Registered Nurse (21Month Midwifery programme BSc (Hons) Degree/ MSc )

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 per annum
Closing date
4 Oct 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 5
Full Time
The pre-registration Midwifery programme (shortened) isa Full-time programme offered at BSc (Hons) or master's level at the University of Hertfordshire. It is an innovative, flexible, work-based course for qualified Nurses who want to become Midwives. It will develop your skills and knowledge so that you can become a responsive, confident midwife able to care for women and their babies. Focusing on holistic care, you will gain a sound knowledge of what is normal and healthy in childbearing women, enabling you to recognise and manage problems they might face.

The programme consists of 86 weeks in total, with eight study block weeks, and reading and professional development time included. During your clinical placements, you will be supported through online resources, discussions, group working and reflection sessions. We use a blended approach to theory which includes online and face to face skills sessions.

We have used a variety of learning and teaching strategies to ensure that we maintain a high standard of teaching. Each clinical week comprises of 40 hours and is a combination of 30 clinical hours 10 hours of self-directed theory.

Main duties of the job

To care for a group of patients during a shift and achieve and maintain a high standard of Midwifery care.

To assess plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care for individuals ensuring a high standard of Midwifery practice at all times

To participate in undertaking a clinical management round of a designated group of patients in order to assess and priorities care.

To communicate effectively with patients and their families, ensuring that their needs for information are met.

To ensure patients are involved in decisions about their care and treatment and that they have sufficient information to do this

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high-quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting-edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarise yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • Audit experience
  • Working with Students
  • Working in a Maternity setting



  • Effective Communication - Written and Verbal


  • Knowledge of Midwifery topics



  • Qualified Nurse with UK pin
  • A minimum of 6 months experience as a Nurse in an NHS setting within the last 2 years

Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Bedfordshire Hospital Trust

Luton and Dunstable Hospital



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