enhancing the clinical competence of junior midwives and improving the provision of the fundamentals of care.

To spend 90% of time in the clinical setting supporting preceptor midwives.

Please be advised there is a proposed interview date of 7th June 2024.

Main duties of the job

  • To be an expert autonomous practitioner
  • To provide clinical leadership and support to preceptorship midwives within labour ward, birth centre and clinical areas.
  • Facilitate changes in midwifery practice which improves the quality of care to woman and their families.
  • Support preceptorship midwives to complete their preceptorship competencies in a timely manner and be part of the assessment process.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication within the multidisciplinary team.
  • To embrace national recommendations in relation to midwifery practice and lead on developments as a result of these recommendations.


About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To demonstrate a high level of leadership and maintain good working relationships within the maternity unit.
  • To use midwifery expertise as a resource to clinically support midwives, promoting normality as well as providing appropriate guidance for high risk care.
  • To be available to midwives to provide expert advice on all matters pertaining to midwifery practice.
  • To be an expert in CTG interpretation and support junior midwives to become experts themselves.
  • To be able to identify with help from other colleagues, who requires support and what level of support is required.
  • Be able to flex your roster to enable you to work with the junior midwives who require support.
  • To act as a change agent particularly with regard to the introduction of evidence based practice by sharing information and expertise within the labour ward.
  • To support midwives on development programmes.
  • To provide education and training in practice, to include skills, drills and practical skills necessary for the midwifes extended role.
  • Participate in teaching on the multidisciplinary in-house training programme.
  • To take part in the multidisciplinary weekly case reviews and share learning from these.
  • To plan, implement and support key projects as identified by the Head of Midwifery and matrons in line with trust wide/national initiatives.
  • Plan and facilitate client care in complex/unusual cases in liaison with obstetric consultant.
  • Evaluate changes in midwifery practice at local level.
  • To work with the labour ward manager, the labour ward team leaders and the obstetric consultants to reduce the intervention rate on labour ward.
  • To participate in audit, risk management, quality, practice and education initiatives and drive and support the implementation of change as necessary.
  • To be an active member of the following forums in a clinical expert capacity Labour Ward Forum, QIPS, Audit meetings
  • To devise and plan newly qualified Midwives rotations and update the rosters accordingly.
  • As part of escalation within Maternity you will participate in the on-call Rota

For further details please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

Qualifications

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Experience

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Knowledge

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Skills

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Address

University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

Coventry

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