Consultant Midwife

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dorchester, UK
12 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
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Come and join us at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Not only is it a great place to work; it's also a wonderful place to live. The town has great transport links, a bustling quay and some of the best beaches in England. You'll also have easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities.

Poole Hospital is one of the largest employers in the region and highly regarded across the NHS, consistently featuring within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. We pride ourselves on positive team work, professional development and support staff to reach their fullest potential. All of this is underpinned by our unique philosophy, The Poole Approach, which pledges that we will strive at all times to provide friendly, professional, person-centred care with dignity and respect for all.

This is an exciting time for our staff, following a recent review of healthcare services in Dorset which will see major changes to the way healthcare is provided in our region. As one of the two acute NHS providers in the east of the county, our services will be closely linked to those provided at the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We're working in close collaboration to deliver excellent emergency and planned care over the two sites, for the people of east Dorset.

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to be able to offer a highly motivated senior midwife the opportunity to join our team in the role of Consultant Midwife.

This is a highly valued role within our maternity service and has been developed to enable the department to achieve our vision to work with partners to deliver high quality, safe services that support women and families to give their children the best possible start in life. You must have significant experience at senior level within an acute setting and have a proven record of success in delivering organisational change at a clinical level.

The Consultant Midwife will work in close partnership with the Head of Midwifery , Clinical Director, Consultant Obstetricians, Matrons, midwives and wider maternity team. The Consultant Midwife has a specific role in leading on initiatives and developing strategies to promote and facilitate normal childbirth in the Consultant Led Unit and reducing infant morbidity and mortality.

She/he will support and encourage midwives to look at birth within the context of a social model of health/wellness including the social, psychological and emotional needs of women and their families.

Poole Maternity Service provides a full range of midwifery care and is the obstetric centre for high risk care across East Dorset. The service delivers care to in excess of 5000 women per annum. Of these women, 4600 give birth on the Poole Maternity site. The Maternity Unit achieved Baby Friendly full Accreditation in July 2016 and was rated 'good' in the CQC inspection in the same year. It is an innovative time to join our team at Poole as we begin to collaborate with The Royal Bournemouth Hospital Maternity team as part of the Dorset Clinical Services Review.

We are very proud of the developments achieved so far and are looking for the right person to provide professional midwifery leadership expertise to help us build on our developments and move our service to the next level. If you have the essential skills and enthusiasm for this exciting professional opportunity we would welcome your application.

This post is not suitable for job share, all appointments are subject to satisfactory screening for health, professional reference and CRB clearance.

Please note: if this job requires you to have a DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed from your first full month's salary.

Closing date: 15/06/2019

Provisional interview date: 04/07/2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you require any further information or would like to arrange an informal visit please contact Vicky Garner on 01202 263108 or email Vicky.Garner@ or ( Email address removed )

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Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and vulnerable adults, and therefore criminal record checks will be undertaken for successful candidates as applicable to the position. Where this applies and you are successfully appointed, you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining this check via a deduction from your salary.

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