Preceptorship Midwife

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum inclusive of high cost allowance
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
  • A newly qualified midwife who is able to work autonomously in the provision of care during the normal child birthing process
  • A newly qualified midwife prepared to undertake the preceptorship course which is designed to support and develop key additional competencies for newly qualified midwives
  • Interacts with medical staff and other members of the multi-disciplinary team when deviations from the norm occur to promote a healthy outcome for mother and infant
  • To be responsible for the assessment, planning and implementation of evaluation of midwifery care needs of the individual in hospital and community settings

Main duties of the job

  • To provide holistic women-centered/birthing people care, individualised to the needs of the mother/birthing person and her family
  • Examining women/birthing people, monitoring of observations and reporting of abnormal findings to medical staff or midwife in charge
  • Provide care in labour, perform normal vaginal births, asses mother/birthing person and baby post delivery
  • Identify and report any changes from the 'norm' or emergency situations to senior midwife or medical practitioner
  • To assist the medical staff with medical procedures when required
  • Participate in instrumental deliveries and assisting at operative deliveries
  • Assist experienced practitioners in neonatal resuscitation following delivery
  • Caring for clients with medical complications who require increased dependency on health professionals during the antenatal, labour or postnatal period
  • To provide midwifery expertise and advice, working as an autonomous practitioner accountable to the senior midwife

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Understanding of the role of midwife as defined by the NMC
  • An understanding of the NMC Code of Practice and Midwives Rules
  • An understanding of confidentiality issues
  • An understanding of the needs of clients in a multi-racial, inner city environment
  • An interest in improving the standards of care
  • An understanding of all aspects of evidence-based midwifery practice

Education & Qualifications


  • Registered Midwife - currently registered to practice


  • Registered Nurse
  • Post graduate Diploma/Certificate in Midwifery

Skills, Abilities & Attributes


  • Ability to function as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels in a sensitive manner
  • Good written skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to respond to stressful situations positively and ensure deadlines are met
  • Ability to exercise initiative
  • Team player
  • High motivation
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to professionally develop self and others
  • Excellent time management skills


  • Counselling skills
  • Teaching skills
  • IT skills

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust


Northwick Park, Central Middlesex & Ealing hospitals

Watford Road



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