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Ward Manager

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a highly motivated, experienced, dynamic and inspirational senior midwife to lead the Pregnancy Assessment Unit at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital (NSECH). The unit is open 24/7 assessing and treating pregnant women who attend hospital with pregnancy related complications or concerns.

You will need to be able to demonstrate the requisite level of competencies at band 7 and provide evidence of on-going professional development. Further education is encouraged, including support to attend relevant courses to maintain personal and professional development to meet service needs. We offer comprehensive in-house training packages as well as having strong links with local Universities.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for the daily management of the Pregnancy Assessment Unit, including
  • Providing leadership to the multidisciplinary team
  • Planning and implementation of flexible staff rosters and annual leave
  • Maintenance of adequate staff levels and skill mix
  • Environmental assessments
  • Encourage and support innovative practice and multidisciplinary teamwork
  • Lead in development of clinical audit and guidelines
  • Lead in incident investigation and care reviews
  • Development of staff
  • Monitoring of staff wellbeing at work
  • Budget management

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To take responsibility for the efficient and safe management of outpatient and BSOTS triage maternity care
  • To be responsible for midwifery care standards and to maintain high clinical standards
  • To provide senior midwife unit management
  • To exercise accountability as set out in the NMC Midwives Rules and Standards
  • To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which
  • (a) engages, enables and empowers others
  • (b) uses coachingto promote ownership of learning and quality improvement
  • (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Person Specification



  • 1st Level live NMC required Registered Midwife
  • Registered Mentor/PA/PS qualification
  • Diploma or Degree in Midwifery


  • Leadership Course
  • Management Course
  • NLS

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital

Northumbria Way


NE23 6NZ

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