Maternity Assessment Unit Midwife

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rota
Closing date
6 Jun 2023
Core Midwife needed within the Maternity Assessment Unit/Triage

We are looking for a full or part time midwife to join our dedicated and experienced team.

The Maternity Assessment Unit is the front door to the Royal Berkshire Maternity Unit. The team within work flexibly, alternating between the triage phone, labour assessments, acute issues arising in both the antenatal and postnatal period and seeing non-acute, planned appointments.

The Post-holder will be an experienced autonomous practitioner, with at least 2 years rotational, post registration experience, They will be confident in effective communication both on the telephone triage line, and whilst working clinically in the busy Maternity Assessment Unit, having the ability to initiate appropriate action and utilise available resources to ensure safe and effective care in the correct location.

The role will involve a combination of day and night shifts both 7.5 hours and 11.5 hr shifts 7 days/week and participate in the hospital on call rota.

The role will offer lots of exciting opportunities including basic Ultrasound scanning, assisting with Midwifery-led ECV clinics, exposure to both low-risk and highly complex maternal/neonatal cases offers a wealth of variety and experience. Appropriate training will be given where required.

Main duties of the job

Demonstrate expert clinical skills to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care, guiding more junior staff to deliver effective, holistic, person-centered care.

Display sound analytical and critical thinking ability in complex and rapidly changing situations.

Assess, plan and implement individualised care by effectively triaging both virtually and face to face, assisting women, birthing people and their families with decision making about ongoing care.

Have knowledge of Trust Escalation and Unit Diversion Protocol, including implementation of Unit Diversion when instructed to do so.

Assist with the evaluation of care provision, supporting the Department Managers in the development and improvement of the Maternity service.

Supervise and assess student midwives, and junior staff.

Develop own skills, taking responsibility for continuing professional development and performance, maintaining own portfolio in accordance with post registration requirements

Assist with appraisals and development plans of more junior staff.

About us

Over 4700 women per year choose to birth at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.The service covers West Berkshire, Reading, Wokingham and parts of South Oxfordshire. The acute service is provided within the maternity block at the Royal Berkshire site with satellite consultant led clinics at West Berkshire Community Hospital and Bracknell Health space. Small teams of geographically based community midwives who link to a named obstetrician provide community services Including four continuity of carer teams.

We are proud to be one of the first District General Hospitals to implement a Rainbow service - enhanced antenatal care for women who have previously suffered the loss of a baby.

We have an established Maternity Voices Partnership and co-produce many service improvements informed by service user feedback. The strength of this relationship was really evident during the COVID pandemic through the work we did to keep women and partners informed and involved in service changes.We have a strong dedication to research and innovation which makes us a health provider of choice.

We have a strong international recruitment programme and our proud to be working with the national Team on developing the OSCE programme for midwives.

Development opportunities across the service- specialist roles including screening, diabetes, bereavement, Oasi, Quality Improvement and Audit and band 7 development opportunities.

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.

Person Specification



  • At least 2 years recent midwifery experience at band 6


  • Previous Day assessment unit experience
  • Basic ultrasound scanning
  • Leadership experience



  • Registered Midwife educated to degree level or evidence of working towards
  • SSA Mentorship qualification


  • Leadership qualification



  • oExcellent interpersonal skills
  • oEnthusiasm for role


  • Experience of involvement in successful change management



  • Demonstrates ability to place women and family at centre of care


  • Demonstrates a desire to explore new ways of delivering service

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

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Outpatients - Maternity - Antenatal Clinic

London Road



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