Vulnerable Women's Case Loading Midwife
- Band 6
- Permanent: substantive post
- Full time
- Part time
- Croydon Health Services
- £38,762 - £45,765 pa pro rata inc of HCAS
- 09/10/2022 23:59
As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.
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.
• 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.
“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.
- NMC Registered Midwife
- BSc in midwifery
Education and knowledge
- Qualification in midwifery diploma or higher
- Evidence of study in the last 3 years
- Safeguarding awareness and experience
- MSc level study
- NIPE qualified
- PMA qualified
- Leadership Qualification
- BSc in midwifery
- Completed a preceptorship
- More than 2 years Qualified
- Has worked as a community midwife
- Has done parent education
- Experience of breast feeding support
- Understands role of SBLCBV2, Better Births, CQC, Ockenden Report, CNST
- Has conducted an audit
- understands personalised care, continuity and mental health awareness
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
- Eviah Mutsinze
- Job title
- Community Midwifery Manager
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 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.