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Maternity Unit Open day

Job Description

The Whittington Hospital has been rated twentieth in the second annual Healthcare 100 awards, which recognises the top employers in healthcare. For further information on the award, please click on 'Top UK employers' link below.




Applications are welcome from people wishing to job share or work flexible patterns. We are committed to equal opportunities.

* The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.
* Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification on their application will be shortlisted for this job.
* Interview arrangements will be communicated via email so please check your email regularly following the closing date
* In submitting an application form, you authorise Whittington Health NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Maternity Unit Open Recruitment day
Experienced Midwives and Staff nurses
Friday 11 November 2016
10am to 3pm

Whittington Health’s maternity unit will be holding an open recruitment day for Midwives with over one year experience, with Mentorship course, or working towards, and band 5 Staff Nurses. Our staff nurses will be based in our 3 bedded obstetric observation ward and will be trained to scrub in obstetric theatres.

We are offering interested candidates the chance to view our award-winning facilities, meet the team and find out about the opportunities we have to offer and also be interviewed on the day. We are a friendly unit where staff is well supported through strong practice development and an award winning supervision team. We also offer annual Prompt training course and K2 training package for all staff.

The trust has a reputation for delivering excellent care and our hospital is renowned as one of the safest in England achieving a ‘Good’ overall rating from CQC in our inspection this year and being awarded ‘outstanding ‘for caring. Of the 27 Trusts in London who have been inspected, Whittington Health is one of eight who have been given this coveted rating.
Our maternity unit provide first class care, which is reflected in the number positive compliments received from our satisfied clients.

Our birth centre has four pools and the labour ward has two birthing pools and telemetry to encourage normality. We run active birth classes, acupuncture, and are looking at starting midwifery led alternative therapy classes. The unit is undergoing exciting upgrades to ensure a smart environment for women to feel relaxed.

We look after a diverse population where women and their families are treated as individuals. The maternity unit is at the forefront of innovation, this includes partners staying overnight, enhanced recovery, and midwifery led induction of labour and normalising birth. To improve patient experience in discharge planning we are looking at midwifery lead discharge and examination of the new-born clinic on the postnatal ward.

As an integrated organisation midwives, community midwives and health visitors work closely to offer clients a smoother journey through pregnancy and beyond. Community midwives are equipped with IPads to support remote working in various community venues.

Our midwives work a varied range of shifts and hours in all areas of midwifery including days, nights and weekends as well as an on call basis to support women birthing at home.

We have vacancies for Experienced Midwives and midwives that have just completed or are due to complete their preceptorship programme and staff nurses.

To register your interest for the Maternity Unit Open recruitment day, please complete an application online by Monday 4 November 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
Jane McKenzie, Practice Development Midwife, ( Phone number removed ) ,( Email address removed )

Whittington Health is committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

To comply with the Trust’s Safe Guarding Children and Vulnerable Adults policies, procedures and protocols all individual members of staff (paid or unpaid) have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults This will require you to:

  • Ensure you are familiar with and comply with the London Child Protection Procedures and protocols for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
  • Ensure you are familiar and comply with the Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Pan London Procedures.
  • Ensure you are familiar and comply with local protocols and systems for information sharing.
  • Know the appropriate contact numbers and required reporting lines.
  • Participate in required training and supervision.
  • Comply with required professional boundaries and codes of conduct

Employment at Whittington Health is offered subject to successfull completion of a 6 month probabtionary period for all staff with the exception of GMC Registered Doctors

***Please note that during the recruitment process your Identity Documentation (i.e. passport, driving licence, visa, etc.) will be scanned using a device which recognises UV, Infrared and Machine Readable Zone security features of the documents provided***

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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.

UK Registration

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