The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
The maternity unit is looking to recruit Senior Maternity Support Workers to work primarily in Castle acre Ward (ante-natal and post-natal maternity ward) , Central Delivery Suite and Community. All our positions are rotational between these areas and this may include working in the community in the future. The successful candidate will need to be able to carry out shifts to cover the 24 hour service. The roster creators will aim to give the successful candidate an even amount of night and day shifts usually of 125 hours in length. During the night shift the support worker would be assisting the midwife to help care for the mothers who have babies that are requiring transitional care. This is a new part to the role following a reconfiguration of the night staff on the ward. Advanced skills will be needed for this role and training will be given.
The post is a very varied and ranges from cleaning and restocking delivery rooms, delivering personal hygiene and nutritional needs to the mother, educating new parents on hygiene, nutritional and safety needs concerning their new baby. The role will also include some advanced skills such as female catheterisation, venepuncture, cannulation, feeding a baby with a naso-gastric tube, taking a blood sugar test from a baby and other baby observations. The role may also require the support worker to be a ‘runner’ in theatre.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person who has a passion for delivering high quality care to join our maternity team. The successful candidate needs to be adaptable and flexible to work across all areas as needed and be able to work independently and also be able to work within a multidisciplinary team with different levels of staff.
The successful candidate will need to have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be enthusiastic and driven to develop knowledge and skills. They will need to have had some experience with working in a maternity unit and have a real interest in women’s health and assisting new parents with developing knowledge and confidence with parenting skills.
For further enquires please contact Jayne Burton, Kirstin Pope, Sarah Russell and Kelly Wilson on Castle acre Ward ext 3710
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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