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Labour ward Co-ordinator ( Fixed Term post)

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
The post holder will be responsible for the day to day management and clinical leadership for the intrapartum services within our tertiary unit providing care to the women of Coventry, Warwickshire and the surrounding areas. The post holder will be a reactive and responsive team lead by the use of effective organisational skills, good communication and multidisciplinary working. Daily, the post holder will be an adaptive leader, supporting women's choices and can recognise the need for escalation to the senior team. Everyday duties include the management of the acuity to maintain patient flow to ensure safety and gold standard care within the unit. Other responsibilities and opportunities include leadership of the daily LMNS huddle, sickness management and bleep holder duties.

The UHCW maternity unit environment is interesting, unpredictable and challenging, with up to 6000 births per year. The Co-ordinator will be faced with many competing demands for attention and will be expected to exercise excellent judgement in dealing with both clinical and interpersonal challenges throughout the unit.

*Please note that this post offer 1x Fixed term 12 months contract*

Main duties of the job

Provide a high standard of professional midwifery leadership and expert advice to midwives and the multi-disciplinary team.

Ensure effective, safe and responsive day to day management of the Labour Ward, supervising and managing all staff to maintain high standards of care.

Ensure an effective learning environment for both students and qualified staff, identifying learning needs.

To liaise with senior midwives including the clinical preceptor midwifery team with regards to training requirements.

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

Ensure effective multidisciplinary working relationships promoting partnership with the maternity unit, allied groups within the trust and public and voluntary sectors.

Ensure care is delivered using the resources available.

Ensure all Labour Ward activity data is collected and recorded via the electronic reporting tool.

24 hour responsibility for the maternity unit with support from the maternity senior management team via the escalation policy.

To participate in the maternity unit on call rota.

To act up for Ward Manager as required and the opportunity to develop related skills as appropriate.

For further details please see the attached job description.

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Coventry and Warwickshire

Clifford Bridge Road



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