With a turnover of billion and a workforce of around 16,000, Barts Health is the largest NHS trust in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers. The Trust’s five hospitals – St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City, including the Barts Heart Centre, The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Newham University Hospital in Plaistow, Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone and Mile End – deliver high quality compassionate care to the million people of East London and beyond.
Recent improvements have led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home -electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms. So while we are improving, you can too – within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.
Main duties of the job
The post holder carries 24/7 continuing responsibility and accountability for their clinical / working area.
Ensure safe and effective clinical practice in self-ensuring knowledge, skills and competencies are current and act as clinical expert to disseminate specialist skills and knowledge to others.
Enhance the woman’s experience of care and ensure that the needs of the woman are placed at the centre of care delivery.
Manage and develop the performance of the team by ensuring staff are prepared and supported and are competent to practise safely and effectively.
Contribute to the delivery of the organisations objectives by working to improve clinical outcomes, increase productivity, efficiency and quality in care delivery.
The post-holder is an autonomous practitioner in normal pregnancy, birth and the post-natal period and in the care of neonates, and is able to detect abnormal conditions in mother and baby, refer to other qualified health professionals appropriately and undertake emergency measures in the absence of medical staff.
Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers.
The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.
Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.
We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.
18 April 2023
Agenda for change
£46,836 to £52,849 a year per annum
Newham University Hospital
- Develop and maintain communication with people on complex matters, issues and ideas and/or in complex situations.
- Communication is a fundamental process to ensure continuity and high standards of care. It includes sharing ideas, information and feedback in order to empower women and members of the interdisciplinary team.
- Skilled in communicating with a range of people on a daily basis some of who may have communication barriers.
- To be responsible for disseminating Trust policies and information as required.
- Provides feedback to other workers on their communication at appropriate times
- A key responsibility will be to utilise a variety of strategies to communicate effectively with women and those involved in their care
- The post holder must also communicate with other staff within the Trust, with
- external organisations and with the general public.
- The post holder must be able to explain strategy and organisational decisions to everyone in the organisation
- Takes a proactive role in producing accurate and complete records of activities and communications consistent with legislation, policies and procedures
- Must be able to promote births out of the Obstetric Unit for women with straight forward pregnancies.
- The post holder would have a flexible work commitment to cover a 24 hour service including on-call for community setting and escalation policy
- The post holder must use allocated phone and systems to be accessible to women and staff while on duty.
- Demonstrates specialist intrapartum skills, knowledge and expertise in clinical
practice. Supervises others.
- Exercises professional accountability and responsibility in changing environments across professional boundaries.
- Facilitates preceptorship and mentorship and provides preceptorship and mentorship to members of the Midwifery team as appropriate.
- Leads team meetings so fair and equal opportunities are given to share knowledge and ideas with colleagues.
- Leads in the appraisal process of others as part of their individual development
- Acts as a role model to all staff.
- Act up for the matron/In-service Manager in her absence
- Encourages reflective practice and actively participates for self or others. (including case reflection and Action Learning) Contribute to the In-service study days and clinical teaching
- A minimum of two years as a registered midwife
- Proven experience of effective working in a multidisciplinary setting
- Ability to practice clinically within a fully integrated Maternity service.
- Able to lead, develop and motivate staff
- Organisational skills
- Flexible and Adaptable
- Effective organisation skills
- Proven leadership skills
- Able to lead, develop and motivate staff
- Resilient and confident in adverse situations
- Able to work in a multicultural area time management skills
- Able to work in a multicultural areaAble to work to deadlines
- Knowledge of clinical governance framework
- Good interpersonal skills & communication skills (verbal and written)
- Ability to plan and evaluate
- Analytical approach to problem solving and appropriate decision-making
- Ability to set and monitor standards
- Able to demonstrate initiative
- Ability to assist in staff development, appraisal and performance review
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Self motivating with motivate/lead and manage a team of staff
- Ability to use own initiative.
- Ability to prioritise own and other workload.
- Clinical skilled with cannulation, perineal suturing
- CTG interpretation skills
- IT skills including clinical systems, outlook and email, and Microsoft office
- Ability to coach and motivate staff to accept change and service development
- Ability to comply with Trust’s policies
- Ability to demonstrate flexibility in approach to work patterns
- Willingness to professionally develop
- Registered Midwife qualified to degree level Such as to meet the requirements of the role with any reasonable adjustments
- Mentorship qualification /’sign off’ mentor
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).