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Maternity Support Worker - Band 3 - Maternity

Employer
West Suffolk NHS Found
Location
Bury St. Edmunds
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
17 Sep 2021
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About the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

At the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, we want to tell your story. We want to help develop your career. With us, the opportunities are endless.

We strive to deliver the highest quality and safest care for more than a quarter of a million people. We aim to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time - whether in the hospital or community settings across west Suffolk.

We deliver high-quality services in a variety of settings including people's own homes, care homes, day centres, schools, GP surgeries and health centres, as well as the Newmarket Community Hospital inpatient unit and clinics, and our main site, the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

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Key achievements
  • For the last two years the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) have rated us as the top hospital in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for meeting best practice criteria for patients treated for a hip fracture.
  • We're among the top 10 hospitals in the country for hip, knee and joint replacement outcomes.
  • Our stroke services regularly achieve high ratings in the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) scores.
  • We consistently achieve high early detection of cancer, and cancer survival rates in the NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group area are the best in the east of England.


Maternity Support Worker - Band 3 - Maternity - 37.5 hpw - Fixed Term Contract for 1 Year

Could you help West Suffolk Hospital to deliver the best quality and safest care to our local community?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join West Suffolk Hospital for a fixed term contract to work with Antenatal Clinic and the Stowmarket Midwifery Team who care for the women in that area who chose to give birth at the West Suffolk Hospital. This will involve cross- border working between Ipswich Hospital & West Suffolk Hospital to improve communication, care pathways and safe care.

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for providing care to approximately 2,400 women during their childbirth experience. We offer both choice of lead professional and place of birth at home, on our co-located midwife-led birthing unit or multi-professional labour suite.

We pride ourselves on:
  • A normal birth rate currently averaging 70%.
  • A service where approximately 20% of babies are born with the midwife as the lead professional.
  • A combined caesarean section rate of 23% compared with national rates of 26.2%.
  • Midwifery staffing levels within best practice guidance


We are looking for people:
  • With a Care Certificate
  • With previous clinical experience in health & social care relevant to the role and an Advanced level apprenticeship Level 3
  • Who would like to work within the hospital & community setting.
  • Who want to support the provision of excellent care to the women who choose to birth at West Suffolk
  • With IT skills
  • Who hold a UK driving license


What we can offer the post holder:
  • A robust induction programme.
  • A supportive multidisciplinary team in which to work.
  • Continuing educational opportunities.
  • Opportunity to gain experience through working with midwifery and nursing colleagues.


If you have the necessary skills, experience and qualities to help us to put women first, please contact:

Karen Bassingthwaighte, Senior Matron for Maternity Outpatients Tel 01284 712995 or email Karen.bassingthwaighte@wsh.nhs.uk

**In order to improve efficiency, all correspondence relating to this vacancy, including invitations to interview will be by email only , via NHS Jobs. Would you therefore please ensure you check your emails on a regular basis**

In submitting an application form, you authorise West Suffolk NHS FT to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process, should you be appointed to the post.

CAR PARKING - This post does entitle you to park onsite.

The successful candidate for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure at Enhanced level.

For Band 1 and Band 2 posts, the cost of the DBS Disclosure will be met by the Trust. However, any employees at Band 1 and Band 2 who leave the Trust within six months of commencing their post will have a £10 administration fee deducted from their final salary. For posts at Band 3 and above, the cost of the Disclosure will be met by the appointed employee and deducted in instalments from their salary over a period of three months. If the employee leaves the Trust within three months of commencing their post, any outstanding payments will be deducted from their final pay.

All applicants should click on the link entitled "How will my application be processed?" prior to submitting their application form.

The closing date for this vacancy may change if we receive a strong response. Please ensure that you apply for any post you are interested in as soon as possible.

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We will endeavour to notify you on the progress of your application. Please note that this could be via email or post; therefore you should ensure you regularly check your email account for new messages.

We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.

Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.

Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces community.

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