Band 5/6 Midwives at Saint Mary’s Hospital
Our facilities are state of the art. Our care comes straight from the heart.
Here at Saint Mary’s Hospital, we recognise that our success starts with you. As part of Greater Manchester’s most successful NHS Foundation Trust, we benefit from excellent facilities, an international reputation and a tradition of innovation. But it is our people that really set us apart.
The empathy, consideration and compassion of our people enables us to deliver truly specialist care, with respect and dignity at its core, and with the parents and baby at its heart. This is care to take pride in. What’s more, those values - which underpin everything we do - were developed with the full involvement of our Nurses and Midwives. It’s no wonder they love what they do.
Our Midwives are passionate about providing kind, safe and excellent care. They have brilliant communication and record keeping skills, plus a flexible and resourceful approach. Whether they are experienced or just starting out, they are all enthusiastic about growing and progressing.
Join us at Band 5 and you’ll discover the best place to start your career. Ours is a big, broad and busy environment. But thanks to our well-established preceptorship programme, you’ll soon feel right at home. You will enjoy all the support and opportunities you need to be the best you can be.
Experienced and dedicated registered Midwives joining us at Band 6 will benefit from a full induction, ongoing support for professional development, and excellent opportunities for rotation.
Clinical rotation is an important part of the experience at both Band 5 and 6. Gaining experience in every area of our diverse service, you will maintain existing skills, hone new ones, and continue to expand your knowledge and abilities.
The range of career opportunities is as wide as you would expect - from our established Midwifery team delivering care to low risk women, through to our multi-disciplinary team which draws on a host of talents to care for women with specialist fetal and maternal needs.
Based in the centre of Manchester, we are a well-known centre of excellence with a vibrant and lively working atmosphere. Perhaps you saw us on BBC2’s documentary ‘The Midwives’?
We provide full maternity care - from pre-conceptual counselling through to postnatal outpatient services. We have a host of specialist clinics for women with complex medical problems. We also have a co-located Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to care for babies who need extra support including neonatal surgery.
Our facilities include:
- Antenatal clinics provided on three sites
- Fetal Medicine Unit
- Antenatal Assessment Unit
- Delivery Unit including HDU
- Co located Midwifery Led Unit
- A standalone midwife led unit
- Inpatient antenatal and postnatal wards
- Access to theatres at any given time
We are determined to deliver up-to-the-minute care. Here are just a few of our innovations:
- Successful trial of mobile devices for Community Midwives
- The implementation of electronic diaries for booking caesarean sections and inductions of labour
- A re-launch of the obstetric website, giving patients better access to information online
- Consultant ‘hot week’ ward rounds and 168 consultant presence on the Delivery Unit
- The strengthening of ‘midwifery led care’
- A successful enhanced recovery program
- Integration of adult critical nurses working alongside midwives on the Delivery Unit
- Our 59 cot NICU is the only provider of neonatal surgery, and RoP treatment services in Greater Manchester and takes neonatal referrals from across the North West region
- Established neonatal outreach (community) and inreach services
- Nationally recognised for the quality of bereavement support
- A thriving parent forum
- We are incredibly proud of our talented Midwives, who won two of the UK's top Midwifery prizes at the Royal College of Midwives Annual Midwifery Awards in 2016 .
- Marie Zsigmond, Amanda Lewis and Siobhan O'Neill won the Team of the Year Award for their project to identify and support potential victims of trafficking (PVoT). They worked closely with other agencies including the police, Home Office and social services. Other initiatives included mandatory training for staff to recognise the signs of human trafficking to promote networking, share information, and develop response strategies and training.
- Midwife Kirsti Redfern won the JOHNSON'S® Mentor of the Year Award. Midwifery student Shannon Hogan described how Kirsti went out of her way to ensure that she was placed with women on the unit whose clinical situation most met her learning needs. Shannon described Kirsti as selfless and a Midwife who at all times considered the needs of the woman, while balancing the need for Shannon to gain the right experience to learn and develop in her placement.
Our invitation to you
Our award-winning team is growing - just like the birthrate, which has gone up by 2%. Between February 2014 and January 2015, 9,000 births were recorded. So we’re on the lookout for compassionate Midwives to join us at Bands 5 and 6.
Whatever your level of experience, and whichever direction you want to take your career, we can promise you this: At Saint Mary’s Hospital, we value our Midwives as much as our patients. So you can be sure that you’ll be fully supported in your Midwifery career.