We have an opportunity for band 6 midwifery practitioner to join our existing caseloading midwifery teams and to expand continuity of carer for low risk women wanting home birth service. Helping to deliver our exciting vision as part of our plans to implement the vision of ‘Better Births’ (2016).
University Hospital Southampton is one of the most forward thinking maternity units on the south coast of England, serving a diverse population across a large geographical area. Midwives working in the unit gain significant skills in caring for high risk women as well as being autonomous practitioners for midwifery led care. We are proud of the diversity of the services we offer which strive to provide safe, high quality and efficient care to women, whatever their background or clinical need; allowing you to gain a wide range of experience across the entire childbirth continuum.
As we continue on our journey to be one of the best maternity units in the country we have developed an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced midwife to join our existing community team. The team covers a designated geographical area so you will need to be a car driver. There is an on call commitment which requires you to work within 30 minutes of the community area.
You will be part of a team of midwives who are already instrumental in delivering this new and innovative model of care. You will provide ante, intra and postnatal care to the women in the designated area, which will work alongside our other community teams. In addition, you will also support and facilitate home birth, for women who choose to do so. You will be responsible for your caseload, but will work together with other team members, senior midwifery practitioners and senior midwifery managers in ensuring that the experience we provide for our women and families is a world class service.
You will receive a comprehensive induction program and excellent in-post education with the support of the senior management team. As a major centre for teaching and research, we are committed to the development of all our staff, offering a wide range of in-house training courses and development opportunities These development opportunities improve skills and performance within existing roles; enabling our staff to build their career within the Trust.
We’ve been recently rated ‘good’ by the CQC, and in the latest national NHS staff survey the Trust ranked fifth in the country for staff engagement, top ten for staff feeling happy with the standard of care provided, and top ten for staff would recommend the Trust as a place to work.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with excellent links to London, the New Forest and the beaches of the Jurassic coast. The city offers lower than average house prices, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.
Informal enquiries are welcomed and visits to the service can be accommodated, by contacting
Eileen Brosnan, senior midwifery manager, email: firstname.lastname@example.org / telephone: 07919 211207.
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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Senior midwifery manager