Infant Feeding Support Worker
Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Infant Feeding Support team at Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust.
Are you passionate about protecting breastfeeding?
Have you got experience supporting breastfeeding mothers?
Have you undertaken infant feeding training?
Are you keeping up to date with the new Baby Friendly Standards and wish to contribute to the Baby Friendly Initiative process?
Do you want to develop your infant feeding skills, knowledge and experience?
Do you work well in a team?
If you answered yes to the above, then this role might be for you!
The hours will be worked predominantly over a Saturday and Sunday with occasional weekday working to cover holidays, training etc. (Flexible working and job share will be considered)
Main duties of the job
- Assists qualified nurses in the assessment and delivery of infant feeding to babies & children.
- Provide infant feeding support working as a member of the multidisciplinary team to enhance the care received in relation to infant feeding.
- Maintenance and support of an environment for safe effective care.
Sheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.
We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision "to create a healthier future for children and young people."
- Outstanding patient care
- Brilliant place to work
- Leader in children's health
Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including; generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.
We are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyles while at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexible working and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues are encouraged to join these groups and request flexible working.
- To facilitate infant feeding discussions and support mothers to enable them to make informed choices for their health and that of their families and enable them to be partners in care.
- Assist the Infant Feeding Team in the audit process underpinning the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative.
- Maintain stocks of infant feeding documentation and infant feeding resources in all clinical areas e.g. knitted breasts, breast pumps etc.
- Maintain the staff infant feeding communication boards with information required by the Infant Feeding Team.
- Work with the infant feeding team to promote breastfeeding in the hospital and the wider setting e.g. Breastfeeding Awareness week.
- To support the infant feeding team in their clinical role e.g. follow up support.
- To remain up to date with infant feeding practices and developments in relation to their role.
Inclusive Recruitment & Selection
We are committed to being an inclusive employer and accurate data capture is an important part of that to ensure we are supportive and representative. Our aim is to ensure that all applicants can see themselves in the available categories on our application form, but we recognise that some of our data capture fields are not inclusive. We have flagged this with our system provider to ask for change.
We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager: Catherine.Gilbert7@nhs.net
We are continually reviewing our recruitment & selection process to support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. If you have any ideas for improvement, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at Catherine.Gilbert7@nhs.net
The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:
- Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect
- Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility
- Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion
- Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care
Skills and Abilities
Demonstrates Trust Values
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