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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/04/2020.

Rotational Midwife

Job Reference: 408-WUTH-20-85

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Women & Childrens
Wirral University Teaching Hospital, Arrowe Park, Wirral
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as “competent and caring staff” by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral’s only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible to major airports and has excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Midwife Band 5

Various hours both temporary and permanent available

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a newly qualified/preceptorship Band 5 registered midwives to join our rotational team for Wirral University Teaching Hospital. You will be experienced, enthusiastic and caring and must be able to work autonomously, demonstrating excellent clinical skills to provide effective, individualized women centered care.

The successful candidate will be autonomousus practitioner and should take responsibility for the provision of care throughout the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods for women and babies in the hospital setting. They will be responsible for the assessment, planning and implementation of care to both high and low risk women in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period. This individual will support the team/ward in the effective management of the clinical area. They will support, supervise and teach staff evidence based client centred care, which is of a high standard. They are responsible for ensuring that all care is delivered according to Trust policies and procedures maintaining associated records care.

The community midwifery teams at WUTH provides care to approximately 3200 women and their families in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period.

About the Role…

The successful applicant will work in rotation within the maternity unit to include delivery suite, Ward 53 (antenatal and postnatal) along with Triage and the Midwifery Led Unit. It will be in a shift pattern to include weekends and night duties.

You must be driven and motivated to work within our team of midwives to provide the highest quality of midwifery care. We are striving to achieve continuity of carer model throughout the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period and we are committed as a Trust to implement Better births, therefore you must be flexible to work within these models as a Band 6 midwife.

What we’re looking for…

The successful applicant will be passionate about midwifery care and needs to hold current registration as a Registered Midwife with the NMC. You will need to demonstrate your commitment to ongoing professional development within your role, with a commitment to working as part of a team and willing to demonstrate a high standard of evidence based midwifery care in line with local and national initiatives.

Successful candidates will benefit from in house mandatory training, teaching, on-going support from professional Midwifery Advocates (PMA) and professional development to help you deliver the best innovative service and improvements for women and their families throughout their pathway. You will work closely with the Obstetric teams, matrons, existing specialist midwives and other MDT members

If successful in this role, there is a requirement for you to have a standard/enhanced DBS. This will be paid for by the Trust and then deducted from your salary over a period of 3 month.

As this vacancy is within the division of Women’s and Children’s, there is a mandatory requirement for successful applicants to join the DBS update service. The cost of joining the update service is £13 per year, and applicants are liable to cover this cost with no reimbursement from the Trust. Further details of how to join the update service will be provided upon appointment.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jo Lavery, Maternity Matron on 0151 604 7523


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By applying for this post you are agreeing to Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in the application, to its third party management system.

Please note; that if you are offered a position, your personal details will automatically be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system (ESR).

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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