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Flow and Safety & Labour Ward Co-ordinator

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year unsocial hours
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB) has one of the largest maternity services in the UK, providing maternity care across Derbyshire and into Staffordshire.

We want to provide woman-centred, family friendly care and offer a range of models of midwifery and obstetric care provision. This includes midwife-led care, continuity of carer models, and specialist care provided by our obstetric teams for women with more complex needs, as well as community midwifery services.

This is an exciting new hybrid role that will involve working closely with the Labour ward manager, Matron's and Deputy Head of Midwifery to manage the maternity staff and resources within the ward/department areas to provide high quality and cost-effective clinical care. In this role you will be expected to demonstrate strong clinical and leadership skills. You will work closely with the Clinical Midwifery Manager (Intrapartum Matron) and the existing Band 7 midwives, to ensure that the Maternity Unit is operationally safe, effective and well led.

Main duties of the job

These roles are available at Royal Derby and Burton Hospital site.

To manage the shift and have clinical responsibility for the area.

To provide clinical midwifery care to women within the Maternity Services.

To provide expert leadership advice to the maternity team

To be proactive in the development of midwifery within the Maternity Unit.

To manage/lead a team of staff within maternity service.

You will also provide leadership to midwifery and non-midwifery staff, ensuring effective management of the daily activity and throughput within the maternity unit. This will result in high standards of midwifery care, reduction in length of stay and responsiveness to individualised needs, thus increasing client satisfaction

Closing date of applications: 27 September 2023

Interview date: 11 October 2023

About us

At UHDB around 9,000 babies are born across our two sites each year at Royal Derby Hospital (RDH) and Queens Hospital Burton (QHB). We provide antenatal and postnatal care for 11,500 women each year and, at RDH, we offer an alongside birth centre. We support women through low and high-risk care pathways, and some specialty pathways like diabetes and cardiology.

We have staff who are kind, caring and compassionate, and who want to deliver exceptional care together for every person who needs us - and that remains our aspiration.

This is an exciting new era on our maternity improvement journey, following a �5.4million investment into our services to strengthen our workforce, our technology and our processes, so that we can further improve what we do and deliver the best quality care to women and their babies. This is a great opportunity to join UHDB and make a real impact for the women and families we care for.

As a University Trustwe value learning, teaching, and training so that we help you to be the best that you can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, and we always want to treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves.

An extensive induction package is offered to successful candidates joining our Maternity services to ensure you are well supported and have time to adjust to working within our teams.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We have:
  • An inclusive and supportive culture - our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks to identify areas for improvement.
  • Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Health & Wellbeing Programme which includes a counselling service and a range of activities.
  • Staff benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.

Details of UHDB sites

We have three wards across two sites, with a total of 88 beds for antenatal, postnatal and induction of labour.

At Royal Derby Hospital there are:
  • 17 delivery rooms including one pool room and bereavement suite.
  • Four bedded Midwife led birth centre.
  • Four bedded Obstetric Enhanced Care area and a two bedded assessment bay

Queens Hospital Burton has seven delivery rooms including one pool room and one bereavement suite.

Samuel Johnson Community Hospital is currently does not provide intrapartum care but runs as a community midwifery hub.

Where we are now:

We hold a CQC Good rating (from 2019) and we are focused on making progress in achieving compliance with the immediate and essential actions from Ockenden recommendations, as well as implementing valuable learning from recent external reviews and reports into the service.

We want to:
  • Be fully compliant against all national safety measures.
  • Embed recommended changes from recent reviews of our service.
  • Make sure we communicate well with families, so that every woman feels properly listened to and that we act on their feedback.
  • Create the best possible environment at work for our teams to do their job.
  • Do the things we have said we will do, including how we make sure we have learned and made changes when something has not gone well.

A lot of work is underway already, and we welcome applications from those who want to be a part of that journey.

If you would like to look around our Maternity Unit and find out more about our Midwifery posts, please contact us.

See full job description for more information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife with active NMC registration
  • Neonatal Life Support trained or willing to undertake the course on appointment



  • Midwife with significant experience in a labour ward setting at band 6
  • Demonstrates speciality expertise underpinned by theory

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Universtiy Hospitals of Derby and Burton

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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