Specialist Midwife for Complex Care 

Job Summary

Job Title: Specialist Midwife for Complex Care
Availability: 1.0 posts available.
REF: 178582
Location: Dr Gray’s Hospital

Band 7 Specialist Midwife for Complex Care. Permanent position – 22.5 hours per week.

This new post has arisen due to the re-design of the Moray Maternity Service. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced midwife to join our team who is keen to help drive forward this development.

About the role:

We are looking for a highly motivated, knowledgeable and credible individual who has the confidence and interpersonal skills to work in partnership with colleagues across the system and facilitate change.

Working as a Specialist Midwife for Complex Care the post holder will be well placed to provide additional support and guidance to women and families when care becomes increasingly complex. The post holder will have or be supported to gain enhanced education and training in diabetes. The successful candidate will evolve the complex care pathways and will work in collaboration with the medical specialists, diabetic team and obstetric consultants. They will help lead, develop, coordinate and continually improve the specialist complex care service within NHS Grampian maternity service and work collaboratively with colleagues in health boards across Scotland.

In this role, the post holder will act as an advisor to the other midwives and will demonstrate an advanced level of clinical decision-making and responsibility. The successful candidate will provide care through a continuum for the diabetic population and women with complex care which will enhance the future health of the women and their families. The Specialist Midwives for Complex Care support, advice and monitor women’s health and well-being during pregnancy and the birth. The Specialist Midwife will build networks within the community in which they can signpost women to, enabling them to take responsibility for their ongoing care. The post holder will work in partnership with midwifery and medical colleagues and the wider allied health professionals to ensure the care provision is high quality, clinically effective and resource-efficient.

Travel between sites will be required.

About Dr Gray’s Hospital:

Dr. Gray’s Hospital, Scotland’s smallest District General Hospital, is rich in history and character. The original building, dating back to 1819, is still in use for some practices. Additionally, a new hospital was opened in 1995 and undergoes continuous upgrades and development.

With nearly 200 beds, including 153 inpatient beds across all specialties, a 15- bed surgical day unit, and 13 ambulatory care beds, Dr Gray’s is designed to provide comprehensive care. The hospital is a hub of expertise with around 40 consultants in the acute sector, and ongoing recruitment efforts, particularly in anaesthetics and obstetrics, aim to further bolster the hospital’s capabilities. 

The hospital serves a diverse community of about 132,000 residents, stretching from Forres to Macduff along the picturesque coast, and reaching inland to Huntly and Tomintoul on the cusp of the Cairngorm National Park. This wide catchment area ensures a varied and engaging workload, promising a rich and hugely rewarding professional experience.

Informal enquiries and visits are encouraged.

If you think this may be the role for you and would like any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

About the service:

Each year we support the care of around 5000 families throughout their pregnancy, birth and postnatal journey. In NHS Grampian we are passionate about delivering high-quality care that supports the needs of families in the North-East of Scotland. The future vision of maternity and neonatal services in NHS Grampian is one where:

  •  All mothers and babies are offered a truly family-centred, safe and compassionate approach to their care, recognising their own unique circumstances and preferences.
  • Fathers, partners, and other family members are actively encouraged and supported to become an integral part of all aspects of maternal and newborn care.
  • Women experience real continuity of care and carer, across the whole maternity journey, with vulnerable families being offered any additional tailored support they may require.
  • Services are redesigned using the best available evidence, to ensure optimal outcomes and sustainability, and maximise the opportunity to support normal birth processes and avoid unnecessary interventions.
  • Staff are empathetic, skilled and well supported to deliver high quality, safe services, every time.
  • Multi-professional team working is the norm within an open and honest team culture, with everyone’s contribution being equally valued.