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Preceptorship Midwife

Band 5

Main area
Nursing and Midwifery
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Part-time contract also available.)
Job ref
430-WC0102A-D
Site
Maternity
Town
Milton Keynes
Salary
£25,655 - £39,027 per annum (per annum, pro-rata for part-time contracts)
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
11/07/2022

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

Milton Keynes University Hospital Maternity team are seeking enthusiastic, motivated and flexible midwives who have a passion for midwifery for permanent and Bank Midwife posts.

We are proud to offer the opportunity to work in a progressive environment where we are committed to an ambitious transformation of our maternity services.  We provide professional development opportunities for all staff.

We are supportive of Flexible Working and appreciate the importance of ensuring that your successful career is complimented by a work/home life balance.

As a Maternity Service, we pride ourselves on supporting you to fulfil your career aspirations. We have a bespoke training offer for all midwives appointed at MKUH. We will commit to supporting you to access an individualised training package based on your specific preferences

We provide an excellent comprehensive induction package to enable development of your midwifery skills in all areas, including Continuity of Care teams. We are strongly invested in all our employees and offer a wide range of development and educational initiatives.

As well as this, we are excited to begin the design of our Women and Children’s Hospital due to be opened in 2024 which will include a Midwifery-Led Unit.

If this advert has inspired you and you want to be part of our amazing Midwifery team striving towards excellence, then the Milton Keynes maternity service is the place for you.

Main duties of the job

You will work in collaboration with women and their families, supporting the vision of continuity, personalised choice and high standards of care.

The post holder will maintain their own clinical skills and competencies and have excellent communication skills. The post holder will work within the NMC Code of professional standards, behaviour, and Trust guidelines and procedures.

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of midwifery care needs of the individual in hospital and community settings depending on allocation to the in-patient area or Continuity of Care teams.

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

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate midwifery care consistent with evidence-based practice for service users, parents, babies and families
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the multi-professional team, allied groups within the acute Trust and Community Health, public and voluntary sectors
  • Abide by legal requirements and statutory rules relating to practice in accordance with the NMC Code of professional standards and behaviour (2019)
  • Completion of the MKUH midwifery preceptorship portfolio
  • To comply with the Health and Safety Policy in accordance with the agreed policies and procedures. To report any accidents, incidents, near misses, hazards or serious untoward incidents in accordance with the agreed procedures.
  • To recognise the importance of people’s rights and interpret them in a way that is consistent with Trust procedures, policies and legislation.

Please refer to the Job Description for further details. 

Person specification

Qualifications and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Registered Midwife on the NMC professional register
  • Degree or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of ongoing relevant continuing professional development, linked to clinical competencies
Desirable criteria
  • MSSP/ENB 997/998 or similar teaching/mentorship qualification

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Completed Preceptorship and currently working at Band 6
  • Proven skills and knowledge in all areas including antenatal/intrapatum and postnatal management

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrate an ability to assess, plan, prioritise and evaluate work
  • Able to deliver a high standard of evidence based individual service user care
  • IT literate and good keyboard skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and within a team
  • Effective time management
  • Clinically competent in clinical competencies e.g. venepuncture
  • Clinically competent in clinical competencies e.g.: venepuncture, IV cannulation and perineal suturing
  • Ability to be flexible, to have flair and initiative and be able to work in a team
  • Motivated/positive - self directed and committed
  • Knowledge of how to handle incidents and clinical complaints
  • Understanding of Health & Safety, clinical risk and quality issues

Personal and people development

Essential criteria
  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Recognition of own limitations
  • Demonstrates commitment to develop self and others
  • Have good insight into self on others and vice versa
  • Professional image

Communication

Essential criteria
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to deal with highly sensitive and complex information
  • Ability to delegate appropriately

Specific requirements

Essential criteria
  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
  • Flexible approach to meet the needs of the service.

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.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Mary Plummer
Job title
Maternity Matron
Email address
mary.plummer@mkuh.nhs.uk