Opportunities are available to join an established team continuity model of care within Shropshire. Working at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) gives you the opportunity to work across several sites, with the main consultant unit based at Telford Wrekin Midwife Led Unit, situated in Shropshire Women and Children’s Centre and within Shropshire situated at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in community services.
As a team case loading midwife you will be named midwife for up to 36 – 42 women per year and be passionate about providing antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care within a team continuity model. We will also be requiting to new teams and a support start up team, which has been funded by our local LMNS to support and develop new teams within the Trust.
Main duties of the job
In line with Better Births (2016) the team aim to deliver on the ambition to reduce maternal and neonatal deaths, stillbirths and hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy. You will provide personalised, evidence based care that flexibly meets the needs of women. You will work autonomously and flexibly to provide care to women across the pathway. This flexible approach will also enhance work-life balance as you in collaboration with your colleagues you will manage your own diaries and workload. The team case loading model is based on a nurturing and supportive culture, underpinned by strong principles and values to enable you to be a skilled, autonomous and confident midwife within a positive, supportive environment.
The ultimate aim in line with local and national agenda's is to improve the experience of women and the outcomes for women and babies in relation to for example, lower pre-term birth rates and public health outcomes such as the promotion of smoking cessation and breastfeeding.
Working for our organisation
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust comprises of two main district general hospitals (The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford) as well as a Fertility Centre and other satellite services. Both hospitals are based in Shropshire and just 20 minutes’ drive apart with almost mirror services on each site.
However, we are entering an exciting period here at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. We have been guaranteed more than £312 million pounds to develop our hospitals into two state of the art facilities that will offer greatly improved environments, more sustainable staffing and better facilities. It will make SaTH a better place to work, in turn making it a better place to receive care.
If you want to make a difference and be part of something new and exciting then we would love to hear from you.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.
Registered practicing midwife
Experienced in all aspects of Hospital/Community Midwifery
Extended role skills well developed
Able to mentor students
Articulate, with excellent communication skills
Able to ‘act up’ for Senior Midwife when required