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Practice Placement Midwife

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Practice Placement Midwife will work collaboratively with the trust and higher education institutions facilitating continued development of high- quality practice placements for pre-and post-registration midwives.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will fulfil the role of a specialist midwife within the maternity service, undertaking at least one shift per month in clinical practice and also participate in the on-call Rota in line with the trusts escalation policy.

The post holder will ensure the relevant guidelines and clinical pathways are up to date supporting the practice educator midwives.

The post holder will support the future maternity workforce strategy in conjunction with the Maternity Workforce Matron and Director of Midwifery, actively leading on careers events and supporting recruitment.

The post holder will lead on the following key areas:

Supporting midwifery students within their clinical placement and be a first point of contact for assessors to offer guidance for issues relating to practice placement areas.

To continue to develop, support and evaluate Learning Zones within inpatient maternity wards.

To be conduit between the universities, midwifery students and clinical placements

To provide pastoral support and training to student midwives

Allocations and rostering - ensuring that student placement is aligned to the allocations provided by the Practice Placement Coordinator and rostered to meet the NMC competencies.

Support and lead if required with investigations when practice concerns.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care.

We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Practice Placement Midwife will have experience that will enable them to:

Liaise via the Maternity Workforce Matron and Practice Education Team at the relevant universities with regards to practice placement management.

In collaboration with the practice education co-ordinator and the Maternity Workforce Matron assist in the management of the Trusts portfolio of student placements.

Lead and expand midwifery practice placement opportunities, as necessary, across a broad range of clinical areas in conjunction with the guidance from the practice education teams.

Contribute to and provide regular reports in relation to all aspects of placement capacity, quality and monitoring in the practice- learning environment.

Take a lead role in the governance of Practice Assessor and Supervisor/educator compliance, placement capacity, evaluation of placements, audits, attrition data, and Datix relevant to learners and students.

To lead on Practice Development Initiatives as required and requested by the Director of Midwifery.

Communicate effectively with clinical, operational, administration and university staff via email, telephone and face to face contact in order to deliver the requirements of the role, supporting students.

For further details of the job role please see attached job description.

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

Clifford Bridge Road



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