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Perinatal Mental Health and Safeguarding Midwife

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 Per annum inc. HCAS
Closing date
4 May 2024
Wexham Park Hospital as part of Frimley Health Foundation Trust is delighted to offer an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and proactive midwife who is passionate about delivering high quality service to women and their families. An opportunity has arisen to support the perinatal mental health and safeguarding midwifery services. This role provides a unique opportunity for personal, professional and service development working alongside the multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

As a band 6 midwife working within the perinatal mental health and safeguarding maternity services, you will provide maternity mental health care to pregnant and newly delivered women. You will also support the lead midwife for safeguarding in the provision of advice and expertise, to external professionals such as the police and children's services on health matters related to safeguarding within the maternity setting. The role will include provision of education, advice and supervision/support for clinical and non-clinical staff in caring for women and families in relation to all aspects of mental health and safeguarding.

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital servicesforaround 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 threecore values, and the behaviours 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,WorkingTogether 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 personnelworkingalongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will assist the lead midwife for perinatal mental health to co-ordinate and manage the day-to-day maternity mental health provision of all pregnant and newly delivered women within their care.
  • To support the named midwife in the provision of advice and expertise for fellow professionals within the Trust and other agencies, such as the police or childrens services on health matters related to safeguarding within the maternity settings.
  • All midwife practitioners will be Registered Midwives, accountable for their own midwifery practice and will be able to fulfill 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.
  • The post holder is required to take responsibility as a prime care provider in either the hospital setting. She/he will be confident in providing midwife led care.
  • The post holder will undertake the role of specialist midwife in accordance with National Guidance NICE and RCM ensuring that professional practice is underpinned by the principles of the National guidance Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance (NICE Clinical Guideline 192, 2014)
  • There is a clinical element of this role, therefore an ability to work in all areas of the maternity service is required.

Person Specification



  • Registered midwife


  • Perinatal mental health and safeguarding courses

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Wexham Park Hospital

Wexham Street



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