To work as part of the Multi-professional team providing a high standard of antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal midwifery care to women and their families within the integrated maternity services in and around London.
To rotate within all clinical areas within maternity services to support professional development and maintain safe standards of midwifery care in line with service provision.
Provide a high standard of midwifery care to mothers and babies during the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period. Take autonomous clinical decisions in an emergency to ensure safe outcomes for mother and baby.
Able to work as an autonomous practitioner in all aspects of midwifery practice. Carry out risk assessments in the hospital, birth centres and community settings and safely manage obstetric and neonatal emergencies including emergency situations when medical help is not available.
Develop and maintain clinical competencies and be aware of current advances, expectations and needs of the service. Be responsible for the implementation of evidence based midwifery and medical practice.
Responsibility for Patients:
Manage complex situations sensitively and effectively. Process and manage complex information regarding client care where there are conflicts. Communicate effectively with multi-professional team and client. Manage language barriers by appropriate use/booking of link workers.
Provide emergency cover if able, and at short notice, for unexpected absence/sickness across all services.
Ensure that attitudes displayed by the staff towards anyone who enters the work area are courteous and helpful.
Responsibility for Policy and Service Development:
Ability to prioritise workload and appropriate assess individual clients and service needs. Establish a good rapport with mothers and their relatives and ensure clients satisfaction in relation to their care.
Use of advocacy, counselling, negotiating and liaising skills between client and multidisciplinary team. Use appropriate physical skills acquired through experience and/or education. Maintain the custody of drugs and medicines according to the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Participate in internal rotation to day and night duty within any clinical area of the
Midwifery Service across all sites as defined in off duty rotas.
For Community, this will include full ‘on call’ rota to cover the community and Birth Centres. Make suggestions for and co-operate in improvements planned for the service.