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Fetal Wellbeing Lead Midwife

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year plus high cost allowance
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The post holder will be an expert practitioner in relation to fetal wellbeing and surveillance, keen to drive continuous improvement and safety across the maternity continuum of care.

The post holder will be required to perform and continuously develop their skills as follows:
  • Clinical Practice - demonstrating expert clinical knowledge and collaborative decision-making in fetal monitoring across all maternity care settings and maintaining own clinical and professional development
  • Leadership and Management - a valued member of the SASH multi-disciplinary and multi-professional team. Lead in the development of new service improvements, relationship building and role modelling excellence in safety and quality of care provision inspiring confidence in the team and families.
  • Education, training and professional development - be an integral member of the maternity education team in the identification and dissemination of learning and education to maximise the potential for SASH team to provide expert care in fetal monitoring, planning and facilitating training.
  • Research, audit and evaluation and governance - to continuously evaluate fetal monitoring and surveillance across all areas of SaSH to inform ongoing service development and identify gaps in knowledge and provision. Be responsible and accountable for reporting requirements, safety investigations and actions associated with fetal monitoring and surveillance in line with SBCBv3, MIS and NHSE.

  • Main duties of the job

    For further information, please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

    About us

    We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill a community of over 535,000 people. We provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. In 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our services as 'Outstanding' and we are one of the best performing Trusts in England:
    • Winners of Health Service Journal Acute Trust of the year award 2021.
    • National Patient Safety Awards winner and strive to be a beacon for safety in all that we do.
    • We are rated the sixth highest trust in the South East and in the top 25% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application clearly reflects where you match them including any examples you would like to highlight.

    Person Specification



    • Evidence of a good standard of written English appropriate to the role
    • A complete and accurate application
    • Suitability for role evidenced in supporting statement
    • Evidence of essential experience for role
    • Meet the essential education/qualifications required for the role
    • Hold the necessary mandatory professional/clinical registration
    • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours
    • Evidence of any other essential criteria outlined in the person specification

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


    East Surrey Hospital

    Canada Avenue


    RH1 5RH

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