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Fetal Monitoring Midwife

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic midwife with skills in teaching to be part of our education team. S/he will work as part of the team to facilitate the development of required clinical skills by midwives to provide quality, evidence-based, woman-centred care in line with local guidelines and recommendations from national advisory bodies. You will work in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to lead and facilitate a programme of education for fetal monitoring and GAP/GROW and provide clinical leadership and advice to staff to improve staff competence and clinical outcomes.

At Barts Health NHS Trust our local community is home to families from a diverse mix of ethnicity, social challenge and health needs, The Royal London Hospital is situated in the heart of East London and we have easy access to very good public transport links. We provide Maternity Services to approximately 5000 women a year and accommodate our women in very modern up to date facilitates. We have a level 3 Neonatal unit situated within the hospital as well as excellent facilities in Fetal Medicine

Barts Health NHS Trust has a world-wide reputation for innovation in the care of mothers to be, and each birth is very special to us as we strive to make every birth as normal as possible no matter the complications. We are looking to recruit an exceptional individual, highly motivated with a passion and commitment to providing safe care to women and their families.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of midwifery care at all times, working within a multi- disciplinary team to facilitate the development of required clinical skills to midwives. Support and work with the Lead Obstetrician, Consultant Midwife for High Risk Pregnancy, the Matron for Labour Ward, Education team and Midwives in developing a programme of education for cardiotocography interpretation to achieve better birth outcomes.

Support / assist in the development of advanced and new roles aimed at improving patient care within the maternity unit. Create good learning opportunities and environments in the clinical practice environment and maintain communication networks with other clinical skills facilitators.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Mentorship Module or Equivalent
  • First Class Degree or evidence of working towards.
  • Expert midwifery knowledge.


  • PROMPT Course or Equivalent
  • Advanced Life Support
  • Teaching in Clinical Practice or Equivalent
  • Master's Degree.
  • Management/Leadership Qualification. PGCSCHE
  • Current UK Driving License



  • Evidence of clinical and professional expertise, Underpinned by knowledge acquired through CPD Experience in changing clinical practice
  • Ability to apply audit and evidence-based Midwifery/Nursing practice
  • Experience of clinical teaching and/or supporting students in practice
  • Undertaking and evaluating quality of innovative programmes
  • Experience of group facilitation and clinical teaching


  • Experience as a Band 7 in high risk labour ward
  • Band 6 experience working in an obstetric unit



  • Good written and spoken English
  • A comprehensive understanding of own development and training needs
  • Demonstrates specialist expertise underpinned by theory
  • A clear understanding and application of the principals of professional accountability and confidentiality.
  • Ability to provide care to women before, during and following birth Proven Competency in: Suturing/Cannulation/IV administration/Epidurals/Water Birth/Adult & Neonatal Resuscitation/operating theatre practiced Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS)
  • Demonstrates expert knowledge of CTG interpretation
  • Ability to assess competency in others in Suturing/Cannulation/IV Administration/Epidurals/Water Birth/Adult & Neonatal Resuscitation/operating theatre Practice.
  • Ability to recognize and analyze complex situations and or deviation from normal and act upon it.
  • Ability to deal with issues of Risk Management within the clinical context
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and coordinate own work
  • Awareness of the educational budget and resources. Experience of leadership and teaching and mentoring learners
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Demonstrates diplomacy and tact
  • Flexible and positive style and approach to work. Knowledge of equal opportunities issues. Demonstrates good presentation Skills
  • Experience of change management and negotiation
  • Have sound clinical knowledge and appropriate clinical skills with ability to teach fetal monitoring and obstetric emergencies amongst other skills



  • Physically fit as determined by occupational Health.
  • A basic understanding of counseling skills.
  • Able to provide emotional support to clients, students and staff
  • Be able to undertake the IT requirements, EXCEL, PowerPoint, Word etc
  • Be passionate about staff development and promoting high standards of evidence-based care
  • Have good interpersonal skills and a flexibility and willingness to participate in developing new working practices to ensure the provision of high standards of holistic care for women
  • Excellent communication, organisational, interpersonal and leadership skills



  • Physically fit as determined by occupational Health
  • A basic understanding of counseling skills
  • Able to provide emotional support to clients, students and staff
  • Be able to undertake the IT requirements, EXCEL, PowerPoint, Word etc

Flexible working


  • Able to work day, night and weekend hours as required
  • Ability to offer a service orientated and client/student focused approach to work

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


The Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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