2022-02-15 15:16:352024-11-10Nursdoc
Job Type Contract
Area Guernsey, Channel Islands
Job Sector Midwife - RGN - Midwife
Salary £50.00 P/h
Start Date ASAP
Advertiser Social
Telephone 0330 555 5000
Job Ref MR150222a
Nursdoc have a 3 month (extendable) contract on The Island of Guernsey for a midwife
Nursdoc pay for travel and accommodation
We pay limited rates of £50 flat rate with a guaranteed 45 hour week

Caring for around 650 - 700 women and their families each year, the Midwifery service is an integrated unit. It has 17 beds comprising, three open bedded bays of ante, post natal and transitional care, four delivery rooms and three single rooms with en suite facilities.

We are presently embracing the “Maternity Matters” Department of Health document, by improving the quality of our service, safety, outcomes and satisfaction for all women, by offering them choices around the type of care that they receive and improving access to services whilst ensuring continuity of care and support.

We are an innovative and progressive obstetric-led unit, working towards midwifery-led care. There are 4 consultant obstetricians, providing care for all normal and high-risk pregnancies. Around two thirds of our deliveries are normal, with the majority of the remainder involving Caesarean section.

There are 2 teams of midwives, working a 6-month rotation, from the ward to the community, covering all areas from booking through to postnatal discharge, also incorporating parent education and home births.

The midwives, employed on Agenda for Change band 6, are supported by 3 band 7 Midwifery Service Managers, 1 band 7 risk management midwife, 1 band 3 Maternity Care Assistant, band 2 Health Care Assistants and clerical/admin staff.

We have also achieved the BFI award and are working towards our third reassessment, with the support of a dedicated infant-feeding advisor midwife. .
We have a well-established clinical risk management committee and are currently working to implement the CNST standards at level 2, which is coordinated by the risk management midwife. All staff are encouraged to share knowledge and experiences, and participate in interesting case discussions at the monthly academic sessions.

The midwives benefit from proactive supervision, with 5 supervisors of midwives ( 3 presently in post) providing 24-hour on-call support. We have excellent skills and drills in-house training opportunities, facilitated by Professionals who have undergone PROMPT training. Our aim is to maintain a minimum of 80% of the midwives being ALSO and NALS trained.


The band 6 midwife will participate in the on call rotas for home births and the maternity unit and act as a professional role model for less experienced staff.

The post holder will communicate effectively with all members of the multi-disciplinary team, attending and contributing to unit meetings.


• The band 6 midwife will be directly responsible for the provision of midwifery care to mothers and their families, both in the hospital and community setting within a consultant led, team midwifery system of care, with a significant emphasis on multi-disciplinary working.
• The post holder will ensure accurate and contemporaneous records are kept of all care, information and advice given, of visits made and of the progress of each woman, reporting any deviations from the norm to the ward manager, obstetrician or registered medical practitioner.
• The post holder will practice safely adhering to the HSSD policies, national guidelines and to the midwives rules and standards, accessing a supervisor of midwives when required.


The post holder will report to the Midwifery Service Manager, will be responsible to the Head of Midwifery and Paediatrics and will be accountable to the Assistant Director, Children and Maternity Services.



1. To undertake the assessment of women with complex care needs including individuals with undifferentiated and undiagnosed conditions.

2. To develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care to meet these needs.

3. To initiate risk assessment processes to determine risks to the health and well being of women with complex care needs, taking relevant action to minimise these risks.

4. To utilise information and data from a range of sources to identify women’s / babies problems and guide decision-making processes. Within field of expertise, and organisational policy, request specific clinical tests to establish a diagnosis.

5. To promote service user involvement in the planning, delivery and evaluation of care, respecting their wishes, beliefs and dignity.

6. To liaise and communicate effectively with all member of the multidisciplinary team and other agencies involved in the care of the women / babies.

7. To participate in on-call rotas for home births and the maternity unit.


1. To take a lead in the promotion of the health and well-being of the women, their significant others, ensuring that health promotion is incorporated in the planning and delivery of care.

2. To act as a mentor/preceptor/supervisor to students and other learners.

3. To promote an environment that is conducive to quality learning and assessment.

4. Develop programmes of learning, in conjunction with more experienced staff, to meet the educational needs of all staff working within the care setting.

5. Maintain own continuing professional development needs. Undertake a formal mentorship role.

6. Develop and maintain competence in the additional skills related to the needs of the women and babies.

7. To undertake in-house annual mandatory training in Manual Handling, Basic Life Support, Fire Safety, AED and PROMPT training.


1. To ensure aware of organisational objectives, policies and procedures and the implications they have for practice.

2. To act as a professional role model for less experienced staff, promoting high standards of practice and strong professional values.

3. In liaison with coordinator/manager, gain experience in providing leadership to less experienced staff.


1. To communicate effectively with the women and their significant others, taking into account their cultural background and cognitive functioning.

2. To communicate clearly with all members of the multidisciplinary team, demonstrating sensitivity to cultural and language differences.

3. To manage conflict between individuals, including staff, patients/ clients and their significant others.

4. To act as an advocate for patients/clients, significant others and less experienced staff members.

5. To ensure accurate and contemporaneous records are kept of all care, information and advice given, of visits made and of the progress of each woman, reporting any deviations from the norm to the ward manager, obstetrician or registered medical practitioner.


1. In conjunction with the audit department, initiate and undertake clinical audits to monitor and maintain standards of practice.

2. To utilise the critical incident reporting system to document actual or potential risks impacting on the quality of patient care.

3. To actively promote evidence based practice in own and the practice of other members of staff involved in the care of the women / babies.

4. To take a professional lead in one specific aspect of practice, ensuring that new initiatives are incorporated within the working practices of all staff.

5. With training, access organisational electronic information systems relevant to the role.


It is important to consider that the Midwives Rules and Standards (August 2004) clearly indicate that in providing autonomy of practice, the personal responsibility of such standard of practice rests with every individual midwife, who notifies the Health and Social Services Department of their intention to practice.

This indicates that the midwife is eligible to undertake such duties as are relevant to the modern practice of midwifery and the care of women whose pregnancy, labour and puerperium, the midwife deems to be progressing normally. The midwife is able to diagnose a deviation from the norm and refer where necessary to an appropriately qualified health professional, undertaking such emergency care as she/he deems necessary and is competent to give.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties, but is intended to give a general indication of the range of responsibilities of the post holder and will vary in detail, according to the changing demands and priorities within the Maternity Unit. It will be subject to regular review in consultation with the post holder.


The post holder shall notify intention to practise midwifery to the Local Supervising Authority, the Health and Social Services Department, Guernsey in March of each year.


1. Registered Midwife with valid NMC registration.

2. Evidence of continued professional development.

3. Notified intention to practice.

4. Relevant specialist skills and abilities (or prepared to undertake) eg IV cannulation, perineal suturing.

5. Self-motivation.

6. Professional decision making skills.

7. Ability to prioritise own workload.

8. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

9. Computer literate.

10. Accountability – takes responsibility for own actions and promotes good team working.

11. Aware of clinical risk management (CRM) and quality control strategies.

12. Awareness of political and wider health agenda, including “Maternity matters” document.

13. Knowledge of audit/research

14. Able to offer support at times of extreme emotional stress to staff and families.

15. Able to stay calm under pressure.

16. Able to manage stress in themselves and others.

17. Able to deal sensitively with issues e.g. child protection.

18. Able to work as an autonomous practitioner.

19. Highly motivated and flexible.

20. Able to cope with unpredictable situations and respond to emergencies.

21. Excellent organisational skills.

22. Be adaptable in order to meet demanding time frames.

23. Aware of confidentiality issues.

24. Good health record.

25. Car driver – Valid driving licence.


26. Diploma in a related field.

27. Teaching/Mentoring Qualification.

28. Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement or equivalent (D32/33, NVQ A1).

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