Bank Registered Midwife - Band 6

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Bury St Edmunds
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Part Time
Job summary

A new opportunity has arisen in the Midwifery Department.

The post holder will be responsible for co-ordinating, planning, organising and directing activities to ensure optimum care is achieved and continued learning is created and maintained.

The post holder will work in a variety of settings, which could include antenatal, intrapartum, postnatal and community services, maintaining skills in all aspects of midwifery care on a rotational basis.

Main duties of the job

  • To give care throughout the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum period to the mother/birthing person, baby and family
  • To advise on the promotion of health and well being
  • To recognise and respond to any physical, emotional or social situation that may impact on the health and wellbeing of the mother/birthing person and baby
  • To take action and escalate to other disciplines and seek assistance when required
  • Ongoing development of clinical skills
  • To work as an expert practitioner with critical and analytical thinking.
  • To interpret and provide care prescribed by a registered medical practitioner
  • To demonstrate effective communication when interacting with mothers/birthing people, relatives, colleagues and other disciplines
  • Offer care and support to women/birthing people and their families where there are emotional and distressing circumstances
  • Demonstrate an awareness of evidence based practice
  • Maintain all necessary documentation and be responsible for data entry into the computer based system

About us

#BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community

Were a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and childrens ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.

Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.

We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.

With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.

We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.

Join us. What will you #BeKnown for?

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • NMC Registration



  • Experience at Band 6 for minimum of 12 months in midwifery.
  • Worked in a variety of settings, utilising all midwifery skills.
  • Previous experience of midwifery-led care.
  • Evidence of multi-professional working.


  • Experience in management of midwifery wards, department and of own caseload.
  • Flexible and able to adapt to staff and women's needs.
  • Experience of community working.
  • Experience of supervising trained and untrained staff.

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

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust


Harwick Lane

Bury St Edmunds


IP33 2QZ

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