South East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 5
Specialist areas:
General, Community, Hospital
Start Date:
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Job Ref:

The post holder is required to provide holistic midwifery care to women and babies in the antenatal, Intrapartum and postnatal periods. The midwifery care is provided both in hospital, birth centre and community settings including the management of individual caseloads, clients and/or ward areas. The post holder will deputise for the Band 7 in the clinical area when required and will participate in the management of a team within integrated hospital and community settings.

Main duties of the job
To assess, implement and evaluate programmes of antenatal, intrapartum, postnatal and neonatal care for women and babies (within their family unit) in line with current evidence, Unit policies, guidelines and NMC Rules and Code of Conduct.
Provide appropriate advice, knowledge and counselling to women and their partners regarding all aspects of antenatal, intrapartum (including home births) and postpartum care.
To act as an advocate for the women and babies receiving maternity care.
Demonstrate appropriate behaviour/attitude ( helpful, kind, caring, compassionate and respectful) when dealing with service users and colleagues, acts as a professional role model for other staff in accordance with the NMC Code (2015).
Provide parenting education, advice on health issues, and support in altering health behaviours, thereby improving health and wellbeing.
Please see Job Description for full details

About us
Collaborate with and assist obstetric colleagues in the care of women with complicated pregnancies, maintaining effective communication with obstetricians and other disciplines involved in maternity care.
Recognise complications and deviations from the norm in midwifery and refer appropriately to obstetric colleagues.
To deal with distressed clients and relatives with care, compassion and competence
Be aware of the indicators relating to vulnerable persons and child protection and respond in accordance with local policies to any suspect or confirmed instance of abuse.
To regularly use IT technology including the use of electronic maternity data collection systems to input data relating to maternity care.
To be able to prioritise and delegate safely and appropriately to relevant staff. Consistently observe Trust Infection Prevention & Control policies, procedures and best practice guidance in order to maintain high standards of Infection Prevention & Control.
Job description
Job responsibilities
Responsibilities for People or Training

Be responsible for maintaining and developing professional skills, knowledge and expertise to ensure that their educational and developmental needs are met in line with NMC PREP and revalidation requirements to meet the needs of modern maternity services. To assess plan and support own development and education needs in consultation with Band 7 midwives, practice development midwives and Clinical Midwifery managers. To maintain a professional portfolio.
Be active in the support, training and professional development of students and junior staff, and to provide clinical advice where necessary.
To act as mentor and/or assessor for midwifery learners and other related disciplines
To act a preceptor for newly qualified midwives.
To participate in department based training that meets the needs of the specific areas in order to maintain high standards of care.
To undertake annual and other mandatory training updates and relevant courses in line with Trust and local policies when requested by Managers of Midwives.
To participate in the Trusts Appraisal and Midwifery programmes
Participate in initiation, designing, implementing and evaluating guidelines, policies, protocols and standards relating to midwifery practice
To contribute to the development of reflective professional practice within the service by ensuring that practice is current and dynamic responding to clinical evidence as it develops
Other Factors
To be aware of the public health strategy and work in partnership with other providers of health and social care to meet local community needs.
Effectively manage time in response to changing workloads. Identify any areas of need to line manager.
Assist team members in building a cohesive, supportive team.
Participate in the co-ordination of workload.
Participate in the monitoring of all services provided by, and given to, the Department, including data input and collection.
Participate in an on call system to ensure 24 hour cover of midwifery services
Be responsive to changes in systems of care and health care provision.
Be aware of recent plans and directives at local and national level
Report accidents/incidents/complaints to the midwife-in-charge as per Trust Policies.
Participate in team/unit/directorate meetings; ensuring information is disseminated to colleagues where appropriate.
Ensure the appropriate storage and maintenance of clinical and non-clinical equipment.
Person Specification
Registered Midwife
Practising Midwife
Maintained an up to date professional portfolio
Training in management of obstetric emergencies
To have obtained or be studying to degree level (or diploma with equivalent experience)
Teaching/Mentoring qualification
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Contact Details:
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Contact: Recruitment

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