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Job Reference: 319-1226606JA-FEB

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Trustwide, Opportunities are available for midwives to apply to work within the MLU, community or Birthing Centre settings
£23,023 - £36,644 pro rata per annum

We are one of the country’s top performing NHS Foundation Trusts, looking after the wellbeing of around half a million people across Northumberland and North Tyneside – one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS Trust in England.

We deliver care from 11 acute sites including an emergency care hospital, general and community hospitals, an outpatient and diagnostic centre, an elderly care unit and an integrated health and social care facility.

We are rated ‘outstanding’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We are one of the North East’s largest employers with 9,500 dedicated members of staff. We have a Council of Governors with 70 members, representing the public, staff and some of our external partners.

We invest heavily in staff to ensure that the best talent is attracted, developed, looked after, and retained in every area of the organisation. Staff satisfaction is high and our staff consistently rate us as one of the best places to work in the NHS.

We were one of the first NHS Trusts to receive foundation status, and have been a foundation trust for over a decade.

Candidates must read the entire ‘Applicants Guidance Notes’ before submitting any applications.

Please note that it is a requirement of this employer that all successful applicants pay for their own DBS certification if a DBS check is required for the post. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first monthly pay.

Would you like to be part of a multi award winning NHS Foundation Trust that was recently awarded Outstanding by the CQC?

We currently deliver care to around 6000 women a year within the 3 stand-alone midwifery led units, community and a Birthing centre located in a unique specialist emergency care centre. The midwives in the Midwifery led units (MLU) and the community provide support to women in the antenatal and postnatal period while also maintaining and developing intrapartum skills during shifts in the MLU, on calls for home births or on the birth centre. The birthing centre offers women low risk midwifery support for their labour and birth with state of the art facilities including waterbirth pools, alongside women who require care with associated risk factors. We are looking for dedicated, motivated and innovative midwives who combine a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients, compassion, excellent interpersonal skills with patients and all members of the multidisciplinary team and are enthusiastic and willing to develop their skills. We offer a comprehensive in-house training package as well as having strong links with local universities and take great pride in the excellent preceptorship package of which we offer to our newly qualified midwives.

Opportunities may be available for midwives to apply to work within the MLU, community or Birthing Centre settings.

The successful post holder will have the opportunity to develop a full range of midwifery skills in all areas including, low and high risk areas within birthing centre, postnatal ward, pregnancy assessment unit and also be part of the exciting opportunity to be involved in developing new models of care to deliver Better Births.

Band 5 and 6 posts may be available, both permanent and bank contracts - please indicate within your supporting information which band you are applying for.

Closing Date: 1st March 2019

Interview date: 22nd March 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Katy Lissaman, Clinical Lead Midwife/Modern Matron

0344 811 8111 ext. 72567





At Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we believe that our staff are the foundation for all that we do. The Trust recognises its role in supporting the health and wellbeing of its staff and it taking positive action in this respect. We have a range of initiatives and support for staff including psychology and counselling, physiotherapy, physical activity opportunities and healthy food choices on site.

The Trust is completely smoke free from March 2018. We do not discriminate against people who smoke but we do require all staff to be smoke free whilst at work and we have a range of support in place to help and support staff with this.

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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.

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