Community Midwife - Traditional Team

London, Greater London, England
EC2V 8AF
Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust £ 38.768 - 46.124 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 38.768 - 46.124 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
13 Jan 2022
Closes
12 Feb 2022

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The post holder will provide midwifery care to women both high and low risk under the direction of the Midwifery Practice Leader (MPL) and with his/her support, this will include the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of maternity care to women during their antenatal, and intrapartum and/or postnatal period.

The post holder will ensure that the care provided is in keeping with the Philosophy of Care advocated within the Women's Health Directorate of Guy's and St Thomas' Trust.

Duties and Responsibilities
The postholder will
  • Work in accordance with the NMC rules and code of conduct for midwives.
  • Maintain and develop their professional knowledge and competence in accordance within the NMC recommendations.
  • Work with the Trust policies and protocols and enable all members of the practice to carry out care within these guidelines.
  • Maintain good standards of care within their designated practice and assist in the implementation of recommendations from Government and professional bodies in relation to maternity care.
  • Work with the MPL in the monitoring of standards of care.
  • Maintain efficient and effective communication and working relationships with other professional groups and staff working within the Trust.
  • Utilise the full skills of a midwife (both integral and extended) in the provision of care to women and their families.
  • In liaison with the MPL ensure that midwifery practice is in keeping with current research findings and is appropriate for each individual woman for whom care is being provided.
  • Participate in both midwifery and maternity education programmes required as per local and trust training needs.
  • Assume responsibility for the safe custody and administration of drugs in accordance with the District Policies and Statutory Rules and Regulations.
  • Assist the MPL with the co-ordination of the clinical activities of the practice and 'act up' when required.
  • Assist with orientation programmes which familiarise new members of staff with the organisational and clinical demands of the unit and group practice.
  • Supervise the work of the non-midwife, qualified or unqualified staff as well as midwifery, medical and nursing students.
  • Maintain stores and equipment ensuring proper economic use.
  • Report complaints, incidents and accidents to the MPL or midwifery manager and assist in their investigation and resolution.
  • Ensure that working conditions are safe in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • To be fully informed of the risk management strategy, be responsible for reporting incidents, risk assessment and development of action plans to reduce risk.


The post holder is required to follow Trust policies and procedures which are regularly updated including:

Confidentiality / Data Protection / Freedom of Information

Post holders must maintain the confidentiality of information about patients, staff and other health service business in accordance with the Data Protection Act of 1998. Post holders must not, without prior permission, disclose any information regarding patients or staff. If any member of staff has communicated any such information to an unauthorised person those staff will be liable to dismissal. Moreover, the Data Protection Act 1998 also renders an individual liable for prosecution in the event of unauthorised disclosure of information.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2005, post holders must apply the Trust's FOI procedure if they receive a written request for information.

Equal Opportunities

Post holders must at all times fulfil their responsibilities with regard to the Trust's Equal Opportunities Policy and equality laws.

Health and Safety

All post holders have a responsibility, under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and subsequently published regulations, to ensure that the Trust's health and safety policies and procedures are complied with to maintain a safe working environment for patients, visitors and employees.

Infection Control

All post holders have a personal obligation to act to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). They must attend mandatory training in Infection Control and be compliant with all measures required by the Trust to reduce HCAIs. Post holders must be familiar with the Trust's Infection Control Policies, including those that apply to their duties, such as Hand Decontamination Policy, Personal Protective Equipment Policy, safe procedures for using aseptic techniques and safe disposal of sharps.

Risk Management

All post holders have a responsibility to report risks such as clinical and non-clinical accidents or incidents promptly. They are expected to be familiar with the Trust's use of risk asses

Ref: NM8556

Job Details

Community Midwife - Traditional Team

London, Greater London, Englandd Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
Pay
£ 38.768 - 46.124 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
13 Jan 2022
Type
Permanent
Closes
12 Feb 2022

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