Job DescriptionMid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust employs nearly 5,000 staff and provides a comprehensive range of acute and community based services from four sites in and around Chelmsford, Maldon and Braintree. The Trust enjoys a strong clinical reputation and provides a wide range of services including A&E, emergency medicine and surgery, elective surgery in most specialties, and maternity and paediatric services. It also hosts regional plastics, head and neck and upper gastrointestinal (upper GI) surgical services and a supra-regional burns service to a population of 9.8 million. The post holder will work closely with the Practice Development Midwife to ensure that robust processes are in place to meet the unit's governance, training and education agenda. It will involve managing the mentorship and preceptorship requirements for the Maternity Unit, assisting in the design and implementation of education and training plans, maintaining the training database, in relation to service development and provision. You will also be responsible for the support of all maternity staff, particularly newly qualified and those new to the unit, and on a practice support programme. You will support the Practice Development Midwife in the review of workforce requirements, skill mix and recruitment to ensure a workforce fit for practice with safe levels of staffing skill mix and numbers within the maternity unit. MEHT contracts are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period. All Registered Nurse/Midwife/Theatre Practitioner or ODP you will be required to take a Drug Calculation Test. (please note 100% pass mark required) All HCA/HCSW/MCA will be required to take a Literacy and Numeracy test (80% pass required) as part of the pre employment process. This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to existing NHS at Risk employees working in Essex who meet the essential criteria. In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and as all communication will be done online, please give e-mail addresses for referees. We are an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. Applicants who consider they have a disability will be shortlisted for interview if they meet the essential criteria. We also operate strict screening procedures for posts with access to vulnerable adults and children. Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust is also a MINDFUL EMPLOYER®. Please be advised that if the post you are applying for requires any level of Professional Qualification (e.g. A-Levels, Degree etc) or Professional Registration (e.g. Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Medical Council etc) you will be required to bring evidence of this qualification or registration with you to interview. Failure to do so may result in your application being withdrawn. Applicant requirements You must have appropriate UK professional registration. 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. Documents to download * Band 7 Practice Facilitator * Our values and behaviours * Privacy Notice - Applicants, Employees and Former Employees * MEHT Organisation Chart To print a document or save it to your computer, please click with your right mouse button on the document title and select "Save Target As..." . You can then save the document in a suitable place on your computer ready to print it out. Clicking with the left mouse button will open the document in a new window (if your web browser can do so).
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