Alongside the current ward manager, the successful candidate will provide managerial support and direct line management for Percy Phillips Ward. You will be responsible for maintaining a high level of clinical skills and practice. Be responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the team, whilst providing professional and managerial leadership. This post will provide the clinical and managerial leadership with the Matron taking responsibility for providing a clear focus for the profession and effective clinical leadership and accountability for the service. They will be responsible for ensuring that the team act in a manner that upholds the values of the Trust and that of the profession.Working in collaboration with the Matron and Specialty team the individual will be expected to: Participate in activity with the Specialist team to manage and develop the service in line with local and national requirements ensuring the delivery of performance targets Line manage a team of staff. Work closely with Matron to ensure the efficient and effective running of Percy Phillips ward.Have overall responsibility for ensuring their clinical area is safe. Deputise for the Matron and form part of the Directorate senior team Contribute to the development of patient-centered services Be responsible for successful attainment of Trust and National quality and safety objectives within area of responsibility and provide expert clinical advice.Main duties of the job
To provide a high standard of woman-centred care in a multi professional complex setting in Percy Phillips Ward. To be an expert and professional role model for others in the field of postnatal care and newborns requiring additional support. To offer advice to all of the MDT that so that they can also achieve a high standard of women-centred care. This includes junior midwives, junior doctors, midwifery and AHP students.To have continuing responsibility for the leadership for the midwifery/ nursing supervision and management of midwives, nurses, students and maternity support workers in Women and Children's on a day-to-day basis and in the absence of the Matron.This post will provide the clinical and managerial leadership with the Matron taking responsibility for providing a clear focus for the profession and effective clinical leadership and accountability for the service.They will be responsible for ensuring that they and their team act in a manner that upholds the values of the Trust and that of the profession. They will be working in collaboration with the Matron and Specialty team.To lead on projects in collaboration with the Matron and be part of the change management of the ward.About us
The service at North Bristol Trust provides a full range of obstetric services for those who live in the catchment of North Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. Our maternity department has 5200 births each year. Our involvement in world renowned research has led to the development of PROMPT. At our last CQC inspection, we were rated as 'good', meaning we are performing well and meeting expectations. We are fully committed to building on this success and we encourage all staff to have a voice and share ideas and innovations.
We have a consultant led Obstetric Unit with 2 HDU rooms, 9 birthing rooms and a pool room. We also have an extensive Maternal Medicine service, including Perinatal Mental Health and Complex Care team and a Fetal Medicine service. Our antenatal ward hosts a Triage, day assessment area and inpatient ward and our postnatal ward prides itself on giving the best quality postnatal care.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates from our local communities.
We offer an induction programme and will support you with achieving your career goals. You will work a day/night shift pattern, to include being part of the on-call rota.
Midwives working here describe the kindness and care that is demonstrated to each other. Great importance is placed on civility and a team ethos of going the extra mile together.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The ward manager will provide managerial support and direct line management for Percy Phillips Ward Staff with the current ward Sister whilst maintaining a high level of clinical skills and practice.
Be responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the team. Provides professional and managerial leadership.
Be responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating patient care. Manage staff, rotas, and undertakes recruitment and selection
This post will provide the clinical and managerial leadership with the Matron taking responsibility for providing a clear focus for the profession and effective clinical leadership and accountability for the service. They will be responsible for ensuring that the team act in a manner that upholds the values of the Trust and that of the profession.
Working in collaboration with the Matron and Specialty team the individual will be expected to:
- Participate in activity with the team to manage and develop the service in line with local and national requirements ensuring the delivery of performance targets
- To lead on projects in collaboration with the Matron and be part of the change management of the ward.
- Line manage a team of staff working within delivery suite
- Work closely with Matron to ensure the efficient and effective running of area of responsibility
- Have overall responsibility for ensuring their clinical area is safe
- Deputise for the Matron and form part of the Directorate senior team
- Contribute to the development of patient-centred services
- Be responsible for successful attainment of Trust and National quality and safety objectives within area of responsibility and
- Provide expert clinical advice and care within designated area of
- Work clinically in maternity if required and to maintain clinical skills.
The post holder will have continuing responsibility for leadership, supervision and management of midwives or nurses, students and clinical support workers ensuring delivery of a professional, efficient and cost-effective service, in the absence of the Matron
To maintain a high standard of evidence-based care for women and their families through:
Development of evidence-based guidelines
Keeping up to date with developments in professional practice and share with staff.
Membership of the appropriate Clinical Teams forums for development of professional guidelines, best practice and contribution to the Directorate Risk Management Strategy.
To lead on the recruitment and selection of midwifery and nursing staff for the Directorate To assist in the management of the induction and orientation of new staff to the Directorate To assist in the management of sickness according to Trust Sickness Policy.
To ensure all staff receive an annual appraisal and have clear objectives that link in with the Trust objectives in support of ongoing professional development.
To support the principles of life-long learning, ensuring continuous professional development for all staff, encouraging and enabling individuals to reach their full potential.
To ensure all staff undertake annual mandatory updates and training and other relevant courses in line with Trust policy.
To facilitate and chair staff meetings as/when appropriate
To be a professional role model for others, demonstrating competent and accountable clinical practice, forming good relationships with women and their families, and presenting a positive image at all times.
To challenge poor practice, with appropriate channels of support, and ultimately to instigate any necessary competency/disciplinary procedures with the Matron or supervisor of midwives team.
To have a good working knowledge of health and safety e.g. manual handling and safe disposal of waste and sharps and to be responsible for identifying, assessing and managing potential risk
To be competent in the computerised information technology and use it to generate statistics and audit.
To contribute to the development of a learning environment for students of midwifery, nursing and medicine
Deputise for the Matron in her absence and as required
To be able to investigate and respond to complaints in line with the Trust guidance Clinical Responsibilities
To be a clinical expert and resource within midwifery, neonatal or gynaecological nursing To promote an environment where safety for the mother/woman and baby is paramount.
To ensure staff attendance at Trust mandatory updates including Directorate Intrapartum Study Days for midwives and maternity care assistants
To be responsible for the maintenance, storage and safety of equipment.
To ensure staff are trained in the use of medical and resuscitation equipment.
To be involved in the clinical governance agenda, participating in midwifery/nursing and medical audit, investigating clinical incidents and adverse outcomes in liaison with the clinical risk manager, and taking a lead role in subsequent change process. To be knowledgeable regarding the Trusts Risk Management objectives.
To obtain womens/parents informed consent and discuss with them the implications of care plans and procedures. This will include explaining clearly to them the benefits and risks of different care approaches, alternatives available, and the implications of any decisions taken by them, particularly if the decisions are not consistent with professional advice.
To challenge any threat to equality and diversity in the workplace, ensuring legislation is conformed to and staff have access to all necessary training (e.g. Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, Learning Disabilities)
To have an awareness and a working understanding of child protection issues in accordance with Trust policies and procedures and know who to contact within the Trust for further help and guidance
To initiate Directorate child protection procedures whilst utilising the appropriate documentation in all cases where concerns are present Financial and Resource Responsibilities
To be responsible for effective resource management, maintaining stock levels e.g. stores and pharmacy in line with budgetary requirements, and initiating action to remedy deficiencies To be responsible for finances and human resources issues within the clinical area Strategic and Operational Responsibilities
To audit elements of care and care outcomes when requested
To be involved in implementation of Government reports within the Directorate To influence the advancement of practice throughout the Directorate and Trust, Personal Professional Responsibilities.
To be professionally accountable for ones own professional practice, acting in a professional manner at all times, abiding by the The Code and all relevant NMC and Trust guidelines
To undertake annual mandatory training updates and other relevant courses in line with Trust and local policies
To maintain accurate and legible records (written and electronic) in accordance with Trust and national policies and guidelines.Person SpecificationEducation/Training/QualificatiEssential
- Registered Midwife
- Evidence of post registration education
- Teaching & Assessing qualification
- Knowledge & understanding of research/evidence based practice and its application to midwifery practice
- Knowledge of current developments/issues in midwifery
- Advanced clinical skills and proactive approach to teaching
- Knowledge and understanding of Clinical Governance
- Ability to hold responsibility
- Proactive approach
- A positive attitude, approachable and supportive
- Adaptable and responsive to changing needs
- Woman-centred, transformational style of leading and working with others
- A positive attitude, approachable and supportive
- Approachable, flexible, reliable and posses time management skills
- Practising midwife with a minimum of three or more years experience
- Evidence of successful change management
- Evidence of leadership experience
- Excellent communication/ interpersonal skills to work co-operatively with all members of a multi-disciplin
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