Reference: 234-21-STAFFMIDWIFE-09B

Salary: per annum, pro rata

Employer: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Close Date: 05/10/2021

**Substantive and Fixed Term/Secondment Opportunities available**

Are you a newly qualified midwife looking to join a supportive team with an innovative approach to midwifery?

If so, #TeamNNUH’s midwifery service would love to hear from you!

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s team of midwives is expanding. We are therefore seeking applications from newly qualified midwives, to join the team as Band 5 Midwife in a rotational role – working within both a hospital and potentially, within a community setting.

We are a friendly and supportive team; and in line with current NHS England requirements, are currently implementing a phased programme of work to provide Continuity of Care to the women we care for. We understand the changes this brings to the way we work and are listening to the team, to ensure that we get it right for both them and our patients.

When you join us and throughout your career here, you will be encouraged to develop professionally with the support of our Practice Development team. The team will provide a robust preceptorship programme, so you are able to have an insight into each clinical area.

We are dedicated to providing one to one care to all women in established labour and are really proud to have achieved and maintained BFI Level 3 accreditation.  We are an ambitious department, with plans in place to continue to develop and improve the service we offer.

Norwich itself is a vibrant city, which has been voted as the best city to live in, on consecutive years by the Guardian and Sunday Times. The historic city is filled with independent cafes, restaurants and shops, as well as all the typical high street chains. You can expect to spend your weekends exploring our beautiful coast, enjoying great coffee and treats in one of hundreds of cafes, walking in the countryside or watching a show at one of our many theatres. With excellent transport links to Cambridge and London, affordable housing and award-winning schools; Norfolk offers everything you require to establish the perfect work life balance.

Our busy maternity service provides care for approximately 5000 deliveries per year. We have a team providing community based midwifery services as well as our Out Patient Department and in-patient facilities.

On site, we have 32 postnatal beds incorporating 5 transitional care beds, and 13 antenatal beds.

Our Delivery Suite/Triage area has 15 birthing rooms including a birthing pool, 2 obstetric theatres, anaesthetic and recovery rooms that provide a full range of facilities for high dependency care.

We also provide a Maternity Assessment Unit, which offers a resource for women to attend and be reviewed as required. We additionally provide a co-located Midwifery Led Birthing Unit which comprises of 4 birthing rooms, with water birth facilities available.

We’re looking for enthusiastic, flexible midwives who share our passion to ensure all patients receive the best care possible – if this sounds like you, please make an application today!

**  If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported. **

Full and Part Time Hours Available

Open for applications: 21st September 2021

Close for applications: 5th October 2021

Interviews: Week commencing 11th October 2021

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