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Inpatient Midwife - Ruby Team

Barts Health NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inc
Closing date
22 May 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced midwife whocan do ANY HOURS they choose to join the RCM Award-WinningVulnerable Women's Team at Whipps Cross Hospital.

We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and reliable midwives who are passionate about creating excellent birthing experiences for women with complex social factors providing Midwifery Continuity of Care/r(MCOC) to join the Ruby Team.

The team of midwives will work collaboratively with the MDT, to support women during the intrapartum and inpatient period. The Ruby Team Caseloads and provides Midwifery Care to women who suffer with Moderate to Severe Mental Health Issues, Victims of DomesticAbuse, Teenage Pregnancies, Learning Disabilities, Asylum Seekers with no support, Substance Misuse, Complex Safeguarding Issues etc.

If you have the above skills and attributes, then you are who we are looking for.

*****International applicants with no UK NMC registration will not be considered for this vacancy*****

Main duties of the job

The 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.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application, please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

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 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

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Midwife- minimum 2 years post Registration
  • Mentorship or practice assessor qualification
  • Experience/special interest in working with vulnerable service user.
  • Experience/knowledge of safeguarding issues in maternity/children's setting


  • NIPE Trained Attended cultural awareness course



  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • The ability to communicate with patients/women in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures in their care.
  • Can demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable, and friendly manner.
  • Ability to communicate both verbal and written effectively
  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge.
  • Ability to self-reflect, carry out tasks of own job and identify what s/he needs to learn to able to do current job better.
  • Ability to take an active role in agreed learning activities and keeps a record of them



  • Can show a non-judgemental approach to patient care.
  • Ability to prioritise clinical work effectively.
  • Able to identify the learning needs of others and provide support to address them.
  • Ability to self-reflect, carry out tasks of own job and identify what she/he needs to learn to be able to do current job effectively.
  • Good understanding and experience with safeguarding policies and working with vulnerable families
  • Experience with multi-lingual backgrounds. Understanding of cultural diversity
  • Ability to use translation services.
  • Ability to identify deteriorating patients and take appropriate action.
  • Ability to treat everyone with whom she /he encounters with dignity and respect.
  • Ability to provide formal teaching development to staff. /Colleagues
  • Ability to record and report back accurately and fully on patient assessments undertaken and risks identified.


  • Experience of attending a variety of safeguarding meetings e.g., Discharge planning, CIN ,Core Group, STRAT, Professionals etc



  • Can demonstrate knowledge of current and emerging health care issues.
  • Ability to evaluate effectiveness of quality improvements and develop actions plans identifying improvements.
  • Ability to identify and act when own or other's undermines equality and diversity.
  • Understand and able to follow key safeguarding legislation and guidance


  • Knowledge of current and emerging NHS strategy and policy



  • Able to work autonomously and deal with obstetric emergencies.
  • Ability to carry out essential and appropriate midwifery care and procedures.
  • Demonstrate competence in: Perineal suturing, cannulation, epidural top ups, caring for people birthing their babbies in water and in the home/birth centre settings.
  • Basic IT skills and understanding of NHS IT systems.
  • Ability to monitor the quality of own and others work.
  • Ability to recognise own limits and work within those limits of competence.


  • Case loading experience



  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet service requirement.
  • Ability to offer constructive suggestions for service improvement.
  • Organise and adjust own workload in relation to priorities.
  • The duties outlined above are subject to changes, after consultation with postholder, to meet the needs of the service/organisation

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Whipps Cross University Hospital


E11 1NR

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