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Rotational Midwife

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Working Full or Part time

We are seeking motivated and enthusiastic newly qualified midwives and student midwives due to qualify this year to join our supportive and dedicated midwifery team.

For NQM we offer a bespoke preceptorship programme delivered by a Preceptor midwife and supported by the Practice Development Midwife and Managers. The rotational position will allow you develop skills and knowledge across all maternity areas including a rotation to community. The preceptorship programme has had excellent evaluation and has improved our retention rate.

We are also excited to announce our new Women and Children's building which is planned to open by May 2025.

Main duties of the job

Work autonomously within guidelines and Sphere of Professional Practice within a designated area whilst being responsible for performing a comprehensive assessment plan, implementation and evaluation of care delivery according to the health and social needs of women and their babies.

Establish and maintain effective communication with women and their families.

Collect, collate and report information, ensuring accurate records are maintained

Recognise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations

Involve women and their families in the planning and delivery of care.

Ensure compliance with policies, procedures and clinical guidelines for self and others.

Provide health promotion and social care advice to women during the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period in a variety of settings.

About us

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services to West Cheshire and to Welsh patients covered by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. The Trust works collaboratively within the wider Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership. Its services are provided from three locations:
  • The Countess of Chester Hospital: providing 438 general and acute beds
  • Ellesmere Port Hospital: providing 56 beds as a rehabilitation, intermediate and outpatient facility
  • Tarporley War Memorial Hospital: a base for community services which serve the local rural population.

The Trust employs over 6258 staff (headcount) which includes temporary bank staff and provides acute emergency and elective services, primary care direct access services and obstetric services to a population of approximately 407,000. This includes 357,000 residents in Chester and West Cheshire which includes Ellesmere Port and Neston as well as the Deeside area of Flintshire which has a population of approximately 50,000.

The Trust is a busy district general hospital and in 2022/2023, there were more than 503,342 patient attendances (inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic) ranging from a simple outpatient appointment to major cancer surgery. This is an increase of nearly 10,000 compared to the previous year when there were 494,387 patient attendances.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description for further details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. The cost of the DBS application is �23 (standard) or �43 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Good luck with your application.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Degree /relevant experience
  • Completion of the Midwifery preceptorship programme/ local induction programme


  • NMC confirmation



  • Able to maintain accurate records within the diversity of midwifery
  • Able to present factual information and deal with questions

Employer details

Employer name

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Countess of Chester Hospital

Liverpool Road



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