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Deputy Director of Midwifery

Employer
York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
York
Salary
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum. Salary is dependant on experience.
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 8C
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

An exceptional and exciting opportunity has arisen at York and Scarborough as we are looking for a strong, and inspirational midwifery leader who can bring insight and skills related to working in challenged maternity services on a journey of significant improvement.

Our maternity services are undergoing an extensive improvement journey and working with all key stakeholders to develop sustainable improvements across both sites but also in partnership with the local maternity services.

This post will provide a unique and significant opportunity for the successful applicant to develop in their operational and strategic midwifery leadership career supported by the Director of Midwifery and the Chief Nurse.

You will work with all members of the senior midwifery leadership team, and in partnership with the Clinical Director, and Care Group (CG) Senior Triumvirate. You will have day to day oversight of the operational management of the maternity services to ensure safe staffing and patient flow throughout the service and delivery of key quality performance, clinical governance and financial plans, ensuring national standards are adhered to and clinical practice is in line with national evidence best practice.

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INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD AT YORK HOSPITAL ON 1st MAY 2024

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will work with all members of the senior midwifery leadership team to have day to day oversight of the operational management of the maternity services to ensure safe staffing and patient flow throughout the service and delivery of key quality performance, clinical governance and financial plans, ensuring national standards are adhered to and clinical practice is in line with national evidence best practice

The post-holder in conjunction with the Director of Midwifery will provide professional leadership on all matters pertaining to Midwifery and provide professional advice on the development of community and hospital based maternity services.

The post-holder will advise on quality and clinical governance issues for the service, and implement policies designed to achieve quality in healthcare including infection control, safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and equality and diversity.

The post-holder will proactively involve and work with the Matrons and Midwifery senior leadership Team to ensure they are fully aware of current practice initiatives, priorities and challenges. The post-holder will also have effective feedback mechanism to communicate Trust wide issues to midwives, nurses and support staff.

The post-holder will work alongside the Director of Midwifery on workforce development and provide operational leadership for workforce planning.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

INTERVIEWS AND AN ASSESSMENT CENTRE WILL BE HELD IN PERSON AT YORK HOSPITAL ON 1st MAY 2024

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact: yhs-tr.recruitment@nhs.net.

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • Registered Midwife
  • Masters Level qualification or postgraduate qualification in midwifery or equivalent experience
  • Post graduate qualification courses or portfolio of evidence demonstrating comprehensive career development
  • Post graduate qualification/training in management and leadership skills


Desirable

  • Registered Nurse
  • Coaching and mentoring qualification


Experience and Knowledge Required

Essential

  • Proven track record of developing midwifery practice
  • Evidence of training in first line management and leadership e.g. disciplinary/grievance, recruitment and selection, change management
  • Knowledge and ability to implement principles of clinical governance including audit, risk management, supervision, clinical effectiveness, continuing professional development, quality standards and outcomes
  • Knowledge of audit process and understanding of quality assurance activities
  • Sound knowledge of relevant National Service Frameworks, guidelines, strategies and initiatives and the ability to appraise, interpret and implement in practice
  • Substantial post qualification experience as Matron/Unit Manager or equivalent, managing midwifery teams
  • Previous experience of successfully delivering national and local infection control policies and procedures
  • Experience of managing and configuring budgets and the skills to monitor and assess financial information
  • Demonstrable previous success in leading and delivering change and performance by engaging clinical teams in strategic direction and delivery plans, establishing clear work priorities with them, delegating effectively, ensuring a capability to deliver, monitoring performance and giving feedback.


Desirable

  • Experience of working with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Experience of managing other professional groups


Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

York and Scarborough Hospitals

Wigginton Road

York

YO31 8HE

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419-4247861-DDM-FH

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