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Team Midwife for Asylum Seeker, Migrants and Refugees

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a midwife with an interest in equality, diversity, and inclusion to join our midwifery team working specifically with pregnant people who are at higher risk of experiencing poor maternal and/or neonatal outcomes.

MBRRACE (2021) report highlights a continued gap between the mortality rates for women from Black, Asian, mixed, and that Black and Asian women have a higher risk of dying in pregnancy.

The primary aim of the role is to ensure that a high-quality service is delivered to pregnant people and their families who are new to the UK seeking asylum, migrants, refugees, and those who do not speak or understand English as National data reports this cohort of women are significantly disadvantaged within the healthcare system.

The post holder will be both hospital and community based and work alongside the Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACP) who specialise in maternal medicine and health inequalities and the ACP who leads the vulnerable women's team. to meet the individualised needs of these patients.

The successful applicant will increase their knowledge and work closely with the Migrant team in Coventry to minimise the movement of newly arrived pregnant women and their families to ensure they access and engage in maternity care.

They will be involved in supervising staff, teaching of students, and supporting other midwives, as part of a team within this area, to promote and monitor safe and effective clinical practice.

Main duties of the job

In Coventry our aim is to understand, support and tackle health inequalities this population face. The midwives will be supported by the MAMTA Foleshill women's centre which provides support to the non-English BAME speaking community and the ROMA project that targets women and families from Romania residing in Coventry. The team will work in partnership with the multidisciplinary team including, Coventry City Council, migrant teams Social Care, Perinatal Mental Health, Health Visiting, Family Nurses, Consultant Obstetricians, Specialist Services, Voluntary and Community Services.

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire are an innovative and forward-thinking trust with optimum opportunities to progress in your career. Our recent CQC inspection rated our maternity services as Outstanding for Well Led and Good for Safe maternity care which we are extremely proud of.

The successful applicant will plan and implement the highest standards of individualised and holistic care, advocating for the vulnerable population and addressing challenges that may inhibit people with socially complex lives, language and culture barriers accessing maternity care.

Accountable for own actions in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct. Will contribute to corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Effectively communicate information regarding clinical decisions, policy and care pathways to patients/carers and the multi-professional team.

Be aware of the impact of immigration status, ethnicity and culture has on pregnancy outcomes and the local services available to engage with this population

A skilled practitioner providing support to the management team, participating in service/policy development whilst Supporting the wider maternity team with knowledge and advice regarding pregnant people seeking asylum, refugee status and migrants including those who may be homeless.

Responsible for clinical assessment of this group of patients and management of a team, ensuring appropriate care is planned, implemented, and evaluated/audited in accordance with local and national guidance.

Have knowledge of safeguarding policies and procedures, referral pathways and attends regular safeguarding supervision.

Plan and implement the highest standards of individualised and holistic care, advocating for the vulnerable population and addressing challenges that may inhibit people with socially complex lives, language and culture barriers accessing maternity care.

Continuous CPD including external sources to enhance skills required to provide holistic midwifery care. E.G. DASH assessment, referral to MARAC, Perinatal Mental Health.

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust






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