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Band 6 Triage Midwife

Employer
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
Location
Bristol
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Do you enjoy collaborating with the multidisciplinary team? Do you like having variety at work?

We are offering an exciting opportunity to start your rotation working with our multidisciplinary team providing excellent service for Triage, Day Assessment Unit (Bristol and Weston), Antenatal Clinic, and our major tertiary Fetal Medicine Unit for the Southwest which provides specialist care for women and their babies.

This rotation will be fixed for 2 years, after which you will have many exciting opportunities that will enable you to develop your skills in different areas of midwifery.

We are delighted that we can offer rotational posts, giving you the opportunity to work as part of our team on the Ante/Postnatal Ward, Central Delivery Suite, Midwifery Led Units & our Transitional Care Unit.

We have a fabulous co-located Midwifery Led Unit at St Michael's Hospital and a Midwifery Led Unit at our Weston Hospital. Here, we provide exceptional care for low risk women. In addition, we have a several well established Community Midwifery Teams that support low risk women at home.

In addition, our rotational posts include the opportunity to work within the traditional community midwifery model across University Hospitals Bristol & Weston community settings or within one of our established Continuity of Carer teams.

Main duties of the job

  • Be able to work with the multidisciplinary team to provide care for Triage, Day Assessment Unit, Antenatal Clinic, and Fetal Medicine Unit.
  • Be able to demonstrate leadership and management skills
  • Be flexible with a caring attitude, rotating throughout the maternity departments and to be a part of the on-call service we provide.
  • Have excellent and extended clinical skills
  • Be able to develop their clinical skills and participate in continuing their professional development.
  • Have experience in solving problems and using their initiative.
  • Have the ability to take the lead when caring for women and their babies, identifying any deterioration from normal and escalating appropriately.
  • Be able to communicate and work together in a multidisciplinary team

In addition, our rotational posts include the opportunity to work within the traditional community midwifery model across University Hospitals Bristol & Weston community settings or within one of our established Continuity of Carer teams.

We are proud to be a forward thinking trust that enthusiastically embraces change. This is your chance to be a part of our flexible & dynamic team, providing women centred care within a number of settings to enable them to achieve their desired birthing experience.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and personal specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Midwife
  • Assessors & mentors qualification


Desirable

  • Assessing in Practice Level 2 or Teaching and Assessing in Practice Level 3 or equiv.


Personal Aptitudes

Essential

  • Motivation and enthusiasm
  • Innovative
  • Flexible approach to duties/shifts


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Previous Midwifery experience


Desirable

  • Extended clinical midwifery skills
  • Experience of working with Birmingham Symptom Specific Obstetric Triage System (BSOTS)


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Evidence of teaching skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Mobile, with the ability to travel within and around Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare


Desirable

  • Ability to prioritise care/client needs within research based approach
  • Ability to support and act up for Band 7


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)

Address

St Michael's Hospital

Southwell Street

Bristol

BS2 8EG

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387-WC-6998-DA-A

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