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Public Health Midwife

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata, Salary is dependant on experience
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
  • Develop and show leadership on the Public health agenda within the service to support mothers to be to improve their health and therefore have an improved impact on the health of their unborn child. The post holder will be required to influence practice, policies and strategies both within the service, the trust and within the local health economy. This will require the post holder to develop the most appropriate care pathways identifying where and when it is for the most appropriate for public health input to be deployed to have the most effective and efficient impact.
  • Lead on the public health topics Smoking and Weight management and shall work closely with others to support the areas identified in doing so using the specialised knowledge and practical understanding to develop policies and train staff in the implementation of the resulting polices.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will work in partnership with service users, the multi-disciplinary team and local stakeholders to improve and protect health and wellbeing, and improve the health of the poorest families (Department of Health 2015) Contributing to improving the population's health and reducing health inequalities within maternity services
  • Key work will focus upon improving outcomes of women with modifiable risk factors such as smoking, obesity and breastfeeding, developing and implementing processes to secure a year on year increase in uptake of immunization.
  • It is anticipated that the post holder will possess the requisite skills and abilities to lead and audit the outcomes of tongue tie service.
  • It is anticipated that the post holder will possess the requisite skills and abilities to lead and audit the outcomes of the in-house Maternity led smoking cessation service.
  • The post holder will support the current Public Health Midwife on all aspects of Infant Feeding within the Division. This is a strategic role in developing policy and practice on infant feeding within the Maternity Service but liaising with partner organisations e.g. Health visiting. A significant part of the role will be to assist in the project management of the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation process.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information about the role and responsibilities please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • NMC qualification
  • Relevant Diploma/Degree or equivalent
  • Additional qualification or relevant experience equivalent to that of a masters.
  • Mentorship & further relevant study & expertise


  • Tongue Tie/ Frenulotomy training
  • Public Health Qualifications/ experience or study days
  • Smoke cessation training
  • Motivational interviewing training

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Previous experience within relevant clinical area of practice
  • Previous experience in teaching/ training
  • Experience of analysing public Health data to identify optional ranges and influence local decisions
  • Promoting quality improvement
  • Substantial experience to include experience of infant feeding support



  • Provide evidence of leading or participating on audit programmes
  • Public health promotion

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Maternity Department

union Walk



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