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Telephone Triage Midwife

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Here at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Trust we are looking for a team of experienced dedicated and enthusiastic band 6 Midwives to join our newly established Telephone Triage team.

Telephone Triage is a designated telephone advice and triage line available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week providing advice and guidance to pregnant and postnatal women under the care of Royal Susses County Hospital Brighton, Princess Royal Hospital Haywards Heath, St Richards Hospital Chichester and Worthing Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be part of a midwifery team based at Worthing Hospital., which is central to all 4 sites.

Those undertaking the role will be part of the telephone triage team and will provide call handling for all women who are booked to deliver at Royal Sussex County Hospital, Princess Royal Hospital Haywards Heath, Worthing Hospital and St Richards Hospital Chichester. During the antenatal and post-natal periods.

You will be signposting and providing advice to women ensuring they are referred to the most appropriate place according to their clinical care needs.

For further information on joining our Maternity team at UHSussex please view

Please note that if you currently work for another NHS Trust and are applying to accept this position as asecondmentopportunity, before applying you must seek agreement andauthorisationfrom your current Trust/Manager.Secondmentscan't be agreed without this approval. If you are unable to gain approval you should refrain from applying unless you wish to take this role as a fixed term position

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programmefor staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical or technical:
  • Triage calls from women regarding maternity and neonatal related issues effectively using the University Hospitals Sussex Pathways triage systems.
  • Signpost women to the most appropriate place according to their clinical care needs. Answering calls from women booked to deliver within UH Sussex in an efficient and courteous manner using agreed UHS pathways, policies, protocols and standards.
  • Assist where possible with providing advice to paramedic and technician crews on site at emergency maternity situations.

Leadership or managerial:
  • Assist where possible with providing a clinical assessment of the urgency of pregnancy related calls and support the timely admission to hospital, including support of the home birth teams.
  • Act as a point of contact supporting coordination of escalation processes across the maternity units within University Hospital Sussex.

Information and reporting:
  • Accurately recording, checking or amending details on the call logging computer system.
  • Keep contemporaneous records of the clinical advice given, liaise with the relevant acute service to update them of any planned attendances and utilise the electronic maternity patient records where appropriate.

Communications and Engagement:
  • Signpost women to the relevant care are whether this is labour ward, early pregnancy unit, Day unit or community midwifery services.
  • Assist where possible with fielding maternity related 111 queries and sign posting women to the appropriate care provider most suited to their current needs.

Please refer to job description for full details of the role.

Person Specification



  • Experienced Registered Midwife
  • Mentorship or equivalent
  • Evidence of a range of excellent communication skills
  • Able to use range of IT systems


  • Previous experience of telephone traige and assessment in maternity

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion


  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues.
  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Worthing Hospital


BN11 2DH

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