Community Midwife

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for committed midwives who are currently band 6 or have completed their preceptorship. We have full time and part time positions available in our friendly and supportive community teams. Our community midwives provide ante and postnatal care in the community, and support women choosing homebirths on an on-call basis.

Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust is committed to providing staff with learning and development opportunities to support their career progression. We offer opportunities to work alongside specialist services including our internationally acclaimed spinal unit. Our maternity services provide care for approximately 4,800 women and their families. We offer a variety of birth choices for our diverse population and have a dedicated suite for women experiencing bereavement. We have a level 2 neonatal service and close links with the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Main duties of the job

  • Ensure midwifery registration remains active on the NMC register.Maintain accurate and contemporaneous records at all times, both written and electronic.
  • Administer and supply medicines under midwives exemptions/PGDs and Medicines Act of 1968 and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Medicines Policy.
  • Actively promote the concept of holistic personalised care within the maternity services in both hospital and community.
  • Advise on the promotion of health, education, social care and the prevention of illness.
  • Recognise and appropriately manage complex physical, emotional and psychological situations that may be detrimental to the health and well-being of mother and baby.
  • Devise and develop a plan of midwifery care based on assessment in association with mother, taking into account her individual personalised needs and preferences.
  • Implement the plan of midwifery care and where appropriate co-ordinate other members of the multi-disciplinary team responsible for implementing specific aspects of the care.

About us

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What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes.

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?

We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.

As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.

Greater diversity within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification

Education, and Qualifications


  • Registered Midwife
  • MSPP/ ENB 997


  • NVQ assesor
  • Evidence of further study



  • Clinical skills, in particular: Suturing , Cannulation, Supervision of epidural infusion
  • Ability to write clearly and legibly in English
  • Knowledge of NMC Code of Conduct, Guidelines and Professional Practice
  • Awareness and knowledge of vulnerable adult and child Protection issues
  • Good communicator both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work on own initiative and mange own time
  • Good previous attendance record
  • Flexible approach to working hours and practices



  • Experience as a preceptor Midwife
  • Ability to be a mentor to student midwives/nurses/MCA's
  • Completion of mentor assessor workshops


  • Ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively within it

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