Midwifery Careers

MIDWIFERY CAREERS

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Becoming a midwife will open the door to other roles and responsibilities over time. This box set illustrates some of the different directions in which midwives have progressed. The aim of the set is to show the opportunities that may be available to a qualified midwife and provide some tips of how to develop and step into a new role.

Career pathways: Becoming a Consultant Midwife

Career pathways: Becoming a Consultant Midwife

2018  |    25 mins    |  Midwifery Careers

Geraldine Butcher, Consultant midwife, explains the history of the beginnings of the leadership role of consultant midwives. She talks about the need to keep expertise at the bedside, and innovate without being tied down to a managing role. Geraldine shares her journey to the role, both clinically and academically. She explains about the specialist role she has had and the achievements she has been involved in nationally and locally. Tips are provided on the qualities required to become a consultant midwife and advice about the preparation you can do. they require to come to terms with their loss.

Dr Geraldine Butcher, Consultant Midwife, NHS Ayrshire and Arran

Becoming and being a teacher of midwives

Becoming and being a teacher of midwives

2018  |    24 mins    |  Midwifery Careers

Fiona Gibb, Senior Midwifery Lecturer and Lead Midwife for Education, School of Nursing and Midwifery at Robert Gordon University tells her story of how she moved to be an educator in a university. She talks about the importance of looking for and taking opportunities as they arose. The roles and responsibilities of the university educator is explored, with illustrations of how midwifery education is carried out. Top tips are provided for developing a career in education. The presentation includes questions from the floor.

Fiona Gibb, Senior Midwifery Lecturer and Lead Midwife for Education, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Robert Gordon University

Complementary therapies: a specialist career move for midwives

Complementary therapies: a specialist career move for midwives

2019  |    21 mins    |  Midwifery Careers

Denise Tiran, Freelance Midwifery Lecturer and Education Director, Expectancy, explains the development of professional specialism in midwifery and tells her story of moving into complementary therapies. She explains what training opportunities are available for midwives and links to the standards for education and the role of the midwifery. Denise advises how to become specialist in complementary therapies, including understanding and applying research evidence in other settings. She also explores the opportunities for midwives who have chosen to specialise.

Denise Tiran, Freelance Midwifery Lecturer; Education Director, Expectancy

Research cameo: the end of one journey, beginning of the next

Research cameo: the end of one journey, beginning of the next

2015  |    22 mins    |  Midwifery Careers

Dr Julie Wray, previous Senior Lecturer, University of Salford presents her story of her career from nursing through midwifery to researcher. She explains how she always questioned and relates some of the history of changes in midwifery practice which influenced how she started to challenge care in the postnatal period. Julie relates her PhD study around to postnatal care and discusses how research should be mobilised in order to make an impact. She also points out some research funding available for midwives.

Dr Julie Wray, previous Senior Lecturer, University of Salford

Never a dull moment…from RCM to Call the Midwife

Never a dull moment…from RCM to Call the Midwife

2017  |    22 mins    |  Midwifery Careers

For a career move that is more unusual Terri Coates, Midwifery Advisor, relates her past 20 years of supporting editing the story of Call the Midwife with Jennifer Worth, author of the original books and subsequently as advisor for the television series. She explains her role to help the actors portray midwifery in the right way historically with illustrations and explanations of filming from the television set. She also works in tandem with the script writers to present the midwifery stories correctly alongside the use of authentic equipment from the time period. Terri reveals it is not a glamorous role, but one that has been very rewarding!

Terri Coates, Midwifery Advisor, Call the Midwife

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