Nursing - Midwifery Ward Manager

  • Department Midwifery
  • Salary £38,890.00 – £44,503 per annum
  • Closing Date 16/06/2021
  • Location Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-TWM-351
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

There is an exciting opportunity for an experienced midwife, who is an inspirational leader and passionate about providing outstanding postnatal care to join our team of highly skilled Senior Midwives at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

We are looking for a dynamic, motivated and forward thinking midwife to provide effective leadership, be a role model of excellent midwifery practice and demonstrate a commitment in supporting colleagues to provide women centred care and a positive postnatal and Transitional care experience. She/he will have good communication skills and ensure high visibility within the clinical area as well as maintaining accessibility to the women and their families.

The role will require predominately Monday - Friday working with the occasional weekend or Bank Holiday shift when required. There will be an expectation for you to participate in the operational management and participate in the management on call rota supporting the unit out of hours.

Main duties of the job

To function as an expert clinical practitioner within their designated clinical area.
To deliver direct patient care whilst managing, leading, co-ordinating and overseeing midwifery practice within a defined area.
The postholder will be responsible for ensuring there is 24 hour cover, with continuing responsibility for the co-ordination and monitoring of all clinical activities within their designated clinical areas.
As midwifery is a county-wide integrated service, the postholder is required to participate in all necessary rotation.
To ensure that there is efficient and effective utilisation of all resources required to deliver optimum quality care to their client group, in accordance with NMC, Trust and local policies.
The postholder will deputise for the Lead Midwives in their absence, driving forward evidence-based practice and taking responsibility for the support and guidance of staff and the polices and practices 
that operate within their clinical area

Working for our organisation

We have a fantastic team in our Postnatal Department, incredibly hard working and committed to ensuring they provide the best possible care for women and their families. The department was the first team within the Trust to be awarded 'Exemplar Ward Diamond status'  which is the highest award available in the scheme introduced as part of a vision to provide the safest and kindest care in the NHS.

The post will involve working collaboratively with members of the multidisciplinary team, including the Neonatal Unit, Paediatric Team, anaesthetists and Obstetric theatres as well as being a resource for all staff working within the Postnatal clinical area. You will be at the forefront of inpatient midwifery care and providing a high quality service to will be the focus of your role.

Further details / Informal visits contact:

Name: Claire Eagleton

Title: Interim Maton Acute and Outpatient Services


Tel: 01952 641222 ext: 5362

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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