Antenatal and Newborn Screening Coordinator | Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 16 April 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £38,890 - £44,503 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 16 May 2021
Location: Preston, PR2 9HT
Company: Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 3077423/438-RC5428

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Are you passionate and committed about making a difference to pregnant people and families? Are you eager to drive the quality and safety agenda and are you knowledgeable about the antenatal and newborn screening pathways?

The Antenatal and newborn screening lead will be responsible for the coordination and oversight of all of the NHS Antenatal and Newborn Screening programmes in the Trust. They will be the clinical expert and professional resource to the multi-professional team.

The post holder will lead a small team delivering expert care. They must be able to make decisions based on sound knowledge and current evidence, whilst providing advice and dealing with a complex range of midwifery and neonatal problems. Within this remit, the successful candidate must also be able to develop and facilitate evidence based clinical care pathways that are benchmarked and meet national screening requirements.

As lead midwife the post holder must hold an in-depth understanding of care pathways and national guidelines related to the ANNB screening programmes.

The lead midwife will utilise her midwifery expertise to act as an expert with enhanced experience and clinical skill in relation to antenatal and newborn pathways and to contribute to the multidisciplinary care pathway in ensuring delivery of safe care with compassion.

Act as a resource for other healthcare staff in relation to all issues related to the ANNB screening offering specialist advice.

Continuously monitor quality and effectiveness of the screening programmes through KPI tracking, audits and surveys and take effective action to address issues and promote quality, implement changes as appropriate.

Communicates all relevant information to pregnant people, families and multidisciplinary teams both internally and with external organisations as required, to ensure responsive seamless care

The maternity service cares for around 4.500 pregnant people and families per year. With an overall CQC rating of good the maternity, obstetric and neonatal team work collaboratively to provide quality care that is safe.

With 4 places of birth on offer and 4 continuity of care teams, we are striving for excellence and to meet the national agenda.

Our homebirth rate has increased to over 5% and we have a continuity team wrapped around the stand alone birth centre. Within the complex care team we are soon to implement the BSOTS maternity Triage system.

Just to add to these exciting developments the maternity service has recently introduced an end to end electronic maternity system and we are working towards our BIG PLAN goals.

This advert closes on Friday 30 Apr 2021

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