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Lead Midwife for Quality, Safety, Assurance and Compliance

Employer
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Edmonton
Salary
£56,388 to £62,785 Per Annum Inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 8A
Hours
Full Time
The role is multifaceted and will require an ability to manage multiple priorities while maintaining safety of women and staff at all times. The post holder will need a high level of clinical experience and must act as a role model.

The aim of the role is to ensure a robust, clear and supportive approach to developing a positive safety culture across maternity services and key related services including Gynecology and Neonatal services. This role is key within our maternity services to support the delivery of national andregional safety and quality requirements in addition to ensuring and monitoring a continuous high standard of clinical governance quality improvements within the service, the division and the Trust, in order to provide leadership and direction in relation to Quality, Governance Effectiveness and Safety.

Main duties of the job

Support the maternity and gynaecology services in meeting its statutoryrequirements and clinical governance objectives by overseeing, monitoring and reporting on the progress of national drivers such as risk management, infection prevention and control, Care Quality Commission standards and regulations, regulatory initiatives such as Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle, NHS Resolution Maternity Incentive Scheme, Maternity 3 year single delivery plan, Maternity Core Competency Framework, Clinical audit agenda, MBRRACE and the Perinatal Mortality Review Tool, MatNeoSip, and the national maternity reports relating to Ockendon, Kirkup, Nottingham and other maternity service reviews. The post holder will ensure triangulation of information and intelligence from National and Local drivers.

About us

North Mid is part of North Central London integrated care system - consisting of the NHS and Local authority organisations in Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. As with other ICS's, we are working increasingly closely with partners and indeed many of our financial and performance objectives are measured at this system level. Whilst all organisations remain as standalone, statutory bodies we have an ICS infrastructure for making shared decisions and agreeing shared approaches.

We are proud of our staff and want to ensure their training allows them to provide excellent clinical care. We are also a training unit for medical students from UCL and St George's University Grenada, and for nursing and midwifery students from Middlesex and City Universities.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Establish regulation and compliance programs for dedicated specific areas of compliance identified within North Middlesex University NHS Trust requiring improvement and take the lead on dedicated compliance areas performing responsive deep dive reviews supporting the wider roll out of a formal compliance program.

Support clinical teams with external reviews, Quality Assurance visits and ensure process and support is in place for on-going monitoring and quality improvement methodology applied to action plans.

Oversee the implementation of clinical audits and other clinical effectiveness process as a mechanism for improving quality, risk and safety. This will include development of a clearly defined annual audit programme along with the obstetric and midwifery leads for Quality Improvement.

Identify risks associated with provision of the specialty services and delivery of high-quality care, escalating risks to senior management teams as appropriate and implementing quality improvement plans to mitigate the risks.

Represent the service and contribute at the relevant Trust and Local Maternity and Neonatal systems (LMNS) meetings in conjunction with the Director and Associate Director of Midwifery.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Midwife
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent with evidence of further professional development
  • Willingness to undertake Continuing Professional Development


Desirable

  • Masters Degree or working towards Master Degree or related experience


Skills and abilities

Essential

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Good presentational skills Strong stake holder management skills
  • Strong negotiation skills with practical expectation of what can be achieved
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Highly developed analytical skills
  • Understanding and experience of developing new teams Understanding and experience in the use of database and information systems to support organisational change and improvement
  • Able to think and plan strategically
  • Project management
  • Excellent IT and database management skills Budget Management


Experience

Essential

  • Considerable NHS experience
  • Regulatory Compliance demonstrable Experience of leadership in this area
  • Integrated governance and risk processes experience of advising Senior Management
  • Extensive experience of compliance within a regulated environment and have a full understanding of compliance and risk best practice
  • Staff management within a complex regulatory framework
  • Experience of working with senior management teams and clinical practitioners to develop systems and processes
  • Experience of data and analysis from multiple sources
  • Experience in development of training programs, training delivery, and evaluation of training programs


Personal qualities

Essential

  • Demonstrable leadership qualities
  • Strong commitment to principles of quality and safety in health care
  • Ability to analyse multiple sources of information and utilise this information to make robust decisions
  • Ability to work under own direction
  • Able to prioritise work, and work well against a background of change and uncertainty
  • Adaptable and flexible, have ability to cope with uncertainty and change
  • Commitment to team - working, and respect and consideration for the skills of others and ability to work people of all capabilities
  • Self-motivated, pro-active, innovative
  • Demonstrate self reflection and impact of self on others


Values

Essential

  • Demonstrable ability to meet Trust values


Other requirements

Essential

  • Knowledge of NHS
  • Knowledge of CQC
  • Regulations and other external regulators and how they impact on organisational performance
  • Understanding of policy framework within which NHS services are delivered
  • Understanding of Integrated governance, Care Quality Commission and regulatory processes, audit and risk management methods
  • Understanding of NICE guidance other quality and effectiveness best practice


Employer details

Employer name

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Address

North Middlesex University Hospital

Edmonton

N18 1QX

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