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Diabetes Specialist Midwife

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Working as the specialist midwife with enhanced education and training in diabetes, he/she will be best placed to provide additional support and guidance to a women and her family, when her care becomes increasingly complex as a result of diabetes. The specialist midwife will evolve the diabetic care pathway and will work in collaboration with the diabetic nurse specialist and obstetric consultants who specialise in diabetes. In this role the specialist midwife will act as an advisor to other midwives and will demonstrate an advanced level of clinical decision making and responsibility. They will provide a continuum for the diabetic population which will enhance the health of the women and their families.

Main duties of the job

The specialist midwife will continue to support, advise and monitor women's health and wellbeing during her pregnancy and birth. He/she will guide the women and her family on the care of the neonate and monitor its wellbeing. The specialist midwife will build up networks within the community to which they will be able to sign post the women, enabling then to take responsibility for their future care. He/she will work closely with midwifery and obstetric colleagues to ensure that care provision for the patients in the care pathways is of high quality, clinically effective and resource efficient.

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

From April 1 2024 we are unable to offer sponsorship for healthcare roles that do not meet the minimum salary �23,200, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Expert clinical practitioner within own clinical area.

*Assesses, develops, implements and evaluates programmes of care

*Monitors and ensures maintenance of standards of care

*Monitors and ensures high quality of care for women and their family

*Supervises and develops staff

*Participates in research and audit

*Undertake the full role of the midwife including advanced decision making, using evidence based practice and highly developed advanced practice skills

*Directly refer maternity users for medical investigations and for review to other health care professionals, as agreed by the lead consultant obstetrician

Person Specification

Statutory Registration


  • NMC Registered Midwife

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • Demonstrates an ability of clinical leadership within service development
  • Presentational skills
  • I.T skills
  • Evidence of leadership qualities
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Highly motivated


  • Knowledge of Audit and research methodologies
  • Experience of presentation at local, regional level



  • Comprehensive midwifery experience
  • Recent antenatal clinic experience
  • Counselling
  • Awareness of national publications/initiatives influencing the diabetes service


  • Teaching
  • Education and training of multidisciplinary professionals



  • Registered Midwife
  • Mentorship
  • Certificate/Diploma in diabetes


  • Counselling Certificate
  • Non-medical prescriber
  • Teaching qualification

Special Requirements


  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


University Hospital Of North Durham

North Road



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