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Integrated Midwife - Band 6

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
26 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and committed midwife to complete our integrated midwifery team workforce. This is within Waterside Midwifery Team, based in Paignton.

This post offers the opportunity to be part of Torbay's nationally renowned and well-established integrated team midwifery model.

This post is suitable for a Midwife who has completed a Preceptorship Programme (Band 6).

We support women to have a safe and individually focused birth. We work closely with the Devon LMS and our neighbouring Maternity Units to ensure that women in Devon receive high quality care.

Fully integrated teams in the Torbay Maternity Service offer midwives the chance to maintain all skills.

You will need a current full driving licence.

Successful applicants will be expected to participate in the escalation on call rota at least 1 per month on top of the team rota on calls.

Main duties of the job

  • To assess the full range of care needs and develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care throughout the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period for women and their babies
  • To work autonomously within guidelines and sphere of professional practice
  • To act as a mentor or practice supervisor for less experienced midwives, students and other members of the multi-professional team
  • Work within NMC codes of practice and professional guidelines.
  • Lead Professional for low-risk women
  • Provide antenatal, intrapartum and post-natal care in a variety of settings, including home and hospital
  • Work collaboratively with professional colleagues to provide midwifery care to with women with complex needs
  • Contribute with feedback, to ensure the health and social care setting is responsive to the individual needs of women, particularly those who are disadvantaged, and where appropriate, advocate for these women
  • Advocate and support the rights of individual women to make informed choices about their care
  • Promote equality, diversity and rights
  • Participate in and undertake annual appraisal, identifying specific training requirements as part of service planning and continuous personal development

About us

Our fully integrated midwifery teams are meeting the Better Birth recommendations for providing a Continuity of Carer model for women.

We support women in the choice agenda at least 6% of women we care for choose to birth their baby out of hospital. We work closely with the Devon LMS and our neighbouring Maternity Units to ensure that women in Devon receive high quality care.

We are proud of our commitment to safe and individually focused birth and offering women choice in where to birth their baby.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Be responsible for maintaining own clinical competence
  • Maintain and enhance clinical skills for autonomous midwifery practice
  • Facilitate womens involvement in the decision-making process regarding all aspects of their pregnancy, birth and postnatal care
  • Demonstrate sound organisational skills when planning clinical workload
  • Provide appropriate health surveillance, health promotion and informed choice with antenatal screening, referring to consultant team as required
  • Work collaboratively other agencies identifying women and their families where there are concerns regarding child protection, domestic violence, substance misuse and for women with special needs
  • Identify and implement if required an appropriate schedule of parenteducation to facilitate the smooth transition to parenthood
  • Instigate and act on abnormal blood / investigation results, when a condition deviates from the normal, and then refer to the appropriate professional
  • Perform appropriate risk assessment to ensure the provision of safe and effective intrapartum care
  • Liaison with the multi-professional team to assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised postnatal care
  • Provide appropriate health surveillance to the neonate and liaise with the multi-professional team with regard to routine screening
  • Uphold the safety of mother and baby within a clinical governance framework
  • Participate in clinical audit and the development of research and evidence based practice
  • Support other midwives, student midwives and maternity support workers in their training and personal development and the overall care provided to women and their families

Person Specification

specific skills


  • Registered Midwife
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Completed a preceptor programme
  • Perineal suturing


  • ENB 997/ mentorship qualification
  • NIPE practitioner

Knowledge & Experience


  • Knowledge of child protection, domestic violence, substance misuse and working with women with special needs


  • Community experience
  • Experience of home births

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Torbay Hospital



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