Community of Carer and Homebirth Team Leader
Job Reference: 284-20-DWJI-115
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Birmingham Women's Hospital
£37,570 to £43,772 pa
If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.
Continuity of Career and HomebirthTeam Leader.
Job ref: (allocated by the Recruitment Team)
AFC Band 7
Hours: 37.5 per week (Full time).
The Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust have an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced and inspirational midwifery leader to join our team. Following the National Maternity review 'Better Births,' it is clear that models of care where women know the midwife who is caring for them throughout their journey, have a positive impact on improving safety, clinical outcomes, as well as a better birth experience. This will also have an impact on reducing pre-term births, hospital admissions, and the need for intervention during labour. At the Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust, we have successfully launched our initial Continuity of Carer teams and the plans are to enable more women to access this model of care through the introduction of further teams.
The Continuity of Carer teams also incorporate the Homebirth team, who actively promote homebirth thereby offering women and their families' choice and personalisation of care. Maternity Support Workers have been successfully embedded into the homebirth team, working as a second attendant at homebirths for women receiving midwifery led care. The teams were recognised in 2019 for their dedication and were nominated for 'Team of the Year' and 'Midwifery Support Worker of the Year'.
In continuing with our successes and developing the continuity of carer teams further, we are looking for a dynamic leader who will continue to push boundaries and facilitate the deliverance of outstanding care.
If you wish to discuss this position further please contact Clare Cheatham (Community and Homebirth Matron) on [Click here to apply]
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