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Band 3 Maternity Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 3

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 3
Fixed term: 12 months
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (7 days a week cover required)
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South Lakes Birth Centre
Barrow in Furness
£19,737 - £21,142 pro rata
Salary period
03/08/2021 23:59

Job overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic, well-motivated person to join the team for 12 months, covering Maternity Leave.  The post can either be full or part time with a working pattern of Weekends, Nights and Bank Holidays.  Under the direction of a registered midwife, the job role entails providing nursing care and assistance to mothers and babies within defined parameters specified by the registered midwife.

Main duties of the job

* Work effectively with the multidisciplinary team in order to achieve desired outcomes that promote the well being of mothers and babies. 
* Carry out and record basic observation/test results as instructed and report changes to a Registered Midwife (RM).
*Recognise changes in either mother or baby’s condition and report to a Midwife 
*Observe the standards of cleanliness within the ward area and report deficits to the Ward/Dept Manager 
* Assist in the implementation of direct clinical care

*Support RM’s in providing information and advice on health promotion * Teaching – Assisting with baby hygiene, infant feeding and parenting skills 
*Undertakes simple dressings/procedures using aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT) 
*Perform a range of relevant clinical skills, eg phlebotomy/Newborn Screening Tests 
This list is not exhaustive and please refer to the Job Description.

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification

Essential and Desirable

Essential criteria
  • Experience of working within a healthcare setting
  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as on own initiative
  • Good general education
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively (to understand and be understood)
  • Good basic hygiene skills (eg food handling, handwashing etc)
  • Self motivated, enthusiastic, innovative and flexible
  • Ensures that own actions support equality, diversity, rights and maintain quality
  • Understands confidentiality
  • Ability to follow clear instructions and feed back to senior staff
Desirable criteria
  • Awareness of the NHS structure and current issues
  • Perform a range of relevant clinical skills eg phlebotomy, ECG, pre operative observations
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Applicant requirements

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Catherine Eddy
Job title
Temporary Ward Manager/Labour Ward Coordinator
Email address
Telephone number
01229 403609