Midwife - Delivery Suite Co-ordinator | University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Job details
Posting date: 22 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £43,742 - £50,056 per annum
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 21 June 2024
Location: Leicester, LE1 5WW
Company: University Hospitals of Leicester
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6245344/358-6245344-WOM

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Do you want to work in an organisation that values you as an individual?

Do you want to be part of a team that provides multi-disciplinary support, encourages your development and values your contribution?

Do you want to work for an organisation that offers flexible working?

Then University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust is the organisation for you!

At Leicester Maternity service we have vacancies to expand our band 7 midwife co-ordinator team. We would love for you to join our team where you will work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team in an environment that is supportive and empowering.

Leicester is a vibrant and multi-cultural city, with a large rural community in the county and Rutland. There are many cultural attractions in the city centre with theatres, bars, Highcross shopping centre. Just out on the edge of the city Fosse park offers a large shopping centre with free car parking and public transport links just off the motorway. Leicester is a central location to travel all around the country with rail and motorway links

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 maternity assessment unit.

The post holder will be clinically visible, accessible and responsive to the needs of service users, patients, carers and the public and to provide direction and effective and inspirational leadership to the midwifery and Multi-disciplinary team within the area for which they are accountable.

The post holder will also act as an expert clinical practitioner providing personally and through their ward team an excellent quality of care to patients and service users. They will also demonstrate high quality compassionate leadership, acting as a role model at all times across the maternity service and the wider organisation. Provide a supportive environment for all students and learners on placement within the ward /unit for which they are responsible

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children’s Hospital and run one of the country’s leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide ‘Caring at its best’ and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we’re here to do. They are:
• We are Inclusive
• We are Proud
• We are One team
• We are Compassionate

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that ‘Caring at its best’ is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

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Be accountable to the budget holder for their ward/department, undertaking cost containment strategies where appropriate.

Consult with Ward Manager, Matron, General Manager and relevant others on key developments ensuring the efficient and effective management of ward resources.

Work with the matron to implement agreed changes in resource management and achieve efficiency targets.

Find as far as reasonably possible creative financial solutions to expenditure problems and ideas for developments contributing to the cost improvement programme and/or similar processes.

Supervise the allocation and utilisation of staff ensuring maximum effectiveness for delivery of care within the ward.

Actively engage in the Trusts selection, recruitment and retention strategies.

Supervise the allocation of student learners to appropriate practice supervisors and assessors ensuring maximum learning opportunities are available and all learners are supported and integrated within the ward team.

Actively contribute to reconfiguration projects, service redesign developments and directorate business planning as required.

Supervise the allocation and utilisation of staff ensuring maximum effectiveness for delivery of care within the ward.

Whilst there may be no direct line management responsibilities, the post holder will be expected to participate in recording sickness absence and management of sickness absence as well as completing appraisals for midwifery and support staff members

Participate in training of junior staff and ongoing mandatory training both formally and in situ.

Support colleagues across site at times of high activity

Responsible for managing staff performance and competence within area of responsibility following Trust policies and procedures and to identify and manage poor performance.

Communicate and share clinical experiences and good practice within and across directorates.

Facilitate communication regarding shared experiences of care that will benefit the needs and experiences of women and their families.

Proactively seek feedback on patient and public experience in order to address concerns in a timely manner and build on success.

This advert closes on Wednesday 5 Jun 2024

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