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Midwife

Employer
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a inc HCA (Pro Rata for part timers)
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The maternity unit at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust are looking to recruit experience and enthusiastic Band 6 midwives to join our Elective Caesarean Section Team, dedicated to holistically supporting a woman's journey during the elective caesarean section process.

Joining our team would mean you become part of the GSTT women's services family. We are proudly a respectful multi-professional and dynamic team working together to provide the best care for women and their families.

If you would like to join our teamand have further questions please contact

Alexandra Hamatsos- alexandra.hamatsos@gstt.nhs.uk

Closing Date: 22nd July 2024

Interview Date: 6th August 2024

Main duties of the job

This is a clinical role, caring for women pre-operatively, in theatre and providing post-operative care. The Elective Team will support the smooth running of the Elective list, Monday- Friday with the occasional Saturday list and will ensure all women on the pathway receive pre-operative assessment, education and appropriate bloods. You will be responsible for recovering the women post operatively, demonstrating skills in enhanced recovery, breastfeeding support and wound care and management. You will work as part of the MDT and make referrals and escalate where appropriate.

This will mainly take place on the Obstetric Led Labour Ward which is an exciting place to develop skills within the high risk environment.

You will be supported by our practice leaders, our PMAs and PDM team to build on your skills and confidence as you progress through your midwifery career.

For this role, day shifts are required. However, if you would like unsociable shifts on The Labour Ward, this can be discussed at interview.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work in accordance with the NMC rules and code of conduct for midwives.
  • Maintain and develop their professional knowledge and competence in accordance within the NMC recommendations.
  • Work with the Trust policies and protocols and enable all members of the practice to carry out care within these guidelines.
  • Maintain good standards of care within their designated practice and assist in the implementation of recommendations from Government and professional bodies in relation to maternity care.
  • Work with the MPL in the monitoring of standards of care.
  • Maintain efficient and effective communication and working relationships with other professional groups and staff working within the Trust.
  • Utilise the full skills of a midwife (both integral and extended) in the provision of care to women and their families.
  • In liaison with the MPL ensure that midwifery practice is in keeping with current research findings and is appropriate for each individual woman for whom care is being provided.
  • Participate in both midwifery and maternity education programmes required as per local and trust training needs.
  • Assume responsibility for the safe custody and administration of drugs in accordance with the District Policies and Statutory Rules and Regulations.
  • Assist the MPL with the co-ordination of the clinical activities of the practice and 'act up' when required.
  • Assist with orientation programmes which familiarise new members of staff with the organisational and clinical demands of the unit and group practice.
  • Supervise the work of the non-midwife, qualified or unqualified staff as well as midwifery, medical and nursing students.
  • Maintain stores and equipment ensuring proper economic use.
  • Report complaints, incidents and accidents to the MPL or midwifery manager and assist in their investigation and resolution.
  • Ensure that working conditions are safe in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • To be fully informed of the risk management strategy, be responsible for reporting incidents, risk assessment and development of action plans to reduce risk.

The post holder is required to follow Trust policies and procedures which are regularly updated

Please see attached Job Description for full details

Person Specification

Values and behaviours

Essential

  • Personal statement reflects the Trust values


Experience

Essential

  • Can practice as an autonomous midwife in the acute and primary care setting
  • Good written skills, well presented and fully completed application


Desirable

  • Confident in teaching and assessing student midwives
  • Able to act up for the Band 7
  • Demonstrate forward planning, problem recognition, pre-emption and resolution
  • Develops action plans and initives to improve the service.


Skills

Essential

  • Previous experience-worked in a variety of settings utilising all midwifery skills


Desirable

  • Experience of taking charge of the ward
  • Experience of midwifery research and audit


Knowledge

Essential

  • Registered midwife
  • Have completed a preceptorship program


Desirable

  • Mentorship/SSSA
  • BSc - Midwifery or Public Health
  • Examination of the Newborn
  • NLS
  • HDU course


Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Address

St Thomas' Hospital

Lambeth Palace Road

London

SE1 7EH

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196-NM11828

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