Bank Midwife

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£24.41 to £37.18 an hour Hourly
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Part Time
* Please note - this vacancy is not suitable for Overseas Registered Nurses/Midwives required to take the OSCE exam.*

You must have a valid UK NMC pin to apply for this job

Are you enthusiastic about personalised, woman centre care?Are you passionate about delivering high quality care?

The Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is offering an exciting opportunity for you, a motivated and inspirational midwife, to join our Maternity Department as a Band 6 Midwife, with plenty of opportunities to rotate in different departments:- Delivery Suite- Birth Centre-Emergency Obstetric Unit- Antenatal and Postnatal Wards-Antenatal Clinic-Community Teams

Our rotational post it is an exciting opportunity to utilise and develop your midwifery skills across low and high-risk settings, as well as gain relevant experience including a community driven antenatal pathway with a dedicated case loading Homebirth Team, an Obstetric led (but Midwifery influenced) Delivery Suite with the very popular Midwifery Led Birth Centre. We are able to offer hydrotherapy and water birth where clinically appropriate throughout all of our departments.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will be a member of a team of midwives providing all aspects of midwifery care within the hospital and community setting, on a rotational basis.
  • The post holder will be responsible for the provision of evidence-based midwifery care working in partnership with women.
  • Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner.
  • Ensure you fulfil your obligations to work responsibly always evidencing your accountability to the women, the Trust, the NMC and your Supervisor of Midwives.
  • An integral part of the role will be the provision of clinical management and leadership in the absence of the Team Leader.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Midwife
  • Evidence of professional development and updating


  • Mentorship Course & sign off mentor / SSSA training



  • Ability to practice in all areas of midwifery in accordance with the NMC Midwives Code of Practice
  • Ability to work autonomously within
  • Able to work with guidance for the preceptorship Period
  • Able to take the professional lead in caring for low-risk women
  • Ability to work unsupervised and manage workload using own initiative to prioritise appropriately
  • Ability to lead, motivate and work within a team
  • Ability to delegate as necessary
  • Possess good written communication skills to maintain clear, concise, contemporaneous records
  • Able to speak, receive and issue instructions in English without risk of misunderstanding
  • Able to demonstrate effective customer care skills
  • Able to communicate effectively with multidisciplinary team and outside agencies
  • Able to assess and devise, implement, monitor and evaluate plans of care


  • Ability to use MS Office, Cyber lab, EPR, K2
  • Experience of successfully managing conflict



  • Knowledge/understanding of confidentiality issues
  • Knowledge of the need to ensure that practice is evidence based
  • Knowledge of needs of high and low risk women and neonates
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical principles in midwifery for choice, consent, client autonomy
  • Awareness of clinical governance and its impact
  • Awareness of immunisation programmes and its impact
  • Good knowledge and understanding of risk management
  • Knowledge of child protection issues and when to take action
  • Knowledge/understanding of confidentiality
  • Understanding the needs of ethnic minorities and disadvantaged groups

Other Requirements


  • Commitment and adherence to the Equality Act
  • Understanding of the Trust values
  • Flexible in approach to work arrangements
  • High level of commitment, motivation and initiative

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

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Homerton Row


E9 6SR

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