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Women's and Children's
Band 7
37.5 hours per week (Full time 37.5 hours per week)
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West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
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Watford General Hospital
£41,902 - £47,684 pa inc HCA
Salary period
05/07/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Band 7 - Midwife Co-ordinator Delivery Suite, Maternity

Band 7

Job overview

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.


Person specification

Your application will be scored against the Job Description

Essential criteria
  • Score 0 = does not meet the person specification, 1 = reserved meets some person specification requirements, 2 = Meets all person specification requirements.

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Applicant 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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Patricia Cooney
Job title
Interim Delivery Suite Manager
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Telephone number
01923 436093
Additional information

Mobile: 07977 069923