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Community Midwife

Employer
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
Walsall
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2024
Following recommendations and our commitment to the Better Births Programme, an exciting opportunity have arisen in community for a Continuity of Carer Midwife, to help drive forward the initiative.

Our community midwives promote normality and the use of alternative therapies for the benefit of all women. If you are looking for the opportunity to work innovatively, usinga continuity of carer model, utilizing and developing your midwifery skills within a successful community team then this may be the opportunity for you.

You must be flexible, having the ability to work across a large geographical area and to participate in our on-call rota and shiftsas required to support the hospital, homebirth and the midwifery led unit.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for registered midwives to join our Community Midwifery Team for Walsall Healthcare Trust. You will be experienced, enthusiastic and caring and must be able to work autonomously, demonstrating excellent clinical skills to provide effective, individualised women centered care.You will be the named midwife for a designated caseload of women, providing antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care, in the home environment and within midwife led settings, providing one to one care during labour.

About us

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is an integrated Trust and the only provider of NHS acute care in Walsall, serving a population of 286,700, providing inpatient and outpatient services at the Manor Hospital as well as a wide range of services in the community. Walsall Manor houses the full range of district general hospital services under one roof. The �170 million development was completed in 2010 and the continued upgrading of existing areas ensures the Trust now has a state-of-the-art Critical Care Unit, Neonatal Unit, Obstetric Theatre, and Integrated Assessment Unit facilities. Work is also well underway on its multi-million pound new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre which will house a new Emergency Department (including Children's Emergency Department), co-located Paediatric Assessment Unit, Acute Medical Unit and Urgent Care Centre. This is scheduled for completion this year.

We would particularly welcome applications from people from a BME background and people with a disability as these groups are currently under-represented at senior level. We value diversity within our Trust and are working to achieve equality in our recruitment.

We support flexible working for all employees and prospective applicants.

Any settled workers meeting the requirements must be offered the position in preference to any non-resident candidates meeting the requirements, unless the role falls under a PhD-level code, in which case sponsorship may be attained.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our community midwives promote normality and the use of alternative therapies for the benefit of low-risk women. If you are looking for the opportunity to work innovatively, usinga continuity of carer model, utilizing and developing your midwifery skills within a successful community team then this may be the opportunity for you.

Person Specification

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Must be able to demonstrate qualification as a Registered Midwife
  • Must be able to demonstrate current registration with the NMC in the UK


EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Must be able to demonstrate full-time midwifery experience (or pro-rata)
  • Must have experience of mentoring students


Desirable

  • Examination of the Newborn


SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Must have experience of managing a caseload of women


Desirable

  • Experience of caring for women at a home birth or low risk intrapartum care


Employer details

Employer name

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Moat Road

Walsall

WS2 9PS

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407-WCCSS-6185074-A

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