Midwives for Dublin Hospital

Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
8 Nov 2019
5 May 2020

Job Description

This is a full-time, permanent post within the HSE in Ireland. To be eligible for this Midwifery position in Ireland, you must be registered or eligible to register in the Midwifery division with the NMBI. The Staff Midwife will:

·         Fulfil their statutory obligations within the legislation and HSE policies as appropriate to the role

·         Deliver midwifery care to women and babies according to best practice / evidence based framework

·         Practice midwifery in a manner in which the promotion of normality is the philosophy underpinning midwifery care during the preconceptual, antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods

·         Fulfil their obligation with regard to the registration and notification of births

·         Be familiar with international, national and local policies, services and resources relating to women who are experiencing a violation to their human rights e.g. domestic abuse and Female Genital Mutilation

·         Manage a caseload as required

·         Promote the health, welfare and social wellbeing of all women and babies

·         Actively participate as a multi-disciplinary / inter -disciplinary team member in all aspects of service delivery including case conferences, clinical meetings, team meetings

·         Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual person centred care programmes within an agreed framework and in accordance with policies procedures and guidelines and established best practice

·         Develop and promote good interpersonal relationships with patients, their family / social network supports and the multi-disciplinary care team in the promotion of patient centred care

·         Endeavour to ensure that care is carried out in an empathetic and ethical manner and that the dignity, spiritual needs and individuality of the patient is respected

·         Promote and recognise the patients’ social and cultural dimensions of care

·         Collaborate and work closely with the patient, their family, the multi-disciplinary team, external agencies and services to facilitate discharge planning, continuity of care and specific care requirements

·         Provide education and information to the patient, their family as required and be an advocate for the individual patient and for their family

·         Report and consult with senior midwifery management on clinical issues as appropriate

·         Maintain appropriate and accurate written midwifery records and reports regarding women / patient care in accordance with local / national / professional and confidentiality guidelines

·         Participate in innovation and change management in the approach to patient care delivery particularly in relation to new research findings, evidence based practice and advances in treatments

·         Participate in clinical audit and review

·         Participate in community needs assessment and ongoing community involvement

·         Undertake the role of key worker as co-ordinator as part of the primary care team as required

·         Promote a positive health concept with patients and colleagues and contribute to health promotion and disease prevention initiatives as outlined by the Health Service Executive

·         Delegate and supervise the work of other grades of Midwifery and Midwifery support staff within the remit of their role, as appropriate

·         Refer patients to other services as required

·         Initiate and undertake approved clinical midwifery research

·         Participate in national code of discharge planning

·         Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality A

Ref: JO-1909-437149_3

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