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Would you like to work in a highly motivated and friendly Maternity team covering Bath, North East Somerset and West Wiltshire? This is an exciting secondment opportunity to cover maternity leave for 12 months. This post will enable you to develop your leadership skills and gain knowledge as the lead Midwife for diabetes in our maternity services.

As an expert specialist resource in diabetes you will be responsible for providing midwifery care, co-ordinating and developing services provided to pregnant women with pre-existing Diabetes or Gestational Diabetes. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team providing high quality, effective midwifery evidence-based and woman centred care and will promote a positive working environment.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ in our latest CQC review, our service consists of an acute and 2 standalone birth centres. We also have 2 community midwifery led hubs, a 24 hour Maternity Assessment Unit and are in the planning... stages of an alongside midwifery unit at the RUH site.

If you are a midwife who would like to be part of our future and can meet this challenge we welcome your interest in applying for this vacancy. This is your chance to be part of a transforming organisation and we look forward to working with you.

Provide expert advice, support and facilitation to the multi-professional team

Work closely with the obstetric and diabetes consultants and diabetes specialist nurses in the development of evidence-based guidelines, standards of care and practical advice to women and their partner’s parents who have diabetes or gestational diabetes.

In partnership with women and their families, oversee the planning and implementation of individualised care pathways, continually assessing, analysing and determining appropriate courses of action.

To be responsible for the planning, implementation and presenting of regular audits.

Be responsible for continuous collection and annual submission of data required for National Diabetes In Pregnancy (NPID) Audit report.

Work with the Antenatal Screening Team to co-ordinate the Diabetic Eye Screening in Pregnancy (DESP) programme, liaising with the service providers and Screening Quality Assurance Service (SQAS) when required.

To promote high standards of midwifery care in the maternity service, through participation in effective quality assurance measures such as clinical audit programmes and Clinical Governance.

Provide midwifery expertise, ensuring all staff are supported in their practice, including midwives and obstetricians in training, in line with the Trust’s learning and development.

At the RUH we put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone’s contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

We are proud to be in the top 20 best hospitals to work for in the country.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks – celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We’ve even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we’re providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Sarah marks Job title: Maternity Matron Email address: sarah.marks4@nhs.net Telephone number: 01225 825925
United Kingdom


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