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Fetal Wellbeing Midwife

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Full Time
Are you an experienced midwife with an interest in education and training? Do you want to contribute to, and support the interpretation of fetal wellbeing in the clinical environment?

The aim of this role is to build upon and further positively influence the current practice of achieving healthy birth outcomes for babies who are born at UCLH. The post holder will work in collaboration with the Obstetric Lead for fetal wellbeing to maintain a safe learning environment for the MDT.

The post holder will be expected to work flexibly including unsocial hours and within the clinical environment supporting staff to further develop their knowledge, skills, and confidence in assessing holistic fetal wellbeing.

Candidates should note that clinical and educational experience is essential.

Main duties of the job

This post holder will:
  • Lead and facilitate a programme aimed at equipping both midwives and obstetricians to increase their knowledge and competence in identifying fetal well-being, potential fetal compromise and actual fetal compromise in all clinical settings and to improve clinical decision making.
  • Lead and support the uptake of the RCOG Escalation Toolkit within the clinical environment to promote safety.
  • Lead on audits in line with local and National agenda and compile appropriate action plans in relation to the holistic assessment of fetal wellbeing in labour.
  • In conjunction with the Fetal Wellbeing Team, to provide enhanced teaching and additional support to staff who need to repeat the competency test to achieve and demonstrate the expected levels of knowledge.
  • To use every opportunity to facilitate teaching, learning and reflection within the clinical area.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Fetal Wellbeing team to support for both staff and learners across all areas of clinical care.

The fetal wellbeing midwife should be an expert in their field and will undertake tasks including, improving practice, keeping abreast of developments, raising the profile, providing support for colleagues and promoting engagement. They must also facilitate training in line with recommendations from Saving Babies Lives Care bundle version 3 and audit of the service to ensure compliance with SBLCB and CNST recommendations.

The post holder will be expected to be a clinical leader and support the development of a safety culture within the context of resource constraints and multiple conflicting priorities in relation to fetal monitoring.

Further details please contact:

Name: Lianne Phipps

Job title : Lead Midwife for Education

Email address:

Telephone: 07773 664 081

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Registered Midwife
  • Mentoring qualification including Practice Assessor experience
  • Recognised leadership qualification or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of current issues in midwifery care and education


  • Recognised teaching qualification



  • Significant experience as a midwife in all clinical settings
  • Expert knowledge of interpretation of CTG readings in all clinical settings
  • Experience in changing clinical practice
  • Evidence of innovative practice that involves developing staff
  • Previous experience in a clinical teaching or classroom teaching role


  • Experience in reviewing or being involved in the review of serious clinical incidents
  • Evidence of participation in regional and national networks.

Skills and Abilities


  • Organisation and project management skills
  • Negotiating skills and ability to resolve conflict
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to network across the organisation and externally
  • Innovative and self-motivated


  • Knowledge of quality standard setting and audit



  • Ability to communicate effectively and sensitively both individually and to large groups
  • Articulate with advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Advanced IT Skills

Personal and People Development


  • Good understanding of confidentiality and data protection
  • Approachable manner with good interpersonal skills

Specific Requirements


  • Adaptable and flexible approach to work

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing, University College Hospital

25 Grafton Way



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