The Luton & Dunstable University Hospital is a highly rated, diverse and forward thinking place to work. We are a Foundation Trust serving a multi-cultural population of over 350,000 across Bedfordshire and North Hertfordshire.
Through tremendous commitment and hard work, our Paediatrics, Emergency Care Services and Outpatient Services achieved “Outstanding” in our 2016 Care Quality Commission inspection. Similarly we had an overall rating of “Good” across the rest of the hospital. We were praised as compassionate, empathetic and exhibiting patient outcomes above the average when compared with other acute Trusts.
We are a regional centre of excellence for several key specialties including, Obesity Research, Neurophysiology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology and Cancer Services. We are a tertiary level NICU provider and one of the largest centres for breast screening in the country.
The hospital continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.
It is a very exciting time for our Maternity Services at the Luton and Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust providing maternity care to women and families from the local population and surrounding areas. Join our midwifery team as we rise to meet the challenges of today’s changing maternity climate. You will have the opportunity to be part of this new development, working within midwifery led guidelines.
We are committed to providing women centred midwifery led care, initiated by all women booked at home and a continual drive towards normality throughout pregnancy. This is balanced with obstetric care provision including women who require the support of our Level 3 neonatal services.
Our Maternity service offers Midwives a wealth of experience and balance to be able to provide care for both low and high risk women and support for their partners and families. You will form part of the midwifery team providing health promotion and information to women and families to ensure optimum outcomes of care. We have invested in midwifery posts and Consultants to support the care we offer to women and families.
We would like to invite you to join our excellent friendly forward thinking team who are all constantly striving to maintain a high quality standard of maternity service where you will be a valued member of the Team. Our recent projects include developments towards community midwifery IT solution using Tablets to support information collection and accessibility, development of new maternity notes and data capture towards the implementation of Payment by Results (PBR).
The unit will provide you with an excellent opportunity to develop your midwifery career alongside the public health agenda. Our Maternity service has over 5,000 births a year, offering care to a diverse and growing community through community and hospital based services.
With a level 3 Neonatal Unit on site, we offer care to not only our local population of Luton and South Bedfordshire, but to women in Hertfordshire and beyond.
We are seeking enthusiastic, experienced midwives to complement the excellent range of midwifery services we currently provide in our fast paced maternity unit and in the community. We are able to offer both full time and part time hours.
In addition if you are Midwife and a Supervisor of Midwives, we would also welcome you to join our team. Each Supervisor at our Trust receives an agreed remuneration of £1,500 per annum and protected time to undertake the duties of a supervisor. We actively support and fund midwives who wish to undertake the preparation course to become a Supervisor of Midwives.
You will have the opportunity to work within hospital and community settings in an excellent supportive multi professional team. We support midwives who wish to specialise within a particular element of midwifery and provide opportunities to maintain your skills. You will have good communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrate clinical competency.
We are seeking enthusiastic midwives to complement the excellent range of midwifery services we currently provide in our fast paced maternity unit. We are able to offer both full time and part time hours.
We are working closely with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) to develop our Maternity Services fit for the future and you will have the opportunity to be involved in this work as part of service improvements and ongoing developments.
We were one of four Trusts in England and Scotland to participate in Human Factors work with an emphasis on improved team communications to enhance patient safety. This is now part of our everyday work and provides improved satisfaction for staff and women within the maternity unit.
If you would like to work as a bank midwife we would be happy to consider your application.
For further information on the post or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Ilene Ngwenya, Clinical Midwifery Manager:- ( Email address removed )
The Trust reserves the right to close vacancies early after receipt of sufficient applications. All future correspondence regarding your application will be made on line via your NHS Jobs Account.
Please provide full contact details, including email addresses, for your referees (personal email addresses are not acceptable). References should cover a minimum of three years recent employment/training history. All referees must hold a senior role to the post that you are applying for and should include your line manager from your current or most recent employment or a reference from Human Resources. If you are either newly qualified or about to qualify your referees should be from your mentor from your final placement and your university tutor. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting protection procedures to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults.
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Following internal redeployment processes, vacancies at the Trust will be advertised to all prospective applicants at the same time via NHS jobs. If a suitable at risk NHS applicant from outside the Trust declares an interest or submits an application they will be given first consideration for the vacancy in order to retain key skills and minimise the cost of change associated with the NHS reforms within the region. If this applies to you then you should email the Recruitment and Resourcing Team at ( Email address removed ) to enable the necessary arrangements to be made.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the Trust is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The Trust is an Equal Opportunites Employer.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.
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