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Women's and Children's Services
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Watford General Hospital
£33,922 - £40,872 per annum inc HCA
Salary period
05/07/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Band 6 - Rotational Midwife - WACS

Band 6

Job overview

At West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, we have a great opportunity for experienced Midwives to join our team.  

We would like to invite you to join our highly motivated midwifery team where commitment to providing high quality, woman-centred care is our passion. We are forward thinking with motivated staffs who strive to improve the quality of the service that we offer to our women, their babies and their families.

 We can offer you:

  • An innovative, personalised midwifery career in a friendly, non-judgmental environment
  • The possibility of accreditation at level 7 and the opportunity to work towards an MSc
  • A new EPR system which will streamline the use of data and technology to improve patient care





Main duties of the job

You must hold your UK NMC registration to apply for this role.

We have Level 2 Baby Friendly accreditation, CQC rating of ‘good’ and provide professional development opportunities for all levels of staff and work with the recommendations from the Better Births report.

Our unit provides three options for place of birth: the established co-located Alexandra Birth Centre, home birth and the Delivery Suite. This ensures that all women have access to the optimal birth environment in accordance with their choice and in line with evidence-based practice. Midwives are consequently supported and enabled to practice in the optimal environments for all elements of midwifery care for all women (and their families) to enjoy a normal birth experience.

Our rotational posts offer excellent all-round experience in a progressive environment, with the potential for individuals to develop a full range of midwifery skills.

Working for our organisation

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust – which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) – is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities if you need help please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Maintain NMC registration and ensure that Revalidation is up to date. Practice in accordance with the NMC The Code and the Standards for Midwives
  • Ensure that other NMC documents and Trust guidelines are adhered to. Maintain and develop professional knowledge and competence in accordance with NMC recommendations
  • Plan and provide individualised care based on careful history taking, medical and social assessment as early in pregnancy as possible
  • To promote and maintain standards of professional practice in order to enhance quality of care for clients
  • Work within the agreed guidelines, policies and practices and participate in the review of guidelines and practice
  • Be accountable for maintaining a safe and responsible approach to own sphere of practice.
  • Ensure good communication with appropriate team professionals/agencies/clients using discretion and maintaining confidentiality and a level of continuity and quality of care
  • To maintain legible and contemporaneous records at all times, reflecting the management of care
  • Communicate information effectively with clients to assist them in making informed choice regarding maternity care
  • Be aware of the Data Protection Act and confidentiality rules. Work towards the aims/objectives of the Trust’s Nursing and Midwifery strategy. Participate in research trials within the unit
  • Ensure that midwifery practice is current, and research based
  • Plan, organise and participate in Parent Education teaching in the clinical area
  • Advise of Family Planning, Sexual Health and Public Health Services available

Person specification

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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