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Integrated Midwife

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Newport Isle of Wight
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting an Integrated Midwifewho wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our women, birthing people and families receive high quality and compassionate care in co production with our service users and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place.

Isle of Wight Maternity Services have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Midwife to join our committed and highly skilled team of midwives working across the maternity service.

We are seeking an innovative and flexible midwife that will work within our integrated approach to providing care to the women, birthing people, and their families. This will include working both in the acute and community setting, and providing a home birth service. You would cover a range of day and night shifts and also participate in the on-call service.

Main duties of the job

Working within a small, cohesive unit can provide you with the unique experience of providing personalised care and being skilled in all areas of the maternity service. As a team we strive to provide excellent individualised, evidence-based care to around 1000 women and birthing people each year and support them to make informed choice about their care. We take pride in enhancing the pregnancy and birth experience for all women and birthing people, ensuring informed choice is at the forefront of our agenda.

The IOW Maternity Service is also part of the SHIP collaborative and works in partnership with our neighbouring trusts, including joint training and multiple opportunities for collaborative working. Our service is proud to offer development opportunities and support career progression.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Person Specification



  • Current RM registration with the NMC and any other relevant post registration qualifications
  • Certificate in mentorship/practice supervisor
  • Full UK driving license


  • Working towards NIPE qualification
  • Attend regional units 5 days a year to work within both low and high risk environments
  • Attended appraisal course
  • Level 3 Safeguarding training
  • Sound knowledge of child protection
  • Sound knowledge of domestic violence
  • Sound knowledge of substance misuse
  • Sound knowledge of women and birthing people with additional needs

Communication Skills


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate compassion and empathy with service users



  • Self-motivated
  • Approachable and Flexible attitude to work for the needs of the service
  • Demonstrate strong motivation and ability to work autonomously
  • Adaptable to changing practices and service modernisation
  • Able to accommodate the demands of the post with flexible working as required and good attendance
  • Current knowledge of professional issues on a local and wider NHS level.

Abilities and Skills


  • Able to recognise own limitations in order to seek advice appropriately
  • Able to prioritise work and work under pressure
  • Able to undertake all midwifery duties without supervision
  • Able to coordinate/lead midwife for the service area in the absence of the line manager


  • Ability to manage sickness cover in absence of the ward manager
  • Ability to implement staff contingency plan and deploy staff appropriately in periods of high activity
  • Evidence of ward management / teaching

Physical Skills


  • Well-developed IT skills
  • Able to recognise own limitations in order to seek advice appropriately
  • Contribute to creating a positive working environment

Technical skills. You must be able to meet the minimum of 4 of the following competencies:


  • Basic neonatal and adult life support knowledge and skills
  • Management of epidurals including giving 'top ups'
  • Parent education
  • Conduct and manage antenatal clinics
  • Able to coach students and new staff members
  • Perineal repair
  • Perform and interpret CTG's

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital

Parkhurst Road

Newport Isle of Wight

PO30 5TG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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