Digital Midwife

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

View more

Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
To have a working knowledge of the Maternity Information System (Euroking/E3 and Badgernet) and other clinical systems which are used in maternity care, and may interface with the MIS, to support efficient and safe working practices.

To support the development of the MIS and other digital systems within the maternity department to improve functionality and respond to service developments and national requirements (such as Better Births, Ockenden report, NHS Long term Plan).

To work closely with the wider multidisciplinary team to identify operational improvements. To challenge existing ways of working and bring about service improvement to ensure the MIS supports the maternity pathways.

Understand and act as a champion for compliance with current data protection regulations such as Data Protection Act 2018, GDPR and ICO guidelines.

Deliver and develop a digital training programme for new starters and existing users within all staffing groups, ensuring accurate training records are kept, and the most up to date version of training is delivered.

Will represent the department and digital programme at local level, and at a wider LMNS and CCG level by attending meetings and conferences a required and feeding back to the wider team.

Will be accessible and visible to all staff, and act as a positive role model by being an advocate for the digital programme, and the associated changes to clinical workflow.

Main duties of the job

As an ambassador of the Midwifery profession, will ensure clinical practice, supported by digital technology, meets professional standards

Practice with your professional code but also ensure the maternity IT system functionality adheres to / supports practitioners professional standards e.g. the NMC Code

To evaluate the maternity IT system and its ability, as an enabler, to meet the recommendations to drive up patient safety

Maintain competencies relating to digital leadership by attending regular updates such as local user group initiatives and the national Digital Midwives Expert Reference Group

Provide professional leadership including motivation of staff regarding the use of digital technology

Maintain a highly visible presence within the clinical area ensuring that the women, their families, visitors, healthcare staff and the multidisciplinary team, always have access to digital support.

Act as an effective professional role model and expert clinician by being a change agent for technology development within the service balancing this with realistic service needs

Develop the digital programme to ensure our philosophy and models of care are followed and all policies and procedures are implemented. Ensure that all staff understand the significance of this philosophy to practice, monitoring its impact on the woman and their family's experience.

Ensure the current business continuity plan supports system failure and staff are fully aware of the plan

About us

All employees are subject to the requirements of the Data Protection Act, and must maintain strict confidentiality in respect of patient and staff records.

All employees must comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act and take responsibility for unit security arrangements, ensuring the protection of women, babies and staff.

Regular appraisals will be undertaken and reviewed annually. These will be based on the key responsibilities contained within this job description and the KSF outline.

Band 7 (Subject to Banding)

Job description

Job responsibilities

Be responsible for day-to-day system administration, problem solving and ad-hoc clinical support using the MIS.

Be responsible for data collection ensuring data is representative of service delivery and produce reports to support clinical practice.

To be included in the senior manager on call rota.

Please see the attached Job Description for full details and responsibilities of this post.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Excellent IT knowledge - Microsoft Office, Digital Systems
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • BSc Degree in relevant field
  • Project Management qualification or relevant experience
  • Registered Midwife, registered with the NMC

Experience & Knowledge


  • Experience of working within Healthcare Clinical IT systems
  • Experience and/or knowledge of all working areas of maternity
  • Evidence of service development experience, delivering clinical quality improvements and successful service change
  • Multidisciplinary working


  • Evidence of developing policy & guidelines
  • Managing resources and contributing to departmental budget
  • Significant demonstrable experience within speciality with evidence of professional development
  • Evidence of team leadership and change management with relevant management/leadership course

Skills, Abilities & Competencies


  • In-depth understanding of the National Digital Agenda and including the National Maternity Review and Safer Maternity Care Agenda
  • In-depth understanding of the Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS) and ability to apply the findings to improve service delivery
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, report writing and investigation skills
  • Clinically competent
  • Clinical decision making skills
  • Effective leadership and team building skills
  • Organisational skills and forward planning
  • Flexibility
  • Able to support development of others
  • Coaching, teaching and supervision skills
  • Critical appraisal skills
  • IT literate
  • Understanding of the theory and application of Clinical Governance
  • Ability to work collaboratively and strategically
  • Problem solving and analytical skills relating to the identification and assessment of evidence required to support decision making
  • Ability to exercise own initiative and work to deadlines


  • Demonstrable experience of effective management and/or supervision of staff and taking charge of ward/unit

Employer details

Employer name

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


James Paget University Hospital

Lowestoft Road


NR31 6LA

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert