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Digital Midwife

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
As Digital Midwife you will play a key role in the implementation of the Trust's Maternity Digital Strategy. The post holder will provide clinical subject matter expertise to ensure the effective and efficient use of digital systems and technology used in maternity support the delivery of high quality and safe patient care. As such, the post holder will be supported to spend time in clinical practice to maintain their professional registration.

The Digital Midwife will be the liaison between maternity and the wider Digital Health Team, working collaboratively to challenge existing ways of working and identify improvements to ensure digital systems support maternity pathways. This will include recommending changes to processes and functionality in response to local service developments and national requirements, such as Better Births, Ockenden report and the NHS Long Term Plan.

Main duties of the job

Applying Knowledge and previous experience in maternity practice, the Digital Midwife will support the ongoing clinical adoption of existing systems and the implementation of the Electronic Patient Record (EPR) solution across the department. This will include the development and delivery of a digital training programme for new starters and existing users within all staffing groups, ensuring accurate training records are kept and the most up to date version of training is delivered.

The Digital Midwife will be accessible and visible to all staff and act as a positive role model by being an advocate for the digital programme and any associated changes to clinical workflows. The post holder will be responsible for day-to-day system administration, problem solving and ad-hoc clinical support for the use of digital systems used in maternity.

About us

All employees are subject to the requirements of the Data Protection Act, and must maintain strict confidentiality in respect of patient and staff records.

All employees must comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act and take responsibility for unit security arrangements, ensuring the protection of women, babies and staff.

Regular appraisals will be undertaken and reviewed annually. These will be based on the key responsibilities contained within this job description and the KSF outline.

Band 7

Job description

Job responsibilities

As an ambassador of the Midwifery profession, ensure clinical practice that is supported by digital technology, meets professional standards.

To evaluate the digital systems used in maternity and their ability to meet recommendations that will enhance and improve patient safety.

Responsible for identification and appropriate escalation of any clinical safety issues associated with any new and existing clinical systems within maternity.

Provide professional leadership, including motivation of staff regarding the use of digital technology.

Act as an effective professional role model and expert clinician by being a change agent for technology development within the service, balancing this with realistic service needs.

Act as a leader within the maternity service promoting the use of existing and new digital systems.

Act as an advocate for the maternity department and work with the Trust digital health team to address any issues and concerns raised by end users.

Ensure the current business continuity plans support system unavailability and staff are fully aware of the plan.

Participation in Management On Call Rota.

Please see the attached Job Description for full details and responsibilities of this post.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Midwife with current UK registration
  • Excellent IT knowledge - Microsoft Office, Digital Systems
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • BSc Degree in relevant field or equivalent level of experience


  • Management or Leadership qualification
  • Project management qualification or relevant experience

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of working with healthcare systems and technologies
  • Experience and/or knowledge of all working areas of maternity
  • Evidence of leading teams and change management
  • Evidence of service development experience, delivering clinical quality improvements and successful service change
  • Evidence of developing and implementing new policies, procedures and ways of workings


  • Managing resources and contributing to departmental budget
  • Knowledge and experience of DCB0129 and DCB0160 standards

Skills and Knowledge


  • In-depth understanding of the National Digital Agenda and including the National Maternity Review and Safer Maternity Care Agenda
  • In-depth understanding of the Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS) and ability to apply the findings to improve service delivery
  • Excellent communicator with a high level of interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use own initiative and work both independently and as part of a team, managing personal conflicting priorities
  • Demonstrates clinical competence and decision making skills

Employer details

Employer name

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


James Paget University Hospital

Lowestoft Road


NR31 6LA

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