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Professional Midwifery Advocate

Band 7

Main area
Nursing and Midwifery
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
430-WC523A
Site
Specialist Midwives (Dept)
Town
Milton Keynes
Salary
£40,057 - £45,839 Per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
18/07/2022

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours.  At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

 

Job overview

Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA) - Maternity

Band:  7 - £40,057 - £45,839  - pro rata if part-time

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

Are you looking to make a real difference?

Are you able to inspire and motivate midwives and have a passion for providing high-quality care, whilst maintaining your own expert clinical practice and acting as a role model for midwives?

Are you able to support our midwives to be the best they possibly can be?

The Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA) will act as the Leader for PMA in maternity services within MKUH in modernising and implementing the Advocating for Education and Quality Improvement (A-EQUIP) model at the Trust.

This model provides a continuous improvement process that builds upon personal and professional resilience, enhances the quality of care and supports preparedness for registered midwives in appraisal and professional revalidation. The ultimate aim is that this continuous improvement process of the “A-EQUIP” model will become an intrinsic part of everyone’s job, every day, in all parts of the system.

As a Maternity Service, we pride ourselves on supporting you to fulfil your career aspirations. It is equally as important to us, as it is to you, to identify, support and fund opportunities for your career and personal development.

Interviews to be held on the 18th July 2022

Main duties of the job

This is a new role with a focus on implementing the elements of the A-EQUIP model. The successful candidate will support the existing professional midwifery advocate team (PMAs) and other roles to offer targeted support to complement and strengthen existing models.

Successful applicants will receive a comprehensive orientation programme and are assured that they will receive appropriate support.

Working for our organisation

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours.  At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Support midwives to identify their own personal action for quality improvement
  • Meet with midwives in their designated area and / or caseload on either an appointment or ad hoc basis
  • Attend the bespoke training programme for Professional Midwifery Advocates to undertake Restorative Clinical Supervision (RCS) in order to become competent and confident in undertaking RCS sessions with midwives
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of the Professional Midwifery Advocate within the context of national governance policies and procedures
  • Lead the team of PMAs who have been appointed on a sessional basis ensuring that they maintain a rota and develop a database to monitor all the activities that each of the PMAs undertakes

Please refer to the attached Job Description for more information

Person specification

Qualifications and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Registered Midwife with NMC
  • Successful completion of the PMA programme/bridging programme
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • MSSP/ENB 997/998 or similar qualification
  • A thorough understanding of the NMC Code and standards
Desirable criteria
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent
  • Evidence of European Computer Digital License (ECDL)

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable experience of broad knowledge of midwifery practice and A-Equip
  • Management skills including chairing meetings, presentations, report writing, managing change, performance management
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and it’s implementation
  • Experience of working autonomously in planning and organising own diary
  • Experience of working with a wide range of disparate individuals
Desirable criteria
  • An appreciation of strategic issues affecting health care provision

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable well-developed leadership skills
  • Evidence of working in a complex environment and coping with competing priorities
  • Evidence of being able to manage own diary via Microsoft Outlook, organise and manage meetings as a PMA
  • Demonstrate IT skills in using applications e.g. Word, PowerPoint and Excel spreadsheets
  • Evidence of excellent skills in report writing

Personal and People Development

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work on own initiative and effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to manage own workload
  • Motivated / positive
  • Self-directed and committed

Communication

Essential criteria
  • Possession of well-developed negotiation, networking and communication skills
  • Knowledge of issues of confidentiality and demonstrate appropriateness in dealing with sensitive personal, patient, and corporate information
  • Experience of working as part of a team and can demonstrate principles of effective team working

Specific Requirement

Essential criteria
  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
  • Flexible

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoHSJ Best places to workDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodArmed Forces Covenant Bronze Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Lorraine Hawkins
Job title
Consultant Midwife and PMA
Email address
Lorraine.hawkins@mkuh.nhs.uk
Additional information

For further details please contact:

Lorraine Hawkins – Consultant Midwife and PMA Lorraine.hawkins@mkuh.nhs.uk

Janice Styles – Consultant Midwife and PMA Janice.styles@mkuh.nhs.uk