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Lead Midwife for Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults

Job Description

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.

We have an exciting opportunity for a lead midwife (band 7) to join our Maternity Team at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. We are looking for an enthusiastic dynamic and motivated senior Midwife to become part of a service offering good, safe, compassionate care for women and their partners.
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board cares for over 6000 women and their families every year covering the areas of Monmouthshire, Newport, Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen. The Health Board consists of two obstetric units, two alongside maternity units and two stand alone birth centres. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload. This post has been recognised nationally for the success of working alongside specialist midwives, with clinical midwives in hospital and community settings, and multi agency colleagues.
As the Lead Midwife you will be responsible for the coordination of all aspects of maternity safeguarding and promotion of mother and babies’ welfare within the Maternity Service and across the multi-agency arena. The post holder will act as a source of expertise to all staff on safeguarding issues including the provision of statutory and mandatory training, and the identification of vulnerable families/children.
The post holder will work with the Health Board’s safeguarding team to give advice on all matters related to the risk management and safeguarding of children, young people and mothers in the maternity service in relation to Child Protection and Safeguarding issues.
The post holder will be expected to comply with all relevant Departmental / Health Board policies, procedures and guidelines, including those relating to Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Confidentiality of Information, healthcare governance including research governance.

Come for an informal tour of the Health Board, meet some of the team, and experience the Welsh countryside. We are confident you will want to join us.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post

Closing date: 26th October 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
Gwyneth Ratcliffe
 ( Phone number removed ) 

With effect from 1st January 2016 points 1,2,3 and 4 on AfC Pay Band 1 and Pay Band 2 will be adjusted to £16,132 to reflect the incorporation of the living wage

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.

All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

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