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University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 £35,392 - £42,618 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
On the border of Dartmoor National Park and close to beautiful beaches University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is a level 3 unit providing care for approximately 3500 women a year.

Join our supportive, friendly trust and be part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary professional team to provide excellent care for women and their families.

As a band 6 midwife, you will be working across all areas of the maternity services from the moment you start with us. Successful applicants will be provided with a supportive individualised induction programme which reflects current experience. We offer dedicated PMA support and a named B7 line manager. We actively support you to develop and enhance your skills and maximise your potential within all aspects of midwifery.

For an informal discussion or visit please contact Michelle Bull via 01752 431779 or via email

Interview Date: Wednesday 14th August 2024

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

Main duties of the job

The Midwifery Practitioner will work as part of a Midwifery team providing care and advice to women during pregnancy, labour and childbirth, and postnatal care for women and babies in a range of settings such as the home, community, hospitals and Children's Centres.

He/She has the knowledge and skills to care for women during their childbirth experience and is accountable for her practice.

He/She will work closely with obstetric colleagues when complications arise to ensure safe practice in whatever setting the mother chooses.

Working as part of a midwifery team, the post holder will contribute to the future development of the maternity service through participation in development initiatives.

The post is not area specific all trust employees will work as appropriate to the needs of the service.

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Care for women throughout the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period both within the community and hospital setting

  • Communicate with people in a form and manner consistent with their level of understanding, culture, background and preferred ways of communicating
  • Communicate relevant information to women and their families in a manner that is consistent with and meets their individual needs
  • Develop and maintain communication with people about complex matters or difficult situations
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with colleagues in a manner that is consistent with relevant legislation, policies and procedures
  • Communicate appropriately with members of the multi-disciplinary team in relation to the care of individual women
  • Keep accurate and complete records of all activities and communication consistent with legislation, policies and procedures
  • Anticipate barriers to effective communication and take action to improve
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times as required by legislation and trust policy
  • Break bad news in an appropriate and empathetic manner
  • Actively try to resolve issues and complaints at local level, or ensure clear and concise advice is given to people on the complaints procedures in place (PALS, names and addresses of the senior team etc)
  • In the event of failing to resolve issues and complaints at a local level, report to the appropriate person
  • Contribute to the cascade of information to team members e.g. attending team Meetings/ Briefings
  • Take a proactive role in seeking out different styles and methods of communication to assist longer term needs and aims
  • Actively involves clients, relatives and carers in their treatment and enables individuals to assist in their own recovery.
  • Acts as an ambassador/role model for the organisation and the midwifery profession.
  • Advocate on behalf of others

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Understands Risk Management and Complaints procedures
  • Up to date with the NHS Agenda, national directives and all Governance aspects


  • Demonstrable experience of staff development and performance management



  • NMC Registered
  • Completed Preceptorship programme or equivalent


  • Proven evidence of continued appropriate studies

Aptitude & Abilities


  • Good communication skills, written and verbal, with ability to demonstrate fluency, clarity and effectiveness at all levels
  • Effective influencing skills: in general and with senior health care professionals


  • Leadership skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust


Derriford Hospital

Derriford Road



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