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Community Midwife/Continuity of Carer Midwife

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

Job Details

An opportunity has arisen to come and work with our forward thinking, inclusive, continuity of care teams at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.

Our teams are friendly and cohesive teams that put women and people who birth at the centre of their care and embrace partnership working. We are looking formidwives wanting to provide continuity of carer to women and people of within one of our two teams based currently at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. One team provides care to women/people with medical comorbidities (MASt) whilst the other team cares for women/people with a wide range of backgrounds and social complexities (Juniper) Please state your teamof interest in your supporting statement.

This role can involve working across two sites in Sussex

We deliver over 5,000 babies per year across the two sites and have a celebrated home birth service.

We would like to hear from qualified midwives, passionate to deliver high quality care. If you would like to contribute to our maternity services and in making a difference, we would be very pleased to hear from you. Applicants from Black, Asian and minority backgrounds who have additional language skills will be welcomed.

However, all applicants must be aware that this is a 24 hour 7 day a week service and in order to meet service requirements you will be called upon to work long days, nights and weekend shifts or an on-call model of care provision.

Main duties of the job

To make a difference to the women and their families we care for. To provide a high standard of Midwifery care to women and people predominantly in the Royal Sussex County Hospital, before during and following childbirth in both Acute and Primary Care Settings according to UHSussex Policies and Standards

As a qualified midwife the post holder will be required to provide the necessary supervision, care and advice to women during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period, to conduct deliveries under their own responsibility and care of the new born.

The post holder will be required to participate in their continuing professional development and other development activities including preceptorship

The post holder requires effective communication skills and an ability to provide support for both the community and inpatient team leaders/Co-ordinators to ensure effective multidisciplinary team working.

About us

Join us atUHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better neverstops

AtUHSussexwe're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of theUK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives:We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put ourPatient First.Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role atUHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex.We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in ourwellbeing programmefor staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need itbecausewe know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us:As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosingUHSussexyou are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that youdo.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Take full responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating Midwifery care consistent with evidence based practice for mothers, babies and families. Working in both Inpatient and Community settings.
  • Discuss options and support parents in making informed choice in their plan of care such as Birth plans, pain relief, infant feeding, baby care, return to work and family planning.
  • Discuss options and support parents in making informed choice in the period following birth.
  • Analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of such care, making necessary modifications of any midwifery care pathway and giving professional advice and support as required.
  • Act as the clients advocate and empower them to promote their own health and well being.
  • Respect the need for privacy and dignity and obtain clients informed consent throughout the childbirth continuum.
  • Refer clients to other practitioners e.g. senior midwife, obstetrician, physiotherapist and paediatrician when needs and risks are beyond the post holders scope of practice or require specialist input.

Person Specification

Essential and desirable


  • Registered Midwife
  • Experience and skilled in wide range of midwifery settings
  • 997/8 Mentorship Module or Equivalent
  • Current UK Driving Licence


  • Child Protection Course
  • Counselling skills
  • NIPE - Newborn Initial Physical Examination
  • Community Midwifery Experience

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital

Eastern Road



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