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Midwife

Band 5/6

Main area
317 Midwifery Delivery Suite Unit - RVI
Grade
Band 5/6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Full Time (37.5 hours) and Part Time hours available)
Job ref
317-2022-25-09-DR
Site
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Town
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary
£25,655 - £39,027 pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
03/07/2022 23:59
Interview date
12/07/2022

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

Band 5 & 6 Rotational posts available
Rotations to include Hospital, Community and Continuity Teams

Successful candidates will receive a bespoke induction and preceptorship package on commencement of employment. Midwives employed as a Band 5 will normally progress to a Band 6 following a competency based review  on average between 1 and 2 years of employment as a qualified midwife.

Are you a highly motivated and enthusiastic Midwife who would like to develop your knowledge, skills and competency by practicing within a dynamic maternity unit in the North East of England?

The Maternity Unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary has been rated as Outstanding by the CQC for the second time and would like to hear from both newly qualified Midwives and those with previous experience. For all successful candidates we have a comprehensive preceptorship programme which involves supported orientation in all clinical areas and includes working with our community and continuity midwifery teams.

We have a number of Directorate-based educational and training opportunities such as clinical skills training, public health in practice, infant feeding and care of the vulnerable neonate.

  • Interview date 12 July 2022
  • Full and part time hours available
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

We support women in their birth choices; for home birth, birth in the integrated midwifery-led unit or the main obstetric unit. Diverse experience can be gained in holistic midwifery-led care for low risk women and babies in addition those requiring more complex and shared care. The posts will be rotational and include practice in antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. Community Midwives rotate within the Birthing Centre as well as provide an on call home birth service.

Rotations will include being part of our Continuity of Carer teams who provide full continuity of care to a cohort of women in line with the local and national service developments reflecting the recommendations outlined in the ‘Better Births’ National Maternity review.

We have a fantastic 10-roomed Birthing Centre (featuring 5 birthing pools) which will provide you with the opportunity to develop confidence and a range of intrapartum skills including caring for women using water for labour and birth. We provide care for a large number of high risk women and babies and as a tertiary referral centre will provide also you with opportunities to develop your professional practice working closely with a multidisciplinary team. We have a large team of Specialist Midwives who can provide you clinical support and are a great educational and clinical resource. In addition our team of Practice Support Midwives will provide advice, guidance and clinical support during your intrapartum placements.

Working for our organisation

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Band 5

  • Develop, in conjunction with the women, a programme of individualised, holistic care, taking cognisance of social, physical, psychological and cultural needs.
  • Provide total continuity of care/carer to a defined number of women.

Band 6

  • Develop, in conjunction with the women, a programme of individualised, holistic care, taking cognisance of social, physical, psychological and cultural needs.
  • Works autonomously within NMC, Trust & Directorate Guidelines to provide total continuity of care/carer to a defined number of women.
  • Lead professional for low risk women. 

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Person specification

All criteria for Band 5

Essential criteria
  • Registered Midwife
  • Competent to ensure the delivery of evidence based practice
  • Demonstrates a broad knowledge of current midwifery issues
  • Ability to work within acute and healthcare settings
  • Understanding of the legal framework around Safeguarding Children
  • Able to prioritise workload
  • Able to exercise professional accountability
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Basic IT skills
  • Embraces concept of multidisciplinary working
  • Positive approach to change
  • Acts as a role model for junior staff
  • Driving licence if working in community
Desirable criteria
  • A working knowledge of clinical governance
  • An understanding of public health issues
  • An awareness of training requirements for Student Midwives
  • Experience of managing a ward during a shift
  • Aware of evidence based practice

All crietria for Band 6

Essential criteria
  • Registered Midwife
  • Evidence of ongoing professional and personal development
  • Completion of Preceptorship Programme or equivalent or equivalent experience
  • Experience as a Midwife
  • Competent to ensure the delivery of evidence based practice
  • Demonstrates a broad knowledge of current midwifery issues
  • Ability to work within acute and primary healthcare settings
  • Understanding of the legal framework around Safeguarding Children
  • Able to prioritise workload
  • Able to exercise professional accountability
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Basic IT skills
  • Embraces concept of multidisciplinary working
  • Positive approach to change
  • Act as a role model for junior staff
  • Driving licence if working in community
Desirable criteria
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification
  • Meets requirements for mentorship
  • A working knowledge of clinical governance
  • An understanding of public health issues
  • An awareness of training requirements for Student Midwives
  • Experience of managing a ward during a shift
  • Aware of evidence based practice

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Stonewall Gold 2022

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Michelle Nicholls
Job title
Senior Midwife
Email address
michelle.nicholls9@nhs.net
Telephone number
0191 2820753