Integrated Midwife (Band 5/6 – depending on experience) – (Ref 68587)
Can be offered as a Development Opportunity
Full Time – 37.5 hours per week – Fixed term until 31/03/2022
Salary Range – Band 5 – £26,104 – £32,915 per annum
Salary Range – Band 6 – £33,072 – £40,736 per annum
Plus Distant Islands Allowance of £1,971 per annum
A relocation Allowance of up to £2000 is available
Are you a registered midwife who wishes the opportunity to work in a rural community and experience the unique challenges that come from our remote geographical location? We welcome applications from both experienced registered midwives ready to join the team at Band 6 and newly qualified midwives to work at Band 5 and undertake a programme of preceptorship.
Working as part of a friendly and supportive team based at the Gilbert Bain Hospital you will be involved in all aspects of antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care with caseload management responsibility for a geographic area within Shetland. Additionally you will have the opportunity to support and gain experience within the wider reproductive health team, which includes the sexual health clinic, fertility and forensic service.
You must be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and have effective and adaptable interpersonal and organisational skills. This post involves travelling and a high degree of flexibility including on- call and air ambulance transfers to the mainland.
The post-holder will work to uphold the philosophy of care within the unit to ensure that women and their families are the central focus of a high quality service and that care provided is individualised. You will have knowledge of child protection responsibilities and the GIRFEC process.
There is a strong history of joint working with other agencies in Shetland to the overall benefit of the local community. Maternity Services are fully engaged in this through the Early Years Collaborative.
This contract is until 31/03/2022. The reason for the fixed-term contract is waiting time initiatives and to allow for ongoing workforce planning. If you wish to apply for this post as a secondment opportunity, you will need to discuss with your line manager before submitting an application.
Rise to the challenge and enjoy the opportunity – Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work. Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland. To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to www.shetland.org and/or https://www.shetland.org/life
For an informal discussion, please contact Jacquie Whitaker (Chief Midwife) on 01595 743009.
Closing date: 1st October 2021
Interview date: 15th October 2021
For more information and to apply:
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In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.