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University College London Hospital Midwife- Private Maternity Unit

Reference: 4242
Date posted: 05.10.2021
Job details
London
Permanent
£32,306 - £39,027 (Annual)
Band 6
Sub-sector
Midwifery
Professions
General midwifery, Midwife
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Description

Band 6 Midwife – Private Maternity Unit

Private maternity midwife – Fitzrovia Suite, University College Hospital

Would you relish the opportunity to be able to spend more one to one time with your patients and their newborns? At UCLH we are looking for experienced midwives with outstanding customer service skills to work in our private maternity team.

Based on our four-bedded private ward, The Fitzrovia Suite, your time will be dedicated to the clinical care of our private maternity patients. You will support mothers through their birth and you will be central to providing quality postnatal support, ensuring babies are given the best possible start in life.

As a private midwife you will have a close working relationship with our world-class obstetric consultants and will be given the opportunity to take responsibility for your patients during their care.

Previous experience of working with private patients is not essential, as long as you have strong midwifery skills and superb interpersonal skills – if you are new to working with private patients, it will give you a different perspective on patient care, which you will be able to take with you as you continue your career path.

Our private patient’s team is part of an enthusiastic, friendly, motivated multidisciplinary team within an internationally acclaimed center of excellence for maternity care. Our caseload is a mixture of straightforward and very complex births, making every day different. Your working environment will offer plenty of opportunities for you to develop a tailored career path.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Woman Care Responsibilities

  • To promote a woman focused approach to care in collaboration with all relevant health professionals and to co-ordinate the babies discharge arrangements in accordance with ULCH discharge policy.
  • To provide information which enables parents to make choices about adopting a healthier lifestyle for their babies and themselves.
  • To ensure that all-clinical documentation is completed correctly by members of the midwifery/nursing team.
  • To maintain a safe ward environment, work as part of a team, to produce health care environments that are conducive to safe therapeutic and ethical practice
  • To assist in the establishment and monitoring of protocols/care pathways.
  • To maintain woman confidentiality.
  • To supervise junior staff in the delivery of care.
  • To promote a mother and baby focused multi-disciplinary approach in collaboration with health professionals and other agencies, help mothers gain access to health and social care, information and support relevant to their needs.
  • To support families with their babies wellbeing
  • To be an advocate for breast feeding by encouraging and assisting mothers to breast feed.
  • To keep breast feeding knowledge base updated in line with current evidence based practice guidelines on premature and term infants.

 

Professional Development and Education Responsibilities

  • To develop general management skills and to take part in unit cover as required in the absence of more senior staff.
  • To assist in promoting and maintaining an effective learning environment for staff, acting as a facilitator in the supervision and teaching of staff.
  • Undertake orientation of new staff, teaching and information sessions regarding role and associated activities.
  • To be responsible for developing and sustaining own knowledge, clinical skills and professional awareness in accordance with PREP requirements and to maintain a professional profile.
  • To participate in the appraisal of staff at least annually, addressing development needs and monitoring performance.
  • To work within a multidisciplinary team, with senior midwives, the Practice Development Department etc in developing and implementing midwifery practice.
  • To participate in the training and development of Health Care assistants, nursery nurses and junior staff including pre and post registration midwifery and nursing students and complete assessors training as required.

 

Research and Development Responsibilities

  • To promote midwifery and neonatal clinical practice in line with relevant research.
  • To participate in reviewing and implementing evidence based practice.
  • To contribute to research and development programmes within the unit.

 

Audit, Quality and Risk Management Responsibilities

  • To lead/assist in the setting and monitoring of measurable standards of care and be accountable for maintaining standards.
  • To ensure staff are familiar with national, professional and local quality issues relevant to the delivery of midwifery and neonatal services.
  • To uphold quality initiatives that improves ‘customer care’ and enhances the interface between staff, women and visitors.
  • To lead/assist in the audit process for monitoring and reviewing midwifery quality.
  • To identify potential risks for all personnel, women and visitors, taking appropriate action/advice.
  • To promote the role of the midwife in handling complaints in accordance with UCLH policy.
  • To be fully conversant with Child Protection issues and to report concerns to the appropriate healthcare professionals.

 

Resource Management Responsibilities

  • To demonstrate effective budgeting practice, exercising care and economy.
  • To develop partnerships with finance, department and directorate management teams in order to:
  1. Gain an understanding of resource management processes.
  2. Have representation in service development issues.
  • To contribute to the directorate management process.
  • To manage staffing resources effectively and efficiently.
  • To be involved in the recruitment and selection process after undergoing appropriate training.

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