Salary £31,531 - £42,715
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Act as the woman's advocate in promoting, and delivering the highest standard of
midwifery care, ensuring all fundamentals of care are addressed, and current, relevant
policies, guidelines and procedures are adhered to.
Develop flexible and individual models of care, including the provision of a home birth
Using evidence-based practice, assess the woman's physical, psychological and spiritual
needs, plan, implement and evaluate midwifery care involving the woman and her family,
Write reports, record observations and maintain plans of care, including electronic data
storage; and other appropriate records, accurately, legibly, concisely and
contemporaneously, in accordance with NMC standards.
Monitor the woman's condition, interpret observations and identify deviations from
normal. Report and refer to relevant health professionals, carrying out midwifery
interventions as needed.
Keep the woman and her family informed, when appropriate maintaining client
Ensure midwifery care is flexible to meet the diverse needs of women and their families.
Comply with HSC Guernsey's policy for management and administration of medicines.
Undertake clinical skills, as per HSC Guernsey guidelines, relevant to role and the woman's
Collaborate with the multi-disciplinary team and other service providers; ensure care is
woman centred, effective and efficient.
Examine and observe the neonate, interpreting observations and identifying deviations
from normal. Report and refer to relevant health professionals, carrying out midwifery
interventions as needed.
Deliver and evaluate formal programmes for the preparation of parenthood in response
to the woman's need and incorporate health education into the woman's care whenever
Identification and management of at risk families within the child protection arena,
devising plans of care in conjunction other health care professionals and engaging in
multidisciplinary safeguarding practices.
Attend relevant multiagency meetings, develop and maintain close working relationships
and practices with other health care professionals in relation to safeguarding.
Monitoring families' compliance with child protection with child protection plans and
writing relevant reports.
Engage with women and their families in avoiding and resolving complaints.
Organisation, Management and Leadership
Act as a role model in the delivery of all aspects of service user care.
Take an active part in team working, innovation and practice development within both
the community and hospital setting.
Be involved in the systematic review and development of maternity policies and
Work closely with the midwifery management team to develop services for low risk
midwifery provision across a range of setting, in line with current national standards, local
initiatives and evidence.
Be involved in the implementation and evaluation of ongoing professional development
and training for the community midwifery team.