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Specialist Snowdrop Midwife

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a part-time 0.5WTE specialist bereavement midwifery role within St Michael's and Weston hospitals.

The applicant must be an existing Band 6 midwife with recent experience in looking after women and families who have experienced loss of a baby.

This development role is for a period of 2 years (24 months).

You will be supported to develop the skills needed in this role, we just ask for your enthusiasm to learn and a can do attitude.

Main duties of the job

The role will involve teaching and training members of the multidisciplinary team, therefore previous experience in teaching and training is required. The applicant will work alongside current Snowdrop team to establish a multidisciplinary training programme relating to pregnancy loss for all staff. They will ensure that all staff have access to training, clinical supervision, and education to maintain delivery of high quality care across UHBW

They will facilitate and provide individualised care to bereaved women and their families, and act as an advocate throughout their care and into the next pregnancy. They will support the obstetric team during follow-up appointments and pregnancy clinical encounters

The role will involve building on and strengthening relationships with other departments including: gynaecology department, fetal medicine unit, central delivery suite, patient safety team, mortuary staff, and screening midwives to provide a seamless service for staff and families. They will liaise with the psychology team to ensure that women are referred appropriately

They will regularly attend and contribute to Trust perinatal mortality meetings

The successful applicant will be required to work within an existing team and ensure excellent communication and a willingness to help develop staff for the future. They must work across both St. Michael's and Weston sites and able to provide home visits to support women and their families. Essential to hold a driving license

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience at band 6
  • Experience of working with patients and families where the outcome is not always as expected
  • Experience in (or supporting) teaching and training


  • Experience of working with all grades of staff including executives
  • Experience of working with clinical teams to support improvement in patient safety

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent and proven presentation skills
  • Excellent and proven oral and written communication and report writing skills
  • Ability to deal with angry or stressed staff or patients at all levels
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Confidence in being an advocate for women and their families


  • Substantial midwifery experience including care in a high risk environment

Qualifications and Training


  • Degree level or equivalent evidence of working at this level
  • Evidence of further professional and/or development
  • Current NMC registration
  • Holds a driving licence and has access to a car for work


  • Registered practicing midwife with experience



  • The ideal candidate will be able to evidence integrity in their ability to communicate with both patients, their families and staff involved in incidents evidencing excellent communication skills understanding how stressful these situations can be for all involved
  • Resilience working in a high-pressured environment where you are exposed to distressing information

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


St Michaels Hospital

Southwell Street



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