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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/09/2020.

Midwife Band 6, Maternity Staffing

Job Reference: 252-9794

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
252 Maternity Staffing
£32,933 to £39,681 pa with fringe allowance

We are seeking qualified midwives with substantial, proven midwifery experience, who are interested in working within the hospital or community setting. There is an opportunity for some posts to be rotational.

The maternity service currently undertakes approximately 5,000 deliveries a year serving women living in the areas of Dartford, Gravesham, Swanley and Bexley and is currently in the process of exciting new developments including Continuity of Carer, MatNeo project, Maternity Apprenticeship programme.

In hospital, midwives have to opportunity to rotate throughout the different clinical areas, which include the co-located Birthing Unit, Triage as well as the wards and Delivery suite. Delivery suite undertakes water births for VBAC’s. We have designated theatre staff, but midwives are given the opportunity to undertake theatre scrubbing.

We are affiliated to the University of Greenwich where midwives can undertake courses at Level 6 and 7. The Maternity services run an excellent in-house training programme, including an advanced fetal monitoring workshop and intensive emergency skills drills workshop.

We are near to Ebbsfleet internal train station, Bluewater and Lakeside Shopping Centres, and only a train drive away from Central London and the Kent countryside.

The successful candidate will have:
•Competencies in epidurals, suturing, venepuncture.
•Experience of coordinating a ward area.
•Experience of project development
•Mentorship course or equivalent

He/She will be:
•Committed to providing a quality service
•Have excellent interpersonal skills, possess a flexible approach to working hours and care.
•Good team building skills and demonstrate leadership qualities

If you would like further information about the post, please contact:
Joanne Seymour at:

Please quote reference number:
Closing date for completed applications: 18th September 2020
Interview date: 25th September 2020

Our staff are our most valuable asset. We are committed to making staff feel appreciated, supported and included in the Trust’s successes. Our mission is to be an outstanding place to work providing the very best care for our patients and excellent career opportunities for our staff. Everything we do is guided by our core values and behaviours, identified by our staff and embedded throughout the organisation.

We have the highest CQC rating of all Acute NHS Trusts in Kent and Medway (Good). The CQC highlighted that managers promoted a positive culture that supported, valued staff and created a sense of common purpose based upon shared values.

The Trust is a great place to work, stay, develop a career and enjoy a healthy work life balance. We have made and are delivering on a wide range of commitments to staff; health and wellbeing; equality; diversity and inclusion; access to education and career development. During 2020 we are setting up quality councils, driven by our staff to create a culture of shared governance and quality improvement.

We have a strong focus on innovation and improvement. Part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ (GSTT) ‘Healthcare Alliance’ we are introducing new models of care to improve clinical outcomes for patients. Our association with GSTT also gives staff wishing to develop their skills excellent opportunities to work across numerous specialities.

As our local population increases, our services and skills are expanding and adapting to meet demand. We are continuously looking at best practice models to enhance and improve the services we offer.

The Trust provides services at Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, for a local population of over 500,000 people.

If you would like to be part of our innovative and forward thinking team putting patients at the centre of all we do, we invite you to #joinourfamily.

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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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