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Lead Midwife-Deben Ward

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024
Are you an enthusiastic, passionate and dedicated to provide high quality care midwife?

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Midwife to join the team on Deben Ward as Lead Midwife. You will support staff in providing care for women undergoing induction of labour, experiencing obstetric complexities and those requiring post-natal care following the birth of their baby.

This is a permanent post, part time for 22.5 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder is responsible for the continuous management of Delivery Suite provided by their team, including the organisation of the services and the management of staff and resources.
  • To participate in the development and implementation of policies, guidelines and patient information.
  • To contribute to the development, completion, and audit of all relevant National Service Frameworks and other National Initiatives.
  • To work with the other Lead Midwives and Matrons to continuously improve the quality of service and safeguard high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical practice flourishes.
  • Identify deficits in care and take proactive steps to remedy this eg by setting up intra departmental multi-disciplinary groups to initiate changes consistent with best practice.
  • To attend regular unit meetings and to represent the Unit at Trust meetings and external forums.
  • To identify potential risks and assist in the completion of reports following clinical incidents.
  • Contribute to multi-disciplinary panels, forums, meetings.
  • Participate in audits as required.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Current registration on Part 10 of the NMC register
  • Knowledge of NMC Handbook of Midwives Rules, Code of Professional Conduct, Scope of Professional Practice and its application to clinical practice
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Teaching qualification
  • Degree or Masters Level Study
  • N96, NLS and ALSO qualifications



  • Be able to demonstrate evidence of working as an autonomous practitioner and the ability to lead and develop midwifery practice in all clinical areas
  • Demonstrate ability to manage high quality patient care provision and presents a professional image
  • Evidence of involvement in clinical governance


  • Evidence of leading a project or initiative

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich Hospital

Heath Road



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