St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the regional specialist care provider for south west London, Surrey and beyond. The trust provides a high quality, comprehensive range of health services from leading edge tertiary and trauma care to community services.
With national and regional referrals added to our local 3.5m catchment, we serve a population of around 5m.
Co-located with St George’s, University of London and with both organisations now in a formal strategic alliance with King’s Health Partners, the trust delivers with its partners high quality research and education both of which contribute to the healthcare provision of tomorrow.
Acute and tertiary health services are delivered from over 1,000 beds across two sites, by around 8,000 staff.
St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute hospital that offers very specialist care for complex injuries and illnesses, including trauma, neurology, cardiac care, renal transplantation, cancer care and stroke. It has a helipad which opened in spring 2014 and the work of its emergency department can currently be seen on Channel 4’s ‘24 Hours in A&E’ programme. The hospital also provides all the usual care you would expect from a local NHS district general hospital.
We also provide services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton. These include outpatient rapid diagnostic and treatment facilities, a minor injuries unit, limb fitting services and 70 elderly, intermediate care and rehabilitation beds.
As well as hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist, maternity and community services to children, adults, older people and people with learning disabilities. These services are provided from St John’s Therapy Centre, 11 health centres and clinics, schools, nursing homes and people’s own homes. The trust also manages the healthcare service at HMP Wandsworth.
Band 7 Senior Midwife
St George’s busy maternity unit provides care to over 5000 women each year. We take great pride in promoting midwifery by delivering holistic woman-centred care to our diverse local community.
The enthusiastic midwifery and obstetric teams work together to meet the specific needs of women who come from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We strive to normalise the pregnancy and birth experience for women with both high and low risk pregnancies, excelling in the provision of high risk care for women who need it, while actively increasing our homebirth rate and the option of giving birth in the midwifery led unit. We have consultant midwives, leading on midwifery-led care, public health and maternal medicine.
Vacancies have arisen for enthusiastic, skilled midwives with a minimum of four years’ experience to work across our inpatient services including antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal.
As professional role model, you will take responsibility for the day to day management and organisation of the clinical area, whilst providing support and leadership to the midwifery team and maintaining your own clinical skills.
The successful applicant will possess excellent communication and leadership skills, with the ability to manage change and think on your feet within a challenging environment. You will work closely with the wider multidisciplinary team, with a clear and consistent approach to problem solving, risk management and effective team building.
You will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the daily operation of the clinical area, managing all grades of midwifery and support staff including student midwives. You will participate in the bleep holder responsibilities and liaise closely with the lead midwives in the maintenance and development of the service. You will be expected to participate in on-going service improvement and safety initiatives.
You will be educated to degree level and have evidence of achievements in practice including team management and personal development.
We can provide accommodation upon request, and there is an off-site nursery.
These posts are full time however alternative hours would be considered upon request. In addition to our well established orientation programme, there are many opportunities for in-service training, development of special interests, and excellent career prospects.
Please ensure that you meet the person specification before applying, and that your supporting statement reflects these criteria.
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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