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Preceptorship Midwife

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Preceptorship Midwife

Community Midwifery Department

Band 5

Hours: 37.5 per week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

Milton Keynes University Hospital Maternity team are seeking enthusiastic, motivated and flexible midwives who have a passion for midwifery. You will work in collaboration with service users and their families, supporting the vision of continuity, personalised choice and high standards of care.

We are proud to offer the opportunity to work in a progressive environment where we are committed to an ambitious transformation of our maternity services, delivering national objectives, including those set out in Better Births. We offer professional development opportunities for all staff.

Here at MKUH we are passionate about ensuring service users have a positive experience each and every time and we are committed to listening to their voices and how they want their services to be designed.

MKUH Maternity Service pride ourselves on supporting you to fulfil your career aspirations. We provide an excellent comprehensive induction package and preceptorship to enable development of your midwifery skills in all areas.

Our recent CQC inspection rated our service as Good for safety and Outstanding for well led.

For further details please contact:

Mary Plummer - Maternity Matron

Natalie Lucas - Maternity Matron

Interview Date: Week Commencing - 16/10/2023

Main duties of the job

We are supportive of Flexible Working and appreciate the importance of ensuring that your successful career is complimented by a work/home life balance.

MKUH recognises the positive value of diversity and inclusion, and we welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

Successful applicants will receive a comprehensive orientation programme and are assured that they will receive appropriate support.

The post holder will work as a member of the team, providing and leading midwifery care to the service users and families accessing the services at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

The postholder will maintain own clinical skills and competencies and have excellent communication skills. The postholder will work within the NMC Code of professional standards and behaviour, and Trust guidelines and procedures.

The post holder will work within the multi-professional team and will be responsible for the delivery of safe, effective, and evidence-based care for service users attending the MKUH NHS Foundation Trust in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods.

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of midwifery care needs of the individual in hospital and community setting depending on allocation to the in-patient area or Continuity of Care teams

The post holder will provide accurate, unbiased, non-judgemental evidence-based information to both the multi-professional team and service users.

About us

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients.

The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Practice
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate midwifery care consistent with evidence-based practice for service users, parents, babies and families.
  • Discuss options and support families in making informed choice in their plan of care
  • Responsible for the assessment and planning of the midwifery care needs of service users in the hospital and community environment

Communication and Relationship Skills
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the multi-professional team, allied groups within the acute Trust and Community Health, public and voluntary sectors.
  • Represent and promote the Women's Service Unit, Women & Children's Division and Trust internally and externally as required

Professional and Legal Responsibilities
  • Abide by legal requirements and statutory rules relating to practice in accordance with the NMC Code of professional standards and behaviour (2019)
  • Maintain a high standard of professional practice at all times, developing the role of the midwife in the best interests of the profession and service user in accordance with the NMC Code (2015)

Education, Training and Development
  • Completion of the MKUH midwifery preceptorship portfolio
  • Undertake appropriate activities to update professional knowledge and skills
  • Maintain a professional portfolio of continued professional development in preparation for revalidation

Please refer to the job description for further details

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • Currently completing/completed Degree to become a Registered Midwife on the NMC professional register
  • Clear understanding of midwifery issues and an up-to-date knowledge of current NHS developments within maternity services
  • Knowledge of the NMC Code of Professional Standards and Behaviours


  • Degree or equivalent experience



  • Proven skills and knowledge in all areas including antenatal/intrapatum and postnatal management



  • Demonstrate an ability to assess, plan, prioritise and evaluate work
  • Able to deliver a high standard of evidence based individual service user care.
  • IT literate and good keyboard skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and within a team
  • Ability to manage own time
  • Clinically competent in clinical competencies e.g. venepuncture
  • Ability to be flexible, to have flair and initiative and be able to work in a team
  • Motivated/positive - self-directed and committed


  • Clinically competent in perineal repair and cannulation

Personal and people development


  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Recognition of own limitations
  • Demonstrates commitment to develop self and others
  • Have good insight into self on others and vice versa
  • Professional image



  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to deal with highly sensitive and complex information

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
  • Flexible approach to meet the needs of the service.

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


W73057 Community Midwifery (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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