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I co-ordinate the infectious diseases in pregnancy screening programme. I deal with all positive results, sample errors and electronic transfer of results within a philosophy of women-centred and individualised care. I also provide expert advice on all infections in pregnancy to the obstetric team and primary care colleagues. I provide staff training for medical and midwifery colleagues and facilitate and contribute to policy and guideline development on screening within the Trust.
Registered Midwife, specialist module in antenatal screening.
I have contributed to changes in practice within antenatal screening practice locally and regionally.
The introduction of regional data collection and management IT systems to the local maternity service.
I have contributed to policy development regionally.
The development and provision of localised care for category 3 patients.
I was keen to be involved in a new role which I could shape and develop. I was also interested in antenatal screening as an area of specialised midwifery practice.
The provision of individualised and one- to- one care and support for service users within a specialist area.
I enjoy being part of change and innovation and service development.
Teaching midwifery and medical colleagues as an expert in this area of midwifery practice.
I enjoy collorative and inter-disciplinary working across a range of medical and midwifery practice eg. genitourinary medicine, hepatology services, public health.
Managing resistence to change.
Working with service users who are not compliant with recommendations about their treatment.
Challenging preconceived attitudes and beliefs towards infectious diseases in pregnancy.
Successfully enabling the electronic upload of results to NIMATS.
Providing care for patients that previously would have had to go to the regional unit.
Be well prepared, speak to other screening co-ordinators.
Attain a recognised relevant qualification
Be computer literate.
Be prepared to underate further learning
Be willing to work outside the normal working day if necessary.
Confidence in delivering training programmes.
Influencing and introducing change.
Time management skills.
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