Preceptorship Midwife


Posted: 3 days ago

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£24,214.00 - £30,112.00 p


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Poole Hospital offers all you need to start or develop your career

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.

Band 5 Preceptor Midwife Posts

We would like to invite applications from Student Midwives due to complete training by September 2019, to join our team.

If successful you will be offered a post within our one year Preceptorship training programme starting in October 2019

You will be fully supported to build up essential midwifery competencies such as home birth, ward management, suturing, cannulation, waterbirth skills and care of the high risk woman. Poole Maternity Service provides a full range of midwifery care for families in East Dorset. The service delivers care to in excess of 5000 women per annum. Of these women, 4400 give birth on the Poole Maternity site. The Maternity Unit has full UNICEF Baby Friendly Accreditation and was rated ‘Good’ by the CQC inspection in January 2016. As one of the 7 early adopter sites for the ' Better Births ', this is an exciting time to join the team As a preceptor midwife at Poole, you will be fully supported by a dedicated clinical practice facilitator for the 12 month preceptor programme. This will enable you to build up essential midwifery competencies in home birth, water birth skills suturing, cannulation and care of high risk women. To be successful in an appointment to Poole NHS Foundation Trust you must read and accept the guidance of the Poole Approach and the Golden Rules. Poole is not just a fantastic place to work – it is also a fabulous place to live. Poole Hospital is located next to the 2nd largest harbour in the world and is centrally situated between bustling urban areas and the beautiful Dorset countryside. We enjoy some of the best weather in the UK.

Poole Maternity is regarded as a friendly unit to work in, with great team spirit in all areas of the service The Maternity department is committed to education and development, and invests in an education team which supports learning and practice development across the department. Learning and development opportunities currently in place are as follows:

  • A 12 month preceptor programme for newly qualified midwives
  • Access to a Practice Development Midwife and Clinical Practice Facilitator Live Team Skills Drills
  • Access to recognised post-registration qualifications in partnership with Bournemouth University
  • E-learning programmes
  • Post registration opportunities to study at degree, Masters and PhD level
  • Potential to progress through the career structure from Midwife Practitioner to
  • Midwife Team Leader, Matron and Consultant Midwife. All posts are subject to satisfactory enhanced CRB, occupational health and reference screening.

Posts offered will be worked as part of a rolling rota which includes pre-allocated annual leave.

In the interests of public health, it is expected that all new staff will accept the seasonal flu vaccine offered by the Trust.

In order to work within Poole NHS Foundation Trust you must read and accept the guidance of the Poole Approach and the Golden Rules and be prepared to demonstrate understanding of this at interview.

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people and vulnerable adults by taking all reasonable steps to protect them from harm. All staff will receive appropriate training and induction so that they understand their roles and responsibilities and are confident about carrying them out.

All posts are subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS, occupational health and reference screening.

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 salary.

Closing date: 25/09/2019

Provisional Interview date: week commencing 07/10/2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dawn Minden , Delivery Suite Coordinator

Natasha Churchill-Moore, Practice Educator Midwife


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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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