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Senior Midwife - Triage Manager

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Full Time

Job Details

We are recruiting for a Senior Midwife - Triage Manager who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

We are looking to recruit a highly skilled clinical expert with specialised knowledge in caring for women during pregnancy and postnatally

The post holder will work with the Matron for Consultant Led Unit to further develop the Triage services.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

You will have overall responsibility for the operational management of clinical service delivery for Maternity Triage.

Have continuing responsibility for the effective and efficient operational management of the service.

Provide effective leadership, clinical expertise, knowledge, advice, and positive role modelling, to innovate, develop, facilitate and supervise excellent standards of safe, individualised, holistic care that is evidence based, in consultation and partnership with the Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT).

To be accountable for the quality, delivery and monitoring of robust, infection control measures, midwifery standards and quality and women's experience indicators within all areas of the service provide excellent leadership and support for the Maternity Triage, and wider maternity services out of hours.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • RM - currently registered to practice
  • Evidence of post dynamic registration education relevant to role
  • Recognised teaching and assessing qualification


  • ALSO (Advanced Life Support Obstetrics)
  • Newborn Life Support (NLS)
  • Management qualification/leadership course
  • Degree/Masters
  • Appraisal training

Previous Experience


  • Recent experience encompassing a wide range of midwifery practice.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and Verbal
  • Negotiating skills and ability to build collaborative relationships
  • Ability to work across professional and organisational boundaries
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Evidence in practical application of Trust and national documentation standards
  • IT skills


  • Previous management experience
  • Budget and resource management



  • Ability to function as a member of a multidisciplinary team, promote high standard of clinical practice act as role model.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and women and their families at all levels in sensitive manner
  • A high standard of written and verbal communication skills
  • Good management, leadership and organisational skills.
  • Ability to respond to stressful situations positively and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Teaching skills.
  • Working knowledge of the process of incident reporting
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Computer literacy
  • Participation in Audit


  • Counselling skills
  • Participation in guideline development



  • Sound theoretical and practical knowledge of the role of a midwife
  • Up to date knowledge of 1. Safeguarding children processes 2. Hand Hygiene and care bundles 3. Health and safety awareness 4. Clinical Governance and quality assurance issues 5. Risk management Equality and Diversity 6. HR Policies
  • Understanding of the role of midwife as defined by the NMC
  • An understanding of the NMC Code for midwives.
  • Knowledge of current maternity drivers and a willingness to support implementation
  • An understanding of confidentiality issues & safeguarding.


  • Experience with research

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Lister Hospital

Coreys Mill Lane



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