NHS Staff Midwives (Band 5/6), Caithness General Hospital

Caithness Midwifery Unit, Caithness Integrated Midwifery Team

Flexible, Permanent

Salary:  B5: £30,229 – £37,664 / B6: £37,831 – £46,100

Caithness is an area of dramatic scenery, with beautiful shorelines and cliff top walks. It has a lot to offer for those interested in exploring the wonders of nature on land and sea, as well as local historical and archaeological sites.

The Caithness Integrated Midwifery Team are looking for midwives to work in their new Community Midwifery Unit. These posts offers exciting opportunities for both newly qualified and experienced midwives who are keen to practice midwife-led care and to develop skills as autonomous practitioners in remote and rural practice. The midwifery team provide maternity services within the community midwifery unit based in Caithness General Hospital, and across the Caithness and North Sutherland area.  The service offers local birth for low risk pregnancies and has approx 25 births annually.  For the management, care and transfer of higher risk pregnancies and sick neonates the midwifery team work closely with NHS Highland Obstetric, Midwifery and Neonatal Maternity Unit team based in Raigmore Hospital, Inverness (approx 110 miles away).  The midwifery team work flexibly to provide a 24/7 service. 

Interested applicants should ideally be educated to degree level.  Various permanent hours are available, with commitment to flexible shift patterns and on call working. Job share applicants will be considered.  A current driving licence is essential and you will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations to meet the operational requirements of the service. 

Informal enquiries would be welcomed by Donna Firth, Caithness Midwifery Team Lead who can be contacted on Tel 01955 880330 or email: donna.firth@nhs.scot

Recruitment team can be contacted by e-mailing northarea.recruitment@nhs.scot or telephoning 01955 880404/880410.

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Closing date for applications:

29th May, 2024.

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