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Stroud Community Midwife, Band 6

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

Permanent position, 30 hours a week

Lead Midwives, Alex and Kirsty, are looking to welcome qualified midwives to join our friendly and supportive team at Stroud Maternity Unit, a well-loved freestanding maternity unit providing outstanding care for the local community.

Working as a core birth unit midwife, there are opportunities to develop skills of autonomy and leadership as well as physiological birth, presentation scans, consultant clinics, glucose tolerance testing, antenatal screening, antenatal drop-in clinics, postnatal/breastfeeding support sessions.

Community Midwife Lynsey I love working here, it's such a great team

Community Midwife Ruth has worked at Stroud for 14 years \I love being part of the community and my colleagues are wonderful

There is opportunity to join the core birth unit team and the community midwife team or both working some community days and a shift in the unit (hybrid working). In addition to this, there is the option to work a shift in Gloucester delivery Suite/Maternity Ward if preferred-this can be helpful in consolidating practice if newly qualified or wanting to maintain skills in this these areas.

Our community midwifery teams cover central Stroud, Stonehouse, Dursley, Cirencester, Tetbury and applicants are welcome to share their preference on which area they would like to work.

Main duties of the job

You will be participating in an integrated midwifery model working within the community setting and supporting the local midwife-led unit, or working within the midwife-led unit. There is also the option of having a regular shift in the acute setting as well (hybrid model).

Your main priority will be to demonstrate and promote a woman and family centred style of clinical practice.

You will participate and engage in the development of evidence-based Midwifery Continuity of Carer Teams within Gloucestershire (we have 3 teams already and are preparing for a further roll out).

You will be responsible for delivering and maintaining a high standard of day to day, evidence-based practice for all women in the designated clinical area/caseload. It is expected that you will provide the full range of midwifery support and care, which includes antenatal, one to one care in labour and postnatal care, liaising with other members of the multi-disciplinary team. You will engage with women and their families to encourage and promote women centred care.

As a registered midwife you will be competent in the full range of midwifery skills including venepuncture, cannulation, perineal suturing, maternal and neonatal resuscitation.

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

As our most valuable asset, we understand that happy, fulfilled staff will offer their best, and we aim to achieve this by providing a supportive team approach.

At Stroud we have a small team comprising midwives, maternity care assistants, maternity support workers and a visiting obstetrician; we also link in with other members of the wider multidisciplinary team such as health visitors and the safeguarding and perinatal mental health team. We have community practice facilitators who are able to offer support to midwives who are new to community.

We have a comprehensive mandatory programme including PROMPT as well as many opportunities for you to develop personally. We have several shared decision-making councils, giving all staff a voice within the department.

We recognise that some staff may experience difficult situations. To support them, we have an excellent PMA team and TRiM practitioners.

Job description

Job responsibilities

- To be competent in the full range of midwifery skills, including: venepuncture, cannulation, perineal suturing, intravenous drug administration, maternal and neonatal resuscitation, care of regional anaesthesia, infant feeding support.

- To assess the mothers and babys condition and delivers appropriate care, within the multidisciplinary team.

- To carry out appropriate screening tests on women and babies, following appropriate discussion with the woman and informed consent.

- To deliver safe care within a challenging and changing clinical environment, using equipment and resources safely and as appropriate.

- To provide health education and support with parenting skills to individuals and/ or formal and informal groups.

- To communicate effectively, especially where mothers ability to do so is compromised

- To receive information which may cause emotional distress to all parties and disseminates contentious, complex and sensitive information appropriately.

- To maintain accurate and contemporaneous records.

- To adhere to all Trust policies and procedures and Midwives Rules and Standards.

- Maintain patient dignity and confidentiality at all times

- Demonstrate and promote a woman and family centred style of clinical practice.

- To be responsible for the organisation of own caseload and appropriately delegate to support workers or other staff members in order to ensure effective time management. To assist the team in the day to day running of the clinical area.

- To communicate with the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) to aid effective woman-centred care, which will include taking an active role in team meetings, joint consultations and case conferences as required.

- Respond to emergency situations with composure, maintaining patient safety and seeking immediate support, supporting the patient, family and other staff as required.

Person Specification



  • Active registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • United Kingdom recognised Degree in Midwifery Practice
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development through maintenance of professional portfolio and registration revalidation



  • Experience (through placement or employment) of working in an acute clinical environment


  • Previous experience in a relevant speciality

Knowledge/ Skills


  • Able to prioritise own workload and that of others as appropriate
  • Personally resilient and able to manage complexity and work in an ambiguous or changing environment
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain and contribute to the development of standards of practice, conduct or decision making in conjunction with team, Lead Midwives, Consultant Obstetricians
  • Demonstrates ability to use clinical reasoning skills and techniques to assess, diagnose, plan and offer a range of treatment options; deliver, evaluate and amend the treatment plan.
  • Able to effectively and appropriately escalate concerns to reduce risk and promote patient safety

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