Nursing - Continuity of Care Midwife

  • Department Midwifery
  • Salary £32,306 - £39,027 per annum
  • Closing Date 21/10/2021
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade Band 6 subject to AfC banding confirmation
  • Job ref 223-CCM-631-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

Opportunities are available to join an established team continuity model of care within Shropshire.  Working at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) gives you the opportunity to work across several sites, with the main consultant unit based at Telford Wrekin Midwife Led Unit, situated in Shropshire Women and Children’s Centre and within Shropshire situated at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in community services.

As a team case loading midwife you will be named midwife for up to 36 – 42 women per year and be passionate about providing antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care within a team continuity model.  We will also be requiting to new teams and a support start up team, which has been funded by our local LMNS to support and develop new teams within the Trust.

Main duties of the job

In line with Better Births (2016) the team aim to deliver on the ambition to reduce maternal and neonatal deaths, stillbirths and hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy.  You will provide personalised, evidence based care that flexibly meets the needs of women.  You will work autonomously and flexibly to provide care to women across the pathway.  This flexible approach will also enhance work-life balance as you in collaboration with your colleagues you will manage your own diaries and workload.  The team case loading model is based on a nurturing and supportive culture, underpinned by strong principles and values to enable you to be a skilled, autonomous and confident midwife within a positive, supportive environment.

The ultimate aim in line with local and national agenda's is to improve the experience of women and the outcomes for women and babies in relation to for example, lower pre-term birth rates and public health outcomes such as the promotion of smoking cessation and breastfeeding.

Working for our organisation

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust comprises of two main district general hospitals (The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford) as well as a Fertility Centre and other satellite services.  Both hospitals are based in Shropshire and just 20 minutes’ drive apart with almost mirror services on each site.

However, we are entering an exciting period here at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.  We have been guaranteed more than £312 million pounds to develop our hospitals into two state of the art facilities that will offer greatly improved environments, more sustainable staffing and better facilities.  It will make SaTH a better place to work, in turn making it a better place to receive care.

If you want to make a difference and be part of something new and exciting then we would love to hear from you.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person specification


Essential criteria

Registered practicing midwife
Experienced in all aspects of Hospital/Community Midwifery
Extended role skills well developed


Essential criteria

Able to mentor students
Articulate, with excellent communication skills
Able to ‘act up’ for Senior Midwife when required

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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