Band 6 - NIPE Midwife, Maternity

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,503 a year pro rata including 5% High Cost Allowance
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

** You must have a valid UK NMC Registration to apply for this role**

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has an exciting opportunity for an experienced midwife to join our highly motivated midwifery team as a Band 6 NIPE (Newborn Initial Physical Examination) Midwife. This is a part time post of 24.5 hours per week - working at weekends.

We are committed to providing high quality, woman-centred care and the NIPE screening service is an integral part of this process.

The hospital delivers high quality NIPE's to approximately 4000 babies a year.'

If you are a midwife looking for an opportunity to join a well-established and supportive midwifery team, then West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospital is for you.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the role will be to:
  • Carry out a thorough Newborn Initial Physical Examination for all eligible babies
  • To refer babies requiring referrals, following the correct referral pathway
  • To actively promote patient choice
  • Support the vaccination programme
  • To work collaboratively with Midwifery, Ancillary and Medical colleagues
  • to provide care to babies
  • To be responsible for the maintenance and development of her/his own clinical skills.
  • To support the development of midwifery practice and new roles within theservice.
  • Ensure good communication with appropriate team professionals/agencies/clients using discretion and maintaining confidentiality and a level of continuity and quality of care
  • To maintain legible and contemporaneous records at all times, reflecting the management of care

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are planned as part of the New Hospital Programme. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

The Trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will work with the maternity community and hospital teams, health visitors, neonatal teams and GP to deliver an efficient and excellent service that places the family at the centre of care. This will be to:
  • Maintain a high standard of midwifery care based on evidence-based practice
  • Give clinical guidance to other professional as required
  • Promote breastfeeding in line with the Unicef Baby Friendly initiative
  • Keep up to date with changes and developments in midwifery care and co-operate in any research projects applicable to the maternity unit
  • Maintain skills in all aspects of the Newborn Initial Physical Examination (NIPE) and hold an NMC Midwifery PIN number.
  • Teach and supervise student midwives, learner nurses and medical students,
  • The NIPE midwife should be able to oversee the daily running of the NIPE sessions in the absence of the NIPE lead.

Please view the Job description for a full list of the Job responsibilities.

Person Specification

Your applicaton will be scored against the Job Description


  • Score 0 = does not meet the person specification, 1 = reserved meets some person specification requirements, 2 = Meets all person specification requirements.

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