Maternity Support Worker

Employer
Guy's and St. Thomas'
Location
St. Thomas' Hospital, London
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

Job Details

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 have exciting job opportunities for experienced maternity support workers/Nursing Assistants to join our maternity team at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. We are seeking a 0.8 FTE Maternity Support Worker to join our Antenatal Clinic.

Candidates will need to have successfully completed a Maternity Support Worker/Senior Nursing Assistant apprenticeship programme and have worked as an MSW or senior Nursing Assistant in a UK based maternity unit/hospital. Certificate of completion must be presented at interview.

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

If you are an MSW you will need to demonstrate you have been trained to provide breastfeeding advice in line with the Baby Friendly Initiative. Training will be given to Nursing Assistants who meet all other criteria.

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 behavior 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: 7th December 2021

Interview date: 17th December 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Katrice Currie

Antenatal Clinic lead Midwife

Email address: katrice.currie@gstt.nhs.uk

Telephone number: 07904685971

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Guy's and St Thomas' celebrates, respects and values the diversity of its staff and patients. We review our policies, procedures and practices to ensure that all employees, patients and carers are treated equitable according to their needs. We are actively committed to ensuring that no one who applies for a job, works or study's at the Trust, or accesses our services is discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, religion or belief, age, gender identity, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, or marital/civil partnership.

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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