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Postnatal Ward Manager

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
This exciting opportunity is a 12 month secondment/fixed term post to cover maternity leave. The Ward Manager post will focus on the day to day operational management and leadership of the postnatal ward together with a cohort of staff to line manage. The post holder will be expected to maintain clinical expertise, undertaking Band 7 duties in line with the needs of the service and be required to work clinical as required.

Please be advised there is a proposed interview date of 3rd October.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an experienced Midwife who is high profile, accessible and responsive leader with patient, staff, service and resource responsibility. They are able to make informed decisions within their own area and scope of professional practice.

You will be expected to lead a team, encourage team working, organise others in their actions and set priorities, objectives and goals within their sphere of responsibility.

The expectation will be to performance manage both the activity and members of the team, act as a bleep holder for the maternity unit as required on a day to day basis, and manage sickness, rosters, skill mix and professional standards.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Accountable for own actions in accordance with Code of Professional Conduct. Will contribute to corporate objectives and performance targets, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times.
  • Highly developed communication skills enabling maintenance of high quality service and ensuring timely management and resolution of unexpected events and situations. Undertake bleep-holder and on call responsibilities for the maternity unit on a regular basis.
  • A knowledgeable team leader and resource for staff, advising on national, local and Trust policy and procedures/guidelines, ensuring that clinical governance is embedded in practice. Will support staff and users in service and policy development within a defined area/specialty.
  • Responsible for identifying and assessing complex clinical and non-clinical issues, implementing resolutions and monitoring/auditing outcomes.
  • Responsible for interdepartmental/organisational activities including HR budget management complaints hospital bleep holder responsibilities and patient flow.
  • Demonstrate highly technical and/or practical skills to ensure optimum patient management including complex patient monitoring equipment management and administration of invasive tests/procedures.
  • Responsible for education and development of staff and service in an identified area through appraisal and business planning cycles.
  • Utilise and ensure others utilise information and IT systems to secure accurate and timely patient, workforce and resource data available.
  • Regularly manage expected and unexpected clinical events requiring high but unpredictable levels of physical effort according to patient dependency/clinical need.
  • Support patients, carers and others during difficult situations arising in the clinical area, e.g. imparting bad news or following an unexpected events.

  • For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

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    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

    Clifford Bridge Road


    CV2 2DX

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