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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/03/2020.

Job Reference: 156-2347283

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£24,214 - £37,267 pa pro rata

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Applicant Information Pack document in the 'Further Links' section before applying for this position. This pack will provide you with all the details you need on how to make your application and what happens next. You can also view our Total Reward Package Information for details on our colleague benefits.

Our Maternity Services in Cornwall have recently been transformed with national recognition which we are immensely proud of. As a result, we have had overwhelming executive support to progress our strategy for Better Births and our Maternity Transformation Agenda. We are now looking for enthusiastic midwives to join our fabulous team to support our vision.

As well as actively encouraging a strong work-life balance to enjoy our beautiful county, we have an embedded our "Caring for You" philosophy which puts all our staff at the centre of everything we do. Come and work for a maternity service in one of the most beautiful places on earth AND who cares for you!

Our Maternity Unit is in the first wave of the National Safety Collaborative and we are striving towards our aim of being one of the safest units in the country. We are proud of our home birth rate which is greatly above the national average. Our fabulous alongside birth unit has been open since 2017 and whilst other maternity services are closing their stand-a-lone midwifery units, we have invested in our three community birth facilities, giving women true choice and personalisation. Our community and birth centre birth rate is regularly around 30% and we are being congratulated on the work we are doing within our Transformation Agenda and Better Births Initiative. It really is a very exciting place to be a midwife!

We can offer you the chance to gain experience in all areas of midwifery practice with one of our rotational posts. This includes the opportunity to join one of our community teams offering true "Continuity of Care". All our team members join an innovative multidisciplinary training week and we value our staff development. There are lots of opportunities to be involved with quality improvement initiatives and we have embedded the use of ImproveWell, our staff engagement app, to enable us to truly listen to you, your ideas and support you to action them. Our management approach is collaborative and respectful and we will support you to be the best you can be. We know that this is the only way that our women and their families will get the best care possible.

Our Preceptorship programme comes highly recommended and has attracted some fantastic candidates. You will be supported by our Learning and Development Team which includes a Practice Development Midwife; a team of Clinical Skills Facilitators; and a Fetal Monitoring Specialist Midwife, as well as a Full Time Professional Midwifery Advocate. In addition, all Preceptees are allocated a Preceptor and a Team Leader. A bespoke Midwifery update week ensures an emphasis on a multidisciplinary team approach to training and facilitates our strong learning culture. Investing in your continued development is of paramount importance to us with a range of opportunities within the Trust in line with our "Being Brilliant" Trust-wide philosophy.

Open to Band 5 Preceptees (qualifying in Feb/Mar 2020) and Band 6 Registered Midwives.

Proposed Interview Date: 8th April 2020.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Zoe Nelson & Sam Gale - Maternity Matrons, on 01872 252684 or 07471025610.

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If your application is successful, your details will be retained for as long as you remain our employee (and for a suitable time as required following your date of leaving). If your application is unsuccessful, your job application and related documents will be retained confidentially for a period of 13 months and then destroyed. If you have any questions relating to how we handle your personal data please contact the Trust’s Data Protection Officer by email

We are committed to ensuring all of our colleagues are developed, engaged and supported to work in different ways. Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The Home Office requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post.

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