Senior Charge Midwife

  • Job Reference: 51597867-2
  • Date Posted: 11 January 2018
  • Recruiter: NHS Highland
  • Location: Wick, Caithness
  • Salary: £32,013
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical

Job Description


(BAND 7)
(Salary: £32,013 - £42,205)

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Caithness Midwifery Team for the post of senior charge midwife. This post will work alongside the current Midwifery Team Leader to lead and manage the team in supporting person centred care through caseload management, continuity of care and development of the CMU as a Community Maternity Hub, in line with recommendations of the Best Start National Maternity and Neonatal Services review.

This post will have a lead role in Training and Development and will support the training needs and clinical skills maintenance of staff within the maternity, Rural General Hospital and local SAS teams, in relation to maternity and obstetrics.
Caithness Community Maternity Unit is a free standing midwife-led unit and is based in the Rural General Hospital in Wick. There is a visiting Consultant Obstetrician service with referral pathways to the main maternity unit at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, 100 miles away.
The midwifery team provide antenatal, intrapartum (for local birth) and postnatal care to around 230 women annually. The service is a 24/7 service with on call working overnight.

This post has a clinical commitment as well as leadership and management responsibility, therefore the post holder will require excellent communication and team working skills to balance and prioritise the workload accordingly.
The post holder will participate in on - call working and maternity transfers by air and road ambulance. Experience of working in a CMU or remote and rural community midwifery setting and training / practice development will be advantageous. A current Driving Licence is essential.

This is a permanent full time rotational post of 37.5 hours per week and on-call.

Informal Enquiries to - Mary Burnside Lead Midwife North & West Operational Unit, Telemail:

Application forms/full information packs are available (quoting Job Ref: 071/17.18ES1)by telephoning Employment Services onor by emailing

CLOSING DATE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS: 12 Noon Wednesday 31st January 2018.