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Senior Community Midwife

Employer
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Luton
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

We have an exciting opportunity to gain experience at the next level!

We are looking for a senior community midwife to ensure efficient management and coordination of a community midwifery team. You will ensure that there is effective interface with the hospital and community teams as well as external agencies such as GP's, health visitors, social services etc.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

To ensure efficient management and coordination of a community midwifery team. You will ensure that there is effective interface with the hospital and community teams as well as external agencies such as GP's, health visitors, social services etc. You will also have knowledge of antenatal and neonatal screening in order that you can support the antenatal and neonatal screening manager from a community perspective. You will be an expert midwifery practitioner who will provide support and advice to colleagues.

You should have excellent knowledge of child and adult safeguarding to ensure that our service users achieve the best outcomes for their family.

You will be key in the delivery of the national drivers (Saving Babies Lives version 3, MIS) You will have the ability to communicate and drive innovative ways forward to ensure equality of care for our diverse and vulnerable community.

The position is for between 30 - 37.5 hours a week, and you must work over 4 days for visibility. You must be a car driver with a car that you can use for work purposes.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics. You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology.

Our Values

We not only recruit based on qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. We achieve this by using values based recruitment. We are dedicated to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone, we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and creating a culture that values differences.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering first 6 months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required. Please review all documents attached to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

It is a very exciting time for our Maternity Services at the Luton and Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust providing maternity care to women and families from the local population and surrounding areas. Join our midwifery team as we rise to meet the challenges of todays changing maternity climate.

We are committed to providing women centred midwifery led care, initiated by all women booked at home and a continual drive towards normality throughout pregnancy. This is balanced with obstetric care provision including women who require the support of our Level 3 neonatal services.

Our Maternity service offers Midwives a wealth of experience and balance to be able to provide care for both low and high risk women and support for their partners and families. You will form part of the midwifery team providing health promotion and information to women and families to ensure optimum outcomes of care. We have invested in midwifery posts and Consultants to support the care we offer to women and families.

Our recent projects include development of a community midwifery hub model.

Our Maternity service has over 5,000 births a year, offering care to a diverse and growing community through community and hospital based services. With a level 3 Neonatal Unit on site, we offer care to not only our local population of Luton and South Bedfordshire, but to women in Hertfordshire and beyond.

Please see job description for full details.

You will provide management to a community midwifery team as well as clinical expertise.

Person Specification

Knowledge

Essential

  • Current NMC Registrant
  • Degree or equivalent qualification in Midwifery
  • NALS Course
  • MSPP or SSSA


Desirable

  • Current or previous Community Midwifery Experience
  • PMA
  • Leadership/ management course
  • NIPE trained


Experience

Essential

  • Current or previous Community Midwifery Experience
  • Recent intrapartum care experience


Desirable

  • Management/Leadership experience
  • Experience of teaching in small or large groups


Knowledge

Essential

  • Recent intrapartum care experience


Desirable

  • Management/Leadership experience
  • Experience of change management or service development


Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Lewsey Road

Luton

LU4 0DZ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

418-MAT2291-EH

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