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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/06/2021.

Preceptorship Midwife

Job Reference: 470-20-660-SH

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Maternity Services
Newport, IOW
Band 5

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Preceptorship midwife

1 year Fixed term - Full Time

Salary: Band 5

An opportunity has arisen for Band 5 Preceptorship Midwives to join the Maternity Team at Isle of Wight NHS Trust. If you are interested in joining our team and sharing in our vision to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect; we would like to hear from you.

Our Preceptorship programme job-posts are fully rotational throughout the service.

You will need to be motivated, have excellent clinical skills, be committed to delivering high quality care, and willing and open to embrace positive change and transformation in order to meet the changing demands of the community we serve.

Each year we help approximately 1100 families prepare for and welcome their new bundle of joy. By joining our trust you will get a unique opportunity to provide continuity of care by working across all areas of the service. We are extremely proud of our ever growing continuity of care model which saw us have a home birth rate of 15% in June 2018 by our dedicated community team, who are supported by the in patient service to provide continuity of care wherever possible

We offer low risk women care in our relaxing midwifery led rooms, which have been newly refurbished. We are currently looking into providing training for midwives in hypnotherapy and aromatherapy to offer all our women the best care available.

Our labour ward has 1 maternity only theatre and 5 delivery rooms midwives are able to follow their women down to labour ward and continue to provide care.

Our small birth numbers offer a unique opportunity to be able to develop skills and competencies over 1-2 years , you will be allocated a preceptor and have regular meeting to ensure that all your requirements are met. There will be training opportunities available in high risk care with placements within our tertiary units within the LMS.

For further information contact:

Anne Gardner Practice: Development Midwife 01983 534392

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