Newly Qualified Midwife - Band 5 - Basildon

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 a year Per Annum Pro Rata for Part Time
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust are pleased to offer newly qualified midwives an exciting opportunity to join our maternity team.

MSEFT is now one of the largest Trusts in the country. As a fully established, merged trust we are extremely proud of the maternity services across MSE. Our sites include Southend, Basildon and Broomfield Hospital.

Providing high quality patient care, a positive experience for both Women and their families and being an excellent, compassionate and respectful workforce is at the centre of our service.

Our maternity units are both modern and well equipped which helps contribute to development and progression of our midwives.

  • One of the largest Trust's in the country serving a population of 1.2 million people.
  • Our Maternity units have around 12,000 births a year
  • Won the Management Award 2019 for our preceptorship programme at the London Maternity and Midwifery Festival
  • A number of midwives at MSE were awarded the CMO silver Award, which is the equivalent of a midwifery OBE
  • A supportive Occupational Health and Wellbeing Team to support all staff across MSE.

You could help shape the future of our midwives here at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

Have you recently qualified as Midwife or due to qualify in 2023?

Here at Mid and South Essex we are looking for a number of compassionate newly qualified Band 5 midwives to work in our maternity departments at Basildon Hospital.

Band 5 Midwives will undertake an excellent, robust and award winning preceptorship programme over 12 - 18 months which will provide you with continuous support and professional development in which you require to ensure you have the skills and qualities embedded to progress into a professional and confident band 6 midwife.

During the preceptorship programme you will be required to assess, plan and deliver midwifery care.

Upon your completion of the preceptorship programme, you will be required to work in all areas of the service which include obstetric theatre and the community across all three sites if necessary.

You will be working in collaboration with other multidisciplinary professionals enhancing and promoting the health and wellbeing of mothers and neonates in line with local and national standards relating to maternity care and referrals as appropriate.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country. Comprising of three main sites at Broomfield in Chelmsford, Basildon and Southend we are 'One Team, Working Together', to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, and provide a vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers. So, we're very happy that you have chosen to join us!

We not only offer you an excellent working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

As a fully established, merged organisation we have worked closely with our patients, staff and the wider community on our new trust values which guide us to be Excellent, Compassionate and Respectful in everything we do here at MSE.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties
  • To enable woman to remain the focus of care and as her advocate to encourage her to participate inher care plans based on good communication and evidence based information.
  • Assess, plan and deliver total midwifery care for a caseload of women within the community, prioritising workload and management of time.
  • To be competent to work within a team to deliver care based on the needs of women to maintain continuity.
  • To identify, plan and implement care in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team in relation tofamilies with complex psycho-social needs e.g. domestic violence, and child protection.
  • To maintain accurate and contemporaneous records on the women and babies care at all times, including all discussions on care and information given. Ensuring the safekeeping and storage of all confidential materials
  • To maintain competencies in dealing with emergencies and high-risk situations, and to adapt theseaccording to the environment, i.e. community/hospital.
  • To make decisions in the absence of immediate medical aid.
  • To act as mentor and/or preceptor, supporting student nurses, midwives, medical students and
  • Return to Practice Midwives, during their training to co-ordinate and liaise with multidisciplinary agencies to give care to women and their families withspecial needs e.g. psychiatric, social problems, disability.
  • To be competent with skills that will enhance care, e.g. counselling families with social needs. This willinclude participating in debriefing women on discharge home from the antenatal and postnatalwards.
  • To provide basic counselling and support for women in relation to pre- natal screening, bereavementand other special needs liaising with specialist services as necessary.
  • To measure the effect of midwifery care by participating in the quality assurance cycle, including thedevelopment of practice guidelines, protocols, policies and clinical audit.To be proactive with new ideas and the introduction of current research findings to clinical practice.
  • To contribute to meeting high standards of care, including the reporting of untoward incidents andensuring compliance with the Risk Management Strategy.
  • To take responsibility for the storage and administration of drugs according to the Midwives Rules and Standards (2004)

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife

Job related Skills/Expereince


  • Evidence of professional Development
  • High standard of record keeping in accordance with NMC Code
  • Excellent communication skills - Verbal, non-verbal and listening

Professional knowledge


  • Clear understanding of current national directives
  • Knowledge of Local Maternity System

Personal Qualities


  • demonstration of resillance, enthusiasm, and professionalism
  • Team player.
  • Excellent attendance record.


  • Personal Skills
  • Car Driver

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust





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