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Diabetes Co-ordinator Midwife

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

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Diabetes Co-ordinator Midwife who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

We are seeking a Senior Midwife who is dynamic and experienced in coordinating high standards of care for patients whose pregnancies are affected by Diabetes.

The Diabetes in Pregnancy team undertakes the management of screening for Diabetes in pregnancy for around 2000 patients/year and provides care to around 700 newly diagnosed and pre- existing diabetic patients.

Antenatal care for diabetic patients is provided across 2 of our hospital sites and in some circumstances virtually via a Digital consultation platform.

In addition to ensuring that patients receive the right care according to individualised care plans and diabetes pathways the Diabetes coordinator will manage and lead the diabetes team to deliver on national, regional and local priorities that are key to the management and prevention of Diabetes.

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

You will coordinate the delivery and development of the specialist Diabetes in pregnancy service using effective evidence-based practice in line with agreed national standards for patient safety and monitoring aligned with Maternity agendas.

Undertake training to support the Diabetes in Pregnancy team clinically.

Be a port of call for all members of the workforce in relation the Diabetes service.

Advise, support and supervise the Diabetes in Pregnancy Team and provide knowledge of Diabetes pathways and processes to other members of the Maternity workforce.

Liaise effectively with the medical and nursing staff from the General Diabetes Team.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so 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:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • 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 and 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 and 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 information pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications/Training

Essential

  • Registered Midwife with current NMC registration
  • Recent evidence of relevant Diabetes course completed or commenced.
  • Leadership course or equivalent experience


Desirable

  • Mentorship qualification/equivalent and or Practice Assessor training
  • To have completed a recognised University module in diabetes - Level 7, Masters or equivalent Management course


Previous Experience

Essential

  • Experience of care delivery across MDTs and complex pathways
  • Significant ANC experience at both management and clinical level
  • Knowledge of current screening processes for Diabetes and diagnostic values
  • Knowledge of hypo/ hyper glycaemia and treatment options.
  • Knowledge of Nice Guideline (2015) Diabetes in Pregnancy
  • Knowledge of all diabetes related local policies.
  • Experience of designing and delivering teaching
  • Experience of leading a team Experience of case loading care for a cohort of patients
  • Evidence of practice development
  • Experience of identifying and managing safeguarding issues
  • Experience of remote consultation


Desirable

  • Experience of working with the Diabetes Team
  • Knowledge of current Diabetes technology and virtual systems
  • Quality Improvement
  • Research projects
  • Change management


Knowledge

Essential

  • Basic IT skills
  • A thorough understanding of Diabetes in pregnancy and risks
  • Knowledge of how to facilitate learning
  • Knowledge of current professional and clinical governance issues
  • Knowledge and experience of handling complex relationships and interpersonal dynamics


Other requirements

Essential

  • Experience and evidence of engagement around equality, diversity and inclusion issues in relation to policy, service development and service delivery in respect of both services to users and the management of staff


Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust

Address

Lister Hospital

Coreys Mill Lane

Stevenage

SG1 4AB

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361-6417252

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