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Patient Safety Midwife

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to the promotion of the Patient Safety Midwife into the Matron role, an exciting opportunity has arisen, to join our team as the Patient Safety Midwife. This is a crucial role for the service and we are looking for someone who is dynamic, self-motivated, forward thinking and passionate about improving the safety and experiences of women and families who use our service.

The successful candidate will join a fabulous team of specialist midwives, all working and integrated into the wider Senior Leadership Team. They will be supported with development and education, and will be exposed to the wider work of the leadership team. We pride ourselves in the care offered to our midwifery team, supported by a visible, approachable and compassionate leadership team.

The maternity service at Wye Valley NHS Trust has recently achieved the upgraded rating of Good in the 'well-led' domain of the recent CQC inspection and our staff feedback and surveys demonstrate that colleagues would recommend our Trust as a good place to work. We encourage prospective applicants to make contact with the Perinatal Quality & Safety Matron or the Associate Director of Midwifery who will be happy to discuss the role in more depth.

Main duties of the job

Professional Responsibilities
  • Create an environment in which effective learning from incidents can take place
  • Coordinate the investigation and response to clinical incident, and serious incidents requiring investigation on behalf of the maternity services including facilitation of incident and panel reviews and feedback to staff and patients
  • Ensure compliance with Duty of Candour requirements through monitoring and collaboration working with Associate Director of Midwifery, Perinatal Quality & Safety Matron and Trust Patient Safety and Governance leads
  • Support the senior midwifery managers and trust complaints and legal team incoordination of complaints and claim requirements
  • Work in partnership with a range of clinicians and managers in the planning or development of the service to promote patients safety and risk management

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,000 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Registered Midwife
  • Relevant Diploma/Degree or equivalent
  • Additional qualification or relevant experience equivalent to that of a masters.
  • Mentorship & further relevant study & expertise

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Previous experience within relevant clinical area of practise
  • Previous experience in teaching/ training
  • Experience of analysing data to identify optional ranges and influence local decisions
  • Promoting quality improvement
  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • Developed Communication style which is effective, motivational and supportive, working with people who have barriers and opposition to change behaviour



  • Provide evidence of leading on audit programmes
  • Leadership and development programme or related experience

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Hereford County Hospital

Union Walk



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