Are you passionate about providing women with continuity of carer and want to support them in every part of their journey? Do you want to develop your skills in all elements of midwifery practice and support you to work autonomously? Would you like to manage your own diary in collaboration with a team of like-minded midwives? Would you like to come and join Lincoln Community Midwifery team?
The community midwifery teams at ULHT provides care to approximately 7100 women and their families in the antenatal and postnatal period. They also provide intrapartum care, in the home and for women booked on a Continuity of Carer pathway.
ULHT covers a huge geographical area which brings significant challenges to our community service provision as we deliver care in very rural settings but also within a city and larger town areas.
Our maternity service has undergone a positive transformation and we are now in an exciting time as we shape the future of our services and continue on a journey of improvement with our plans to implement the vision of Better Births (2016). We are also developing our service to provide Continuity of Carer.
About the Role
This vacancy is for a Lincoln Team Community Midwife - Band 6
Substantive 1wte post.
Motivated and enthusiastic Midwives are required to join the Community Midwifery Teams to be part of our developing and evolving midwifery service in Lincolnshire.
The successful applicant will manage a caseload as well as embracing the concept of team work and sharing care. This will include supporting women who choose to birth at home. Continuity of Carer is part of the NHS long term plan. The successful applicant should have passion, vision and drive to be part of Continuity of Carer way of working.
This community midwifery service spans seven days, the hours are predominately 09.00- 17.00 but a degree of flexibility is required to meet the needs of the service, to cover evening antenatal education and to enable the development of accessible community midiwfery services within the local community hubs in line with Better Births
There is a trust wide on call commitment for our home birth service and for Continuity of Carer which currentlly encompasses escalation for the acute units.
What we’re looking for
The successful applicant will be passionate about midwifery care and needs to hold current registration as a Registered Midwife with the NMC. You will need to demonstrate your commitment to ongoing professional development within your role, with a commitment to working as part of a team and willing to demonstrate a high standard of evidence based midwifery care in line with local and national initiatives.
The ideal candidate should have post registration midwifery experience with the completion of a preceptorship program covering antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. They must also have a full driving licence.
Safeguarding is an integral part of a community midwives role and experience in this area is desirable. Midwives will be supported with training to level 3b and will be accountable to manage the safeguarding of their caseload. ULHT has a designated Safeguarding Lead Midwife and will ensure supervision, training and support is provided.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a supportive, forward thinking team who are striving to offer holistic, family centered care and are committed to improving patient experience.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Further details / informal visits contact
Dawn Thomas - Community Midwife Manager on 07721550740