NHS AfC: Band 5 - 6
We are looking for enthusiastic experienced and newly qualified midwives to join our highly motivated midwifery team.
If you are a newly qualified or a final year Student Midwife we can offer exciting opportunities within our Maternity Services at Chesterfield
Chesterfield Birth Centre provides co-located midwife and consultant led labour ward facilities, which include 4 birthing pools.
Our maternity inpatient ward offers a calm and welcoming environment for women and their families.
Midwives are employed on an integrated basis , rotating between hospital and community based services, including rotation into a Continuity of Care model as required.
A Comprehensive induction programme will be provided and band 5 midwives will receive our competency package to facilitate their progression to band 6.
Join us as a Rotational Midwife! You will be part of a team who combine excellent antenatal care to patients on postnatal wards, delivery suite and in the community.
We work rotational through days, nights and weekends including bank holidays
Main duties of the job
To contribute to the provision of a professional midwifery service, ensuring the highest possible standards of care are received by women and their families. To act as an excellent clinical role model and practice autonomously within the parameters of guidelines/ policies, and sphere of professional practice.
The post holder will provide high quality woman centred care in any setting, hospital or community, and may be required to work in a continuity of carer model.
The post holder will support the preceptorship and development of junior staff, and undertake the role of Practice Supervisor and / or Assessor for student midwives.
The job description acts as a guideline to the responsibilities of the post holder and will be reviewed in consultation with the post holder and amended to meet changing professional and service needs.
Working for our organisation
Our vision: Exceptional patient care provided by exceptional people.
Our mission: To bring our people communities and partners together, providing patient care we are proud of. We all play a part in achieving this, by living up to the values we promise to our patients and each other. As members of staff we will always be guided by our Proud to CARE values:
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a well performing Foundation Trust serving a population of around 441,000 across the Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, North Amber Valley, High Peak and North East Derbyshire districts. With a workforce of around 3,800 staff and good financial control, currently operating with a positive financial surplus and was recently rated “Good” by the CQC .
We are committed to working with our partners in health and social care to deliver long term financial sustainability and resilience in our performance to ensure we provide high quality services and excellent patient care.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please refer to the relevant job description and person specification for the full qualifications, skills and experience required for this post.
Qualifications and Training
- Registered Midwife
- Positive attitude to training and development
- IT Literate
- Experience of working as part of a midwifery team in the UK
- Experience of Community including home birth.
- Experience of enhanced support for women i.e. peer support
Skills and Knowledge
- Good interpersonal skills
- Effective communication skills
- Able to organise and prioritise workload
- Evidence of competencies outlined in the job description
- Enhanced skills in supporting women i.e hypnobirthing, aromatherapy, acupuncture
- Professional appearance and behaviour
- Politically aware
- Full current driving licence with access to own transport
Demonstrates Trust Values
- Compassion, Ambition, Respect, Encourgaement –
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Rachel Wright
- Job title
- Matron - Chesterfield Birth Centre
- Telephone number
- 01246 512528
- Additional information
Tracey Twell, Matron - Trinity Ward