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Midwife

Band 6

Main area
Nursing and Midwifery
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
430-WC524A
Site
W73009 Ward 9 (Dept)
Town
Milton Keynes
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 Pro annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59

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

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. As a Trust, we are committed to delivering national objectives, including those set out in Better Births.  We provide professional development opportunities for all staff.

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.

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 setting depending on allocation to the in-patient area or Continuity of Care teams.

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

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 agree 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 attached Job Description for more details

Person specification

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Proven skills and knowledge in all areas including antenatal/intrapatum and postnatal management

Qualifications and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Currently completing/completed Degree to become a Registered Midwife on the NMC professional register
  • Clear understanding of midwifery issues and an up-to-date knowledge of current NHS developments within maternity services
  • Knowledge of the NMC Code of Professional Standards and Behaviours
Desirable criteria
  • Degree or equivalent experience

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
  • Ability to manage own time
  • Clinically competent in clinical competencies e.g. venepuncture
  • Ability to be flexible, to have flair and initiative and be able to work in a team
  • Motivated/positive - self-directed and committed
Desirable criteria
  • Clinically competent in perineal repair and cannulation

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

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
Additional information

Successful applicants will receive a comprehensive orientation programme and are assured that they will receive appropriate support. For further details please contact:

Mary Plummer – Maternity Matron mary.plummer@mkuh.nhs.uk

Natalie Lucas – Maternity Matron Natalie.lucas@mkuh.nhs.uk