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Infant Feeding Midwife

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 Pro Rata Per Annum inc HCAS
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
As a band 6 midwife and member of the infant feeding team, you will be promoting good infant feeding practices, throughout the unit to women and maternity staff, during the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period. Whilst supporting the specialist Infant feeding lead midwives, in the provision of advice expertise and education, to maintain the baby friendly accreditation within the hospital.

The role will also involve working in the community setting leading the infant feeding/tongue tie clinics. There will also be a 50% clinical element to this role, which will be divided between running the SBR clinic and working clinically in the hospital setting as a rotational midwife.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

  • Offer professional advice and support to women attending the infant feeding clinic.
  • Work closely with other member of the multi-disciplinary team to provide a comprehensive clinical service.
  • Work as part of a team continuing initiatives towards achieving an infant-friendly status, striving to raise the breast-feeding rate in line with Government targets.
  • Provide and deliver education training for the hospital and community staff.
  • Provide antenatal breastfeeding workshop for expectant mothers to encourage mothers, prior to the birth of their infant, to consider and make an informed choice on the feeding method they will use.
  • Actively support women with breast-feeding in the community and postnatal ward.
  • Work clinically both as a rotational midwife and facilitating the SBR outpatient clinic.
  • Provide assistance with monitoring the success of further development in the service.
  • Act as a resource for staff in both a hospital and community setting.
  • Maintain own clinical competency in respect of breast-feeding and wider midwifery practice, utilising opportunities for professional development.
  • To monitor and assess all learners during their clinical experience and participate in the appraisal of their performance.
  • Be aware of current research/approaches to client care and demonstrate this in practice & encouraging innovation in midwifery practice.
  • May take charge of a shift in the ward area for the shift duration .

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our three core values, and the behaviors that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other, Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical, and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • All midwife practitioners will be Registered Midwives, accountable for their own midwifery practice and will be able to fulfil the following role through the ability to make decisions with current protocols and principles of care in compliance with the NMCs Midwives Rules and code of Midwifery Practice.
  • This midwife will be at least 2 years qualified, but she/he will be expected to continue with post-registration education and development to become a confident midwife able to provide care with the women either in the community or hospital environment.
  • To support implantation and evaluation of a programme of care aimed specifically at childbearing women for infant feeding.
  • To be actively involved in women and midwifery education.
  • Support breast feeding clinic and tongue tie service.
  • Keep up to date with Infant feeding developments by attending conferences, course and work towards completing the baby friendly training.
  • Provide education for other Midwives in all aspects of infant feeding during pregnancy.
  • Be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the infant statistics throughout the Trust.
  • Work closely with the Maternity Department.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • 2 years qualified or more


  • Infant feeding experience
  • BFI training/courses
  • lactation consultants qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Frimley Park

Portsmouth Road, Frimely


GU16 7UJ

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