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Bank - Midwife

Employer
Powys Teaching Health Board
Location
All Powys
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Part Time
You will provide midwifery advice, support and care to women and their families during the preconceptual, antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods, in a range of environments, including clinics, birth centres and within the client's home.

In addition you will responsible for the provision of a full range of health, education and social care advice to women within an integrated model of care covering pre-conception, antenatal, labour, birth and postnatal periods.

Main duties of the job

Passionate about midwifery? Do you want to use all of your midwifery skills? Then Powys maternity services may well be the place for you.

Due to exciting development within the maternity service, we are looking for a motivated midwife to be available to work Bank within Powys. This will provide opportunity to experience working as a midwife in Powys and provide you with invaluable experience should a vacancy arise that you wish to apply for.

You will be joining a service with one of the highest home birth rates in Wales, a high physiological birth rate and the highest breastfeeding rate in Wales. You will be supporting women choosing to birth at one of our 6 free standing birth centres.

You will provide and coordinate antenatal and postnatal care for both midwife led care and consultant led women.

As a service, we are passionate about supporting midwives ongoing professional development and the opportunity to access an award winning training during your employment.

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

About us

Being the smallest Heath Board in Wales means that you won't get lost in the crowd. Everybody at Powys Teaching Health Board is valued for the contribution they make to our varied and diverse portfolio of community-based services. Together, we can continue to make a real difference to our patients and build on our unrivalled reputation.

As a supportive and progressive employer, we actively encourage you to carve out a career with us, through a range of development pathways. We're also lucky enough to be situated in one of the most beautiful rural counties in Britain, let alone Wales! Achieving a healthy 'life work' balance is essential, and something we recognise by prioritising your well-being.

To start your journey with us, and to learn more about what we can offer you please visit: https://pthb.nhs.wales/working-for-us/. There you will find information about our benefits and values, read staff experiences and more about what our beautiful county has to offer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification

Qualifications and/or Knowledge

Essential

  • Registered Midwife
  • Awareness of political and wider health agenda specifically Midwifery 20:20 and All Wales Normal Labour Pathway.
  • Post Registration education and professional updating in line with NMC fitness to practice


Desirable

  • Child Protection in line with LSCB
  • Homebirth
  • Waterbirth


Experience

Essential

  • Post registration clinical experience
  • Range of clinical experience
  • Suturing - Able to suture without supervision
  • Obstetric emergencies - competent to lead in the management of an emergency
  • Homebirth - Able to attend as first midwife without supervision
  • Fetal Heart Monitoring - Able to interpret fetal heart deviations from normal and call appropriate help (pinnard/sonicaid)
  • Resuscitation - competent to participate as the lead in resuscitation
  • Cannulation - Able to cannulate without supervision
  • Venipuncture - Able to perform venipuncture competently
  • Examination of the newborn - Able to undertake examination of the newborn following birth and in the postnatal period unsupervised


Aptitude and Abilities

Essential

  • Normality - Able to promote, assess and deliver alternative methods to normalize care both antenatally and intrapartum
  • Breastfeeding - Able to discuss and practically apply UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Team Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
  • Antenatal Screening - Under supervision able to discuss and provide information on antenatal screening tests offered and able to give details of the choices women have following a positive screening result
  • Research, audit and evaluation skills to ensure a high-quality service
  • Caseload Management with the skill to work as autonomous practitioner
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Good networking skills
  • Ability to plan, organize and clear decision making skills and prioritising
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines


Desirable

  • Able to discuss and provide information on antenatal screening tests offered to women in pregnancy and give the reasons why they are offered and be able to give details of the choices women have following a positive screening result
  • Ability to speak Welsh


Values

Essential

  • Empathetic and reassurance skills to deal with potential highly complex and sensitive circumstances that can often be emotional and distressing
  • Can demonstrate PTHB Values


other

Essential

  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to cover on call cover for service (team and wider area)
  • Physical ability to handle equipment to meet the role of an integrated midwife within a community setting


Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board

Address

Powys Teaching Health Board

Bronllys Hospital, Hafren Ward, Bronllys

All Powys

LD3 0LU

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

070-BMP-0624

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