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2 August 2022
Looking for a career that offers a new experience every day? Healthcare support workers offer a world of possibilities within the NHS. If you want to be part of one of the most trusted teams in the country, search ‘Healthcare support worker roles’ now.

Maternity Services

Across the NHS there are various roles within maternity services including Maternity Care Assistant and Maternity Support Worker. These roles require differing experience and qualification levels and will give you a great grounding. You’ll fill out documents, manage stocks, prepare women for clinical examinations and tests, and help them with any hydration and dietary needs. Over time, you may also start recording blood pressure, temperature and weight, take bloods from mums and their babies, and even lead antenatal classes. Examples of the settings you may work in: • the community • antenatal/postnatal wards • day assessment unit/triage • maternity theatres • delivery suites • midwifery led units Skills and personal attributes needed You'll need to be: • caring and patient • able to work with people from all walks of life • accepting of other people’s lifestyles • flexible and adaptable to deal with unpredictable situations • able to follow instructions and procedures • willing to be present at childbirth • able to work under pressure • able to deal with other people’s emotions

Band 2 Support Worker in Maternity Services and Maternity Care Assistant

We’re looking for individuals with or without health and care experience to join the NHS to work in maternity services. As a support worker, your role is to work closely with the multi-professional maternity team to care and support women, babies and families during their journey through pregnancy, childbirth and the first few weeks after birth. No experience? No problem. We’ll teach you everything you need to know for this physically demanding role. To us, it’s more important that you’re a caring and kind person with a genuine desire to help and support women, babies and their families. If this sounds like you, then you already have the attributes that make a great support worker in maternity services. Right from the time you join us, you’ll have access to learning, development and training opportunities. As you progress in your NHS career you’ll acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to provide safe and compassionate patient care. Main duties of the job As a Support Worker in Maternity Services, you'll work under the supervision of a registered midwife. This role is sometimes also known as Maternity Care Assistant or Maternity Assistant. Examples of what you may do as part of your role • helping to care for mothers and babies • supporting the smooth running of maternity services including clinics and day assessment unit • carrying our basic care tasks • supporting hydration and dietary needs • preparing women for clinical examination and tests • updating records and other admin tasks • ordering stationery and equipment • preparing equipment • reporting problems or concerns to a registered midwife or nurse Check out the Jobs tab to search for available support worker roles in maternity services in your area.

Band 3 Maternity Support Worker

Band 3 Maternity Support Worker We’re looking for individuals with health and care experience to work in maternity services. To join the NHS to care and support women, babies and families during their journey through pregnancy, childbirth and the first few days of birth. It’s also important that you’re a caring and kind person with a genuine desire to help and support women, babies and their families. If this sounds like you, then you already have the attributes that make a great Maternity Support Worker. Right from the time you join us, you’ll have access to learning, development and training opportunities. As you progress in your NHS career you’ll acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to provide safe and compassionate patient care. You’ll need a Certificate NVQ level 2 in health & social care / childcare or midwifery care, Level 2 in both Maths and English is desirable. Full support will be given during the training process to gain NVQ level 3 qualifications in the Maternity Support Worker role if you’re appointed as a trainee. The Maternity Support Worker role can also lead to a range of career opportunities. With the right support, those who want to can undertake the necessary training to become our future nursing associates, nurses and midwives. Main duties of the job As a Maternity Support Worker, you'll work under the supervision of a registered Midwife. Examples of what you may do as part of your role • helping to care for mothers and babies • supporting the smooth running of maternity services including clinics and day assessment • carrying out basic care tasks such as supporting hydration and dietary needs • preparing women for clinical examination and tests • undertaking routine observations such as blood pressure, temperature checks • supporting infant feeding • health promotion and education • updating records and other admin tasks • ordering stationery and equipment • preparing equipment • reporting problems or concerns to a registered Midwife or Nurse Check out the Jobs tab to search for available Maternity Support Worker roles in your area.

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Covid-19 vaccination programme

From emergency and primary care, to health services including cancer treatment, mental health support, and the current COVID-19 vaccination programme, we lead the National Health Service (NHS) in England. Working with local health systems, our teams make decisions about how to best support and ensure quality care for patients in each region. COVID-19 continues to be the single greatest public health emergency in the history of the NHS. Last year, thousands of people stepped forward to offer their time and skills to support NHS England’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign. Because of them we were able to roll out primary vaccinations to millions of people quickly, saving thousands of lives. Now, with the emergence of the Omicron variant, the vaccination programme is being ramped up further. And we are once again recruiting thousands of paid roles to help us deliver booster vaccinations across England. With many different, flexible roles, this is a unique opportunity to be part of the huge national effort working to save lives and help the country return to normal life. We are the NHS. Join us. Search the range of roles available in England here: https://www.nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk/Campaigns/Vaccine-boost What makes us different? With many roles, in different settings, with different ways of working, the NHS is a unique organisation. And an amazing one to be part of if you’re looking for a varied, flexible, and challenging career. We’re 1.3 million strong, from all walks of life, making a difference to people’s lives every day. Working together to achieve Our People Promise, we want everyone in the NHS to feel part of a team that brings out the very best in each other.

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Headquarters

London, United Kingdom

Revenue

£4m to £20m (GBP)

Employees

10,000+

Industry

Healthcare