Midwife Practitioner Best Beginnings Kaleidoscope

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Midwifery Grade

Band 6 Contract

Permanent Hours

37.5 hours per week Job ref



Queen Elizabeth Hospital & University Hospital Lewisham Town

London Salary

£26,565 to £35,577 per annum plus HCA Closing

03/12/2017 23:59

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are a committed multi- professional team who provide much-valued hospital and community services to residents in South East London. The Trust has built a good reputation as a place to enjoy job satisfaction and develop professional skills and experiences. Our people value the opportunity to work in a supportive culture and, we ensure our team are well rewarded for their contribution. By joining us now, you can play a role in shaping our organisation that continues to put patient and client care first. Whatever the challenges ahead, we?re prepared to face them as one team.

Are you looking for a challenge and an exciting change of direction within your midwifery career?

Look no further, we are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic experienced and woman centred midwife to join our wonderful specialist community team.

The Best Beginnings Team are an innovative award winning community based midwifery team specialising in the care of vulnerable women e.g. mental health, domestic violence, child protection and any family with complex needs in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

The Best Beginnings team provides an intensive community based preventative approach to women with additional needs during the antenatal and postnatal period. The focus of the work is on reducing inequalities in health and in child development. The team provide a caseload approach where continuity of care is provided for women, with discharge and handover to Health Professionals. Their care is then tailored according to their particular individual needs. It offers outreach and home visiting in the antenatal and postnatal period to engage those women less likely to access services themselves and to encourage them to use Children?s Centres and other services available.

You will facilitate close working relations between the multidisciplinary team and outside agents, ensuring women and their families are aware and can access all services.

You will be an experienced, autonomous, motivated and passionate midwife providing additional professional support to women, partners and families who are identified as being vulnerable both in the community and hospital setting by carrying your own caseload of women. You will provide midwifery care to your own caseload of women throughout the transition into motherhood.

Your role will involve adapting the care required to the needs of the woman, either at home, within the hospital setting or in the community. You will need to be available to work weekdays and some weekends. Being a car driver is essential. You will need to have been qualified at least 18 months and have had some experience of community midwifery; however, this can be accommodated if you have the passion and philosophy of the team ethics.

Please read the Personal and Job specifications carefully. You should provide evidence in your application of the qualities required and why you would be an asset to our community team. We test all shortlisted candidates prior to interview on Risk Assessment/CTG interpretation and Medicines Management unless you are internal candidate.

Please read the Personal and Job specifications carefully. You should provide evidence in your application of the essential qualities required and why you would be an asset to our Midwifery Team.

Invites to testing and interview will be sent to Personal e-mail addresses, please ensure one is provided on your application.

Staff have access to a salary sacrifice scheme which includes lease car hire.

Short listing to be held: 05/12/2017

Testing: Week Commencing 11/12/2017

Interviews: 21/12/2017

Please note that the as part of the application process for non-medical roles, you will need to complete a short values based pre-application question. Your responses to the question will impact on whether or not you are able to successfully continue with your application. Please have a look on our website to find out more information before you start the pre-application question. If you are unsuccessful with the pre-application question, it means that you are not in harmony with our values. We thank you for your interest in Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

We reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date, please apply early. We do not contact applicants with the outcome of the shortlisting. If you have been shortlisted, you will receive an invite to an assessment day or interview.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Company:Queen Elizabeth Hospital & University Hospital Lewisham

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