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Experienced Antenatal Clinic Maternity Support Worker

Band 3

Main area
Women's Services
Band 3
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
St. Thomas’ Hospital
£23,213 - £25,195 p.a inc HCA
18/09/2019 23:59
Interview date

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is among the UK’s busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, as well as specialist care for patients from further afield including cancer, renal, orthopaedic and cardiovascular services.

Guy’s is home to the largest dental school in Europe and a £160 million Cancer Centre opened in 2016. As part of our commitment to provide care closer to home, in 2017 we also opened a cancer centre and a kidney treatment centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup. St Thomas’ has one of the largest critical care units in the UK and one of the busiest emergency departments in London. It is also home to Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

We have exciting job opportunities for maternity support workers to join our maternity team at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. We have vacant posts in our busy antenatal clinic based at St Thomas' Hospital.

Candidates will need to have successfully completed a Maternity Support Worker apprenticeship programme and/or have worked as an MSW in a UK based maternity unit.

You must be proficient in phlebotomy, undertaking observations such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate and temperature. You will need to demonstrate you have been trained to provide breastfeeding advice in line with the Baby Friendly Initiative.

You will be expected to work 5 days a week between Monday-Saturday, 8.45am-5pm

In-house mandatory updates is provided on an annual basis to help develop skills in looking after maternity patients with particular attention to their specific needs in pregnancy, labour and immediately after the baby is born. This includes supporting women to achieve successful breastfeeding and gain confidence in early parenting skills.

Our recruitment processes is based on an assessment of value based behaviours as well as clear understanding of the role and professional competence. There will be a written assessment and a face to face interview.

Your application must demonstrate reason for your application, your experience and why you have the necessary skills to be considered for the role. Please only apply if you have had recent experience working within a maternity setting.

Please note should we receive a high number of candidates the advert maybe closed earlier than advertised.

If you would like more information please contact, Deirdree Connell, seinor midwife,

Closing date: 18th September 2019

Assessment centre: 10th October 2019

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

 Deirdree Connell, Seinor midwife,

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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