Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Maternity Services have an exciting opportunity to recruit a nurse practitioner co-ordinator to their new innovative Healthy Pregnancy Support Service. The service is integrated as part of the mainstream midwifery services and will focus on providing support and facilitate guidance with pregnant women and their families around making healthy lifestyle choices to promote a healthy pregnancy, with a positive outcome and healthy baby.
Main duties of the job
Your role will be to co-ordinate the day to day running of a team of practitioners, in addition to contributing to improving the general health of pregnant and postnatal women across Shropshire, by motivating and delivering evidenced based behaviour change techniques to support women in healthy lifestyle choices. Your role will facilitate women and their families to stop smoking, in addition to providing practical advice on how to achieve a healthy diet and maintain a healthy weight gain in pregnancy, encourage the uptake of healthy start vitamins, discuss the benefits of breast feeding and deliver recommended immunisations to pregnant women. You will be working as a team alongside community and antenatal midwives in the client’s home and maternity service settings across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.
This role will require you to have excellent communication skills, be able to problem solve, organised and willing to work flexibly to ensure service provision is maintained and be able to work autonomously and as part of a team. You will have a current nursing qualification and it would be an advantage to have some behaviour change knowledge and have experience of working with pregnant women and families. Full training will be offered to enable you to do this role.
It is essential you own a car and hold a full driving licence.
For more information, please contact Vicky Birch – Healthy Pregnancy Support Service Lead on the details below.
Working for our organisation
As a Trust, we are passionate about helping our staff to achieve their career aspirations, and can offer a variety of learning and development opportunities to support your continued professional development.
We are an organisation that strives to provide high quality, safe care for our patients in an environment which our staff are proud to work in. We believe that by adhering to our Vision (“To provide excellent care for the communities we serve”) and working with our Trust Values in mind (Partnering, Ambitious, Caring, Trusted) we can achieve the right results for the people that matter most – our patients and their families.