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Mental Health Midwife

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
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Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit band 6 midwives who are motivated with a real passion for perinatal mental health andfocused on ensuring the delivery of high-quality midwifery care. We aim to provide patient centred, clinically driven and flexible care, providing support to our patients. This role will involve working with women and birthing persons from diverse groups, low socio-economic backgrounds, and other various settings.

You will be working within a supportive multi-disciplinary team autonomously, and with thespecialist mental health midwife, community mental health teams, local IAPT and health visitor for mental health. This will involve case loading to empower and allow women or birth person to have a journey that will be compassionate and will make a difference to their families.

We have both full time and part time jobs available as well as flexible working opportunities. We also have flexible options of working within more than one clinical area. For example, splitting hours between the inpatient unit and our community team.

This exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a midwife within our well established multi-disciplinary team, supporting patients, colleagues and students.

As a member of our team the midwife is responsible for planning and implementing care for patients throughout the antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal period within their role as an autonomous practitioner.

Main duties of the job

  • Work directly alongside the perinatal mental health specialist midwife in a support role.
  • Provides a full range of midwifery care, health education and social care advice to women in all care settings.
  • Takes on the role of caseloading targeted mothers who have mental health needs.
  • Work within a continuity of care model for women with perinatal mental health needs/vulnerable families.
  • Provides clinical and professional expertise to the multi-disciplinary, multi-agency team
  • Participates in the development of midwifery services to meet the needs of mothers with mild , moderate and severe mental health problems
  • Assess the full range of care needs and assist in developing, implementing and evaluating programmes of care in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period for women and their babies.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?
  • We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity withinourBHT familyimprovespositive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.
  • A keen supporter of the Armed Forces Community who know the value of employing a service leaver/veteran and their families

What do we stand for?
  • Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
  • Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
  • Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification

special criteria


  • Holds a UK driver's license
  • Ability to support in clinical escalation and unit on calls



  • Communicates openly, honestly and professionally, and actively promotes team working and building strong working relationships
  • atients are always first. Drives service improvements. Strong self-awareness with a desire to grow
  • Treats all with compassion and kindness. Ensures everyone feels valued Consults others and listens to their views/opinions.
  • nables others to take the initiative

education and training


  • Registered Midwife
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and its application

skills ability and knowledge


  • Awareness and respect for colleagues, patients and relatives cultural, religious and emotional needs and beliefs
  • rofessional appearance and behaviour



  • Knowledge of Midwifery issues in the wider context of the NHS
  • Experience of managing a community midwifery caseload or willingness to undertake caseloading relevant to role
  • Knowledge of mental health and vulnerable adult issues
  • Knowledge of working with vulnerable families
  • Excellent communication skills with all members of the team, patients and relatives

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke mandeville/Wycombe Hospital


HP21 8AL

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