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Chorley Birth Centre Continuity Team Midwife

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for experienced NMC registered midwives who are enthusiastic and passionate about family centred care to join our friendly continuity team who work out of the Chorley Birth Centre.

We proudly offer 4 place of birth options including the Chorley birth centre which is our popular freestanding birth centre situated at Chorley district Hospital.

The team work within a buddy system where they share a caseload, delivering antenatal and postnatal care from the birth centre as a hub, together the team provide a 24hr-rostered cover to the birth centre intrapartum facilities. Some contacts are scheduled to take place in the community setting.

You will uphold the values of the Trust which are fundamental to the care we provide ensuring evidence based practice that strives to improve outcomes.

You will work as an autonomous practitioner to provide and coordinate the highest standard of care and must be comfortable working alongside a maternity support worker on shift during the day and night.

You must be confident in the delivery of midwifery -led care and be able to support less experienced midwives in acquiring these skills.

You will work with the continuity team leader to ensure deliveryof service that is equitable, evidence-based and consistent with therecommendations of all relevant reports and guidelines. You will be required to deputise for the manager in the event of leave or absence.

Main duties of the job

Care is provided by midwives alongside maternity support workers and administrative support.

Supported by the wider team, the Chorley birth centre continuity team:
  • Promote fully informed choice and personalisation.
  • Provide care according to agreed evidence based standards and guidelines.
  • Encourage active labour, using a range of positions for birth supported by hypnotherapy, aromatherapy or immersion in water.
  • Provide training and support to colleagues and run skill drills to ensure up-to-date skills and practice.
  • Are able to recognise deviations from the normal physiological processes of birth and escalate according to agreed guidelines.
  • Take part in case reviews, multi-disciplinary learning and monitor performance and transfer rates through audit ensuring sound clinical decision making.
  • Monitor and continually review performance, effectiveness and user satisfaction.
  • Share learning with other midwifery units,host visits from other midwives wishing to develop birth centre services, and arrange placements for student midwives and midwives wishing to develop their skills
  • Participate in research relating to midwifery units and national audit.

You will also work alongside specialist teams, obstetric and neonatal colleagues to ensure excellent care with compassion.

About us

We have 10000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around family care and enhancing their experience which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

If this is not enough we have a BIG PLAN to:
  • consistently deliver excellent care
  • create a great place to work
  • deliver value for money
  • ensure we are fit for the future
  • Develop our staff to be the best they can be

We hope you can you see yourself being part of this dynamic team who really care about your career development, your ideas and your contribution to make our service the best it can be.

We have a very supportive leadership team who like to listen and encourage your ideas to help continue to make our services the best they can be.

You can chat with Jo Goss our Matron for Midwifery Led Services or Rebekah Grant, our Continuity Team Leader. Their passion and commitment are second to none and we know you will quickly see the impact you will play in our service. Click the attachment to see the full job description.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • Registered Midwife
  • Valid NMC registration
  • Practice assessor qualification or willingness to work towards.
  • Evidence of continuing education or development for midwives


  • degree
  • Ability to perform Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE)

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience of providing women centred care
  • Awareness of changes and challenges within Midwifery practice
  • Able to manage /treat obstetric emergencies in hospital/birth unit and community setting
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and the relevance to practice
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures
  • Maintains own reflective practice
  • Demonstrates effective listening skills and communication skills
  • Confident in teaching and assessing student midwives, midwives and doctors
  • Ability to implement changes within midwifery practice


  • Experience of midwifery case loading
  • Experience of community midwifery
  • Experience of working in a variety of maternity settings/environments
  • Experience of implementing changes in practice and service development

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane



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