As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.
Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.
With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services. The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.
As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds. All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.
The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.
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Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for;
Are you are a Registered Midwife, if so we want to hear from you as we have a number of exciting opportunities within our Maternity Services for Band 6 Midwives.
We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic and compassionate Midwives to join our fabulous team. We have opportunities in the Community.
Main duties of the job
We place the woman, baby and family at the centre of our service. We are a consultant led unit with a dedicated Midwifery led care area within our delivery suites and deliver care to a diverse population with complex medical and social needs working alongside a team of Specialist Midwives.
UHDB has cross sites with consultant units at Derby and Burton on Trent, alongside Birth centre at Derby and a freestanding birth centre at Lichfield.
Our Community Midwifery teams are GP caseload holding, providing antenatal and postnatal care, as well as supporting a homebirth service.
We offer hours within community and welcome candidates who may wish to consider a dual contract between community and acute midwifery services.
You should hold a full UK driving license, please make it clear in your application if you have your license or not.
There is also Continuity of carer teams who provide all aspects of care to women.
We are proud of the Maternity services we offer and if you are considering applying for a post you welcome to look round our Maternity Unit and find out more about our Midwifery posts.
An extensive induction package is offered to any successful candidate joining our Maternity services to ensure you are well supported and have time to adjust to working within our services.
Working for our organisation
At UHDB around 9,000 babies are born across our two sites each year at Royal Derby Hospital (RDH) and Queens Hospital Burton (QHB). We provide antenatal and postnatal care for 11,500 women each year and, at RDH, we offer an alongside birth centre. We support women through low and high-risk care pathways, and some specialty pathways like diabetes and cardiology.
We have staff who are kind, caring and compassionate, and who want to deliver exceptional care together for every person who needs us - and that remains our aspiration.
This is an exciting new era on our maternity improvement journey, following a £5.4million into our services to strengthen our workforce, our technology and our processes, so that we can further improve what we do and deliver the best quality care to women and their babies. This is a great opportunity to join UHDB and make a real impact for the women and families we care for.
As a University Trust we value learning, teaching, and training so that we help you to be the best that you can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, and we always want to treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves.
An extensive induction package is offered to successful candidates joining our Maternity services to ensure you are well supported and have time to adjust to working within our teams.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
- An inclusive and supportive culture - our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks to identify areas for improvement.
- Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Health & Wellbeing Programme which includes a counselling service and a range of activities.
- Staff benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.
Details of UHDB sites
We have three wards across two sites, with a total of 88 beds for antenatal, postnatal and induction of labour.
At Royal Derby Hospital there are:
- 17 delivery rooms including one pool room and bereavement suite.
- Four bedded Midwife led birth centre.
- Four bedded Obstetric Enhanced Care area and a two bedded assessment bay
Queens Hospital Burton has seven delivery rooms including one pool room and one bereavement suite.
Samuel Johnson Community Hospital is currently does not provide intrapartum care but runs as a community midwifery hub.
Where we are now:
We hold a CQC Good rating (from 2019) and we are focused on making progress in achieving compliance with the immediate and essential actions from Ockenden recommendations, as well as implementing valuable learning from recent external reviews and reports into the service.
We want to:
- Be fully compliant against all national safety measures.
- Embed recommended changes from recent reviews of our service.
- Make sure we communicate well with families, so that every woman feels properly listened to and that we act on their feedback.
- Create the best possible environment at work for our teams to do their job.
- Do the things we have said we will do, including how we make sure we have learned and made changes when something has not gone well.
A lot of work is underway already, and we welcome applications from those who want to be a part of that journey.
If you would like to look around our Maternity Unit and find out more about our Midwifery posts, please contact us.
See full job description for more information regarding this role.
- Current and valid NMC pin
- Full UK driving license
- Experienced Midwife
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
Further details / informal visits contact
- Jenni White
- Job title
- Community Senior Midwife
- Telephone number
- Additional information
We would welcome an opportunity to discuss these roles.
Samantha Rouse - 07887451509
If you have problems applying, contact
Training Centre, Rehab Block, Level 3, Royal Derby Hospital
- 01332 788466 (Ext 88466)