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Preceptorship Midwife

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Preceptorship Midwife Band 5 Based Cumberland Infirmary & West Cumberland Hospital

Provide specialist expertise to offer women choices in labour, which are safe and evidence based, promoting a normal birth experience. Assess the full range of care needs, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care throughout the antenatal, intra-partum and postnatal period for women and their babies. Work as an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team providing care to women throughout the antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum continuum.

As a newly qualified midwife you will undertake the Maternity department preceptorship programme.

Provision of a full range of care to low and high risk women and their families throughout the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal continuum within a hospital setting. Development of evidence based guidelines and policies, incorporating NICE guidelines to ensure safe clinical practice and equity throughout the Trust for the maternity services. Ensure clinical risk measures are in place and develop and improve maternity services involving all care provision within the department and community, working towards attaining the next level of CNST. Improvement and development of the service, initiating and undertaking audit and research working in partnership with users of the service through the labour ward forum to improve services. Appropriate training is available to all midwives in line with professional development requirements.

Main duties of the job

  • Develop specialised evidence based programmes of care for the majority of women throughout pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period, working independently without referral to medical staff, adhering to agreed local and national clinical policies and code of practice.
  • Provide specialist advice to women & families in relation to pregnancy, labour and postnatal period, utilising interpersonal skills.
  • Perform normal delivery of babies and maintain extended skills e.g. episiotomy, perineal suturing, IV cannulation, vaginal examination.
  • Deal with emergency situations that occur which can be life threatening.
  • Arrange for appropriate investigations to be undertaken, interpret and act on these accordingly.
  • Competently interpret CTG tracing, referring to more experienced staff where appropriate.
  • Competently initiate neonatal resuscitation, referring appropriately if necessary.
  • Attend theatre for caesarean sections and assist appropriately
  • Order, assess and safely administer medicines, including controlled drugs, in accordance with NMC guidelines and local policy.
  • Act as anadvocate for woman at all times.
    • Act in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct (NMC).
    • Safeguard and promote the welfare of children at an individual level.
    • Participate in emergency skill drills to familiarise in prompt action/treatment in emergency situations.
    • Comply with infection control procedures at all time

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies

The Trust will provide a twelve month preceptorship period for all newly registered healthcare professionals.

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • oRegistered Midwife


  • oIT skills (EITS) or equivalent
  • oNST 307 or equivalent.



  • oProactive member of the multidisciplinary team
  • oActive involvement in staff briefings, clinical meetings.


  • oWater birth.



  • oComputer Literate

Skills and Aptitudes


  • oAble to undertake venepuncture and intramuscular injections.
  • oAble to plan and prioritise allocated workload.
  • oWell developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • oAbility to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care.


  • oIV cannulation.
  • oPerineal suturing.

Personal Circumstances


  • oMotivation.
  • oEnthusiasm.

Other requirements


  • oFlexible approach to shift patterns.

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


West Cumberland Hospital /Cumberland Infirmary

Homewood Road


CA28 8JG

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