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Diabetes Specialist Midwife

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The post holder will enhance and engender a philosophy of care founded on the recognition and promotion of normality within a high-risk pregnancy, birth, and postnatal period for women and birthing people with diabetes. They will provide health education, support, and advice to women and birthing people with pre gestational and gestational diabetes.

They will work in partnership with the woman/birthing person and their family in co-ordinating their care in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to develop, implement and evaluate health promotion programmes in line with best practice for women and birthing people.

The post-holder will proactively contribute to the support and development of all grades of staff within the multidisciplinary team by providing professional clinical guidance and advice about all aspects of pregnancy care and diabetes.

Main duties of the job

To be accountable for their midwifery practice which must always be in accordance with the rules and standards applicable to their role.

To undertake the necessary supervision, care, and advice to women and birthing people during pregnancy, labour, and the post-partum period as described in the job description and person specification document.

To conduct deliveries, on their own responsibility and to care for the newborn. Working in co-operation with midwifery colleagues, the obstetricians, General Practitioners, and outside agencies.

To complete any documentation and to personally inform other Trusts, if their work means that they cross-geographical boundaries.

To maintain professional development in accordance with the NMC Rules and to comply with revalidation requirements.

Act as an ambassador for the Trust in professional and public settings and ensure confidentiality is maintained.

Comply with the complaint's procedure of the Trust. Report all incidents or accidents involving patients, visitors or staff and complete accurate statements and reports.

To maintain competency in use of relevant IT packages and basic computer skills.

Participate in Maternity Manager On-Call rota.

About us

We want to attract the best and brightest people to work with us and that means we will look after you from the moment you apply for a role at the Trust and throughout your career with us. Our staff are central to everything we do, and we believe that investing in you is crucial if we want to enable you to reach your full potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Midwife
  • Mentor Preparation Programme or equivalent teaching qualification
  • Diabetic course or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of professional and personal development to degree level

Knowledge and Experience


  • Significant years post registration experience
  • Experience specific to care of women and birthing people with diabetes
  • Monitor and maintain excellent standards of patient care
  • Able to identify, initiate and implement change
  • Able to facilitate and participate in multidisciplinary audits
  • Work and maintain good working relationships with a multidisciplinary team

Skills and Knowledge


  • Ability to work without supervision and direction within a changing and demanding environment
  • Ability to provide and deliver effective education
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead, motivate and encourage
  • Effective role model, demonstrating James Paget University Hospital values and behaviours
  • Excellent standards of documentation and record keeping
  • IT skills, specifically Microsoft Office applications and Maternity Specific applications

Employer details

Employer name

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


James Paget University Hospital

Lowestoft Road


NR31 6LA

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