There is an exciting opportunity for an experienced midwife, who is an inspirational leader and passionate about providing outstanding postnatal care to join our team of highly skilled Senior Midwives at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.
We are looking for a dynamic, motivated and forward thinking midwife to provide effective leadership, be a role model of excellent midwifery practice and demonstrate a commitment in supporting colleagues to provide women centred care and a positive postnatal and Transitional care experience. She/he will have good communication skills and ensure high visibility within the clinical area as well as maintaining accessibility to the women and their families.
The role will require predominately Monday - Friday working with the occasional weekend or Bank Holiday shift when required. There will be an expectation for you to participate in the operational management and participate in the management on call rota supporting the unit out of hours.
Main duties of the job
To function as an expert clinical practitioner within their designated clinical area.
To deliver direct patient care whilst managing, leading, co-ordinating and overseeing midwifery practice within a defined area.
The postholder will be responsible for ensuring there is 24 hour cover, with continuing responsibility for the co-ordination and monitoring of all clinical activities within their designated clinical areas.
As midwifery is a county-wide integrated service, the postholder is required to participate in all necessary rotation.
To ensure that there is efficient and effective utilisation of all resources required to deliver optimum quality care to their client group, in accordance with NMC, Trust and local policies.
The postholder will deputise for the Lead Midwives in their absence, driving forward evidence-based practice and taking responsibility for the support and guidance of staff and the polices and practices
that operate within their clinical area
Working for our organisation
We have a fantastic team in our Postnatal Department, incredibly hard working and committed to ensuring they provide the best possible care for women and their families. The department was the first team within the Trust to be awarded 'Exemplar Ward Diamond status' which is the highest award available in the scheme introduced as part of a vision to provide the safest and kindest care in the NHS.
The post will involve working collaboratively with members of the multidisciplinary team, including the Neonatal Unit, Paediatric Team, anaesthetists and Obstetric theatres as well as being a resource for all staff working within the Postnatal clinical area. You will be at the forefront of inpatient midwifery care and providing a high quality service to will be the focus of your role.
Further details / Informal visits contact:
Name: Claire Eagleton
Title: Interim Maton Acute and Outpatient Services
Tel: 01952 641222 ext: 5362