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Integrated Midwife (Community)

Employer
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sheffield
Salary
£28,407 to £42,618 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
24 Jul 2024
We are looking for experienced midwives to join our Jessop Wing team and belong to one of our five traditionalcommunity teams that serve our diverse families across the city of Sheffield.

Being a community midwife in Sheffield offers opportunity for:
  • Delivering continuity of care through the antenatal and postnatal period
  • Participation in our Home-birth service (2 on calls per month)
  • Providing infant feeding support as outlined by UNICEF's Baby Friendly Initiative
  • Providing Safeguarding and Mental Health support to families with oversight from our specialist teams
  • Supportive teamworking
  • Multi-agency working across the city
  • Flexible working with generous mileage allowance
  • Fresh air and green spaces.

You will be offered bespoke orientation and a generous supernumerary period with support to thrive within the role. We also consider flexible working options including compressed hours or a hybrid role with shifts in the inpatient/intrapartum areas

Joining the Trust also allows you access to a number of saving options via our salary sacrifice schemes (which include support for purchasing a car) and a wide range of discount opportunities with retailers and service providers.

*Candidates can only be considered who have NMC registration and due to the work setting, a valid UK driver's license with access to a car for work purposes*

Main duties of the job

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate midwifery care, working collaboratively with women to ensure excellent standards of care.

To gain the skills, knowledge and competence to act as a responsible, autonomous midwifery practitioner within a supportive team.

To be aware of the local and national public health agenda, contributing positively to achieving targets that will reduce inequalities and improve health outcomes for women and their babies.

To provide midwifery advice and support women in making choices for their care and that of their babies.

Assess complex health and wellbeing needs, working with the multidisciplinary team to develop, monitor and review care plans to meet those needs.

To uphold effective communication and provide clear and concise handover to multidisciplinary team members.

To act sensitively, confidentially and with empathy in demonstrating understanding of wide ranging physical and emotional needs.

Please also note this vacancy is banded dependent upon applicants experience relevant to this post. The banding of the successful applicant/s will start at Band 5 unless applicants meet the necessary threshold of skills and experience required to start on Band 6.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

The Directorate of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology is based at the Jessop Wing which is linked to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. The maternity unit has over 6800 births per year and is a Regional Tertiary Maternity Service with a Level 3 Neonatal Unit of 44 cots. A tertiary Gynae-Oncology service and a changing Gynaecology Service, which includes an Assisted Conception Unit, complete the services within the Directorate.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • (Band 5 & 6) NMC Registered Midwife
  • (Band 6) Diploma or degree


Desirable

  • (Band 6) Leadership qualification
  • (Band 6) Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) qualification or working towards
  • (Band 5) Diploma/Degree qualification or evidence of relevant post basic ongoing education.


Experience

Essential

  • (Band 6) Be able to demonstrate relevant experience and have the requisite level of competencies at Band 6
  • (Band 6) Evidence Based Practice
  • (Band 6) Experience of implementing change management
  • (Band 6) Evidence of practice development
  • (Band 6) Experience of co-ordinating a team
  • (Band 6) Compliant with Level 3 Safeguarding Standards
  • (Band 5) Experience of working within the NHS environment and within women's health / maternity services.


Desirable

  • (Band 5 & 6) Caring for women with health inequalities and special needs.
  • (Band 6) Research and audit experience


Skills and abilities

Essential

  • (Band 6) Excellent interpersonal skills
  • (Band 6) Practical clinical skills required include: phlebotomy, episiotomy, suturing and IV drugs and cannulation
  • (Band 6) Must be able to demonstrate the English language proficiency level required for this post
  • (Band 6) IT skills
  • (Band 5) Professional approach


Desirable

  • (Band 6) Leadership skills
  • (Band 6) Evidence of innovation/initiative
  • (Band 6) Antenatal clinics & screening experience
  • (Band 5) Decision making skills
  • (Band 5) Demonstrate PROUD values


Personal attributes

Essential

  • (Band 6) Verbal and written communication skills
  • (Band 6) MDT Team Working
  • (Band 6) High level of personal motivation
  • (Band 6) Continuing Professional Development
  • (Band 6) Decision making skills
  • (Band 6) Demonstrate a positive and solution focused attitude


Other requirements

Essential

  • (Band 6) Must be willing to work flexible hours
  • (Band 6) Must be flexible to meet the needs of the service
  • (Band 5 & 6) It is an essential requirement of the role that the post holder has a valid driving licence and is either a car owner or able to use a car for work purposes.
  • (Band 5) Adaptable and flexible
  • (Band 5) Enthusiastic and motivated


Further

Essential

  • (Band 5) Undertaking preceptorship


Desirable

  • (Band 5) Working knowledge of child protection issues


Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Jessop Wing

Tree Root Walk

Sheffield

S10 2SF

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

190-7915-DIR

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