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Perineal Pelvic Health Midwife | Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Job details
Posting date: 17 June 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £43,742 - £50,056 Per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 17 July 2024
Location: ORMSKIRK, L39 2AZ
Company: St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 6314380/409-6314380


This exciting offer is initially for a fixed term 12 month period .

We have exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual/s to join our maternity team at Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching hospital as a Specialist Midwife for Perineal Pelvic Health.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated midwife/ midwives to join our outstanding team of supportive and dedicated Midwifery and Medical staff, helping to further the outstanding 5 star patient care provided by all.

Are you an experienced midwife with a passion for pelvic health and perineal care and a desire for improving services for women and their families accessing maternity services.

At Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching hospitals we are enhancing our service for pelvic floor dysfunction and provide, timely, evidence-based treatment for women.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated midwife/ midwives with significant clinical experience to provide leadership and service implementation within our maternity services.

You will need to have experience of change management and successful service implementation and be confident and competent in perineal suturing and care.

The role will involve training and support for staff as well as assessment, personalised care planning and onward referral working with the MDT team.

The Secretary of State has approved the partnership between St Helens & Knowsley and Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals.

From 1stJuly we have come together as a single organisation under the name Mersey & West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Trust delivers acute hospital care, intermediate care, community, and primary care services to a population of over 600,000 people with a combined workforce of around 9000 dedicated and skilled staff from 17 locations including Whiston, Southport & Formby, St Helens, Ormskirk and Newton hospitals.

The Trust provides regional services for burns, plastic surgery and spinal injuries to more than 4 million people across Mersey and West Lancashire, Cheshire, the Isle of Man and North Wales.

Our Vision is to deliver 5 Star Patient Care:
• CARE that is evidence based, high quality and compassionate
• ​​​​​​SAFETY that is of the highest standards
• COMMUNICATION that is open, inclusive and respectful
• SYSTEMS that are efficient, patient centred and reliable
• PATHWAYS that are best practice and embedded, but also respect the individual needs of patients

Our achievements include:
• Trust rated Outstanding by CQC Inspection August 2018
• Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers & Health Service Journal)
• Awarded National Preceptorship Accreditation (2023) for our Nursing & AHP Preceptorship Programme

Please see our Wellbeing & Benefits booklet for more information on our staff benefits. Accessible version available upon request.


To act as a significant educational resource in OASI, CRPT and pregnancy related bladder/bowel dysfunction.

To identify areas for improvement and to take a role in designing, implementing and supporting new and existing initiatives.

Provide a visible clinical leadership presence across the service.

Support improvements in and development of maternity services, to improve the experience for women, their families, and staff.

To review women in the postnatal OASI “one-stop” midwife led service, developing individual management plans.

Independently manage a case load, reviewing women in the antenatal OASI to discuss mode of delivery for subsequent pregnancy.

To provide and manage the care for women with pregnancy related bladder problems.

To work collaboratively with women’s health physiotherapy services, in providing midwife training and care for prevention of incontinence.

To work collaboratively alongside other clinical colleagues providing care to women with OASI.

To provide endoanal ultrasound tests for women with OASI and other non-pregnancy related bowel complications, as appropriate, providing feedback, recommendations and assurance to the patient and linking with other health care professionals as required.

To provide support and leadership to midwives on the postnatal and Intrapartum areas and across a variety of health professional groups, in developing their clinical skills for women with OASI.

To be responsible for organising and delivering perineal repair workshops to staff.

To independently lead and support the Perineal Review Clinic providing care to women with acute complications of CRPT in the post-natal period.

Responsible for establishing antenatal education materials and formalising care pathways required in line National and Regional PPHS recommendations.


Maintain Professional Registration and practice through CPD.

Adhere to NMC Code: professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates.

Maintain personal standards of conduct and behaviour consistent with Trust and NMC guidance.

Provide expert advice on evidence-based practice in midwifery.

Influence maternity care to be the highest standard whilst exercising professional and personal autonomy.

Play a significant role in the identifying of potential improvements to working practices within the Pelvic Health Maternity service by leading on projects within areas of speciality such as:

Contributing to the development of care
• Participating in designing protocols and
• Developing and refining standard letters and communication
• Working closely with I.T colleagues to improve clinical databases and patient information systems to maximise utility for the clinica
• Identify and respond to opportunities to promote OASI and CRPT service within the service including creating local networks to facilitate service development e.g., within general practice, obstetrics, ante-natal care, midwifery and surgery.
• Coordination between pelvic health services and community services that may include sexual health and mental health services.
• Development and lead an effective day to day running of specialist programmes of care for specific patient groups with a multi-disciplinary team. This involves support of clinics for women who suffered Pelvic floor dysfunction and or at-risk groups who sustained an OASI or perineal trauma or perineal breakdown.
• Review and maintain specific pelvic health guidelines to improve prevention recognition and treatment pelvic floor dysfunction.


Undertake Bleep holder documentation when participating in the Bleep rota.

Review the provision of evidence-based information for women and birthing people on pelvic health to ensure that it is widely available in a range of formats.


Participate in the senior midwifery bleep holder rota on the Whiston site (Early or late shift including the occasional weekend or Bank holiday as required).

To provide support and information for midwives on the postnatal wards.

To maintain, monitor and evaluate standards of care provided to women with OASI and other childbirth related perineal trauma and to assist in the implementation of recommendations from Government or Professional bodies and CQC regulations in relation to their care.

Communicate regularly through meetings with teams and individuals and provide opportunity for two-way feedback.

Review and maintain specific pelvic health guidelines to improve prevention recognition and treatment pelvic floor dysfunction.


To attend annual maternity and mandatory training updates.

To deliver perineal repair training.

To provide training and support for all midwives and health care professionals on bladder care.

To provide training and support on PFME delivery in order to prevent urinary and faecal

Ensure that good pelvic health is promoted in pregnancy and the postnatal period.

Ensure that all staff in maternity services have access to first level training on prevention, recognition and treatment of pelvic health issues.


To participate in nursing, midwifery and medical research and audit as required.

To lead and undertake audit of OASI and CRPT service locally and contribute to regional and national audit and research, presenting findings as.

Please see Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Advertising date: 17th June 2024

Closing date: 30th June 2024

Shortlisting date: 1st July 2024

Proposed Interview date: 9th July 2024

This advert closes on Sunday 30 Jun 2024

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