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Rotational Midwife

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen across South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust to recruit self-motivated enthusiastic and dynamic midwives who are keen to develop and broaden their experience and skills within maternity services. Our service provides Midwifery Led care as well as Consultant Led Obstetric services to ensure personalised care to all women throughout their pregnancy and childbirth pathway. Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to work across all settings.

As a directorate we are committed to the development and education of our staff, supported by dedicated practice development and educational lead midwives

Main duties of the job

The maternity unit offers a 24 hour 7 day per week service covering 356 days of the year. Successful candidates will be expected to work a proportion of weekends and bank holidays as well as rotation between day and night duty across all areas.

Applicants should be Registered Midwives on Part 10 of the NMC Professional Register and hold or be working towards a degree in midwifery. Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be prepared to work closely within a multi-disciplinary team. You will be required to develop and expand your midwifery skills through internal rotation within all maternity settings. A flexible approach to working hours is essential.

Family Care is an exciting place to work that will provide you with an opportunity to grow and develop. Many of our staff work flexibly, including part-time and we are committed to supporting flexible approaches to work wherever possible for our people. Please enquire to see how we might work flexibly with you in this role.

If you are interested in becoming part of our fantastic team then we would welcome your application.

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support. Flexible working is supported via the Trust's Flexible Working Policy.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full duties of the role.

The post is rotational throughout Maternity Services, providing care to women during their pregnancy, Antenatal, Postnatal and labour.

To be responsible and accountable for the delivery of safe, effective and compassionate midwifery care for women, babies and families designated to their care.

To exercise accountability as set out in the NMC Code.

To supervise, support and educate junior members of the team, acting as a role model.

Support the shift leader or team leader to ensure organisational goals/objectives are met.

Ensuring that personal clinical and professional standards are maintained within the acute and community setting.

To ensure effective communication internally and externally regarding patient care and resources.

To comply with the trusts vision, values and behavioural compact.

Person Specification



  • Experience as a Band 5.
  • Expertise within the speciality


  • Evidence of innovation in practice.
  • Experience of line management of staff



  • Current NMC Registration (Midwife)
  • Degree in Midwifery studies or evidence of currently working towards this (UK equivalent)
  • Mentorship certificate/ Practice Assessor training or demonstrable equivalent experience


  • Management and leadership training.
  • ILM qualification

Knowledge & Skills


  • Awareness of national health and social care policy.
  • Knowledge of best practice in area of specialism.
  • Thorough understanding of expanded roles/professional practice issues.
  • Clinical teaching experience.
  • Ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information, where persuasive, motivational, negotiating, training, empathic or reassurance skills are required.
  • Able to work without supervision.
  • Competent in the use of IT packages.
  • Proven interpersonal skills.
  • Evidence of competency in relation to midwifery practices appropriate to the post.

Physical Skills


  • Ability to assist patients to move as per Trust Moving and Handling Policy


  • Car driver

Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust


Sunderland Royal Hospital

Kayll Road



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