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Midwife/Nurse Practitioner - Restrictive Lingual Frenulum & Lactation

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The Jenny Lind Children's Hospital incorporates Children's Inpatient, Ambulatory and Outpatient care. We treat children and young people across a broad range of specialities including Paediatric Medicine, Surgery, Orthopaedics, ENT and Plastics and offer care to children living in Norfolk and for those accessing specialist treatment across the Eastern Region.

The Restrictive Lingual Frenulum service is incorporated within the paediatric surgery department and offers a bespoke service to babies requiring assessment and management of RLF. Run from the Jenny Lind Outpatients department this service is being expanded due to clinical demand.

This expansion will shorten waiting times for our patients, complement our existing specialist nursing services and enhance the care offered to this particular group of patients.

Part time: 20 hours per week

Interview date: 29th September 2023

Main duties of the job

As the successful candidate, you will:
  • accept/analyse referrals within the current pathway adhering to guidelines and recommendations, agree suitable appointments for review, conduct full review of the anatomy and issues encountered, and formulate a management plan on an individual basis.
  • be trained to safely carry out the frenulotomy procedure and manage minor complications independently, with the availability of onsite supervision and support from a middle grade Paediatric Surgeon and/or Consultant Paediatric Surgeon.
  • offer breastfeeding or bottle-feeding advice support and education to the mothers of this specific group of patients and offer a telephone clinic appointment to all patients one and two weeks after the clinic attendance.
  • support staff to increase their knowledge and skills in this area by facilitating training in both classroom and clinical settings. They will collate feedback from parents and produce annual audits of the service in line with Clinical Governance and service development.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

The following skills and experience will be required and are essential for the successful candidates:
  • Independently manage a patient workload to agreed referral/discharge criteria and provide Specialist Nurse/Midwife-led intervention, as part of a co-ordinated programme of care of babies with a restrictive lingual frenulum (RLF).
  • Undertake holistic assessment of a mother and baby including relevant medical history, feeding history, lactation history, infant growth and focussed physical examination. Assess the function of the tongue mobility and the lingual frenulum. Assess palate shape and perform a sucking assessment.
  • Explain the possible options including non-treatment to the family in terms they can understand.
  • Following successful completion of training, under the supervision of the Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon, safely and competently carry out the procedure of Frenulotomy in babies, using aseptic technique.
  • Ensure haemostasis before supporting mother and baby to wait in the outpatient area before final assessment. Give infant feeding support and advice post-division to the mother and baby and ensure they are safe to discharge.

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife/Registered Nurse/ Registered Health Visitor


  • Currently registered as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)



  • Excellent communication skills

Attitude & Aptitude


  • Effective teacher with experience of delivering multi-disciplinary training
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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