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Bank Registered Midwife

Job Reference: 390-BRM-AUG19

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Westcliff on Sea
From £15.55 per hour

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

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

We are excited to be recruiting for Bank Registered Midwives, to support our successful and close knit Team. This position offers flexibility in shifts worked.

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.

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.

You will be required to work within the hospital, providing all aspects of midwifery care and ensuring continuity. You will have excellent communication skills and be required to support as and when required our hardworking and friendly team.

At Southend Univeristy Hospital we understand how important the work life balance is and being able to work in an environment that supports this. Working via the Bank is the ideal way, not only can you choose shifts that suit your lifestyle, but you can enjoy all the benefits associated with working within the NHS:

Work to keep your skills up to date
A way into the NHS
Benefits for Temporary workers
Competitive rates of pay
Access to the NHS pension scheme
Paid annual leave entitlement
Free mandatory training and continuous professional development

For further details / informal visits contact:

Joanne Colby/ Kay Ford
01702 50 81 60

  • 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
  • Competitive pension
  • Effective 01 April 2019, annual leave entitlement is guaranteed in line with NHS terms and conditions of service

On appointment: 27 days

After five years' service: 29 days

After ten years' service: 33 days

  • Part time and flexible hours may be considered

An onsite nursery with discounted prices for staff members - please see the attached information pack for further information.

We will be moving from Local Terms to AfC on 01 April 2019. Details provided on request.

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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