Registered Nurse - Band 5 - Maternity


Job Description

Registered Nurse Band 5 Maternity 37.5 hours per week Permanent

The maternity service at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is evolving. Currently responsible for the care of approximately 2300 births each year, the service offers choice of care pathway, lead professional and place of birth to women primarily living in the Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, Thetford, Sudbury, Haverhill and surrounding areas. Current changes and improvements are being made to the midwifery service and with significant investment and support from the Trust Board. We are looking for a Band 5 Register Nurse to join our Maternity team.

All posts will include shift working

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a committed and passionate Band 5 Register Nurse to join our Maternity Service. We are looking for self-motivated person that responds well to change and will contribute to shaping our future service and staff. This is a perfect opportunity to work collaboratively with the midwifery team to develop new skills and experience.

In return for your loyalty, high standards and passion we can offer you an opportunity to work in:


  • Committed to rolling out Continuity of Carer

  • A normal birth rate currently averaging 67%.

  • A waterbirth rate of 5.5%

  • A homebirth rate of 2.7%.

  • A combined caesarean section rate of 23.4% compared with national rates of 26.2%.

  • Clinical midwifery staffing levels funds that meet best practice guidance.


  • Established and supportive multi-professional working

  • A robust orientation and induction programme.

  • Continuing educational opportunities.

A TRUST that:

  • Pledges to put Patients First

  • Aims to ensure staff feel positively about coming to work, and are provided with regular training and educational opportunities to develop a modern healthcare workforce.

  • Strives to deliver high quality care and continuously improve and innovate through collaborative teamwork.

  • Works in partnership with staff, patients and the community. Promoting understanding and respect of each other’s role.

  • Endeavours to provide open and transparent flows of communication throughout the organisation

This is your chance to be part of a transforming organisation and we would be happy to informally talk with you about any of the roles we have on offer. If you are interested, and what to know more, then please make contact with:

Jacqueline Brown- F11 Ward Manager [email protected]

Sharon Baragry- Practice Development Midwife- [email protected]

**In order to improve efficiency, all correspondence relating to this vacancy, including invitations to interview will be by email only, via NHS Jobs. Would you therefore please ensure you check your emails on a regular basis**

In submitting an application form, you authorise West Suffolk NHS FT to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process, should you be appointed to the post.

CAR PARKING This post does entitle you to park onsite.

For posts that include “on call” duties successful candidates will be able to access on site parking for their ‘on call’ rostered days only. Please provide details of your on call days to the car park office who will validate parking at the staff rate on these days only.

The successful candidate for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure at Enhanced level.

For Band 1 and Band 2 posts, the cost of the DBS Disclosure will be met by the Trust. However, any employees at Band 1 and Band 2 who leave the Trust within six months of commencing their post will have a £10 administration fee deducted from their final salary. For posts at Band 3 and above, the cost of the Disclosure will be met by the appointed employee and deducted in instalments from their salary over a period of three months. If the employee leaves the Trust within three months of commencing their post, any outstanding payments will be deducted from their final pay.

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The closing date for this vacancy may change if we receive a strong response. Please ensure that you apply for any post you are interested in as soon as possible.


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