Job overview

22.5 hours with NHFT & 15 hours with KGH

Are you currently a Midwife looking for a career change within the field but still wishes to have contact with patients? Then look no further as we have the perfect role for you! We are recruiting for a Midwife to work in the new Maternal Mental Health Service in Northamptonshire and alongside the existing specialist perinatal mental health provision. The role will be split between the MMHT (0.6 WTE and supporting the Trust PMH Midwife 0.4 WTE) which will give the successful candidate the chance to make key relationships at both sites. The role being split into two locations also offering up the chance of more autonomy to make this a flourishing service for both trusts. We are truly looking for a passionate and creative thinker who cares deeply for their patients and in turn we will support you to further your career development and learning in this role. Training will be given in and the role will consist of core office hours. 

Main duties of the job

Maternal Mental Health Element

You will have a passion or interest for Maternal Mental Health and be committed to raising the profile within the Maternity and Obstetric Services. This role is crucial in developing and maintaining high standards of mental health care for women. The role will include close working with qualified clinical psychologists and the psychology team including co-facilitation of group interventions as well as psychologically informed treatment planning.

You will have a high level of relevant Midwifery skills, which you will use to develop and manage care for women with moderate to severe mental health needs arising from their maternity experience. This may include tokophobia, birth trauma and perinatal loss. You will work as part of a small team including clinical psychology, psychological therapy and peer support.

You will be involved in development of trauma informed care approaches and ensuring development of a seamless pathway between maternity and other services including Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT), Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service (SPMHS), Primary Care Network teams (PCN) and universal and third sector services.

Perinatal Mental Health Element

You will work alongside the existing perinatal Mental Health Midwife to develop & provide individualised care for women at risk of or experiencing moderate to severe mental health conditions during pregnancy and after delivery.

Working for our organisation

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate, and clinically excellent patient care, by being an outstanding employer for our people. We have entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Northampton General Hospital and have become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.
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Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please read through attached Job Description and Person Specification for a detailed overview of the job role.

Person specification

Qualifications / Knowledge & Skills

Essential criteria

  • Registered Midwife
  • Level 3 Safeguarding Children Training
  • Band 6 Registered Midwife with Substantial experience at this level
  • Ability to undertake audit and analyse results
  • Evidence of self-development
  • Desirable criteria

  • Keen Interest in maternal and infant mental health, experience with working with perinatal loss, fear of childbirth or birth related trauma
  • Understanding and knowledge of current issues in midwifery and NHS
  • Important Information

    Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application your are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

    Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you via a TRAC system account.

    Please submit your application as soon as possible; due to the high volumes of applications we receive and we reserve the right to close any adverts before the closing date once we have received sufficient applications.

    We are an equal opportunities employer, which aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds.

    We welcome applications from members of our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, especially in relation to senior posts within at KGH.

    Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

    Appointments will be made on merit.

    In submitting an application form, you authorise Kettering General Hospital (KGH) NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process. Including factual reference, occupational health clearance and statutory and mandatory training record.

    If you need to have a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check, as a requirement of the role, you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check (£50) and this amount will be reclaimed from your first salary. From 1st February 2019 all new starters to the Trust are required to join the DBS update service as per Trust DBS Re-checking Policy which has an annual cost of £13. New employees who do not join the update service will be required to pay £50 for a new DBS check in 3 years time.

    Please note that news starters with KGH are subject to a six month probationary period.

    “Safeguarding is everyone’s business. KGH considers Safeguarding a priority amongst its citizen’s and a key value for all employed to the service.”

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    Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.