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Band 7 Assurance Midwife

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

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Full Time
To participate in assurance work for Saving Babies' Lives Care Bundle, the Maternity Incentive Scheme and MatNeoSIP, the aim of this role is to build on the current practice of achieving healthy birth outcomes for mothers and babies who are born at University Hospitals of Birmingham NHS Trust Maternity Units.

The post holder will be required to support and work with the CNST & Ockenden Midwife, Clinical Governance, Support and Education & Fetal Surveillance Leads and their respective teams to achieve better birth outcomes through audit, improved practice and training. This role will focus on multidisciplinary team working with the neonatal department, in particular transitional care and Avoiding Term Admissions to the Neonatal Unit.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will participate in monitoring compliance around Saving Babies Lives and CNST to facilitate and deliver a programme aimed at equipping midwives and obstetricians to increase their knowledge and competence in identifying fetal well-being, potential fetal compromise and actual fetal compromise in all clinical settings whilst improving clinical decision making. Support staff in enhancing their skills in reducing risk within clinical practice, including consideration of preterm birth and administration of antenatal steroids and appropriate treatment for fetal neuroprotection. Supporting the development of a safety culture within the context of resource constraints and multiple conflicting priorities. Facilitate staff in developing and applying reflective practice skills. Review and support with current training packages and educational resources. In partnership with the lead midwife for Support and Education, Practice Development team, the fetal surveillance leads, the audit midwives, Matrons, Labour Ward coordinators, Obstetricians, Clinical Preceptor Support Midwives, HEIs and local training and education boards/ networks to develop creative ways of learning by building on what currently works well and be innovative in using opportunities and different methods/ways to improve learning.

To report and provide constructive feedback on a regular basis, whilst identifying and disseminating learning from audits, outcomes, practice and teaching sessions.

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

Main duties continued.

Act as a role model demonstrating clinical leadership and midwifery expertise.

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

Person Specification



  • * Registered Midwife
  • * Current NMC registration
  • * Evidence of CPD


  • * Quality Improvement qualification/experience
  • * Teaching and assessing qualification or equivalent



  • * Significant clinical post registration experience as a registered midwife
  • * Experience of reporting and presenting complex data analysis in a variety of reports and media, including oral presentations
  • * Experience in using IT software
  • * A sound knowledge of assurance processes within maternity services


  • * Experience of influencing internal change
  • * Experience of clinical audit and research

Additional Criteria


  • * Ability to evaluate midwifery care.
  • * Must be IT literate -- PowerPoint, spreadsheets, databases and word processing.
  • * Excellent organisational and presentation skills.
  • * Excellent verbal, written and presentation/communication skills.
  • * Proven ability to negotiate, persuade, influence, motivate and gain the respect of other healthcare professionals.
  • * Ability to concentrate for long periods of time due to varied and unpredictable work pattern.
  • * Ability to work to tight deadlines and competing demands.
  • * Attention to detail.
  • * Effectively manage own workload
  • * Excellent numerical analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • * Excellent clinical judgement
  • * Ability to manage conflict.
  • * Effective leadership skills.
  • * Able to apply research to practice.
  • * Able to analyse problems and implement appropriate solutions.
  • * Knowledge of current midwifery practice
  • * Knowledge of clinical governance and risk management
  • * Able to demonstrate an understanding of the national vision for maternity services and the wider health service.
  • * Knowledge of Local Maternity Systems
  • * Knowledge of the principles of Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding
  • * Must be flexible and adaptable
  • * Proactive
  • * Motivated
  • * Analytical

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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