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Midwife Antenatal Clinic

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced band 6 Midwife who is committed to providing quality care to birthing people and their families? Could you drive forward change to improve antenatal services? If so, we have the position for you! We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic and motivated midwife to join our Antenatal Clinic team here at CDDFT. We are searching for a committed, dynamic and reliable midwife to join our team, working in our antenatal clinic sites in Darlington and Bishop Auckland.

You will join a warm and supportive team of midwives who truly care about patient experience. We welcome applications from experienced midwives who are currently registered to work in the UK. You will be supported and welcomed to the trust with a bespoke training package through which we will support you to settle into your new role and join us in delivering exceptional care to the families of County Durham and Darlington.

Main duties of the job

You will work within the antenatal clinics at our sites in Darlington and Bishop Auckland. You will work closely with our multi-disciplinary team of professionals supporting consultant clinics and undertaking midwifery led tasks within the departments. You will provide a high standard of clinical care to birthing people and be responsible for the assessment, evaluation and implementation of high risk care pathways.

Some of your daily duties will be:

Ensure the smooth coordination of the antenatal clinic department

Provide specialist expertise to patients in the antenatal period delivering high quality, evidence based care

Provide support to the medical team and other members of the multi-disciplinary team within the antenatal clinic setting

Planning, delivering and evaluating standards of evidence-based midwifery care

Identifying and caring for women with more complex pregnancies

Effectively communicate information regarding clinical decisions, policy and care pathways to patients/carers and the multi-professional team.

Providing interventions and key messages around public health

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

From April 1 2024 we are unable to offer sponsorship for healthcare roles that do not meet the minimum salary �23,200, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for an experienced Midwife who is currently registered to practice within the UK and is interested in joining our team based within the antenatal clinic setting. The midwife should have a robust understanding of antenatal care pathways, and be confident to provide safe and effective care in a fast paced clinical environment. We are keen to develop this area and would welcome an inspiring and driven midwife who can help shape our service for the future. In return we can offer a bespoke training and development programme with many opportunities for career development. It is an exciting time to be a part of our Maternity family!

We are really excited about the opportunity to invite an experienced midwife to apply to work with us to help deliver outstanding antenatal care to the mothers and families in our area. You will be well supported by members of our specialist Practice Development Team who will ensure your support as you transition to your new role both professionally and personally. As a new to CDDFT Midwife you will be offered a full and comprehensive induction and training programme and access to our specialist team of practice development midwives and supervisors who will continue to support you as you adjust to your new role.

At CDDFT we actively encourage a culture of life-long learning and development and you will be supported to continue to develop as a practitioner with many exciting career progression opportunities.

Person Specification

Special Requirements


  • Ability to travel across trust as required.

Statutory Registration


  • Registered Midwife with UK NMC PIN

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • Motivational and empowerment skills
  • Effective organisational skills, organisation of own workload
  • Enthusiastic and supportive
  • Confident to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to provide written and verbal reports
  • Able to use Word, Excel and Powerpoint programs



  • Registered Midwife with current UK registration and NMC PIN


  • Evidence of Ongoing Professional Development
  • Recognised teaching /assessing qualification
  • Post graduate certificate in health related subject
  • Master or equivalent experience
  • PMA qualification
  • Trained NIPE practitioner



  • IT skills
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent time management
  • Ability to be reflective practitioner
  • Committed to professional and personal development
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively independently and within a team
  • Approachable and able to build relationships with a wide variety of colleague
  • Keen to develop themselves and others, open to new ideas and willing to share their experiences with others
  • Takes ownership of problems


  • Experience of linking with outside agencies

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust

Hollyhurst Road


County Durham


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