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New Year, new job? Why not join the #RealMidwivesofWalsall

2022-01-01T16:40:56+00:00Saturday 1 January 2022|
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Two more midwifery recruitment events are being held by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust this month for Band 5 and Band 6 roles across both its hospital and community teams.

The events, on Wednesday 12 and Saturday 15 January, come hot on the heels of successful sessions last November, and potential colleagues will be interviewed on the day.

Inpatient Matron Leanne O’Flaherty said: “We recruited to both maternity outpatients and inpatients last year and met some fantastic candidates.

“One midwife we spoke to used to work here and had heard about the improvements we are making  – she had been thinking of returning for a while. Another candidate had her baby here and commented: “If how you looked after me is how you look after women at Walsall, I want to be a part of that.”

“This was lovely to hear and we want to continue our recruitment efforts to attract others who want to join us and make a difference to the women and families we support.”

Walsall Healthcare offers a host of specialist midwifery services to support mums-to-be and their families and runs an Early Bird Clinic which means women can book directly and very early in their pregnancy journey. It also offers an excellent orientation and preceptorship programme to support new starters and is involved in research through the PRODUCT study and the Oasi2 trial

“Midwives attend dedicated study days using PROMPT and simulation equipment to ensure teams’ training is up to date and Professional Midwifery Advocates are also available to provide professional support for both staff and service users.

In addition, Walsall Healthcare is pleased to offer The Clinical Fellowship Programme for Midwives. This means Qualified Band 5 and Band 6 Midwives will get;

  • A substantive Midwifery post
  • Access to a fully funded master’s degree
  • A career and professional development plan
  • Coaching and mentoring

The Clinical Fellowship Programme (CFP) has been developed in partnership with The University of Wolverhampton and provides an opportunity for midwives to study up to and including masters level i.e. PG Cert, PG Dip or Masters, all fully funded by the Trust.

Walsall Healthcare also has a freestanding Midwifery-Led Unit.

The recruitment events will run from 6pm-8pm on 12 January and 9am-12noon on 15 January in the area outside the Antenatal Clinic on Route 122 of Walsall Manor Hospital.  These sessions will be face to face, adhering to Infection Prevention and Control measures. Candidates will need to do a lateral flow test just before they attend, wear a face covering, observe distancing and practice good hand hygiene. Virtual sessions can also be arranged.

If you’d prefer to attend a virtual session on these dates please email in the first instance, putting Midwifery recruitment in the subject box. A link to the session will be sent to you the day before.

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