Senior Midwife – Private Maternity Unit | University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

49 036 £
Date Placed 11 January


Would you like to spend more one-to-one time with your patients and their newborns? At UCLH we are looking for an experienced midwife with outstanding customer service skills to join our growing team and provide dedicated care for our private maternity patients. To be successful in this post, you will need to demonstrate that you can offer excellent customer service to patients alongside a professional, can-do attitude. You will also need to understand and work to the expectations and service standards of private maternity care.

Previous experience of working with private patients is not essential, as long as you have strong midwifery skills and superb interpersonal skills - if you are new to working with private patients, it will give you a different perspective on patient care, which you will be able to take with you as you continue your career path. UCLH has ambitious plans to develop its private patient services – both by improving processes to support patient care and by significantly increasing income. The private Fitzrovia Ward was fully refurbished in 2022 and now includes two new delivery rooms and 5 post natal rooms, which has expanded our private service to offer vaginal deliveries as well as C-sections.

At UCLH we are committed to support you in developing your career, whichever direction you choose. Working with private patients will provide you with an opportunity to emphasise a different set of interpersonal skills, which will be invaluable whether you choose to work in the private or NHS midwifery sector long term. As a private midwife, you will be working closely alongside our world-class consultants, and, as part of a small team, will be offered plenty of opportunities to take the initiative when it comes to the care of your patients. We also have commissioned links with City, King’s College London and Southbank universities and can offer accelerated career pathways to suitable candidates. All staff working in private healthcare at UCLH are eligible for all the additional benefits our NHS staff receive, including an attractive NHS pension scheme, generous holiday allowances and season ticket loans.

If you want to take your career to the next level and focus on your continued development in private healthcare while still being part of a wider NHS team, come and join our remarkable, growing team.

For more information, please refer to the attached Job Description and contact Debbie Bridgewater, Deborah.bridgewater@nhs.net Lead Midwife

With lower patient-to-midwife ratios than on NHS wards, a role in private healthcare will give you the opportunity to develop a deeper relationship with your patients, supporting them antenatally, through the birth that is right for them, and then providing them with postnatal care that gives their baby the very best start in life.

You will be working in one of the leading tertiary referral centres for neonatal care in London, given your experience of supporting women through extremely complex, as well as straightforward pregnancies. Our hospital has a busy level three neonatal unit and you will have the opportunity to further develop transferable skills by working alongside specialist teams in different departments at UCLH.

This advert closes on Wednesday 25 Jan 2023

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