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Infectious Diseases Midwife

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata plus HCAS
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you looking to work in an award winning, well-supported, friendly, dynamic, culturally astute, inclusive environment that puts women/birthing people at the centre of a high standard of care? If so, come and join us.

Our latest CQC report has just been published and we have maintained our good rating since 2017 and have now been awarded as outstanding for leadership.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Midwife with an interest in infectious diseases to join our multi-professional Screening Team in its deliverance of high-quality care to women/birthing people and their families.

The post-holder will be expected to work independently, undertaking tasks, whilst remaining under the supervision of the screening coordinator.

You will:

Be expected to have knowledge of the infectious diseases screening pathways

Be required to contact women/birthing people to discuss their reactive results and making referrals to the specialist teams

The post-holder is responsible for the provision of specialist care in line with the National Screening standards and will be the lead for the HIV, Hepatitis B, and Syphilis pathways.

You will also be trained in other disciplines within the screening team to enhance your learning and if necessary, you can provide cover, in times of absence.

This post is not suitable for newly qualified or overseas midwives who are awaiting their OSCE or have not completed a preceptorship

Main duties of the job

You will act as a specialist in the field of screening for infectious diseases in pregnancy, assisting and advising pregnant women/birthing people in their care.

You will work closely with the Failsafe Officer and escalate any concerns to the Screening Coordinator.

You will ensure that all reactive results (infectious diseases) are dealt with in a timely manner and acted on appropriately.

You will provide information, support, and counselling to women/birthing people to enable them to make informed decisions regarding further testing and the management of their pregnancy.

You will be involved in the regular review of maternity guidelines relevant to infectious diseases screening.

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    The post-holder is responsible for the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care, both for specific groups of clients as the named care provider and in supporting the care of all clients on the ward/unit. The post-holder is responsible for the provision of specialist care in line with the National Screening Committee standards and will be the lead for the HIV, Hepatitis B, and Syphilis pathways.

    The post-holder will provide clinical expertise, professional direction and participate in audit and the delivery of training sessions.

    The post requires effective communication and the post holder will also provide daily clinical and managerial leadership to midwifery and support staff in the delivery of evidence based client centred care.

    The post-holder will be required to participate in their continuing professional development and other development activities and have completed a preceptorship programme covering all shifts and on call commitments as required by the service

    Person Specification

    Qualification & Training


    • Registered Midwife
    • Education to Diploma level or equivalent portfolio evidence


    • Working towards a degree

    Experience, Knowledge & Skills


    • Computer literacy
    • Able to deliver a high standard of evidence based individual client care
    • Effective communicator with good leadership and interpersonal skills
    • Evidence of ability to take charge in the absence of their direct line manager
    • Demonstrate midwifery skills underpinned by current evidence
    • Perineal suturing and cannulation
    • Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of audit and policy


    • Previous experience in antenatal screening
    • Understanding of the 6 national screening programmes
    • Examination of the newborn
    • ALSO
    • NLS
    • Practice assessor

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


    University Hospital Lewisham


    SE13 6LH

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