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Midwife - Core Maternity Triage

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The Maternity Triage department at Hereford County Hospital is the first point of contact for women and birthing people accessing maternity care. We are looking for experienced Midwives to join our team of hospital based Triage midwives. If you enjoy working autonomously and having variety in your job role, we would love for you to join our Maternity Triage team.

This is an exciting opportunity to come and make a difference to the women and their families we care for. We would like to invite you to join our highly motivated and friendly Midwifery team at Hereford County Hospital, where commitment to providing high quality, woman-centred care is our passion.

Main duties of the job

This job outline highlights the main areas of responsibility for the post and is not exhaustive. It is expected that the post holder will facilitate multidisciplinary woman centred care this includes assessing, planning and evaluating the care of women and their babies. The post holder will be supported to develop in conjunction with the women, a programme ofindividualised, holistic and personalised care whilst taking cognisance of social, physical, psychological and cultural needs.

The post holder will work autonomously within NMC, Trust & Directorate Policies and Guidelines to provide specialist expertise to women in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period, delivering high quality, evidence-based care and acting as an advocate for women andprotector of the child within the hospital/community setting. Taking responsibility for the management and leadership of the ward / department /caseload in the absence of the senior midwife and on a regular basis, the post holder will work closely with midwifery practice and

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

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Registered Midwife
  • Completion of Preceptorship Programme or equivalent
  • Meets NMC requirements for Practice Assessor & Practice Supervisor



  • Experience as a midwife leading to autonomous practice
  • Competent to deliver evidence based practice
  • Ability, with appropriate orientation to work in all maternity settings
  • Understanding of the legal framework around Safeguarding Adults and Children
  • Computer literate and with appropriate training, able to use a range of appropriate packages
  • Able to plan and organise own workload.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience with 2 years as Band 6.


  • Experience of managing a ward, and or experience of managing caseloads
  • An understanding of and experience of addressing public health issues

Personal Attributes


  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Able to concentrate for prolonged periods of time and in a busy environment where they are likely to be frequent interruptions
  • Ability to meet the safe moving and handling requirements of the post with any aids or adaptions that may be required
  • Is aware of own development needs with a willingness to work towards and achieve personal development

Other Factors


  • Able to remain calm under pressure
  • Work in all clinical settings, within the hospital
  • Participate in on-call commitment with appropriate remunerations

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Hereford County Hospital, Wye Valley NHS Trust

Stonebow Road



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