Infant Feeding Support Worker

Barts Health Nhs Trust

Infant Feeding Support Worker


Barts Health Nhs Trust, City of Westminster

  • Full time
  • Temporary
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: fc778b342fc6472f9a6f36d1c582ee1f

Full Job Description

We have an opportunity for two motivated individuals to work alongside the Infant Feeding Lead, providing infant feeding support and contributing to the delivery of the Family Hubs agenda.

The role will require the successful candidate to provide specialist knowledge and skills in infant feeding, along with theoretical and practical expertise related to the Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI).

You will need to be flexible in your approach promoting breastfeeding and providing support for infant feeding to expectant mothers, their families, and the broader Newham Hospital community.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide specialist knowledge in the field of infant feeding and promote breastfeeding to pregnant women, their families and the wider community in Newham and to provide information and support to enable women to breastfeed their babies for as long as they wish

  • Deliver breastfeeding workshops and groups both at the antenatal and postnatal stage.

  • Promote and refer families to community based offers of infant feeding support and health visiting support when required.

  • Ensure ongoing CPD in the specialist field of infant feeding. This must include underpinning your practice with theoretical knowledge gained through research including updates from the Breast Feeding Network (BFN) and Baby Friendly Initiative (BFi) and applying and implementing the relevant practical, evidence based information to your field of work.

  • Support all women in feeding their babies in line with UNICEF Baby Friendly standards.

  • Apply specialist knowledge and experience in the autonomous management of own caseload and care-plans.

  • Work collaboratively with midwives in the co-ordination of patient centered care-plans.

  • Provide clinical interventions with feeding plans where necessary. This may include setting up lactation aids, Finger Feeding aids, cup/syringe feeding equipment and setting up breast pumps.

  • Carry out teaching sessions with members of the multidisciplinary team, including; Doctors, Midwives, Nurses and students.

    Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

  • The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

    Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

    We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.