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Midwife (Community)

Employer
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Location
Cross Hands
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024
THIS POST IS FIXED TERM/SECONDMENT UNTIL 30/09/2025 DUE TO MATERNITY COVER

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE SECONDMENT POSITION, YOU MUST OBTAIN PERMISSION FROM YOUR CURRENT LINE MANAGER PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR THIS POST.

If you are a Hywel Dda University Health Board employee and are applying for this post as a secondment, agreement for the secondment is needed from your current manager prior to application.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Midwife to work within the Gwendraeth Community Team providing all aspects of Midwifery care for women and their families in the community setting (working in the Crosshands, Tumble, Pontyberem and Llannon areas)You will be key in providing and increasing Midwifery Led Care and promoting home births and supporting the Obstetric Led Care Unit at Glangwili General Hospital.

You will also be the co-ordinator of care for high risk pregnancies working closely with the multi-disciplinary teams to ensure a high quality seamless service.

This is a fixed term, part time position (30 hours a week) vacancy.

Main duties of the job

A midwife is responsible for their own practice and therefore the post holder will be expected to maintain a high standard of professional expertise and to ensure that the highest standard of midwifery care is given during the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods.

Provide professional leadership and mentoring to less experienced midwives and support to colleagues in a multi-disciplinary team.

Provide antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care to a defined group of women, babies and their families in the hospital and community setting.

Co-operate and liaise with all members of staff, the primary health care team, the medical and midwifery staff in the unit to endeavour to foster team spirit and ensure continuity of care.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews will be held on 05/07/24

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (six of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge

Essential

  • Registered Midwife
  • Portfolio of CPD
  • Completed HDUHB preceptorship programme


Experience

Essential

  • Midwives with completion of preceptorship programme
  • Experience of mentoring and developing staff.
  • Basic IT Skills.
  • Able to deliver a high standard of evidence based individual client care
  • Effective communicator with good leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of ability take charge in the absence of their direct line manager
  • Demonstrate midwifery skills underpinned by current evidence
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of audit and policy


Desirable

  • ALSO
  • NALS


Language Skills

Desirable

  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)


Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Address

Cross Hand Health Centre

Cross Hands

SA14 6SP

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

100-NMR230-0624

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