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Maternity Support Worker

Job Description

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Do you have what it takes to support new mothers and babies in the community? Do you want to be a valued member of the team? Do you want a career in the NHS?

Abingdon Midwifery Team is currently seeking an enthusiastic caring person to work within our community midwifery team. You would provide care and support to new mothers in a variety of settings. As part of this role you would be expected to provide additional support to some of the vulnerable pregnant women and their families, assist mothers to successfully breast feed, as well as support the local midwives. We work closely with our local Maternity Led Units and Maternity Support Workers enjoy the opportunity to assist in the immediate care a newly delivered baby.

You will need to be a car driver and car owner. You must be flexible and be happy to work day shifts including weekends and participate in a night on-call system. Previous experience is desirable but not essential. You will be provided with an on the job training programme.

Closing date for applications: 23rd October 2016
Interview date: 28th October 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
Miss Rosalie Wright - Senior Midwifery Manager - ( Email address removed ) -  ( Phone number removed ) 

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

When providing employment reference details please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your first referee will need to be your line manager, supervisor or clinical lead from your current or most recent post or place of study. This information is essential if your offer of employment is to be confirmed.

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

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