Lead Midwife - Ante/Postnatal Ward | East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 24 January 2020
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: Salary starting from £37,570 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 23 February 2020
Location: Ipswich, IP4 5PD
Company: Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 2252212/432-HR8005

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Ipswich Hospital Maternity Service is committed to women centred care and offers a choice of lead professional and place of birth to our local women. Responsible for around 3,800 births per year we have a midwifery led birthing unit within the hospital in addition to consultant led wards for delivery and antenatal and postnatal care.

We are looking for a visionary leader who can drive and move forward Orwell Ward (ante and postnatal) at Ipswich Hospital.

We have a vacancy for a full time band 7 Lead Midwife who is both dynamic, proactive and has a passion for evidence and women centred care.

You would be responsible for the provision of care that is safe, kind and meets the individualised needs of women during the antenatal and postnatal period.

The successful applicant will provide support for the ward team to develop their knowledge and clinical skills and provide evidence based and effective care during this exciting time of transition to the continuity of carer model.

Ideally you will have previous ward management experience and the ability to work strategically and motivate a team.

Previous experience of project and change management is also desirable.

If you are interested in joining a maternity service that is committed to the provision of high quality care and values innovation and empowerment we would love to hear from you.

We have a number of exciting things going on at the moment:
• Significant investment in the midwifery service, enabling us to advertise a variety of posts
• Good retention levels of midwives: no agency staff employed and we manage our own bank
• Home birth rate of around 4% with over 65% of births conducted by midwives.
• Low caesarean section rates: currently 24%

Please note that this role is subject to a DBS check which will be charged to the successful candidate. Full details can be found within the ‘DBS Information’ documents attached to this advert.

This advert closes on Friday 7 Feb 2020

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