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Antenatal Clinic Manager

Employer
University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Location
Stoke-on-Trent
Salary
Depending on experience dependant upon expertise
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a forward thinking, motivated, and well organised midwife to join the maternity team at UHNM. There has never been a better time to join our progressive maternity team. We are investing in our workforce and proactively developing our staff for the future of maternity.

The post holder will be responsible for a busy maternity outpatients department based at Royal Stoke and also a smaller antenatal clinic based at County Hospital. As such the post holder will be expected to work between our two sites to provide visible leadership.

A busy fetal medicine department is located within the antenatal clinic at Royal Stoke and the post holder will provide managerial support for a small team of specialist midwives and support staff who work within the area.

Day-care is located within the antenatal clinic at Royal Stoke where we provide a seven day service for women and birthing people. The post holder will be provide managerial oversight of day-care at Royal Stoke.

We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced midwife, who is able to role model, lead by example and provide first line managerial support.

You will be part of a well-established Outpatient midwifery team, and fully integrated with the community team leaders, screening coordinator and other specialist services.

Main duties of the job

Key Areas/Tasks
  • The Ward Manager/Midwife has continuing responsibility for the management of the clinical area including assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Co-ordinate and manage midwifery care within the Antenatal Clinic, work in partnership with colleagues and medical staff across the Directorate to facilitate a collaborative approach to patient care.
  • The manager will provide clinical leadership and develop standards to promote high quality practice.
  • The Ward manager/Midwife will facilitate innovative and evidence based nursing/midwifery practice through professional leadership and supporting the clinical team.
  • The Ward manager/Midwife will act as a credible and professional role model and encourage and empower other staff to develop both personally and professionally and achieve their maximum potential.
  • Evaluate clinical practice and its outcomes to sustain and improve the quality of care in all aspects of midwifery practice within Antenatal Clinic.By utilising clinical audit,research, supervision of practice and teaching.
  • Ensure the provision of safe, effective and high-quality care for all women maintaining continuity of care from referral/admission to transfer/discharge within the multidisciplinary framework.
  • The post holder will be responsible for ensuring all care is delivered according to Trust Policies and Procedures while maintaining contemporaneous and accurate records.


About us

We have four core values and promises that were co-created by our staff, patients and carers.

Together

We are a Team - I will be considerate, help others to achieve our goals and support others to make positive changes

We are Appreciative - I will acknowledge and thank people for their efforts and contributions.

We are Inclusive - I will be open and honest, welcome people's views and opinions and involve people in decisions that affect them

Compassion

We are Supportive - I will be empathetic and reassuring. I will support and encourage people when they need it

We are Respectful - I will treat people fairly, with respect and dignity, protect their privacy and help them to feel comfortable

Safe

We Communicate Well - I will explain clearly, share relevant and timely information and keep people updated

We are Organised - I will plan ahead, manage my time well and be prompt in what I do

We Speak Up - I will contribute to ensuring healthy and constructive feedback for all so we can feel safe to challenge inappropriate care and behaviour and promote our values

Improving

We Listen - I will welcome people's views and ideas, invite people to ask questions and share their opinions and respond to what I hear

We Learn - I will share best practice, celebrate good performance and support others to use their skills, learn and grow

We Take Responsibility - I will have a positive attitude, act and encourage people to take the initiative and make improvements

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. The ward manager has designated responsibility for the management of the Antenatal Clinic based at Royal Stoke and County Hospital. Subspecialties within Antenatal clinic include fetal medicine and daycare. This includes ensuring the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care and the setting of standards meeting national and local policy. The ward manager will ensure adequate staffing levels are maintained each shift with effective use of manpower and skill mix and within allocated resources to cover a seven day service in the antenatal clinic. This post includes participation within the midwifery leadership on call rota.

2. The ward manager will lead and facilitate innovative and evidence based midwifery practice through professional leadership and supporting the clinical team by motivating staff, articulating vision and encouraging creativity within maternity services. The ward manager will liaise with all members of the multidisciplinary team and facilitate a collaborative approach to patient care.

3. The ward manager will act as a credible and professional role model and encourage and empower staff to develop both personally and professionally and achieve their maximum potential. Conduct the appraisal of staff formulate the development of personal development plans by utilising the KSF framework in line with Trust policy.

4. The ward manager will have a responsibility to facilitate the collection of data and ensure that audit information is utilised to improve the efficiency of the service to incorporate new ways of working where necessary.

5. Ensure that all staff is aware of and practice within Trust Health and Safety policy and guidelines and adhering to risk management strategies. Implement Trust policies relating to Child Protection and work closely with the multidisciplinary agencies and provide support for Staff.

6. The ward manager will work in clinical practice in the Antenatal Clinic Royal Stoke and County setting to provide clinical expertise and support professional direction and leadership in the clinical area.

7. The ward manager will provide visible management and leadership and as such will be expected to work at both Royal Stoke and County sites..

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Current NMC registration
  • Registered midwife


Desirable

  • NIPE qualification
  • Masters Degree
  • Leadership qualification
  • Practice assessor


Experience

Essential

  • minimum 3 years post registration
  • minimum 1 year experience of taking charge of a department/ward


Desirable

  • Datix training
  • Experience with Budget management
  • Human factors training
  • Proven record of change management
  • Able to lead and initiate change


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust

Address

University Hospital of North Midlands Maternity Unit/ County Hospital

Newcastle Road

Stoke-on-Trent

ST4 6QG

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205-6255078-A

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