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Bereavement Midwife

Employer
East and North Herts NHS Trust
Location
Stevenage
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Bereavement Midwife who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 7 Midwife to join the Bereavement Team. This is a secondment to support the Maternity bereavement service for 6 months. We are looking for an enthusiastic midwife with a passion for supporting bereaved Families to support this service and contribute to the care of women.

Working in partnership with the Lead Consultant Obstetrician for Bereavement Care, and reporting to the Lead Midwife for Quality Assurance, Governance and Compliance, the Bereavement Midwife will ensure that midwifery, nursing, and support staff have the skills to provide a safe, high quality bereavement service to women and their families..

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

Working in partnership with the Lead Consultant Obstetrician for Bereavement Care, and reporting to the Lead Midwife for Quality Assurance, Governance and Compliance, the Bereavement Midwife will ensure that midwifery, nursing, and support staff have the skills to provide a safe, high quality bereavement service to women and their families.

The Bereavement Midwife will provide verbal and written information to bereaved families who have experienced fetal loss and/or childbirth related difficulties, providing a point of contact and support following their loss and any interaction with women's and children's services in subsequent pregnancies.

Where appropriate, the Bereavement Midwife will be an advocate for women and their families throughout the review and/or investigation process following pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or early neonatal death by the Divisional Governance team and/or any external agencies.

The Bereavement Midwife will also act in a supportive and educational role towards midwifery and medical staff managing bereavement care within the Division, providing guidance and resources on the physical, psychological, and administrative aspects of bereavement related issues.

About us

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 plus dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.We run the following hospitals:o The Lister Hospital, Stevenageo New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden Cityo Hertford County, Hertfordo Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding & starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees.

Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen & consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications/Training

Essential

  • Registered Midwife
  • Professional Portfolio demonstrating evidence of relevant ongoing professional development.


Desirable

  • Relevant Post graduate Study in Midwifery
  • Basic Counselling
  • Mentorship


Previous Experience

Essential

  • Ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of Midwifery in all areas of the maternity service
  • Evidence of relevant clinical updating
  • Delivery of training for all staff groups


Desirable

  • Involvement with clinical audit research


Skills

Essential

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate commitment to the implementation of evidence-based practice.


Desirable

  • Ability to maintain and present data
  • Practical experience of audit and implementation and review
  • Experience of teaching and presentation to multi-disciplinary forums


Knowledge

Essential

  • Aware of current research, reports and guidelines relating to maternity care and fetal medicine
  • Demonstrate an awareness of Clinical Governance
  • Commitment to undertake CPD relevant to specific area of practice


Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust

Address

Lister Hospital

Coreys Mill Lane

Stevenage

SG1 4AB

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361-6377960

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