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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a inc HCA (Pro Rata for part timers)
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The maternity unit at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust are looking to recruitBand 6 midwives to join our maternity team.

These exciting positions will involve a rotation within inpatient services which may include labour ward, midwifery-led unit, antenatal ward, maternity assessment unit, postnatal ward and our private care service.

Joining our team would mean you become part of the GSTT women's services family. We are proudly a respectful multi-professional and dynamic team working together to provide the best care for women and their families.

If you would like to join our teamand have further questions please contact

Hannah Rogers ( Midwifery Matron, or Maryann Butchers, Midwifery Matron (

Closing Date: 4 December 2023 at Midnight

Interview Date: 19th December 2023

Main duties of the job

We have varied rotations through inpatient services. We work as part of a MDT. Midwives will have the opportunity to rotate in the unit. This will include antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care.

Our obstetric led labour ward and HDU is an exciting place to develop skills within the high risk environment. We also have an eight bedded alongside midwifery-led unit.

Postnatally you will be responsible for the ongoing care of women and their babies providing safe and supportive care. Demonstrating skills in breastfeeding support and wound care and management. You will work as part of the MDT to make appropriate referrals into other services and facilitate discharges into community care.

You will be supported by our practice leaders, our PMAs and PDM team to build on your skills and confidence as you progress through your midwifery career.

We will discuss the rotational post and areas available at your interview.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work in accordance with the NMC rules and code of conduct for midwives.
  • Maintain and develop their professional knowledge and competence in accordance within the NMC recommendations.
  • Work with the Trust policies and protocols and enable all members of the practice to carry out care within these guidelines.
  • Maintain good standards of care within their designated practice and assist in the implementation of recommendations from Government and professional bodies in relation to maternity care.
  • Work with the MPL in the monitoring of standards of care.
  • Maintain efficient and effective communication and working relationships with other professional groups and staff working within the Trust.
  • Utilise the full skills of a midwife (both integral and extended) in the provision of care to women and their families.
  • In liaison with the MPL ensure that midwifery practice is in keeping with current research findings and is appropriate for each individual woman for whom care is being provided.
  • Participate in both midwifery and maternity education programmes required as per local and trust training needs.
  • Assume responsibility for the safe custody and administration of drugs in accordance with the District Policies and Statutory Rules and Regulations.
  • Assist the MPL with the co-ordination of the clinical activities of the practice and 'act up' when required.
  • Assist with orientation programmes which familiarise new members of staff with the organisational and clinical demands of the unit and group practice.
  • Supervise the work of the non-midwife, qualified or unqualified staff as well as midwifery, medical and nursing students.
  • Maintain stores and equipment ensuring proper economic use.
  • Report complaints, incidents and accidents to the MPL or midwifery manager and assist in their investigation and resolution.
  • Ensure that working conditions are safe in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • To be fully informed of the risk management strategy, be responsible for reporting incidents, risk assessment and development of action plans to reduce risk.

The post holder is required to follow Trust policies and procedures which are regularly updated

Please see attached Job Description for full details

Person Specification

Values and behaviours


  • Personal statement reflects the Trust values



  • Can practice as an autonomous midwife in the acute and primary care setting
  • Good written skills, well presented and fully completed application


  • Confident in teaching and assessing student midwives
  • Able to act up for the Band 7
  • Demonstrate forward planning, problem recognition, pre-emption and resolution
  • Develops action plans and initives to improve the service.



  • Previous experience-worked in a variety of settings utilising all midwifery skills


  • Experience of taking charge of the ward
  • Experience of midwifery research and audit



  • Registered midwife
  • Have completed a preceptorship program


  • Mentorship/SSSA
  • BSc - Midwifery or Public Health
  • Examination of the Newborn
  • NLS
  • HDU course

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


St Thomas' Hospital

Lambeth Palace Road



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