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Community Midwife

Employer
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Location
Wolverhampton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
Band 6 Traditional and Continuity Team Community Midwife

Do you want to make a difference to families and their community?

Here is an excellent opportunity for you as a committed, caring, experienced midwife to utilise and develop the full range of your clinical skills and enhance the community midwifery service.

Working in a diverse community as part of a supportive team and with links to other family services Family Nurse Partnership, Children's centres, Family support workers, GP's and Health Visitors you will carry a caseload providing holistic care for women and their families, promoting safety and home birth as well as supporting women with high-risk pregnancies during the period from conception to parenthood.

You will be supported by the Trust with training, supervision, specialist midwives to develop your practice further.

We have permanent positions for enthusiastic and highly motivated individual who enjoys the challenges of working in a team of community midwives working from the Trust in both traditional community teams and future continuity teams.

The primary aim of this post is to provide antenatal, low risk intrapartum and postnatal care to women in the community/ home environment. You will embrace the challenges of working in a community team. You will have the opportunity to provide women with support during their labour in the home and setting or hospital setting and you will participate in the on call rota.

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Main duties of the job

You will be expected to be responsible for your own caseload and clinics in the community on a day to day basis. You will be expected to work weekdays and weekends and to be on call overnight. You may be requested to act up for the team leader as required. You will work closely with a multidisciplinary team to provide women with timely care either in the home or other setting.

You will need to be a band 6 Midwife. You will need to be a car driver with own vehicle and will need to be able to meet the travel requirements of the post.

You will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of training with regards to various studies, trials and proposed changes to procedures and protocols.

Opportunities are available to undertake postgraduate courses and in-house training with the Trust

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We're passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.We are delighted that we have been rated as Good by CQC. We have achieved numerous awards The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful applicant will demonstrate:

Knowledge and experience in all areas of maternity services developed through continuing professional knowledge

Autonomous practitioner skills

Well developed IT skills.

Knowledge of professional midwifery advocate.

Evidence of excellent presentation, teaching verbal and written skills.

Evidence of involvement in the development of protocols and clinical audit.

Evidence of risk management experience and expertise.

Ability to supervise learners

Experts for the following procedures: venepuncture, perineal suturing and highly technical monitoring.

Knowledge and ability to work within both normal and abnormal antenatal care, labour and postnatal care and to deal appropriately with emergencies in the absence of medical staff.

Knowledge of Child protection policy and legislation in practice.

Effective communication with good interpersonal skills.

Ability to cope with complex obstetric and medical situations,

Effective counseling skills when dealing with face to face consultations within the maternity setting.

Ability to communicate to groups of people including parenting skills and childbirth knowledge

Ability to liaise with specialist agencies e.g. Social services. Acts as advice resource for GPs / A& E / Hospital and wards.

Awareness of health and safety issues within the community setting and compliant

Uses appropriate moving and manual handling techniques, as part of daily activities within the community setting and assisting women during birth, post operatively and during the post natal period.

Constant application of analytical skills to practice

Competence in handling a vehicle in all weather conditions

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Current NMC Midwife Registration
  • Diploma level studies or equivalent portfolio of evidence
  • Successful completion of a mentorship course
  • Child protection training. Sound knowledge of child protection, domestic violence, substance misuse and women with special needs.
  • Basic neonatal and adult life support knowledge and skills


Experience/Skills

Essential

  • Knowledge and experience in all areas of maternity services developed through continuing professional knowledge
  • Knowledge of statutory midwifery supervision
  • Experts for the following procedures: venepuncture, cannulation, perineal suturing and highly technical monitoring
  • Knowledge and ability to work within both normal and abnormal antenatal care, labour and postnatal care and to deal appropriately with emergencies in the absence of medical staff
  • Knowledge of Child protection policy and legislation in practice


Working Envrionment and Conditions

Essential

  • Ability to work as autonomous practitioner within the community setting
  • Car Driver


Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Address

Community

Wolverhampton

WV10 0QP

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225-DIV1-6095602-A

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