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Midwife Band 6 & Band 5 (preceptorship midwife)

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Midwives - Band 6
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (full and part time hours considered)
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Furness General Hospital
£24,907 - £37,890 £31,365- £37,890 per annum pro rata
Salary period
26/07/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

Do you consider caring with compassion fundamental to your role?

Are you looking for a new career path in one of the most picturesque parts of the country?

Then Morecambe Bay is just the place for you, offering the beautiful Lake District on your doorstep and within easy reaching distance of the City of Lancaster, offering excellent transport links to the main cities in the UK

Our Trust is recruiting enthusiastic and highly motivated Band 6, and  newly qualified Band 5 Midwives  to join our dynamic, dedicated, forward thinking professional team which serves a wide geographical area with both rural and urban communities.


Main duties of the job

Midwives are accountable as the lead professional and have a unique relationship with the women, new born infants, partners and families they care for and support.  Midwives need to work collaboratively with a range of healthcare professionals.

Midwives must provide care based on the best available evidence. They must keep their knowledge and skills up to date to make sure their care is responsive to emerging evidence and future developments.

Midwives work in partnership with women, respecting their human rights and involving them in decisions about their care.

Midwives should optimise physiological processes, and support safe psychological, social and cultural situations, working to promote positive outcomes and to anticipate and prevent complications


Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification

Registered midwife

Essential criteria
  • NMC registration
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of on-going professional development

Evidence of clinical competent

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of completion PROMPT/ALSO/or equivalent/CTG training
Desirable criteria
  • Current qualification to facilitate training

clinically appropriate

Essential criteria
  • Ability to prioritise and demonstrate time management and organisational skills
Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrable people management skills

current NHS issues

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of current issues and initiatives + public health/political
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of governance

communication skills

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal, written and non verbal communication skills
Desirable criteria
  • IT qualification
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Gail Nesbitt
Job title
Manager South Lakes Birth Centre
Email address
Telephone number
01229 403767
Additional information

Susan Alcide

Maternity Matron 

South Lakes Birth Centre

01229 403837


Gail Nesbitt

Unit Manager

South Lakes Birth Centre

01229 403767