The role of the Maternity Nurse
Working as a Maternity Nurse candidates are responsible for both the newborn baby and post natal mother. They are not working in any medical capacity but are qualified to aid and advise new parents with their newborn. Supporting parents to implement a routine is another key aspect of the role, as well as integrating the new baby into a family where there are already children.
No 2 days are ever the same!
The Job of the Maternity Nurse is very varied. In some cases Maternity Nurses are required to simply trouble shoot, i.e. support with helping the mother to breastfeed or implement a sleep routine. In other cases Maternity Nurses are required to provide more general support such as feeding, bathing, changing and settling of a baby, as well as supporting mum in a general capacity.
If you enjoy working with new families and taking on new challenges then working as a Maternity Nurse is the right Job for you! Some Maternity Nurse positions will require you to work six days per week, however there are many positions that only require you to work during the day or in the evenings.
Working as a Maternity Nurse is rewarding
Empowering parents and helping them to feel confident in caring for their new baby is imperative to the role of the Maternity Nurse. Maternity Nurses are there to reassure parents, listen and provide advice where needed.
Maternity Nurses are paid between £650 to £1200 pw. Pay varies depending on the experience of the candidate and the number of children the Maternity Nurse is caring for.
Training to become a Maternity Nurse?
Babyem provides accredited training for maternity nurses in the UK. Babyem have an excellent reputation for providing a range of accredited maternity training courses through Open College Network, accredited at level 3 or 4. Courses are both practical and informative, providing candidates with up to date theory and practice.
Babyem also support candidates with their CV and to gain work experience in order to increase confidence and gain the valuable experience required to become a maternity nurse.
To view the full range of Maternity Nurse Training courses click HERE