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Delivery Suite Coordinator/Telephone Triage Midwife

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Tunbridge Wells
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Full Time
There is an exciting opportunity for experienced midwives substantial experience as a Band 6 or above, who are passionate about midwifery and leadership to join our team of Senior Midwives on Triage and Delivery Suite TWH.

This is a role for motivated, experienced midwives in a high/low risk challenging maternity environment. She/he will have good communication and expert midwifery skills, committed to giving high-quality care and challenge practice in supporting individual focused care and will be flexible with day and night working. To also partake in the on-call system.

Main duties of the job

Evidence of up to date PROMPT training and fetal surveillance is essential.

We are looking for a dynamic and forward-thinking midwife to provide effective leadership, be a role model of excellent midwifery practice and demonstrate a commitment in supporting colleagues to provide women centred care and a positive birth experience. As a Triage/ Delivery Suite Co-ordinator you will be responsible for the day to day co-ordination of the activity on the Delivery suite and working in close collaboration with the key areas in the unit. Occasionally you will also participate in the role of the Telephone Triage Midwife.

It will involve working collaboratively with members of the multidisciplinary team, giving advice and support in intrapartum and acute midwifery and obstetric care.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Would you like to work flexibly?In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.


Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please emailmtw-tr.professionalstandards@nhs.netif this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check atEnhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

We support our staff with disabilities to ensure they have the adjustments they need to be the best they can be in the workplace. Collaborating with Access to Work means that our staff are assessed by experts in the workplace and we ensure that their recommendations are implemented as quickly as possible. You can find out more here: Access to Work: get support if you have a disability or health condition: What Access to Work is - GOV.UK (

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Person Specification



  • RM and eligible to practice
  • Working at a degree level or equivalent
  • Mentorship in Practice / Sign off mentor
  • Evidence of further study and development of professional and academic skills


  • Leadership/ management qualification



  • Substantial experience at band 6 or above
  • Ability to assess, plan , implement and evaluate Midwifery care for women and their babies
  • Manage own caseload including ability to priorities and meet deadlines
  • Sound knowledge of recent Government/Professional documents with awareness of implications to service provision.
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Knowledge of safeguarding and how Concern & Vulnerability process works, including Social Services
  • Ability to judge and make decisions regarding safeguarding issues and advice others regarding complex or sensitive cases
  • Ability to work within acute and primary health care settings.
  • Experience of acting as a mentor to both qualified midwives and students encouraging evidence based practice


  • To have developed local and national networks



  • Leadership & management skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Report writing
  • Negotiation
  • Mentoring
  • Suturing
  • IT
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Up to date with PROMPT and Fetal Surveillance Study Day


  • To have participated in audit/research and development programmes

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Tumbridge Wells Hospital

Tunbridge Wells


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