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Community Midwife

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Full time
  • Part time
Job ref
£31,365 - £37,890 £30,401 - £37,267 Per Annum Pro Rata
Salary period
05/08/2021 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

We have some exciting news at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Our midwifery continuity of carer teams are launching soon and we would be delighted if you would join us to be part of this highly rewarding model of care for midwives and women and their families. We are also working towards the Baby Friendly Initiative.

You will be a passionate, professional and kind midwife embedded in woman centeredness. You will have either experience in this model of care or a desire for your midwifery career to include continuity of carer for women and their families. You will be happy to work 30+ hours per week, be a car driver and have a flexible approach to work within your team to provide overnight availability (normally once or twice per week).


Main duties of the job

Each team will normally be caring for a small caseload of women and their families on a ratio of 1:36 per year based on a geographical area surrounding Royal Lancaster Infirmary. 

As a continuity of carer midwife, you will be working in a team of 6-8 midwives caring for diverse populations including vulnerable women, women from different ethnicities, teenagers and women with low risk and complex pregnancies. You will be booking women’s pregnancies, providing their routine antenatal care, providing continuity during intrapartum care in the birth setting of the woman’s choice, and following her through to the postnatal period.

Our teams will be linked to obstetricians, specialist midwives and professional midwifery advocates. Furthermore, we can also offer you complete autonomy of your diary, flexible hours, self-rostering, team working, and a buddy system with support and continuing professional development.



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

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Midwife
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
Desirable criteria
  • Current driving licence
  • 1st level degree in relevant field


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of clinical competence/to work autonomously within multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to make appropriate clinical decisions and prioritise care needs
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to make appropriate clinical decisions and prioritise care needs

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Committed to CPD of self and others
  • Knowledge of research methodology
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding the role of Research and Development
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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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Anne Wallhouse
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Community Midwifery and Helme Chase Matron
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