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Band 6 Gap Grow Midwife

Barts Health NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per Annum Inc
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced band 6 midwife to lead on GAP Grow at Whipps Cross.

The candidate should have a minimum of 2 years' experience working within the maternity.

You will be working closely with the Fetal Medicine Midwife/ Maternal medicine and sonographers.

Band 6 midwife 37.5 contracted hours.

Are you looking for a new challenge and think you have the skills required?


To understand more about this very exciting role, kindly contact

Loreta Anyanwu via email

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work alongside many competing priorities, including competency in fetal growth assessment as this is essential to ensure clinical alertness and ability to make the expectant mother aware that her baby is at increased risk because of suboptimal fetal growth. Standardised assessment improves detection and reduces unnecessary investigations.

The post holder will have an awareness and understanding of risk factors for SGA/FGR and perinatal mortality, including medical, social and obstetric history The post holder will be responsible for ensuring and use of customized Grow charts, standardised fundal height measurement and correct recording on the GROW chart. They will also ensure that staff understand clinical implications and referral pathways. They will also be responsible for the auditing all aspects of the GAP grow pathways.

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

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife with current NMC registration at Band 6
  • Education to degree level with evidence of continuing education


  • Prep for Practice Supervisor/Assessor course
  • Working towards MSc



  • At least 2 years experience working in either a Community or antenatal setting and be familiar with the GAP Grow Assessment protocol.
  • Understanding of audit and how to present findings Evidence of clinical ability in all maternity settings
  • Evidence of clinical credibility and experience in primary and secondary care settings.
  • Knowledge and understanding of information governance.
  • Articulate and knowledgeable on all aspects of maternity care including public health agenda and social care issues
  • Able to provide evidence based clinical advice
  • Familiarity with professional code of practice.


  • Experience of Equal Opportunity policies and procedures
  • Has worked in a variety of settings using all midwifery skills
  • Experience of caring for at risk / socially excluded patient



  • Knowledge and understanding of information governance.
  • Knowledge of CNST/SBLCB
  • Articulate and knowledgeable on all aspects of maternity care including public health agenda and social care issues
  • Able to provide evidence based clinical advice
  • Familiarity with professional code of practice.


  • Knowledge of current and emerging NHS strategy and policy



  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Demonstrates evidence-based specialist expertise
  • Motivated and able to exercise own initiative, prioritise, co-ordinate and lead others within a team.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable and friendly manner including teaching and sharing knowledge
  • Ability to provide care to women before, during and after birth.
  • Proven competency in suturing, cannulation, IV administration, epidurals, water birth, adult, and neonatal resuscitation.
  • Ability to recognise and address risk management issues
  • Ability to act as specialist midwifery advisor to team members and other professional groups.
  • Clear understanding and application of professional accountability, responsibility, and confidentiality
  • Evidence of leadership in teaching, supervision and assement of students
  • Understanding of organisational management
  • Commitment to quality initiatives, research, and application to practice
  • Competent with IT skills and electronic patient records
  • Ability to work clinically in response to service demands


  • Ability to monitor the quality of own work
  • Ability to use and maintain resources efficiently and effectively and encourage others to do so
  • Ability to recognise and take action when equality and diversity are undermined

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Whipps Cross University Hospital

Whipps Cross Road


E11 1NR

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