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Band 7 - Midwife Co-ordinator Delivery Suite, Maternity

East of England, South East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 7
Specialist areas:
General, Hospital, Research/education
Start Date:
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Job Ref:

Band 7 Labour Ward Co-ordinator (18 months Fixed Term Contract or secondment)

At West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, we are offering an exciting opportunity to join as a Band 7 Labour Ward Co-ordinator

We would like to invite you to join our highly motivated midwifery team where commitment to providing high quality, woman-centred care is our passion. We are forward thinking with motivated staffs who strive to improve the quality of the service that we offer to our women, their babies and their families. We are looking for a passionate, motivated, highly skilled Midwives to take on the challenge of coordinating a busy labour ward and working alongside a well-established team of coordinator, midwives and medical staff. Our band 7 posts offer excellent all round experience in a progressive environment for experienced midwives with the potential for individuals to develop a full range of leadership skills.

Main duties of the job
We have Level 2 Baby Friendly accreditation, CQC rating of good and provide professional development opportunities for all levels of staff and work with the recommendations from the Better Births report and developing our Continuity of Carer team. As a Trust we are working towards a new EPR system which will streamline the use of data and technology to improve patient care and a confirmed site of redevelopment with a completely new hospital being pledged by 2025

The successful candidate will take responsibility for the shift management and clinical leadership of the midwifery services within the Delivery Suite (DS). They will be expected to ensure high standards of maternity care through effective management of staff by leading the team, organising others in their actions and setting priorities.

About us
At Watford General Hospital, We are committed to providing high quality maternity care for women and their partners during their pregnancy, labour and after the birth of their baby.

Our Maternity unit provides three options for place of birth; the established co-located Alexandra Birth Centre, home birth and the Delivery Suite. This ensures that all women have access to the optimal birth environment in accordance with their choice and in line with evidence based practice.

Job description
Job responsibilities
Duties will include the provision of antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. The post holder will have 24 hour continuing responsibility for quality of care of their designated clinical area and ensure co-ordination between the maternity wards, labour ward, birth centre and fetal day assessment unit, including individual planning of care involving all relevant professionals and in consultation with the woman and her partner.

The postholder will provide clinical and professional advice at both unit and Divisional level.

The post holder will have 24 hour continuing responsibility for quality of care of their designated clinical area, and will provide clinical and professional advice at both unit and Divisional level.

The postholder will also act as Manager of the Day on a rotational basis with other colleagues ensuring safe staffing and safe standards of care within allocated resources.

Person Specification
Please score each application against the personal specification - marking them as 0=Reject, 1=Reserve or 2=Shortlist
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
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Contact: Hiring Manager

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