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Fetal Medicine Support Midwife

East and North Herts NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are recruiting for a Fetal Medicine Support Midwife who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

You will act as a deputy to the Band 7 fetal medicine specialist midwife to meet their responsibility to lead the service in relation to fetal medicine based on current evidence-based research and ensuring an optimum level of safe and effective care.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

You will offer specialist advice on aspects of screening and diagnosis to women and health professionals.

Work with the fetal medicine specialist midwife to ensure a high-quality fetal medicine service taking into account the national standards and the Hospital's responsibility to meet their key performance indicators.

Contribute to robust recording and tracing of information and results, audit, training, guideline development and monitoring of mandatory quality standards.

Assist the fetal medicine specialist midwife to ensure that guidance and recommendations are followed and implemented as appropriate. In collaboration with the Specialist midwife the potholder will manage safe and effective service provision within the fetal medicine programme and escalate concerns to the Midwifery Matron with overall responsibility for the fetal medicine service.

Act as a role model both to promote the trust values and maintain high standards of maternity service provision. This includes proactively supporting all members of the maternity team by providing professional clinical guidance and advice.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications / Training


  • Registered Midwife
  • Professional Portfolio demonstrating evidence of relevant ongoing professional development


  • Relevant Post graduate Study in Midwifery
  • Basic Counselling
  • Mentorship

Previous Experience


  • Ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of Midwifery in all areas of the maternity service.
  • Evidence of relevant clinical updating
  • Delivery of training for all staff groups


  • Involvement with clinical audit research



  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate commitment to the implementation of evidence-based practice


  • Ability to maintain and present data.
  • Practical experience of audit and implementation and review
  • Experience of teaching and presentation to multi-disciplinary forums



  • Aware of current research, reports and guidelines relating to maternity care and fetal medicine
  • Demonstrate an awareness of Clinical Governance
  • Commitment to undertake CPD relevant to specific area of practice

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Lister Hospital

Coreys Mill Lane



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