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28th Nov, 2021
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21st Nov, 2021
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1st May, 2021
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Job Title: International Clinical Midwifery Educator, Fernandez Foundation

Accountable to: Director of Midwifery Services, Fernandez Foundation 

Mission

We are committed to providing access to excellent, equitable, evidence-based and respectful healthcare for women and the new-born. We believe that life is sacred and precious, and we do our best to affirm and preserve it always.

Vision

A world in which every woman and child has access to high-quality, compassionate care, that enables a life of respect and dignity.

1. Teaching and Training 

  • Provide clinical supervision and leadership working alongside the national midwifery educators (NMEs) team, monitoring, and coaching, during pre-planned sessions, ensuring midwives attain their clinical competencies, by participating in their clinical assessment process.
  • Participate in the preparation of Personal Development Plans for staff and contribute to annual appraisals.
  • Working closely with the NME team to support development of teaching and training.
  • Professional Midwifery Training: Contribute to teaching midwifery subjects and women centred care in the twelve months nurse midwife practitioner education recognised by the Indian Nursing Council (INC).
  • Training and development-Support the delivery of Midwifery care. Reflective learning and journal clubs encouraging midwives to use the sessions in reading evidence-based articles and translating to clinical practice
  • Establishing and maintaining systems to record education, training, and development activities.
  • Evaluation of education, training, and development activities 
  • Ensuring that education, training and development activities are evidence based. 
  • Assist the Fernandez Foundation with training and development strategy for the professional development of midwives, doulas, additional birth support staff

 

2. Clinical Mentorship

  • Provide clinical mentoring by providing 80% clinical leadership working alongside our students and qualified midwives encouraging and promoting best practice.
  • Leading by clinical expertise in developing midwifery confidence caring for mothers in the midwife led centre.
  • Providing clinical leadership and communicating with women birth options promoting midwife led care in the midwife led unit

 

3. Professional Knowledge

  • Demonstrate practitioner competence and professionalism. 
  • Demonstrate a high level of knowledge and expertise relevant to the post. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of relevant legislation and standards. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key issues and priorities in the Indian context. 
  • Demonstrate commitment to educational and professional development issues. 
  • Demonstrate skills in teaching and facilitation.

 

4. Research and Audit

  • Demonstrates strong knowledge of research methods and knowledge of the challenges and opportunities to develop research, audit and evidence-based practice. 
  • Encouraging and supporting the research agenda at local and national level 
  • Encouraging research and audit development in the activities of the midwife led unit 
  • Developing Research and clinical tools sharing the outcomes of the MLU

The above job specification is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. 

Job Title: National Midwifery Educator, Fernandez Foundation

Accountable to: Director of Midwifery Services, Fernandez Foundation

Mission
We are committed to providing access to excellent, equitable, evidence-based and respectful healthcare for women and the new-born. We believe that life is sacred and precious and we do our best to affirm and preserve it always.

Vision
A world in which every woman and child has access to high-quality, compassionate care, that enables a life of respect and dignity.

1. Teaching and Training

  • Provide clinical supervision and leadership working alongside the midwifery team, monitoring and coaching, during pre-planned sessions, ensuring midwives attain their clinical competencies, by participating in their clinical assessment process.
  • Participate in the preparation of Personal Development Plans for staff and contribute to annual appraisals.
  • Professional Midwifery Training: Contribute to teaching midwifery subjects and women centred care in the twelve months nurse midwife practitioner education recognised by the Indian Nursing Council (INC).
  • Training and development-Support the delivery of Midwifery care. Reflective learning and journal clubs encouraging midwives to use the sessions in reading evidence-based articles and translating to clinical practice
  • Establishing and maintaining systems to record education, training and development activities.
  • Evaluation of education, training and development activities 
  • Ensuring that education, training and development activities are evidence based. 
  • Assist the Fernandez Foundation with training and development strategy for the professional development of midwives, doulas, additional birth support staff

 

2. Clinical Mentorship 

  • Provide clinical mentoring by providing 80% clinical leadership working alongside our students and qualified midwives encouraging and promoting best practice.
  • Leading by clinical expertise in developing midwifery confidence caring for mothers in the midwife led centre.
  • Providing clinical leadership and communicating with women birth options promoting midwife led care in the midwife led unit

 

3. Professional Knowledge

  • Demonstrate practitioner competence and professionalism. 
  • Demonstrate a high level of knowledge and expertise relevant to the post. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of relevant legislation and standards. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key issues and priorities in the Indian context. 
  • Demonstrate commitment to educational and professional development issues. 
  • Demonstrate skills in teaching and facilitation.

 

4. Research and Audit

  • Demonstrates strong knowledge of research methods and knowledge of the challenges and opportunities to develop research, audit and evidence-based practice. 
  • Encouraging and supporting the research agenda at local and national level 
  • Encouraging research and audit development in the activities of the midwife led unit 
  • Developing Research and clinical tools sharing the outcomes of the MLU

The above job specification is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office.

 

Who is a Midwife

A midwife is a person who has completed a midwifery education programme that is based on the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Essential Competencies for Midwifery Practice and the framework of the ICM Global Standards for Midwifery Education. They provide care for women during pregnancy, labour, postpartum period as well as the care of the newborn baby.

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Qualification

MSc, RM, RGN

Languages Known

English

Hobbies

Scuba Diving

Email

Available at

Stork Home

Experience

26 y

Who is a Midwife

A midwife is a person who has completed a midwifery 

A midwife is a person who has completed a midwifery education programme that is based on the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Essential Competencies for Midwifery Practice and the framework of the ICM Global Standards for Midwifery Education. They provide care for women during pregnancy, labour, postpartum period as well as the care of the newborn baby.