Labour Ward Sister

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed senior midwife with strong clinical leadership skills. You will be joining a well-established team of Labour Ward Sisters, dedicated to the ongoing promotion of woman centred personalised care in line with 'Better Births' and delivering high standards of intrapartum care.

The role will involve the coordination of the Labour Ward at our Stoke Mandeville site and leadership for a small team of midwives including their appraisals and personal development plans.

As a member of our team you will be professional, reliable, safe and compassionate to women, babies and their families. You will work collaboratively within our multidisciplinary team in an environment that is open, supportive and empowering.

It is essential that you have the required post registration experience for this post and that you possess excellent communication skills, is flexible and enjoy working within a busy, enthusiastic team.

Main duties of the job

Manage the clinical area of responsibility.

Assesses the full range of care needs and develops, implements and evaluates programmes of care in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period for women and their babies.

Works autonomously within guidelines and sphere of professional practice.

Acts as a mentor for new qualified and junior midwives and other staff providing leadership within the practice environment.

Provides a full range of Health Education and social care advice to women in the hospital setting.

Promoting commitment to the Trust.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think were a great place to work! BHT - A great place to work (

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

* As part of our BHT family, youll 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?

* Were 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.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and its application
  • ENB 997


  • Diploma / Degree level
  • ALSO course



  • Recent experience at Band 6.
  • Experience in all areas of Midwifery with evidence of recent comprehensive ward based experience
  • Can demonstrate leadership skills and initiative


  • Management of Change process



  • Understanding of learning and teaching styles and their application
  • Clinical Skills ie perineal suturing, IV Cannulation
  • Good previous attendance record
  • Awareness and respect for colleagues, patients and relatives cultural, religious and emotional needs and beliefs
  • Demonstrates effective management in the clinical environment
  • Good verbal and written English which can be evidenced at interview or IELTs level 7 (in all elements) or above
  • IT literate on Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Excellent communication skills with all members of the team, patients and relatives

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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