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Midwife Band 6

Job Description

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust is one of London’s major acute hospital trusts based in North London.

Come and join the thriving maternity team at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust.
We’ve modernised and grown with over £200m of investment in our buildings and services over the last five years. The Trust has undertaken this massive investment in its primary goal of ‘Putting Patients First’.
It’s the biggest change in our recent history. We have:
• 450 more doctors, nurses, midwives and health specialists (2,800 staff in total)
• a brand new maternity unit led by our award-winning midwives
• a new neonatal unit and labour ward
• new medical and surgical wards
• a new stroke unit
• a refurbished cancer ward
• more accident and emergency services – we’re one of the largest in London
The North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust serves the boroughs of Enfield, Haringey and also draws patients from Barnet and Waltham Forest and beyond, this is a catchment area of around one million residents and covers a highly diverse population with affluent wards as well as areas of complex deprivation and serious health need.
The maternity unit opened in November 2013 has some of the best facilities in the UK including:
• a new modern eight-bed, midwife-led birth centre with four birthing pools
• a 14-bed consultant-led unit with senior consultant obstetric cover
• two dedicated operating theatres with recovery suites and high dependency care facilities
• a modern neonatal unit with 28 neonatal cots
• a modern maternity day unit
• a dedicated 24/7 maternity triage area
• a spacious outpatient area for antenatal gynaecological and scanning appointments
• 31 bedded ward for inpatient antenatal and postnatal mothers and babies

With a current delivery rate of 5200 births and ambitious plans to expand, this is an exciting opportunity for you to come and join our growing maternity team at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust. We believe you will find the North Middlesex an extraordinarily rewarding place to work. We have a great track record in investing in training and development for our staff so that they can meet their full potential and provide the very best possible care to our women and their families.

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust promotes choice and normality thereby improving women’s birthing experience, within a diverse population, whilst continuing to build on our excellent normal delivery rate.

We are looking for experienced midwives and newly qualified midwives to join our teams. You will be enthusiastic about improving normality, women-centered care and about your own professional development. You will be committed to moving the service forward to meet the challenges of the ‘National maternity Review- Better Births’ and the public health role and develop new ways of working for maternity services.

Experienced midwives band 6:
As a rotational midwife you will have the opportunity to further develop and enhance your skills working across the whole of the maternity services. We are particularly looking for midwives for our consultant led birthing unit and are interested in both high-risk care / HDU and midwives who have the drive to improve normality in a high risk environment that will join a new team led by our consultant midwife to improve normal birth outcomes for high risk women. If normality and continuity is your passion then we are also expanding our community and birth centre provision and working towards implementing a continuity model of care for a low risk population as part of implementation of ‘National Maternity Review – Better Births’. We are also seeking midwives who have a passion for high quality postnatal care and breastfeeding support.

Preceptorship Midwives
You will be newly qualified midwife seeking your first midwifery post or you may have not worked in the UK before. You will receive excellent clinical and emotional support throughout the one year preceptorship programme supported by a dedicated Practice Development Midwife. The programme enables you to develop and consolidate your role and you will have access to study days to improve your skills. This post is also suitable for midwives trained outside of the UK; a good standard of English language is required as is a commitment to complete the preceptorship programme. You will join our multinational team of midwives providing care to our diverse population. Please note that as a Preceptorship Midwife you will be paid a training salary for approximately 12 months, which will be 70% of the top of a Band 6.

An informal chat and an arranged visit are strongly recommended. Please contact:
Head of Midwifery & Gynaecology – Gary Slevin on  ( Phone number removed )  or email: ( Email address removed )
Pam Luxon Clinical Practice Facilitator at ( Email address removed ) ; Caroline Cook Practice development Midwife at ( Email address removed )

Closing date: 28th October 2016
Interviews: 4th November 2016

The Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We provide a smoke free work environment. Due to the nature of this post, a Disclosure & Barring Service search will be conducted on the successful applicant.


We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification on their application will be shortlisted for this job.
All applicants will be contacted via their NHS Jobs e-mail account to advise if the have been shortlisted for interview.
Interview arrangements will be emailed to applicants NHS Jobs e-mail address and all applicants are advised to check their e-mail accounts regularly.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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