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Band 6 Midwife

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The primary aim of the role is to ensure that a high quality service is delivered to women and their families. The Midwife will plan within the integrated role to deliver and evaluate the care of the women and their families in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period in which ever setting that occurs in. This includes inpatient, outpatient and community. The post holder will practice in accordance with the NMC code of practice.

The role is multidimensional and requires the post holder to integrate and fulfil all the identified criteria. Having successfully introduced a Continuity of Carer Integrated team's model, the post holder will have the opportunity to work flexibly within both the Community and hospital setting, enabling the women of Coventry and Warwickshire to receive high quality continuity care. Working within this model enables the post holder to maintain clinical skills and expertise in all areas of Midwifery ensuring a safe service. By following this model will encourage autonomous practice and career progression.

The Midwife will co-ordinate the ward/area as designated, in support of, or in the absence of the Ward Manager/Team Leader.

Main duties of the job

Our midwives have the opportunity to maintain their skills in all areas with our rotational programme, providing care in all settings. In addition to this we offer dedicated specialist teams offering Enhanced Maternal care, Complex Care Continuity Team supporting maternal medicine, perinatal mental health clinics and preterm prevention, and Continuity of Carer including women from culturally diverse backgrounds in collaboration with Coventry MAMTA Project Centre.

We have a team of 9 Professional Midwifery Advocates (PMA), supported by a Lead PMA to provide restorative clinical supervision.

We are a forward thinking department, with many opportunities for midwives to become involved in a variety of specialities and work streams including recruitment, service and staff development and as Pathway to Excellence Ambassador. Individual career aspirations will be nurtured and fully supported to enhance career progression including internal leadership programmes and collaboration with the Florence Nightingale Foundation.


Overseas applicants please only apply if you are registered with the NMC and are active on the register and already in receipt of UK PIN

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As one of the largest Teaching Hospitals in the region our mission is to Care, Achieve and Innovate by providing excellent quality maternity care to our women, babies and their families.

At UHCW we deliver around 6000 babies and women are able to choose whether they birth in the obstetric led unit, Lucina the alongside midwifery led unit or in the community, within their own home.

We are an innovative, award winning team and are deeply committed to providing safe maternity care and a positive maternity experience. If successful, you will be fully supported in your new role and given opportunities to develop further.

Another reason why now is the time to join us, as part of our commitment to recruit and retain high calibre staff we are offering a financial incentive to all new Band 5 and Band 6 midwives who join us this as a result of this advertisement after you join us. This incentive is a Golden Hello and further information relating to it is included as an attachment along with our job description and person specification.

Main responsibilities:

Accountable for own actions in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct. Will contribute to corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times.

Effectively communicate information regarding clinical decisions, policy and care pathways to patients/carers and the multi-professional team.

A skilled practitioner and clinical leader providing support to the management team, participating in service/policy development.

Responsible for clinical assessment of a group of patients and management of a team, ensuring appropriate care is planned, implemented and evaluated/audited.

Responsible for the maintenance and development of her/his clinical skills

Organisation of cross-departmental/organisational activities including HR, resource, research and bleep-holder responsibilities as appropriate. (Band 6 only)

Act for ward manager in her/his absence.

Demonstrate highly technical and/or practical skills to ensure optimum patient management including complex patient monitoring equipment management and frequent administration of invasive tests/procedures.

Develop and educate staff, participating in mentorship and appraisal as required.

Utilise and ensure others utilise IT systems to secure accurate and timely patient, workforce and resource data available.

Manage expected and unexpected clinical events requiring varying levels of physical effort according to patient dependency/clinical need.

Support patients, carers and others during difficult situations arising in the clinical area, e.g imparting bad news or following an unexpected event.

To participate in teaching and preparation for parenthood sessions.

Develop knowledge of the Child Protection strategy and its implementation.

Maintain a clean, safe environment ensuring adherence to Trust standards of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control at all times.

Promote and monitor adherence to Health and Safety and Trust policy designed to protect healthcare staff and service users from known hazards.

Participate in the on-call rota as part of the service needs supporting home birth and the Trust escalation policy.

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

Qualification /Training


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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospitals Coventry

Clifford Bridge Road



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