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Vulnerable Women's Case Loading Midwife

Band 6

Main area
Midwifery
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent: substantive post
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (4 days per week is full time hours)
Job ref
199-4578778-RB-NA
Site
Croydon Health Services
Town
Croydon
Salary
£38,762 - £45,765 pa pro rata inc of HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
09/10/2022 23:59
Interview date
20/10/2022

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

 

Job overview

Vulnerable women's case loading midwife

We are looking for four highly motivated professionals with excellent communication skills who are able to provide both strong advocacy on behalf of the client group and partnership working within the role. We are looking for someone who has a keen interest in the care of vulnerable women understanding that the women of Croydon come with a vast diversity of complex needs. Providing continuity of carer will enable women with moderate to extreme vulnerabilities to build a midwife-client relationship through the antenatal and postnatal periods whilst coordinating their multi-agency care. 

Whilst working in this role you will be expected to work as a team player, your role will require detailed risk assessment skills, partnership working and a strong commitment towards achieving the outcomes that improve the health of all client groups. You will be expected to demonstrate clinical expertise and governance in all aspects of your work with particular attention to safeguarding maternity concerns being supported by robust specialist safeguarding supervision, guidelines and policies. 

Main duties of the job

In this role your will:

  • manage your caseload of women
  • take on new referrals 
  • follow up on safeguarding concerns within the wide community teams 
  • perform home visits both antenatally and postnatally 
  • work in the wider multi-agency field, making necessary referrals when applicable 
  • attending core group meetings for your own caseload and supporting when your colleagues are unable to attend. 
  • supporting the general community midwifery staff to provide care to women with low level vulnerabilities within the traditional midwifery framework of care. 

Working for our organisation

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon.

These include:
• Croydon University Hospital
• Purley Hospital
• The Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre in Thornton Heath
• Community bases at Purley, Sanderstead, New Addington, Broad Green, Woodside
• A minor injuries unit in New Addington

The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3,500 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our Vision:

“Excellent integrated care for you and your family, when and where you need it”

Our 5 key ‘Here for you’ promises to the people of Croydon are:

• You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staff
• You feel in safe hands with highly professional staff
• You feel confident in your treatment from skilled teams of compassionate clinicians
• You feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to home
• You feel it’s getting better all the time as we continue to improve our services

We are one of 17 Trusts in the country who have been accepted as national pioneers on staff engagement and empowerment, through the adoption of "Listening into Action" as a new way of working. The approach we are taking to “Listening into Action” is new and different.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role. You can also contact Eviah Mutsinze if you have any further questions.

 

 

Person specification

Registered Midwife

Essential criteria
  • NMC Registered Midwife
Desirable criteria
  • BSc in midwifery

Education and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Qualification in midwifery diploma or higher
  • Evidence of study in the last 3 years
  • Safeguarding awareness and experience
Desirable criteria
  • MSc level study
  • NIPE qualified
  • PMA qualified
  • Leadership Qualification
  • BSc in midwifery

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Completed a preceptorship
  • More than 2 years Qualified
Desirable criteria
  • Has worked as a community midwife
  • Has done parent education
  • Experience of breast feeding support

Awareness

Desirable criteria
  • Understands role of SBLCBV2, Better Births, CQC, Ockenden Report, CNST
  • Has conducted an audit
  • understands personalised care, continuity and mental health awareness

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDCapital Nurse, LondonListening into Action (LiA)No smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Eviah Mutsinze
Job title
Community Midwifery Manager
Email address
eviah.mutsinze@nhs.net
Telephone number
07773977058
Additional information

Please do not apply if you need sponsorship to work in the UK, this vacancy does not support visa applications. 

Please note this job is for midwives who have completed their preceptorship and are not newly qualified midwives.