Band 7 - Midwife Co-ordinator Delivery Suite, Maternity
Band 7 - Labour Ward Co-ordinator
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.
Working for our organisation
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.
Detailed job description and main 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.
Your application will be scored against the Job Description
- Score 0 = does not meet the person specification, 1 = reserved meets some person specification requirements, 2 = Meets all person specification requirements.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Patricia Cooney
- Job title
- Interim Delivery Suite Manager
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 01923 436093
- Additional information
Mobile: 07977 069923