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Employer heading Band 5 Midwife Band 5 George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust opened in 1948 and provides a range of elective, non-elective, surgical, medical, women’s, children’s, diagnostic and therapeutic services to a population of more than 350,000 people.The hub of the Trust is located on the outskirts of Nuneaton and its services cover a large footprint, including north Warwickshire, south west Leicestershire, and north Coventry. We also provide primary and community services across Coventry, Warwickshire and Leicestershire.Our vision is "to EXCEL at patient care". If you think you've got what it takes, help us realise this and join #TeamEliot.Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour aren’t as likely to apply unless they meet every qualification of non specialist roles. We’re dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role and meet our values, but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with everything in the Job Description or Person Specification– apply anyway or email the Recruiting Manager to discuss the role further Job overview Midwife Hours per week PermanentSalary - £28,407 - £34,581 per annum pro rataClosing Date - 6th November 2023Interview Date - 28th November 2023We would like to hear from student midwives and Band 5 midwives who want to be part of the exciting future plans within Maternity.This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to apply promptly.All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day. #JoinTeamEliot Main duties of the job Come and join our friendly, professional, and caring team at the George Eliot Maternity Unit. We would like to hear from student midwives and Band 5 midwives who want to be part of the exciting future plans within Maternity. The successful post holder will provide ante-natal, post-natal and intrapartum care to women with low and high-risk pregnancies. They will rotate through all areas of the services as required including Continuity of Carer and Community and will be supported by the newly appointed midwifery retention support midwife. You will also have access to the lead Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA) and a team of PMAs for additional support if/when required.We are a unit who provide personalised care for women, babies and their families ensuring a first class service and experience. The benefits include: Dynamic and supportive management teamForward thinking in response to new national initiatives, including the saving babies lives care bundleProvision of preceptorship for newly qualified members of the teamNamed professional midwifery advocateOn-going professional development and supportRotation and integration within all areas of the service If you would like to be part of this successful, flexible, friendly team, whether you are a newly qualified or experienced midwife we would like to hear from you. Working for our organisation Here at George Eliot our vision to ‘excel at patient care’ takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:Effective Open Communicationexcellence and safety in everything we doChallenge but supportExpect respect and dignityLocal health that inspires confidenceOur benefits include but are not limited to: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, on-site discounted gym, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking. Detailed job description and main responsibilities The post holder will provide high quality integrated midwifery care in both hospital and community settings as required for mothers, babies and their families throughout pregnancy, labour, the postnatal period. This may be part of an integrated continuity of carer team as required by service needs. Act as the woman’s advocate in promoting, and delivering the highest standard of midwifery care, ensuring all fundamentals of care are addressed, and current, relevant policies and procedures are adhered to.Using evidence-based practice, assess the woman’s physical, psychological and spiritual needs, plan, implement and evaluate midwifery care involving the woman and her family, as appropriate.Write reports, record observations and maintain plans of care, including electronic data storage; and other appropriate records, accurately, legibly, concisely and contemporaneously.Monitor the woman’s condition, interpret observations and identify deviations from normal. Report and refer to relevant health professionals, carrying out midwifery interventions as needed. Keep the woman and her family informed, when appropriate maintaining client confidentiality.Ensure midwifery care is flexible to meet the diverse needs of women.Comply with Trust policy for management and administration of medicines.Undertake clinical skills, as per the trust’s Health Board Policy, relevant to role and the woman’s care.Collaborate with the multi-disciplinary team and other service providers; ensure care is woman centred, effective and efficient.Examine and observe the neonate, interpreting observations and identifying deviations from normal. Report and refer to relevant health professionals, carrying out midwifery interventions as needed.Deliver and evaluate programmes for the preparation of parenthood in response to the woman’s need and Incorporate health education into the woman’s care whenever possible.Identification and management of at risk families within the child protection arena, devising plans of care in conjunction with team leaders and other health care professionals.Engage with women and their families in avoiding and resolving complaints.Participate in the midwifery supervision process. Organisation and Leadership1. Assist in planning duty rotas to ensure appropriate skill mix and maximum use of manpower and resources, and that expenditure is contained.2. Report and record all untoward incidents and investigate any incidents, which occur when taking charge.3. Take an active part in team working, innovation and practice development. Communication1. Communicate care options to women, giving unbiased, researched based information regarding the risk and advantages of care plans, treatments and procedures in order to facilitate women’s informed choice.2. Attend departmental and directorate meetings as required, to contribute as a newly qualified midwife.3. Assist in maintaining an effective communication network; written, verbal and electronic, informing senior staff of all matters outside your role/sphere of competence.4. Liaise with other service providers to support the efficiency of the unit.5. Meet and welcome attendees and familiarise them with the area. Be proactive in establishing positive communication and relationships with the public.Infection Control1. Comply with policies for the correct disposal of clinical and other waste, sharps, and soiled linen.2. Clean and disinfect equipment as needed.3. Help to prevent the spread of infection by adopting infection control measures appropriate to the situation, and participate in educating staff, women and their families.Personal and People Development and People Management1. Assist with induction programmes for newly appointed staff and contribute to ensuring an effective learning environment for all staff.2. Participate in appraisal. Develop an annual Personal Development Plan to identify Training and Development needs, in line with personal and organisational objectives.3. Develop and maintain an area of special interest, to contribute to the expertise of the team, and assist in developing ongoing programmes of improvement.4. Explore and support new ways of learning e-learning and work based learning projects. Service Improvement1. Keep up-to-date with current trends within specialty and ensure practice is evidence based.2. Be involved and assist with innovation in care/service delivery, where evidence identifies Person specification Experience and Knowledge Essential criteria Able to deliver a high standard of evidence based individual client careEffective communicator with good leadership and interpersonal skillsEvidence of ability take charge in the absence of their direct line managerDemonstrate midwifery skills underpinned by current evidenceDemonstrate an awareness of the importance of audit and policyBasic IT skills Qualification & Professional Essential criteria Registered midwife Personal Qualities Essential criteria Able to demonstrate situations where effective leadership and management skills have been usedBe able to demonstrate tact and diplomacy when working with othersEvidence of undertaking presentation to groups or enhancing team working Trust Values Essential criteria Effective open communicationExcellence and safety in all that we doChallenge but supportExpect respect and dignityLocal healthcare that inspires confidence Further details / informal visits contact NameMaxine MorrisJob titleMaternity MatronEmail Telephone number02476351351Additional informationIf you would like to be part of this successful, flexible, friendly team, whether you are a newly qualified or experienced midwife we would like to hear from you.