Infant Feeding Midwife

University Hospital Southampton

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate motivated band 6  midwife who has sound infant feeding knowledge to work with our Infant Feeding Specialist Team, providing specialist infant feeding care, whilst supporting with the day-to-day running of the infant feeding service and twice-weekly tongue-tie clinic in maternity.

The Infant Feeding Team work 7 days a week to give specialist support and advice to new families and staff to help new mothers and parents on their infant feeding journey. The team are based on the postnatal wards at the Princess Anne Hospital. Help and support is provided at the bedside, in clinic settings, virtually via video call and telephone. Our Maternity service is very busy with over 5000 births per year with a 75-80% breastfeeding initiation rate.

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

At UHS we are committed to providing a flexible working environment. We believe that it benefits everyone if we achieve a positive work-life balance. Whether you are balancing family, study or your wellbeing with your career, we want to support you so you can help our patients.

We’re proud to have been voted in the Top Five acute Trusts for our commitment to supporting our staff to achieve work-life balance.

UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme and life insurance.

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