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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/12/2021.

Midwife (Newly Qualified / Band 5)

Job Reference: 284-21-DWPR-452

Employer:
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Maternity Rotational Midwives
Location:
Birmingham Women's Hospital
Salary:
£24,907 to £30,615 pa

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application. BWC is committed to inclusion and diversity. Please ensure that you review the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against. If you believe your experience means you meet the criteria, please draw this out in your application.

Any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction


We are looking for student or recently qualified midwives to join our expanding maternity department. Midwifery is seeing a surge in popularity and we are fortunate to be able to offer new and exciting opportunities within our team. It’s a fantastic time to be a part of this new journey here with us at Birmingham Women’s Hospital.

We have a fantastic 18 month preceptorship programme covering a variety of departments, along with a dedicated preceptorship lead and professional midwifery advocate (PMA) during this period.

Our broad range of areas include; Antenatal, Postnatal, Delivery Suite, Birth Centre, Community, Fetal Medicine and Day Assessment Unit.

Provision of seamless maternal care and wellbeing for all women, regardless of the level of medical risk, is at the forefront of our practice. Our midwives strive to provide holistic care for all our women and pride ourselves on expertise, knowledge and the delivery of evidence based, women centred enhanced midwifery care.

As a large Trust we also have our dedicated Continuity of Carer teams, a Fetal Medicine Department and a range of specialist midwives across the service including; diabetes, haematology, sonography, NIPE, practice development, fetal monitoring and screening.

Why should you come and join us at Birmingham Women’s Hospital?

  • We offer a supportive and developmental preceptorship programme.
  • Monthly forum for midwives whilst undertaking the preceptorship.
  • Opportunities to gain further development/qualifications and career progression e.g. NIPE Qualification, Management Matters, Leadership and Management, Aromatherapy etc.
  • A flexible working approach – for example, we can offer full or part time hours, longer or shorter days.
  • Staff improvement huddles – as a midwife with us you will have a key involvement in continuous service improvement initiatives and driving changes within the department.
  • Multi-disciplinary team working.
  • Professional Midwifery Advocates (PMAs) who provide expert clinical supervision, support and guidance when needed.
  • Special interest groups – we have team members supporting specifically with safeguarding, auditing, student mentorship, infant feeding, infection control and more.

A bit about us

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is a centre of excellence in healthcare for women and their families within the West Midlands and beyond. We are a referral centre for diverse, high risk pregnancies and provide excellent standards of care for all women. We strive to provide holistic care for all our women and pride ourselves on expertise and knowledge within high risk pregnancy and the provision of evidence based, women centred enhanced midwifery care.

Did you know? We have gained Unicef Level 3 Baby Friendly Initiativeaccreditation.

What’s next?

If you are currently a student midwife we are welcoming applications from those who are due to qualify between September and November 2021.

Click to link to apply and submit your application. The closing date is Monday 2nd August.

If you like to speak with us prior to making an application or wish to have an informal visit, please contact Nicola Round: nicola.round2@nhs.net / 0121 472 1377 ext. 5043.




BWC is committed to ensuring the safety of all our staff and patients. In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the Department of Health & Social Care has formally announced that a CQC registered person can only employ or otherwise engage individuals in England who have face to face contact with patients or service users if they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by 1 April 2022. BWC is obliged to comply with this statutory obligation. The government policy takes into account specific exemptions to the requirement to be vaccinated and we recommend that you visit gov.uk for further information.. Where you are applying for roles where some or all of your potential duties fall within the mandatory vaccination regulations, you should be aware that it will be a condition of your employment with BWC that you have received the 1st and 2nd dose of the Covid-19 vaccination and have provided evidence of this (unless an exemption applies) by the relevant dates. If you are medically exempt, we require evidence of formal medical exemption through the NHS COVID Pass process. If you would like further details on the new rules, these can be provided during the recruitment process.

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As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children and/or adults.

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