***INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY***
**Please note that banding is subject to AFC job evaluation**
The role of the multiple births midwife (MBM) is to co-ordinate the continuity of care and support women (their partners and families) with a multiple pregnancy. All multiple pregnancies have a higher risk of complications for mothers and babies, some being more complex than others, for example triplets and higher order pregnancies, monochorionic pregnancies and pregnancies to mothers with other health conditions.
The MBM, as part of the multidisciplinary team, will play a key co-ordinating role in ensuring women are allocated to the appropriate care pathway, and working with the multidisciplinary team to meet the woman’s needs.
The role of the MBM demands a range of defined clinical skills and knowledge alongside management and leadership experience and insightfulness. The post holder may be leading and/or co-ordinating care. All midwives will be familiar with the standards set out by the NMC in Practicing as a Midwife (2020), Standards of Proficiency (2019) and the NMC Code (2018).
Main duties of the job
- Have knowledge and skills, which includes understanding all aspects of effective care for women expecting a multiple pregnancy during the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period through to discharge to community care.
- To maintain a high standard of midwifery care through assessing, planning, implementation and evaluating the needs of all women and pregnant people to ensure safe effective high-quality care.
- Act independently as a practising midwife in accordance with the NMC Code (2015).
- Provide professional leadership and expert advice to midwives.
- Participate in the development of midwifery practice and research in line with the Trust’s strategy and in collaboration with the Divisional Management Team.
- Contribute to effective communication networks particularly where there may be barriers to understanding.
- Provide highly specialised advice, which directly contributes to client.
- Liaise with relevant parties in relation to client care.
- Demonstrate courtesy and diplomacy in dealing with professional colleagues and members of the public. Persuasive, motivational negotiating skills are required.
- Responsible for data entry of patient details/information on hospital computer system (which may be generated by colleagues).
- Be the woman’s advocate, and the central contact for women.
- Can work independently as an autonomous practitioner as well as part of the multidisciplinary team and be organised in the practice environment.
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. Working with the Transforming Care Institute we can also offer in-house training such as degree/master modules, secondments and acting up opportunities.
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.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.