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Registered Midwife band 5 and 6

Barts Health NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum Inc
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
With a large team of senior midwives, consultant midwives, specialist midwives and new exciting posts, which is a fantastic opportunity for you. We are absolutely committed to ensuring that women, and our staff, have a positive experience of our maternity service.
  • We have a state of the art simulation centre to support high fidelity multi-disciplinary obstetric emergency training, as well as a bespoke and comprehensive in-service education programme. At Barts health we are committed to equal opportunities.
  • For newly qualified midwives, we have developed an excellent Preceptorship rotational programme supported by our visible Practice Development Team, which has been recognised with a quality award by CapitalMidwife.
  • The band 5 midwife posts are suitable for recently qualified midwives or those with less experience who want to consolidate their training and gain experience and skills in a variety of clinical settings.

The band 6 posts are suitable for experience qualified midwives, unfortunately at this time we are unable to over sponsorship for overseas midwives.

We have a number of vacancies throughout different clinical settings and strongly feel that this may be the job for you.

Main duties of the job

To provide comprehensive midwifery care in the maternity unit and primary health caresetting within the model of care practised in the maternity services. To provide the higheststandard of individualised and holistic patient care, in conjunction with the multidisciplinaryteam.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife - eligible to practice



  • Newly qualified midwife or band 6 miwife with 1 year experience or more



  • Registered Midwife - eligible to practice


  • Prep for Mentorship course or equivalent
  • Examination of the newborn
  • Working towards BSc



  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels across the Department and Directorate
  • The ability to communicate with clients in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures
  • Can demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable and friendly manner
  • Ability communicate effectively, both written and oral
  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge
  • Understanding of own Knowledge and Skills Framework and ability to identify learning needs and interests
  • Ability to self-reflect, carry out tasks of own job and identify what s/he needs to learn to able to do current job better
  • Ability to take an active role in agreed learning activities and keeps a record of them

Health, safety and security


  • Acts in a way that is consistent with legislation, policies and procedures and abide by the Trust Health and Safety policies
  • Ability to support others in maintaining health, safety and security
  • Ability to identify and assess the potential risks involved in work activities and processes for self and others

Service Improvement


  • Knowledge of current and emerging NHS strategy and policy
  • Ability to offer constructive suggestions for service improvement
  • Effectively carries out tasks related to evaluating services when asked



  • Ability to work within set timeframes working to priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to monitor the quality of own work
  • Able to recognise own limits and work within those limits of competence
  • Ability to use and maintain resources efficiently and effectively and encourage others to do so
  • Ability to treat everyone with dignity and respect
  • Experience of Equal Opportunity policies and procedures
  • Ability to recognise and take action when equality and diversity are undermined
  • Has worked in a variety of settings using all midwifery skills
  • Ability to participate in health promotion activities to include antenatal classes/clinics
  • Ability to prioritise clinical work effectively
  • Can show a non-judgemental approach to patient care
  • Ability to record and report back accurately and fully on patient assessments undertaken and risks identified
  • Can demonstrate a knowledge of current and emerging health care issues
  • Ability to work with others to produce detail plan to protect the health of Mother and Unborn child
  • Ability to carry out essential and appropriate Midwifery care and procedures including dealing with obstetric emergencies and suturing
  • Ability to store data/ information safely and correctly
  • Can demonstrate a knowledge of current and emerging health care issues
  • Hours of work: Ability to work flexible hours to meet service requirements


  • Experience of caring for at risk / socially excluded patient.
  • Can prove a basic computer literacy in Windows and IT systems

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Newham University Hospital


E13 8SL

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