To act as a member of the care team under the supervision and guidance of registered midwives. Provide support and evidenced based advice to women and their families in the antenatal and postnatal period, either in the hospital setting or in the community, by assisting in the planning, implementation, delivery and evaluation of care. This will be achieved by direct patient care in support of and supervised by a registered midwife. The maternity care assistant will be expected to perform specific care tasks once he/she has completed a recognised formal training programme and assessment.
The post holder will carry out assigned duties to maintain hygiene, order and safety within the hospital/outreach clinic/home environment in line with local and divisional policies.
Participate in Practice development programmes as required.
- Formal qualification at HNC Level or equivalent level of experience in a health / education / social care environment plus short specialist courses relevant to specific clinical area.
- Awareness of health legislation relevant to the clinical area.
- Knowledge of the clinical speciality/area process, techniques and / or activities relevant to client group.
- Ability to apply a range of technical and practical skills.
Informal enquiries regarding the post will be welcomed by Elaine Daly, Senior Charge Nurse, on 01698 361100 EXT 5895.
If you have any queries regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact Heather Macleod, Recruitment Administrator, on 01698754363
Whilst this advertisement may be for a specific post(s) in a particular location, applicants who are shortlisted for interview may be considered for similar vacancies in alternative locations.