Staff Midwife

The Portland Hospital
West London, London
19 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Internationally renowned for clinical excellence, The Portland Hospital is the only independent hospital in London and the UK entirely dedicated to women and children. Our inpatient and outpatient specialties reflect this providing clinical expertise in Obstetrics, Paediatrics and Women`s Health.

As the only fully private maternity hospital in the UK, The Portland Hospital places emphasis on safety and quality as well as providing a premier service to all our women. With approximately 2,000 deliveries a year, our ethos is to put women at the centre of their own maternity care and empower them to make decisions about how they want to give birth, all with the highest in healthcare quality and safety. The maternity unit currently has 18 inpatient beds as well as a 5 bedded delivery suite with a birthing pool, an emergency maternity theatre and HDU facilities. Outpatients provide a maternity day assessment, ultrasound scanning and a wide range of birth preparation classes. There are also 6 cots within the neonatal unit which provides Level 2 neonatal care to newborns.

Job Description

To provide a high standard of care within the maternity setting following guidelines of clinical governance and professional standards. To work within the midwifery team to provide antenatal, intranatal and postnatal care. Working alongside Obstetric Consultants colleagues to support Consultant Led Care within the maternity service. To provide management and leadership to all staff in the absence of the sister. To promote a positive customer care approach which enhances the profile of both the hospital and organisation and to ensure budgetary controls and goals are achieved.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To demonstrate good clinical practice at all times in the provision of antenatal, intranatal and postnatal care.
  • To work autonomously within guidelines and the sphere of professional practice.
  • To provide midwifery advice to support and facilitate high quality, individualised care to women and their families without supervision, in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Work with the ward sister in the management of the clinical area. This will involve dealing with complex situations and having to take appropriate action in emergency or unforeseen situations.
  • To provide care throughout the maternity unit as required to meet the needs of service.
  • Establish effective communication and working relationships with both internal and external customers and health care professionals.

Skills & Experience


  • Demonstrable knowledge and a minimum of 2 years' experience as a Midwife, including experience working within the NHS setting.
  • NMC Registered as a Midwife
  • Basic Adult and Newborn Life Support
  • Understanding of Safeguarding issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Competent with computers and able to use clinical systems
  • Excellent clinical governance and experience with audits
  • Ability to work within a team and independently


  • Teaching and mentoring experience
  • ALSO and NALS qualification
  • WHO Baby Friendly trained
  • Demonstrates evidence of applying current research to practice
  • Competent at cannulation

About The Individual

  • Caring but assertive
  • Ability to lead and use one's own initiative
  • Flexible
  • Able to work to pressure
  • Punctual with good time management
  • Reliable
  • To have an awareness and understanding of cross cultural needs