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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/04/2019.

Band 6 Midwife

Job Reference: 390-R5178-WC-D

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Southend University Hospital, Westcliff-On-Sea
£30,401 - £37,267 per ann

Mid and South Essex health and social care organisations serve a population of around 1.2 million people. Within the health system currently, there are three acute hospitals trusts including Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust and Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with a combined income of c£945 million. Recognising that greater collaboration across this part of Essex is required to solve long standing financial, quality and operational challenges, agreement was reached in a number of stages since 2017 to work in an increasingly collaborative way between the Trusts to undertake the reconfiguration of clinical services, supported by an "in common" governance and leadership structure. Since early 2017 we have benefitted from a single executive team across the three organisations. Since January 2019, all of our Trust Boards and our committees meet "in common" only as a matter of course.

In January 2018, the Trust Boards with support from commissioners and from our regulators including NHS Improvement, to pursue a merger of the three organisations. Subject to regulatory approval, we will merge in April 2020 to become Mid & South Essex University Hospitals – a new single organisation, having university teaching and NHS foundation trust status. The new organisation presents an ideal opportunity for you to take a leading and influential role both internally and externally within a health and social care system

We offer an extensive range of acute healthcare services at Basildon University Hospital, Orsett Hospital and the St Andrew’s Centre in Billericay. We also provide specialist cardiothoracic services for the whole of Essex and further afield at The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, which has a reputation for leading developments in cardiac surgery and cardiology procedures.

Take a look our Trust values video on our website and see if you have what it takes to be one of the team!

We are excited to be recruiting for Band 6 Registered Midwives, to join our successful team within the hospital or community. Applicants looking for both part-time or full-time hours will be considered.

Southend Hospital has many outstanding services and it is our ambition to make the maternity service a centre of excellence which will strive to offer a seamless service for women and their babies – from conception to delivery and postnatal care.

Our Department

We truly believe that you will be proud to work at our Hospital, and as far as achievements go, we really do have a lot to shout about.

Reports have shown that Maternity Services at Southend University Hospital are among the best in the country. A wide spectrum of experience is covered here and we are very proud of the service we are providing to women in our care. We are especially pleased with our active community workforce who have helped us achieve the highest home birth rate in the county.

As well as this, an exciting change in January 2016 saw the birth of the new Midwifery Led Birthing Unit which has 4 themed suites that offer a home-from-home environment for low risk women who want to have 1:1 Midwifery Care in a relaxed environment during their labour. Along with our excellent community midwifery team we are able to offer choice to women preparing for the birth of their baby.

Job Overview

You will be required to provide all aspects of midwifery care and ensure continuity. You will have excellent communication skills and be required to join and be part of a close, hardworking team.

Southend University Hospital Staff benefits:

Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme
Large range of discounts which continues to grow and includes; gym memberships, large retail stores, local builders and mechanics, travel agents, phone line providers, local beauticians and much more.
Occupational Health and Wellbeing service
An initial guaranteed annual leave entitlement of 27 days (pro rata) rising to 33 days (pro rata) after 7 years’ service
An onsite nursery with discounted prices for staff members
And as we are the only Trust within the UK under Local Terms and Conditions we have the ability to buy and sell annual leave and deliver Long Service Awards.
Competitive pension

For further details / informal visits contact:

Ruth Cozens EXT 5535 or Georgina Stickings EXT 6671

All communication regarding the post will be sent electronically and we would appreciate that you check your junk or spam folders. We will be in contact with candidates where possible however, if you have not been contacted within 14 days from closing date please assume your application was unsuccessful.

The three NHS trusts within the Mid and South Essex University Hospitals Group (“the Group”) merged on 1st April 2020.

Whilst your application may be for a position at one of the three Trusts within the Group, in the event that the merger takes place and you are employed on or after 1st April 2020, your employment will transfer into the Group under the protection of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations also known as TUPE.

Your contractual employment rights will be unaffected by this transfer

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.

UK Registration

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

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