Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to contribute to the provision and accessible smoking cessation service throughout Sheffield for women and their partners.  The successful candidate will act as a source of expertise, advice and knowledge for women, their partners, carers and healthcare professionals.

Main duties of the job
To contribute to the provision of a comprehensive and accessible smoking cessation service throughout Sheffield for women and their partners
To provide smoking cessation advice and education within the specialty.
To act as a source of expertise, advice and knowledge for women, their partners, carers and healthcare professionals.
To work within the multi-disciplinary team in the provision of optimal care throughout all  aspects of the smoking cessation care pathway and in both hospital and community settings.
Working for our organisation
The Directorate of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology is based at the Jessop Wing which is linked to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. The maternity unit has over 6500 births per year and is a Regional Tertiary Maternity Service with a Level 3 Neonatal Unit of 44 cots. A tertiary Gynae-Oncology service and Gynaecology Service, which includes an Assisted Conception Unit, complete the services within the Directorate.

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.


Maintain communication with all smoking cessation midwife specialists  
Contribute to helping maternity care staff keep abreast of new developments in smoking cessation and new or revised pathways or guidelines.
Undertake smoking cessation one-to-one intervention work to help pregnant women and their partners quit smoking, in line with national standards
Utilise clinical knowledge and experience to influence clinical staff and facilitate the cultural and service delivery changes required to maximise number of quits achieved.
Provide clinical midwifery care in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period as appropriate in line with trust guidelines and policies
Support women and families across a variety of platforms, including face-to-face, by telephone and virtually
Work within a variety of settings including community and hospital
Continue to develop role in line with new initiatives, including fetal growth scan review
Exercise judgement in assessing wide ranging and complex patient problems.  Agree solutions, ensure and promote options to enable the delivery of optimum patient care.
Undertake carbon monoxide screening in line with the local stop smoking pathway
Act within Trust Guidelines, Policies and Procedures and the NMC codes of conduct, seeking advice on non-routine matters from line managers.
Maintain accurate, contemporaneous and timely care records, both written and electronic.
Contribute to the collection of data to inform audit and service development
Comply with risk assessment, health and safety legislation including the use and decontamination of clinical equipment, information governance, and quality assurance measures.
As part of the multi-disciplinary team, implement Local and National policies e.g. NSF, NICE Guidance, develops protocols/care pathways and monitors their effectiveness.
Protect, improve and preserve patients’ health by adherence to infection control policies and best practice at all times and monitoring of compliance.
Exercise professional judgement by applying skills and knowledge to safe medicines management including the custody and administration of drugs.
To provide specialist advice to woman, partners, carers and staff in the health care
Community, this may require flexible working including evenings and occasional weekends as required.
To act as a role model and teacher, providing mentorship and support and demonstrate exemplary practice to all members of the healthcare team.
Participate in the planning, organisation and delivery of specific smoking cessation training and education programmes for the multi-disciplinary healthcare teams.
Provide support to the midwifery team to enable staff and patients to make better choices for their health and that of their families.
To participate in the undertaking of surveys, audit and research.  
Promoting clinically effective nursing and monitoring compliance with evidence based practice.
Promote a professional and calm environment conducive to high patient and staff morale, achieved by personal example and direct involvement in the activities of the all clinical areas
Ensure compliance with the NMC post registration education and re-registration standards.
Act swiftly to resolve any concerns raised by patients/relatives and escalate as necessary.
Participate and assist with the response to formal complaints and take appropriate actions
Maintain professional midwifery clinical competence and knowledge to deliver up-to-date advice and care to women and families....

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