Team Inpatient Midwife

Barts Health NHS Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year Per Annum Inc
Closing date
7 Jun 2023
Ruby Team Inpatient MidwifeBand 6(Full Time)An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Midwife whocan do ANY HOURS they choose to join the RCM Award-WinningVulnerable Women's Team at Whipps Cross HospitalWe are looking for Enthusiastic, Dynamic and Reliable midwives who are passionate about creating excellent birthing experiences for women with complex social factors providing Midwifery Continuity of Care/r(MCOC) to join the Ruby Team.

The Team of midwives will work collaboratively with the MDT, to support women during the intrapartum and inpatient period. The Ruby Team Caseloads and provides Midwifery Care to women who suffer with Moderate to Severe Mental Health Issues, Victims of DomesticAbuse, Teenage Pregnancies, Learning Disabilities, Asylum Seekers with no support, Substance Misuse, Complex Safeguarding Issues etc.

If you have the above skills and attributes, then you are who we are looking for.

Please apply via Trac Jobs:Kindly contact Mona or Lina for more information about the role.Mona Ugiagbe ( or Mobile 07716074948Lina Kerbelyte ( or Mobile 07526187311

Main duties of the job

To provide safe and effective midwifery care to vulnerable women whilst working in partnership within a multidisciplinary team. This team includes the Specialist Safeguarding Midwife, Specialist Midwife for Perinatal Mental Health, Specialist Midwife for Substance Misuse, Social Services, The Perinatal Mental Health Team, Obstetric and Psychiatric Consultants, Health Visitors, Family Nurses, Neonatal Consultants and Neonatal Nurses. To ensure comprehensive, compassionate, and enhanced midwifery care to vulnerable clients while providing the highest standard of individualised and holistic patient care, in alongside the multidisciplinary team.

This is an opportunity to work within a team supporting vulnerable pregnant women. The teamwork at Whipps Cross Hospital, in community settings, at local children's centers and visit their homes. The Ruby Team supports vulnerable women in the Intrapartum period who are experiencing or have experienced the following: Moderate to Severe Mental Health Issues, Domestic Abuse, Teenage Pregnancies, Learning Disabilities, Asylum Seekers, Substance Misuse, Complex Safeguarding Issues etc.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Develop and maintain communication with people about difficult matters/and/or in difficult situations.
  • Communication is a fundamental process to ensure continuity and high standards of care. It includes sharing ideas, information, and feedback to empower patients and members of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Skilled in communicating with a range of people daily some of whom may have communication barriers
  • To be responsible for disseminating Trust policies and information as required
  • Provides feedback to other workers on their communication at appropriate times
  • A key responsibility will be to utilise a variety of strategies to communicate effectively with women and those involved in their care
  • The post holder must also communicate with other staff within the Trust, with external organisations and with the public
  • Keeps accurate and complete records of activities and communications consistent with legislation, policies, and procedures.

  • Personal and People Development

    Develop oneself and contribute to the development of others.
  • Participates in team meetings so fair and equal opportunities are given to share knowledge and ideas with colleagues
  • Engages in the mentorship/Preceptorship programme
  • Act as a role model to others in the tea
  • Demonstrate specialist skills and knowledge in their own area of clinical practice
  • Develop Managerial skills and act up for the Band 7 midwife in her absence
  • Develops an awareness of clinical supervision/action learning
  • Improves clinical practice through reflection with self or others
  • With the support of Band 7 midwife through the Trusts appraisal process and development of personal development plan identifies their educational and professional needs
  • Influence the development of knowledge, ideas, and work practice

  • Health Safety and Security

    Monitor and maintain health safety and security of self and others.
  • The post holder is required to familiarise him/herself with and comply with the Trusts policies and procedures
  • The post holder must always respect patient confidentiality and in particular the confidentiality of electronically stored personal data in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act (1998
  • The post holder must be aware of individual responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act and identify and report as necessary any untoward accident, incident, or potentially hazardous environment
  • Report risk in a timely fashion through IT and implement action to remove risk if possible
  • The post holder must complete the relevant training as appropriate to the action, e.g., Patient group direction, Perineal suturing, cannulation, local equipment training etc and ensure all staff have completed appropriate training and are up to date as required
  • Takes appropriate action to manage an emergency summoning assistance immediately when this is necessary
  • Works in ways that minimise risks to health, safety and security.

  • Service Improvement

    Make changes in own practice and offer suggestions for improving services.
  • Participates in the promotion of the maternity Philosophy of care and the Shared Governance structure of the Trust. The post holder will convey this within their area of practice
  • Develop skills in accordance with the expanded role relevant to the post holders clinical area e.g., perineal suturing, Cannulation etc
  • Develops knowledge, understanding and application of their personal leadership skills
  • Co-ordinates the activities of the team when required.

  • Contribute to improving quality.
  • Observe the midwives rules and standard as laid down by the NMC and in liaison with the supervisor of midwives ensure these are adhered to by members of the team. Maintain and develop professional knowledge and competence in accordance with NMC guidelines
  • Participates in research, audit, and quality initiatives
  • Assist in the development of policies and guidelines pertaining to area of work and ensure that members of the team carry out practice within these guidelines
  • Each midwife is responsible and accountable for the care she/he gives to women and their babies thus maintaining autonomous contemporaneous practice
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills related to evidence-based practice
  • Uses and maintains resources efficiently and effectively and encourages others to do so
  • Monitors the quality of work on own area and alerts others to quality issues
  • It is the midwifes responsibility to maintain their PREPP documentation and make it available for viewing at agreed times with the supervisor of midwives

  • Equality and Diversity

    The post holder must always carry out duties and responsibilities within the Trusts Equal Opportunity policy.
  • Identifies and acts when own or others behaviour undermines equality and diversity
  • Take account of own behaviour and its effect on other

  • Promoting of health and wellbeing and prevention of adverse effects on health and wellbeing
  • Plan, develop and implements health promotion activities in accordance with local/national guidance to meet individual patient needs. Evaluate patient care and make change as necessary
  • Participate in the provision of parent education
  • Give appropriate advice/counselling to women and their partners regarding all aspects of care e.g., smoking cessation advice, breast feeding, screening etc
  • Participate in collaborative decision making within the multidisciplinary team.

  • Assess health and wellbeing needs and develop, monitor, and review care plans to meet specific needs.
  • Give total midwifery care in out of obstetric unit care setting. This will involve a flexible rota to provide 24hrs cover as part of the team
  • To be named midwife for a specified number of wome
  • To provide individualised care using a continuity of carer model that is evidence based
  • Identify deviation from normal and takes appropriate action
  • Safely administers prescribed medication and monitors effects
  • Ensures documentation is accurate and up to date
  • Demonstrates an enquiring approach to patient care
  • To provide care to women having a baby in any clinical setting
  • To be able to deal with obstetric emergencies competently
  • Ensure screening samples are taken to the laboratory and results are followed up and acted on appropriately.

  • Protection of health and wellbeing

    Contribute to protecting people at risk.
  • Assessment of women and families at risk e.g., domestic abuse, safeguarding concerns and complex social factor
  • Work with the multidisciplinary team to plan, implement and evaluate care for women, complete risk assessments and make changes as necessary referrals
  • Participates in meeting the needs of patients/unborn babies and carers.
  • Risk assesses women and provide advice on suitability for home birth and birth centre
  • Compliance with infection control policies and participate with the infection control team, ensuring good cleaning standards are maintained

  • Enablement to address health and wellbeing needs.

    Empower people to realise and maintain their potential in relation to health and wellbeing.
  • Educates women, their families, and staff as necessary
  • Ensures partnership with women resulting in a relationship of trust and joint decision-making process
  • Participates in collaborative decision making within the midwifery team.
  • Participates in meeting the health education and promotes the needs of women and their family.

  • Information Collection and Analysis

    Gather, analyse, and report a limited range of data and information.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of research and development and how this influences, midwifery practice
  • Input patient data in the correct form and manner whether this be primary or secondary information onto the supporting computer system
  • Analyse and report information provided through appropriate clinical equipment and act upon this gathered information (e.g., blood pressure monitoring
  • MaiNtain the integrity of information using agreed methods and procedures
  • Reports the data/ information clearly in the required format and at the time agreed

  • 66.The post holder may be required to be deployed outside of their normal work setting, depending on clinical risk management and service need such as Labour ward.

    Person Specification



    • NMC Registered Midwife- minimum 2 years post Registration
    • Mentorship or practice assessor qualification
    • Experience/special interest in working with vulnerable service user.
    • Experience/knowledge of safeguarding issues in maternity/children's setting


    • NIPE Trained Attended cultural awareness course



    • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
    • The ability to communicate with patients/women in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures in their care.
    • Can demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable, and friendly manner.
    • Ability to communicate both verbal and written effectively
    • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge.
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