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Midwives, Band 5 - Recruitment Event 29th August 2019

Job Reference: 323-DBE1261

Employer:
Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Maternity Nursing
Location:
Chertsey, Surrey
Salary:
£25,425 to £31,618 pa inc. VAT

OUR PLEDGE:

PATIENTS FIRST. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE. PRIDE IN OUR TEAM.


Midwives, Band 5 - Recruitment Event 29th August

Arrival 15:00

Jump-start your career with a preceptorship at Ashford and St Peter’s NHS trust. We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate new graduates to join our growing team.

As a Better Birth’s early adopter site the unit is continuing its journey into an exciting new way of working. Maternity services are now almost completely paperless and the setup of our award winning centralised advice line has revolutionised the way we triage patients. With one community midwifery ‘hub’ for outpatient care set up we will soon be introducing a second. Our main services are based at the St Peter’s site with a community hub based at Ashford Hospital. Each year we help approximately 4000 families prepare for and welcome their new bundle of joy.

We have a busy antenatal clinic which not only runs 11 specialist consultant clinics but is also home to our many specialist midwives and our perinatal mental health clinic. Some of our midwives are also now trained in moxibustion with the hope of setting up a designated clinic.

We offer low risk women care in our beautiful, custom built Midwifery Led Unit which has seen over 2000 deliveries since our doors opened 5 years ago and we are the only Maternity unit within our STP with a custom built midwifery led unit separate from our labour ward. Our midwives have opportunities to be trained in both aromatherapy and acupuncture to offer all our women the best care available.

Our labour ward has 2 maternity only theatres and 10 delivery rooms, one of which is newly refurbished specifically for the care of families experiencing bereavement. We are the only trust within Surrey to have a level 3 neonatal unit and therefore accept a number of high risk or premature transfers from other units across the South East. The unit is also the link to the local Women’s prison which offers you the opportunity to work directly with a multi-disciplinary safeguarding team with the support of our designated Safeguarding Midwives and vulnerable women case-loading team.

Our postnatal and antenatal ward has recently undergone a period of development which has so far enabled us to have a spacious and comfortable visitor’s area and an infant feeding room where our infant feeding team are able to run outpatient clinics and frenulotomy clinics. The team have recently secured BFI level 3 re-accreditation and will be aiming to achieve gold status within the year. There is also a NIPE clinic which is staffed by MEON trained midwives 7 days a week who carry out the initial baby examination and opportunities for midwives to attend the postgraduate course yearly to become trained in the advanced assessment of the newborn.

We take pride in our preceptees and offer them every opportunity to develop themselves into competent and well-rounded band 6 midwives embarking on their future career pathways. During the first months of your employment you will attend several specific training days including suturing skills, medicines management and numerous teaching sessions by specialists such as our anaesthetic team. We encourage you to bond as a group and seek support from each other as well as our many experienced midwives and support staff. You will be allocated supported shifts across all areas of the service during your first few weeks and will have regular scheduled shifts working directly with the education team to achieve your competencies. Our hope is that you will gain the core midwifery competencies and progress to a band 6 midwife within 6 months of joining our team. The CQC report published in 2015 specifically mentioned how proud our midwives were to work for the trust and felt there was an open and friendly culture, pride in the service and excitement for the future.

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Lauren Brown, Clinical Practice Educator for Maternity, on 01932 726112 or lauren.brown3@nhs.net




PLEASE READ THE ‘IMPORTANT GUIDANCE FOR APPLICANTS’ DOCUMENT BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION

PERSON SPECIFICATION
Please check that you have the qualifications and experience required for this job. If you do not show how you match the person specification you will not be short listed.

REFERENCE SECTION OF APPLICATION FORM
To employ you we must have references from current and previous employers covering at least the last 3 years of your employment. When completing the reference section of your application form, please give the business address, telephone number and work email address (not a home or private email) of each of your current/previous line managers (NOT a colleague or friend).
FAILURE TO COMPLETE THIS SECTION APPROPRIATELY MAY RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION NOT BEING PROCESSED.

EQUALITY & DIVERSITY
This Trust promotes equality and diversity. Please see our Single Equality Scheme and Criminal Record Bureau Policy (links below). We welcome applications from people with a disability and we operate the Guaranteed Interview Scheme where you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification. If you are short listed for interview we will make reasonable adjustments to facilitate your application including providing signers for deaf applicants in accordance with RNID guidelines.

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CLOSING DATE
The Trust may close any advertised post before the stated closing date once enough applications are received. We recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN CONTACTED WITHIN 4 WEEKS OF THE CLOSING DATE, YOU SHOULD ASSUME YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL


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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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