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Preceptee Clinical Support Midwife

Employer
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Full Time
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are very proud of our Award-winning Preceptorship programme and we are looking for enthusiastic experienced midwives with a passion for supporting and developing their midwifery colleagues with a commitment to upholding professional standards and safeguarding the profession?

Do you have extensive post registration experience (including experience in all obstetric emergencies with recent exposure to working on labour ward) and a mentorship qualification?

Are you interested in developing your planning and teaching skills?

If you've answered yes to all the above and want to undertake a multifaceted role that will facilitate your application of I.T, organisational, clinical, teaching and supportive skills then we want to hear from you.

The purpose of the role is to help our Internationally Educated Midwives (IEM's) to gain their PIN and become Preceptee midwives and also to support our newly qualified midwives and the IEM's with a PIN to become confident, competent practitioners.

For part of the role the post holder will be expected to work clinically with the preceptees to provide support and advice within all clinical areas, but mainly on Delivery Suite providing cover for a 24 hour service.

This post is not suitable for newly qualified midwives or international midwives who have not completed their OSCE.

Main duties of the job

This is an innovative post requiring flexibility in your working pattern to cover days, nights, weekends and bank holidays. You're responsible for ensuring your rota will be responsive to the needs of the preceptees.

You will lead in the support of newly qualified midwives in collaboration with the team responsible for Education, Senior Midwives and external organisations.

You will be required to deliver and facilitate a preceptorship programme in collaboration with specialist speakers and liaise with multidisciplinary colleagues to facilitate this programme.

You will support the newly qualified midwives clinically to facilitate development of skills to ensure high quality care is delivered and that they feel supported within the clinical environments.

You will support the Senior Midwifery team to co-ordinate an environment of life-long learning for midwives.

You will work closely with the Practice Development Midwife (PDM) and the Clinical Practice Facilitator (CPF) in training and skills for midwives and preceptee midwives

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream


  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    To lead in the support of newly qualified midwives in collaboration with the team responsible for Education, Senior Midwives and external organisations.

    To deliver and facilitate a preceptorship programme in collaboration with specialist speakers. Liaise with multidisciplinary colleagues to facilitate this programme.

    To support the newly qualified midwives clinically to facilitate development of skills to ensure high quality care is delivered and that they feel supported within the clinical environments

    To support the Senior Midwifery team to co-ordinate an environment of life-long learning for midwives.

    The Preceptorship Clinical Support Midwife will work closely with the Practice Development Midwife (PDM) and the Clinical Practice Facilitator (CPF) in training and skills for midwives and preceptee midwives.

    Key Performance:
    • Working alongside newly qualified midwives you will support and nurture them to ensure they build on the knowledge and skills acquired during their training to develop into confident and competent midwives
    • Create a learning environment conducive to all staff acquiring the required knowledge and skills to meet the needs of women/birthing people and their families.
    • In conjunction with the Head of Midwifery and senior management team, identify training needs through annual training needs analysis and develop the training/development strategy for the unit working to ensure evidence based practice underpins all midwifery care and is responsive to local and national criteria.
    • Contribute to the development and provision of in-house post-registration training.
    • Review and influence the development and implementation of policies based on local and national agendas.
    • Co-ordinate and assist with the audit of midwifery practice to demonstrate compliance with National standards.
    • Support the PDM and CPF in fulfilling the requirement of the NMC for all midwives to adhere to SSSA requirements.
    • Lead the teaching programmes for midwives and support the ethos of lifelong learning for midwives.
    • Possess advanced clinical knowledge and skills to be able to recognise complications and deal with clinical problems in a safe and appropriate manner and can provide emergency care to mother/birthing person and / or baby whilst awaiting medical assistance, including management of maternal haemorrhage, intravenous cannulation, infant and adult resuscitation.
    • Work with staff in a variety of settings to ensure midwifery practice is evidence based including IV cannulation, episiotomies and perineal suturing.
    • Support midwives undergoing development or supervised practice where relevant.
    • Support education and clinical research within the Unit.
    • Promote staff awareness of the national agenda, influencing midwifery services and ensuring that the service reflects current policy.
    • Initiate / participate with projects and working groups in the maternity department.
    • Although based in one hospital within the Trust, he / she should be able to work in either hospital, providing consistent preceptorship support cover.


    Person Specification

    Qualifications and Training

    Essential

    • Registered Midwife
    • Degree level education
    • SSSA Assessor Preparation qualification which is maintained


    Desirable

    • Teaching qualification


    Experience

    Essential

    • Significant post registration experience
    • Recent experience in antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care.
    • Evidence of clinical competence and regular clinical practice
    • Demonstrates the ability to work in a highly demanding environment


    Desirable

    • Undertaken a leadership course
    • Further evidence of continued leadership development
    • Experience of teaching / training staff
    • Experience of data collection and analysis
    • Evidence of presentations at local, regional, national level


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

    Address

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    Stadium Road

    London

    SE18 4QH

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    197-RF5547

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