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Job Title:Consultant Specialist Multiples Midwife –South England travel required

Salary Grade: Impressive competitive day rate

Freelance: Consulting Role

Responsible to: Maternity Engagement Project Manager

Hours: Can vary, up to 3 days monthly estimated.

Location: Home based, with travel across England & to Tamba HQ in Aldershot, Hampshire as needed

Annual leave: Nil, Self-employed consultancy role. Note you will be responsible for your Tax etc.

About Tamba

Tamba has been in existence for over 30 years and is the largest charity of its kind in the world. We provide support, help and advice to 10,000s of families each year. A multiple Birth pregnancy is a high risk pregnancy which can lead to complications for mother and babies. NICE guideline (129) for multiple pregnancies was established in 2011. Sadly our research has found too few units are implementing this guidance. Coupled with the government’s commitment to reducing the stillbirth rate and as part of our current strategic plan, we have decided to address this by working more closely with maternity units and we need someone to help.

For instance, a multiple birth pregnancy will face much higher risks during pregnancy and birth with an almost 50:50 chance that one or more babies will end up in neonatal care, and an increased risk of stillbirth. Our mothers face twice the likelihood of developing postnatal depression, can find themselves isolated and experience higher rates of relationship breakdown. Mothers find it harder to return to work and our families tend to have less disposable income and a considerable proportion experience real material hardship.

Purpose of the job

The Consultant Specialist Midwife is a key element of our maternity engagement project. As a member of the project delivery team your role is to help clinicians overcome barriers to implementation of the NICE Multiple Pregnancy Guideline. You will use your communication skills along with your experience as a practicing multiples midwife to help support the project team and unit staff through using the NICE audit tools to identify improvements in care for multiples. You will then draw upon your experience to help with implementing an improvement plan so that NICE Guideline 129 can be embedded within the obstetric and midwifery teams. If you are a qualified midwife with experience of multiple birth pregnancies, and can show evidence of implementing change within your previous roles then this exciting role is for you. Please note this role will involve travel across South England maternity units and potential overnight stays (very occasionally). 

Objectives

To support the maternity engagement project team in engaging with target maternity units to implement the NICE Guidelines with specific reference to NICE Quality Standards 46 (QS46)

To forge key partnerships and relationships with targeted trusts heads of midwifery, head of obstetrics and gynaecology and other clinical team staff

To support the project manager in forging key partnership with other interested stakeholders

Identifying with target units the barriers to change, helping develop strategies to overcome those barriers in order to help with effective implementation of the NICE QS46

Support the maternity engagement team in understanding clinical issues and impacts on project as needed

Main Duties

Support the project team in liaising with the targeted maternity units to plan and implement an audit of multiple birth pregnancies benchmarking against NICE QS46

Conduct on site visits to undertake unit audits and provide specialist knowledge during this process

Review information gathered and complete an action plan highlighting priority areas whilst utilising the current resources Tamba and partners have developed and highlighted as effective in making meaningful practice changes

Work with the project manager to prioritising relevant tasks in order to achieve project timescales and deliver feedback to units

Deliver work in accordance to stated deadlines

Work with other members of the maternity engagement team to present the clinical case to units for implementing NICE QS46 by using data compiled by our audit and research partners to target units.

Promote positive teamwork and commitment to the maternity engagement project within the maternity engagement team and the targeted units through motivation and informal coaching

Demonstrate drive, determination, enthusiasm and an ability to work effectively as a team member

Prioritise workload to meet targets. Ensure that the project Manager is alerted to quality or deadline issues

Provide clinical input into the development of policies and procedures where applicable

Attend meetings as directed by the project manager with target units and other stakeholders

Support the project manager in presenting results of projects to a range of audiences including senior managers and stakeholders

Utilise well developed communication and negotiation skills to ensure target units and colleagues understand the project benefits and motivate them to deliver outcomes.

Sign post units to background information and best practice models

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential attributes:

  • Understanding of Tamba and the families it serves
  • Experience of engaging health professionals
  • Qualified midwife with current NMC registration
  • The ideal candidate will have implemented or supported some change project within maternity services to improve care
  • Demonstrable written communication skills
  • Experience in and be comfortable in communicating with senior clinicians
  • Experience with audit work within a healthcare setting
  • Ability to juggle several priorities at once
  • Good IT skills
  • Excellent telephone manner and listening skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work flexibly and part of a team
  • Willingness to travel with UK as needed
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to prioritise and monitor one’s own individual performance

 

To apply please send a cover letter and CV to Maternityengagement@tamba.org.uk

For an informal chat or for more information, please call Amy on 01252 332344

 

TAMBA are a registered charity number (England & Wales) 1076478, (Scotland) SC041055, and a registered company number 3688825

 

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