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3241 - Digital Midwife

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Interviews will take place on Friday 14th June 2024

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced Digital Midwifery Lead at Barnsley Hospital. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring clinical practice, supported by digital technologies meets professional standards. This will be done through the provision of clinical expertise, professional direction and effective, credible leadership.

The post holder will be responsible for monitoring the quality of data within the maternity electronic records and will be responsible for identifying areas for improvement and leading on the implementation of improvement plans.

The post holder will play a key role in ensuring the principles of clinical governance and risk management are implemented within the Unit. They will be responsible for the collection of data, production and presentation of formal reports and contribute to data collection both local and system wide.

The postholder will possess excellent communication skills and be confident in the collection of audit data, leading on quality improvement and service development. The postholder will be responsible for the presentation of data locally and nationally as required.

The post holder will have direct access to the Deputy Associate Director of Midwifery for advice and support and they will play an active part in the professional networks within the organisation, LMNS and region.

Main duties of the job

In partnership with the senior midwifery leadership team, ensure the maternity IT system functionality adheres to / supports practitioners professional standards e.g. the NMC Code.Support the senior midwifery leadership team in planning the strategy for the maternity service to develop its digital maturity.Using data populated / collected by the maternity IT system reporting functionality, contribute towards the monitoring of key performance indicators (KPIs) using the local maternity dashboardContribute towards the MSDS data submission for the serviceFacilitate local and national reporting and monitoring and provide assurance data collected is of a high qualityParticipate in clinical audit and produce FOI data as required.Present project updates at key meetings, not exclusive to departmental meetings.Write reports as required and act upon and monitor any actionsUsing the reporting process, provide regular updates on development, utilisation and risks to update the Trust Board maternity representative via the Associate Director of Midwifery.For further information please contact Rebecca Bustani, Deputy Associate Director of Midwifery on

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Supporting Documents

Please refer to the values-based recruitment guidance and associated documentation.

Person Specification



  • Extensive post registration midwifery experience at Band 6 level
  • Experience of working with healthcare administration IT systems
  • Service development experience, delivering clinical quality improvements and successful service change


  • Experience of working in all care settings (acute and primary care)
  • Multidisciplinary working
  • Experience of working with healthcare clinical IT systems
  • Teaching and training
  • Proven experience of working in an environment with a range of IT infrastructures and Microsoft technologies
  • Good understanding of digital systems and advances to develop and manage electronic patient records



  • Registered Midwife
  • First level degree (or working toward) in related healthcare discipline or substantial experiential equivalence
  • RGN / RM / AHP / Healthcare registration / qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Teaching qualification and / or recent teaching experience


  • Evidence of learning beyond registration
  • Undertaken basic qualifications in the use of computer packages such as the European Computer Driving License (ECDL) or Word, PowerPoint and excel software
  • Post-graduate management qualification and / or equivalent level of knowledge gained through extensive experience
  • Project management qualification or relevant experience

Skills and Abilities


  • Change management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, report writing and investigation skills
  • Standard IT skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills relating to the identification and assessment of evidence required to support decision making


  • Advanced level skills in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Presenting and teaching skills
  • Able to teach and assess in the clinical area

Knowledge and Awareness


  • In-depth understanding of the national digital agenda and including the National Maternity review and Safer Maternity Care agenda
  • Up to date and evidence based knowledge of current clinical and professional issues


  • In-depth understanding of the relevance of high quality data
  • In-depth understanding of the Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS) and ability to apply the findings to improve service delivery

Values based questions


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.
  • Describe an example of where you have helped to improve the service of a department.

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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