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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Our Strategic Vision For 2020 Is

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce” .

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance. Working patterns such as; part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview

Job Title: Practice Development Midwife

Band: 7

Reports to: Quality Improvement Manager

Accountable to: Divisional Director of Nursing / Head of Midwifery

RESPONSIBLE FOR : facilitating and providing training and education programmes to support the development of skills and knowledge required to ensure the delivery of safe and effective high quality midwifery care.

LOCATION : Families Division

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated midwife to join our friendly and progressive service as Practice Development midwife. At Blackpool Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust innovation and transformation is encouraged at all levels, offering excellent experience in all areas of midwifery practice.

Our Intrapartum service includes a 4 bedded co-located birth centre and a 11 bedded Consultant led Delivery suite including two maternity theatres. We have a 22 bed antenatal and postnatal ward and provide community service to Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

We have proactively implemented the Saving Babies Lives care bundle which has significantly improved our health outcomes and made improvements in line with Better Births.

The applicant will have be motivational leader and pride them selves at being an exemplary role model. They will be expected to contribute in maintaining and improving on the Blackpool Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust Maternity services rating of ‘Good’ in last years CQC inspection.

A Bit More About Us And The Surrounding Area

Although Blackpool is, of course, a famous seaside destination that attracts millions of visitors every year, you might be surprised at the breadth and variety of scenery on offer in this particular part of North-West England. They go way beyond the town itself and are part of what makes us such an attractive place to work.

It’s not just the area that’s a great draw – as a member of our team, you’ll have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an award-winning package of staff benefits.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

IELTS is a universally recognised and long-standing international test of English language proficiency. IELTS measures language ability of people who wish to study and/or work where English is the main language of communication

Regulated healthcare professionals who are recruited from overseas need to pass a level of language competency as part of the requirements for professional regulation before they can practice in the UK. This then allows them to communicate effectively with their colleagues and patients.

Applicants need to have passed their IELTS and have at least a level one in their Computer Based Test (CBT) before applying for roles at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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 UK Visas and Immigration 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

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