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Foetal Monitoring Lead Midwife

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
As a Fetal Wellbeing Lead, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective service supporting managers and colleagues to meet the objectives of the national maternity transformation programme, Better Births and to deliver the local transformation plan to achieve better outcomes for women and babies.

The NHS Long Term Plan has reiterated the NHS's commitment to reducing stillbirth, maternal mortality, neonatal mortality, serious brain injury and pre-term births. An important component of the transformation workstreams is effective fetal monitoring during labour and this is part of the national Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle v2.

Monitoring fetal wellbeing has also been identified as an immediate and essential action from the Ockenden Report to appoint a dedicated lead Midwife with sufficient seniority and expertise to effectively lead the service forward.

Main duties of the job

The role supports the organisation in driving transformation as well as value for money in planning and delivering a high-quality service. The role is designed to build a combination of subject matter expertise and technical skills to develop strong service delivery ensuring effective fetal monitoring during labour. It aims to build on the current practice of achieving healthy birth outcomes for babies who are born in our maternity unit.

The post holder will be required to provide support within a 24/7 shift work system. The role will be based predominantly in the clinical environment 50% clinical, 50% non-clinical. There will also be a requirement to and participate within the maternity escalation rota and management on-call rota.

About us

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate, and clinically excellent patient care, by being an outstanding employer for our people. We have entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Northampton General Hospital and have become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire. Our Excellence Values: Compassion Respect Integrity Courageous Accountable

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the Shortlisting Criteria section of the document.

Person Specification

Education, Training Knowledge & Experience


  • Registered Midwife
  • Degree in higher education or equivalent
  • Experienced Midwife qualified minimum 3 years
  • Understanding of the complexity of the NHS and the national picture and how this impacts on midwifery
  • Broad range of midwifery experience within acute setting with experience of CTG interpretation and escalation


  • Experience in facilitating live drills
  • Innovative approach to midwifery care

Employer details

Employer name

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kettering General Hospital

Rothwell Road


NN16 8UZ

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