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Perinatal mental Health and safeguarding Maternity Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 3

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NHS AfC: Band 3
Permanent: full time
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (occasional flexibility with working hours and days)
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royal stoke maternity hospital
Newcastle under Lyme
£21,730 - £23,177 per annum
Salary period
04/10/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

To support the Midwife or Nurse by undertaking a range of delegated clinical patient care duties in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The support worker would be able to work with indirect supervision. Delegation must be a formal process that takes into account specific roles/responsibilities within the job description and should be the responsibility of the ward manager/deputy within each team to avoid confusion, omission and duplication. The post holder will be responsible for a range of clinical, non-clinical and clerical support/tasks under the direct supervision of The Named Midwife for Safeguarding and The Perinatal Mental Health Nurse.


The Maternity Support Worker will adhere to their scope of practice and communicate effectively with the responsible midwife to ensure the optimum ongoing care of mothers and their babies.

Be able to work in a flexible manner, including shift patterns dependant on the needs of the service.


Main duties of the job

  • At least 2 years healthcare experience at a Band 2 in Maternity or Perinatal Mental Health setting
  • Evidence of team working
  • Evidence of a positive approach to working in complex environments
  • Experience of setting and maintaining work standards
  • Evidence of innovative, positive approach to work problems
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Methodical, conscientious and reliable
  • Experience working within an acute mental health setting
  • Ability to plan and co-ordinate work within area of responsibility
  • Reliable and organised, paying attention to detail
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and exercise judgement when dealing with enquiries
  • Phlebotomy
  • Able to undertake basic observations
  • Training in breast feeding support
  • Able to demonstrate an awareness of role within: *Quality issues *Risk Management issues *Dealing with complaints *Safeguarding

Awareness and training of public health related issues, e.g. smoking cessation and mental health wellbeing

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.


We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.


Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff is really important to us. We offer a range of options for our staff to help maintain a good work-life balance including full time, part time hours and bank hours. We are also committed to offering flexible working wherever we can and where relevant to the role and the service, agile working. You can select your preferences upon application.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further information on this vacancy, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification or contact the Hiring Manager.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NVQ in Health Care Level 3 (or currently undertaking)
  • Maths and English ( grade c or above or equivalent )
  • At least 2 years healthcare experience at a Band 2 in Maternity or Perinatal Mental Health setting
  • Phlebotomy
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of working in complex environments


Desirable criteria
  • Experience working within an acute mental health setting

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

claire cope
Job title
ANC manager
Email address
Telephone number
01782 672180