Maternity Support Worker- Postnatal Ward

Recruiter
Guy's and St. Thomas'
Location
St. Thomas' Hospital, London
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
17 Feb 2021
Closes
25 Feb 2021
Ref
196-NM7498
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

We are looking for a Maternity Support Worker to join our postnatal ward. This is a full time role, working over a 7 day week (days, nights, bank holidays)

Candidates will need to have successfully completed a Maternity Support Worker apprenticeship programme/qualification or have worked as an MSW in a UK based maternity unit/hospital. Certificate of completion must be presented when you join the trust.

You must be proficient in phlebotomy, undertaking observations such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate and temperature.

You will need to demonstrate you have been trained to provide breastfeeding advice in line with the Baby Friendly Initiative.

In-house mandatory updates is provided on an annual basis to help develop skills in looking after maternity patients with particular attention to their specific needs in pregnancy, labour and immediately after the baby is born. This includes supporting women to achieve successful breastfeeding and gain confidence in early parenting skills.

Our recruitment processes is based on an assessment of value based behaviour as well as clear understanding of the role and professional competence.

Your application must demonstrate reason for your application, your experience and why you have the necessary skills to be considered for the role.

Closing date: 24th Feb 2021 (Midnight)

Interview date: 5th March 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Camella Main

Matron forPostnatal ward

Camella.Main@gstt.nhs.uk

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Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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