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Job reference: 068653
Location: NHS Lothian
Job closing date: 15/01/2022
Job posted date: 25/11/2021
Salary: Band 6 (£33,072 - £40,736)
Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: Various
Department: Midwifery
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Lothian

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Various hours available - part time hours will be pro rata

NHS Lothian is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

To this end, NHS Lothian welcomes applications from all sections of society.

***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early***

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NHS Lothian maternity services are currently inviting qualified midwives to apply for Band 6 staff midwife positions with the NHS LOTHIAN HOMEBIRTH TEAM. These posts will be integrated within the community teams and are permanent, rotational posts offering various hours.

As an autonomous practitioner the post holder will plan and implement maternity care primarily to low risk women within an integrated homebirth/community team. Working with the ethos of Best Start at the forefront of care, this allows us to provide continuity from booking right through until postnatal discharge. You will also be required to work closely with the multi-professional team and in the absence of the Team Leader/Charge midwife,  the post holder may be required to provide cover to ensure effective operation within the homebirth integrated team.

Currently homebirths in Lothian account for less than 1% of babies born in Lothian and our vision is to increase this in the coming years. In order to do that we must ensure that there is a constant route for homebirth across the whole of our local maternity system, this will ensure that women can achieve the birth of their choice.

This is an exciting opportunity which allows you, as a member of the team to be a pioneer in the implementation of this gold standard service for the women and families of NHS Lothian.

This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post. 

For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being sought, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification. If after reading this information you have any questions please contact Maria Wood

**Please note: we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the vacancy early once a sufficient amount of applications are received. Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage**   

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