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Band 7 Safety and Capacity Midwife Co-ordinator

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Safety and Capacity Midwife to join our team at UHB.

The successful post holder will provide clinical and managerial midwifery leadership with the maternity unit. They will be based in clinical practice, responsible for ensuring that standards of care are always upheld.

Working with the Matrons they will take responsibility for providing a clear focus for the professional and effective clinical leadership and accountability for the midwifery service. They will be responsible for ensuring the efficient and effective running of the maternity wards, liaising between inpatient maternity services, NICU, Community Midwifery Service and the Gynaecology ward.

The individual will be visible and accessible to women and their families and staff, ensuring all women and their families can seek information, help and support or to communicate problematic or celebratory issues.

Main duties of the job

*Have overall responsibility for ensuring that flow is maintained through the maternity unit.

*Support the introduction of new initiatives, audits and research.

*Be responsible for overseeing the effective delivery of the safety briefing process.

*Adhere to the Trust's complaints, PALS procedure regarding written and verbal complaints,

using appropriate referral mechanisms to resolve the situation. Where necessary develop

remedial action plans to address any deficits identified and evidence the implementation of the

action plans

*Develop robust process to ensure the effective cascading of information to team members,

deciding which information can be shared and which cannot.

*Be responsible to produce comprehensive written reports / statements / records. Act as

advocate for staff / women in internal and external forums.

*Leading by example ensure all staff have the IT skills to competently maintain patient

electronic and paper clinical records which reflect Trust standard for documentation.

*Be accountable and responsible for accurate and legible record keeping in accordance with

local policies and NMC Guidelines within own practice and within own sphere of responsibility.

*Manage the Appraisal process for designated clinical/allocated team members, ensuring that

all staff receive annual Appraisal, delegating as necessary.

*The expectation is that the Safety and Capacity Midwife will be rostered on a 7 day rota to include weekends

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Registered Midwife -- BSc or Diploma or Degree in Midwifery.
  • * Current professional registration
  • * Evidence of CPD
  • * Teaching and assessing qualification.



  • * Significant clinical experience as a Midwife
  • * Previous experience in risk/audit/governance work within maternity setting.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E


West Midlands

B9 5SS

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