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Premature Prevention Lead Midwife

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
To provide pregnant women with risk factors for preterm labour and birth with high quality, safe midwifery care in the antenatal period and to align with the mandatory role as instructed by Saving Babies Lives version 3. The care will be evidence based and holistic in meeting women's individual needs and the midwife will be expected to work autonomously within the guidelines and sphere of professional practice. Act as a mentor and or preceptor as required. To act as a leader and effective role model, providing essential managerial support in complex and sensitive situation

Main duties of the job

Act as a positive role model through the provision of effective professional leadership for relevant clinical areas and demonstration of competent and accountable clinical practice.

Act as an advisor/educator and role model to less experienced doctors, Midwives, nurses and therapists (MDT) to ensure appropriate care is planned, implemented and evaluated.

Be accountable for one's own professional practice and professional development and ensure registration and compliance with the NMC and the Code of professional Conduct or other relevant regulatory body for the discipline and support junior members of staff to do the same.

To work in collaboration with the Delivery Suite Co-ordinator Obstetricians, Consultant Midwife, Education Team, Birth Centre Lead, Homebirth Lead and Intrapartum and Community Matrons.

To provide on a regular basis positive feedback to colleagues and identify and disseminate learning from good outcomes.

To ensure cross site working is developed to deliver equitable and inclusive care regardless of hospital site or community for all patients within the scope of specialism

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:
  • We focus on what matters most
  • We treat others how we would like to be treated
  • We are passionate and creative in our work
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

The detailed job description and main responsibilities are included as an attachment to this advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Ensure knowledge is evidence based and contemporary.

Maintain competence in providing midwifery care.

Promote normality in childbirth, taking account of the womans individual needs and risk factors.

Ensure women and their partners are provided with the information necessary for them to make informed decisions about their care.

Act as an advocate for the woman.

Ensure practice meets the requirements of a practising midwife in accordance with the Nursing & Midwifery Councils Midwives Rules & Standards & Code of Professional Conduct.

Ensure practice and conduct is guided by Trust policies and guidelines.

Ensure all records and documentation including any electronic records, are accurate, legible and completed in a timely manner.

Take responsibility for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programs of care both according to unit policies and research in a hospital or community setting.

Provide appropriate counselling and able to cope with highly distressing or emotional circumstances e.g. on diagnosis of a high risk of having a preterm labour and birth. Guide and support junior staff in this situation.

Have or be working towards a recognised qualification for undertaking cervical length measurements by ultrasound.

In utero transfer liaison and follow up.

Monitor preterm born before arrivals. Submitting local data through East Midlands preterm birth form to the regional preterm birth team.

Case load previous preterm delivers until 25 weeks and ensure appropriate follow up thereafter.

Pre conceptual care and advice, in particular smoking cessation and ongoing referral.

Contribute to BAPM perinatal optimisations wider implementation and audit. Including liaising with neonatal and obstetric teams. With a focus on correct place of birth, corticosteroids, Magnesium sulphate, Intrapartum antibiotics, Cord management, early breast milk.

Person Specification

Registered Midwife


  • NMC registered


  • evidence of ongoing development



  • band 6 midwife- min 2 years post qualification


  • Preterm birth intrapartum experience
  • achieved or evidence of further education i.e TV scanning



  • evidence of effective communication skills

IT/Audit skills


  • able to use maternity IT systems and excel


  • evidence of audit participation

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Cross site- LGH/LRI



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