Team Leader - Family Liaison Team

Employer
NHS National Services Scotland
Location
Kirkcaldy, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
3 Oct 2020

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
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We currently have a vacancy for a Team Leader within our Family Liaison Team. The Team are responsible for case holding women with ongoing child protection concerns during pregnancy, the role of the team leader is to lead and manage the team members to enable, co ordinate, develop and implement safe child protection and well being systems within in NHS Fife Maternity Services.

You will be responsible for coordinating the Family Liaison Team and to provide effective leadership for the team. The team leader will be required to take an active role in the delivery of Child Protection supervision programmes in line with local and national guidance. You will be required to work in partnership with multi disciplinary teams to ensure delivery of child focussed outcomes. To also offer advice and support to individual cases and promote evidence based practice in child protection to ensure that child protection health services are delivered effectively, efficiently and safely within NHS Fife. You will also be required to work closely with our existing Drug Liaison Team.

You must be a NMC Registered Midwife, educated to degree level. In addition you should possess excellent communication skills. You will also be required to travel throughout Fife.

Our Maternity unit is modern and progressive with approximately 3200 births per year. The services include outpatient and community services, a complex care Consultant Unit and an alongside Midwife Led Unit. We are developing services in line with Best Start recommendations and are focussing on increasing our rates of continuity of carer in the first instance. We have developed a birth at home team and already have teams established for vulnerable in pregnancy, fetal medicine, smoking cessation and child protection.

We will encourage you with your professional development via our dedicated clinical midwife educator and midwifery PEF. We have an extremely successful in house leadership programme and regularly encourage staff to participate in external networking.

For informal enquiries, please contact Lorna Eldridge Midwifery Manager onext 29997 and Aileen Lawrie, Head of Midwifery on ext 20022.

A requirement of this post is to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Prior to appointment.

NHS Fife is legally obliged to ensure all its employees are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. All applicants are required to confirm their right to work in the UK in their application. If you are not a United Kingdom (UK), European Community (EC) or European Economic Area National please state the visa category under which you are legally entitled to work in the UK on your application form and the expiry date of your leave to remain in the UK.
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