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Fetal Monitoring Midwife

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum incl. HCAS
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Full Time
Do you have a passion for fetal monitoring and supporting your colleagues to provide safe and evidence based care? Would you like to develop your own skills in teaching, assessing, leadership and quality improvement? Then this role is for you.

An opportunity has arisen for a passionate, engaging and motivated midwife to work within the fetal monitoring team and wider MDT as a fetal monitoring midwife. You will be working as part of a team across both our sites but based at West Middlesex in the provision of fetal monitoring support.

Main duties of the job

  • To support staff in providing a safe, robust and consistent approach to fetal monitoring including both continuous and intermittent fetal monitoring
  • Develop staff`s awareness in recognising factors that could contribute to misinterpretation of cardiotocography (CTGs) and impaired clinical decision making
  • Ensure staff are assessing fetal well-being in the context of the woman`s health, pregnancy, gestational age, stage of labour, intrapartum risk factors
  • To participate in teaching on multi-disciplinary training days and facilitate learning opportunities following interesting case reviews
  • To undertake audits to ensure compliance with fetal monitoring guidelines.

About us

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be one of the top performing and safest trusts in England. We have two main acute hospital sites--Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, plus our award-winning clinics across North West London and beyond.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities
  • The post holder will be involved in the development and implementation of the physiological CTG interpretation guidelines, as the Trust moves from NICE based approach to physiological CTG interpretation.
  • To use every opportunity to facilitate teaching learning and reflection within the clinical area.
  • To lead by example and empower staff in their personal and professional development in order to maintain safety in fetal monitoring within the Trust.
  • To work daily on the labour ward alongside clinical staff educating all levels of midwifery and obstetric staff about physiological CTG interpretation.
  • To support staff on 1:1 basis as needed dependant on their education requirements.
  • To work effectively alongside the Labour Ward Coordinators to support staff and women.
  • The post holder will ensure that care provided is within the philosophy of our Maternity Service.

Please see attached job description and person specification to this advert for further details.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • Registered Midwife
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Degree level or equivalent experience
  • Mentorship qualification


  • Master degree
  • Evidence of physiological CTG interpretation masterclass
  • NLS
  • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Qualification.



  • Communicating effectively with women, staff and other agencies
  • Experience in all areas of midwifery with emphasis on recent intrapartum work
  • Facilitate effective team working
  • Evidence of knowledge of recent midwifery research and clinical audit
  • Ability to practice within the scope of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct


  • Demonstrate an ability to apply research to practice and to support changes in practice as a result of clinical audit
  • Experience at Band 7
  • IT skills

Skills and Knowledge


  • Previous comprehensive midwifery experience
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Effective time management for self and others

Employer details

Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


West Middlesex Hospital

Twickenham Road



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