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Practice Development Midwife

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a inc HCA
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Practice Development Midwife (PDM) join the excellent team of Practice Development Midwives and Clinical Placement Facilitators as they develop midwives and wider interprofessional team to improve the care of Mothers, their babies and wider family.

The education team also has a keen role in ensuring the interprofessional team meets national standards for training to ensure the safety of the mothers and babies at the Evelina London, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Closing Date: 26th June 2024 at Midnight

Interview Date: 9th July 2024

Main duties of the job

The practice development midwifery team is part of the Evelina London Education Team, delivering education across the women's and children's services on the Evelina Site, in the community, and South Thames Network.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

Women's services:

As the only NHS Trust in London with women's and specialist children's services on one site we have unique opportunities to provide excellent, high-quality, integrated care for mothers, babies and children.

Our directorate provides high quality care to patients across South East London, as well as delivering a range of specialist services both nationally and internationally. We treat approximately 40,000 gynaecology patients, and deliver 6,400 NHS births and 350 private births a year.

We have one of the largest NHS IVF units in the UK, which includes our flagship Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis services. Alongside our clinical services, we are integrated with colleagues at Kings College London, delivering a significant programme of research and development.

We strive to recruit and retain the best staff as the dedication and skills of our employees lie at the heart of our organisation and ensure that our services are of the highest quality, safe and focused on our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Act as a role model in promoting and educating staff regarding providing respectful, equitable care and the cultural safety of women, their families, and fellow colleagues.
  • Work alongside newly qualified midwives to identify development needs and support them to achieve clinical competencies in all areas. This may include such skills as scrubbing in theatre, perineal suturing, cannulation, and IV therapy.
  • Advocate for midwives' learning and development needs and ensure that midwives are well supported and nurtured in their roles.
  • Encourage and promote staff wellbeing and self-care.
  • Work across all maternity locations to provide consistent practice development cover for the whole Trust.
  • Formulate and ensure all staff are aware and implementing the evidence-based protocols agreed for the Womens directorate.
  • Promote staff awareness of the national agenda, influencing midwifery services and ensuring the service reflects current policy.
  • Initiate/participate in projects and working groups within the maternity department, as required.

Please see attached Job Description for full details

Person Specification

Skills & abilities


  • Knowledge of educational standards and practice.
  • Understanding of the principles of teaching and learning and their application within the practice setting
  • Able to present articulately to large groups of people
  • Proficient in a wide range of clinical skills including cannulation, scrubbing, IV therapy and suturing
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal & communication skills
  • Understanding of the principles of teaching and learning and their application within the practice setting

previous experience


  • Experience of mentoring/supervising/ assessing students in practice Experience of designing, delivering and evaluating training sessions / programmes
  • Significant post registration experience within their speciality
  • Experience of managing a team, caseload or projects
  • Experience of involvement in educational initiatives



  • SSSA+P qualification
  • Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor


  • Teaching qualification

Values and behaviours


  • Demonstrates Trust values

Professional/ Statutory Registration


  • NMC Registered Midwife

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


South East London

St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road



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