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Oasis Team Midwife Band 6

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa/pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for passionate and motivated midwives to join our forward-thinking, energetic midwifery team at UHD. Our maternity services across Poole and Bournemouth have now merged creating new opportunities and coupled with plans to relocate to a new purpose built maternity unit, this is a great time to join us and be part of our new team. We are looking to recruit Band 6 midwives across the following areas:
  • Antenatalward
  • Antenatal day assessment
  • Postnatal ward
  • Labour Ward
  • Community Midwives
  • MLBU

Maternity Services at UHD are located in the community in Poole and Bournemouth and on a self-contained site at the St Mary's Maternity Hospital, located across the road from the main Poole Hospital site.

The Maternity Hospital is the centre for all high risk care in east Dorset and is fully equipped to meet the needs of women and babies with complications, as well as women with normal pregnancies and births. The Maternity Serviceprovides a comprehensive service, offering women as much choice as possible in their maternity care around 5,000 babies are delivered byour maternity staff each year, either at home or within the birth centre and labour ward in the hospital. The Maternity Service offers a traditional model of midwifery care with separate teams for the acute and community service with on-going development of continuity models of care.

This role requires NMC Registration

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth and Poole Hospital

InterviewDate: TBC

Main duties of the job

The Maternity department is committed to education and development. We invest in an education team which supports learning and practice development across the department. Opportunities currently in place are as follows:
  • Access to a Practice Development Midwife and Clinical Practice Facilitator
  • Live Team Skills Drills
  • Access recognised post-registration qualifications in partnership with Bournemouth University
  • E-learning programmes
  • Post registration opportunities to study at degree, Masters and PhD level
  • Potential to progress through the career structure from Midwife Practitioner to Midwife Team Leader, Consultant Midwife and Matron.

As a band 6 midwife it is expected that you will be clinically competent and will take responsibility as a sign off mentor for student midwives. You will work a shift pattern that includes unsocial hours. We can offer you the opportunity to take on link roles within infection control / risk management / clinical skills trainer/ safeguarding as required by the service. We are responsive to national agendas and continuously review and develop or services often leading to opportunities to progress your career.

Please view our Recruitment video on YouTube, 'Maternity Recruitment March 2021'.

About us

The Midwifery Led Haven Birth Centre has a total of five birthing rooms, three of these have pools to facilitate water birth and we offer an aromatherapy service. Care on the Birth Centre is managed completely by midwives and incorporates natural birthing techniques. It is fully equipped to support normal birth in a home-from-home environment.

Our two community teams cover Poole and Bournemouth area. We currently have a base at St Marys Hospital for the Poole team and then a Maternity Hub for the Bournemouth team. In addition to our community team we have a dedicated OASIS team which provides additional support to families. We also provide a homebirth service.

The Labour Ward provides care for women with high risk pregnancies. There are two dedicated obstetric theatres, a two bedded high dependency unit, six birth rooms and one birthing room with a pool. We are keen to promote active birth and where continuous electronic fetal monitoring is advised, we regularly use telemetry monitoring, including for women with medium risk pregnancies who would like to birth in water.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We have a dedicated High Dependency team of Midwives who have undergone specialist training. Midwives on the Labour Ward have opportunities to develop their skills as a part of a cohesive multidisciplinary team.

We have a 12 bedded antenatal ward which also caters for induction of labour. Offering inpatient and outpatient induction of labour dependant on the individual womans risk factors, we have streamlined our service to include offering women balloon catheter induction.

We have Antenatal Clinics across both Poole and Bournemouth and on the Poole site we have an Antenatal Day Assessment Unit.

We have a 16 bedded Postnatal Ward offering traditional postnatal care to women and their babies. We also have an 8 bedded Transitional Care Ward, which provides additional support to more vulnerable babies and provides an outreach service to the Labour Ward.

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

In some cases this means that a services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Person Specification



  • Bachelors (BSc) Degree in Midwifery or equivalent
  • Registered and practising midwife


  • Practice assessor or prepared to work towards Foundation in patient experience course



  • Ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of midwifery in all areas of the service including working within the community setting


  • Experience of managing complaints or feedback
  • Experience of working within a safeguarding team



  • Up to date core skills/training
  • Completed preceptorship program
  • Competent and able to provide midwifery care in all areas
  • Able to mentor students
  • Articulate with excellent communication skills


  • Collecting/generating data
  • Report writing



  • Aware of current research and its impact on evidence base case.
  • Knowledge of NMC Midwives code of conduct
  • Knowledge of current/emerging evidence and research and guidelines relating to maternity care.



  • Access to transport for community working Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • The ability to communicate with women in an empathic manner
  • Able to participate in on-call rotas



  • Compassionate, kind, supportive of equality and diversity. heir dignity
  • Ability to adapt and change according to service requirements
  • Developed interpersonal and communication skills Can demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable and friendly manner.
  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


St Marys Maternity Hospital

St Mary's Road Road


BH15 2LH

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