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Triage & Day Assessment Midwifery Team Leader

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
As a qualified midwife the post holder will be required to provide the necessary care and advice to women during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period, and for the newborn. The post holder will also provide daily clinical and managerial leadership to Midwifery and Support staff in the delivery of evidence-based client centred care.

The post holder will have clinical responsibility for the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care, and be accountable for the performance and outcomes of midwifery care, for specific groups of women as the named care provider, for all women within the hospital and community setting.

The midwife should be an expert in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for a defined caseload of women covering pregnancy, intrapartum and postnatal care.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring all care is delivered according to Trust Policies and Procedures maintaining contemporaneous and accurate records. By utilising clinical audit, research, supervision of practice and teaching they will monitor and improve standards of care by efficient and effective use of resources/ funding.

This post involves contact with patients and families face to face. Therefore it cannot be ruled out that the postholder may come in to contact with people who have COVID-19, although the Trust provides PPE and takes all reasonable steps to minimise risk.

Main duties of the job

An opportunity has arisen for forward thinking, motivated, woman centred, Band 7 midwife for Triage and Day Assessment Unit setting here at WWL NHS Trust.

Please apply if you have the leadership and managerial skills with ambition to lead a small team of midwives and assist in the implementation of BSOTs (Birmingham Symptom Specific Obstetric Triage System) We require a team leader who can lead their team through the challenging times of implementing a new way of working to provide an excellent service to the women who choose to birth their baby at WWL.

We are looking for highly skilled experienced midwives, who are able to be an excellent role model, lead by example and provide first line managerial support. The post holders will support the In-patient Matron to provide a seamless and positive experience for our clientele.

You will be part of an existing Triage and Day assessment Team team, which is currently under change preparing for the implementation of the new BSOTs model.

This is a full time role (37.5 hours) - the working pattern is predominately Monday to Friday with a degree of flexibility.

An Enhanced DBS with Adults' & Children's Barred List checks will be obtained during pre-employment checks.

Candidate will be required to present original certificates for qualifications at interview stage.

About us

Choose Well - Choose WWL

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust are the proud providers of acute hospital and community services to the people of the Wigan Borough and surrounding areas. At WWL, we value our staff believing that 'happy staff, makes for happy patients'. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement and living our values 'the WWL Way'.

WWL are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share our values and beliefs.


Please note that senior positions (AFC band 8A or above) may be expected to participate in an on-call rota, if the role is predominantly operational.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate and manage midwifery care within the Triage and Day assessment Area. Working in partnership with colleagues and medical staff across the Directorate/Primary Care Trust. Also provide clinical leadership and develop standards to promote high quality practice.
  • Ensure the provision of safe, effective and high-quality care for all women maintaining continuity of care from referral/admission to transfer/discharge within the multidisciplinary framework.
  • Evaluate clinical practice and its outcomes to sustain and improve the quality of care in all aspects of midwifery practice within Delivery Suite/Antenatal Clinic/ Community environments.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with individuals and groups about difficult or complex matters overcoming any problems in communication.
  • Prioritise and delegate workload appropriately, assess performance, allocate, co-ordinate, monitor and assess the work of individuals/teams.
  • Assess womens health and well-being needs when those needs become complex and change within the workload/caseload.
  • Manage own workload autonomously.
  • Support the Matron Hospital/Community Services in the utilisation of physical and/or financial resources in the maintenance of the service within the post holders area of responsibility and in support of the Directorate.
  • Develop and maintain midwifery knowledge and practice by attending and participating in Continuing Professional Development and influence the development of others.
  • Teach in the clinical setting and participate in the in-service training programmes, study days and conferences.
  • Influence and contribute to educational strategies, both within the Directorate/Community and across the Trust thus strengthening links with Salford University Midwifery Faculty.
  • Responsible for recognising and responding to situations which requires immediate action within both hospital and community setting.
  • Contribute to practice, education and development, act as a resource for the support and guidance of staff and represent corporate and Directorate level interests.
  • Deputise for Matron Hospital/Community Services and participate in senior nurse rota.
  • Liaise with Matron Hospital/Community Services to plan staff off duty rota negotiating with staff to ensure adequate staffing cover for the needs of the service across the Directorate for a 24-hour period. Provide and arrange on call cover as appropriate.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife Current NMC registration.
  • ENB 997 or other teaching qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Degree level studies or equivalent portfolio of evidence.



  • Substantial experience working as a practising midwife in all areas of midwifery practice.
  • Can demonstrate evidence of clinical expertise and knowledge acquired through CPD and experience.
  • Evidence of risk management experience.
  • Evidence of ability to take charge in the absence of their direct line manager
  • Demonstrates ability to take responsibility for the day to day management of the Delivery Suite/Antenatal Clinic/Community



  • Excellent communicator with effective written and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to deliver a high standard of evidence based individual client care.
  • Evidence of leadership, management and team development at clinical level.
  • Computer literate with sound knowledge of software packages and good keyboard skills.


  • Evidence of managing a team



  • Clear understanding of midwifery issues and an up to date knowledge of current NHS developments within maternity services.
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues.
  • Demonstrates specialist expertise underpinned by theory.



  • Flexible and positive approach to work.
  • May be required to work in any area of midwifery practice.
  • Enthusiasm/motivation.
  • Able to travel across Trust independently
  • Able to undertake on call duties
  • Speak English to an appropriate standard relevant to their role, i.e. with confidence and accuracy, using correct sentence structures and vocabulary, and without hesitation


  • Evidence of Improving Quality initiatives

Employer details

Employer name

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Albert Edward Infirmary

Wigan Lane



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