Practice Development Midwife

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
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Southport & Ormskirk
24/01/2018 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff. You can see what some of our staff have to say about working with us and learn more about our area and what we do by clicking on the youtube videos in the 'further links' section.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, motivated midwife to join our team as Practice Development Midwife and Preceptorship Lead.

Ormskirk maternity Unit delivers around 2500 women per year,the population is diverse and the maternity unit delivers both high and low risk women.

The post will support the concept of continuing professional development through the delivery of relevant programmes of education and training across the Maternity Service. Leading on the development of Preceptorship Midwives the role will provide support in the clinical area facilitating the transition from student to autonomous practitioner by ensuring they have access to the necessary work placements and training to enable them to meet the requirements of the Preceptorship programme.

To teach and support staff in the clinical environment including student midwives and junior doctors with a focus on multidisciplinary team working.

Provide training and support for Maternity Support Workers to facilitate development in their role. Work collaboratively with other professionals to ensure clinical training needs are identified. Participate in the development and implementation of relevant guidelines ensuring evidence based and best practice.  Ensure compliance with internal and external healthcare standards.

It is anticipate that the clinical aspects of this role will amount to 40-50% of your time.

The successful applicant must have effective communication and interpersonal skills and be committed to providing a quality service that is responsive to the changing needs of women and their families.

This is a permanent post with full time hours. Working hours are predominantly Monday to Friday day although you may be required to work out of hours or on call to cover the senior midwife and/or bed management rota.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits contact: Janet Calland Matron for Maternity
01695 656356/ 01695 656664

If you have problems applying, contact

0151 290 4454