Clinical Support - Maternity Support Worker

  • Department Ward 21/22 - Postnatal/Antenatal
  • Salary £22,383.00 – £22,383 per annum
  • Closing Date 29/05/2024
  • Location Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-MSW-275
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

As part of upskilling our current workforce we are continuing to recruit to the Maternity Support Worker role in line with the national competency framework set out by Health Education England (HEE).

*This will be a training post, starting on a Band 2 salary, and commencing into a Band 3 MSW role once all elements of training required by the framework are completedIf all of the relevant requirements are already completed and evidenced then you can commence immediately into a Band 3 MSW role.*

This role is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who holds the necessary qualifications as outlined in the person specification and is looking to progress their career. 

You will be required to undertake care at the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal stages and will be based either in the Consultant Unit or within one of the community settings on a rotational basis.

Main duties of the job

The primary role of the Maternity Support Worker is to assist, support and work in collaboration with the midwife and the wider multidisciplinary team; in order to provide a safe and holistic approach to women centred care.

The midwife is ultimately responsible for the care of the mother and her newborn(s) and it is under the direct or indirect supervision of the midwife that the MSW assists with and provides care following completion of any relevant or appropriate training. The post is rotational and the employee will be provided with appropriate training for the clinical setting in which they are working. These settings include antenatal, inpatient or outpatient care, intrapartum inpatient care and postnatal inpatient and outpatient care.

Working for your organisation

This is an exciting yet challenging time for the maternity services , as we embrace a period of improvement and development.   We  continue to work in partnership with our local Maternity and Neonatal Voices Partnership (MNVP) and ICS to improve care for the women and families we serve. 

Based in Telford with services across Shropshire, the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Maternity Service is committed to providing a high quality, safe and responsive service to the women we care for.  Supporting choice and promoting a philosophy of care that encourages a positive pregnancy and birth experience for women and their families is important to us and we are looking for a like-minded individual to help us further develop our services.

In return for your commitment we can offer you a supportive work environment and opportunities for wider personal development.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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