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Specialist Fetal Monitoring Lead Midwife

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you an experienced midwife keen to influence the future delivery of safe, compassionate and effective maternity care? If so, we want to hear from you...

We are seeking a dedicated and motivated midwife to work alongside the SBL Lead Midwife to lead in the implementation of Element 4 of 'Saving Babies Lives v2' care bundle (SBLV2) and act as the fetal monitoring lead within the division.

Main duties of the job

The Fetal monitoring lead will monitor element four of the Saving Babies Lives care bundle, retaining oversight of all ongoing quality improvement projects and leading on the collation of appropriate evidence for the Clinical Negligence Scheme Trust (CNST) submission.

The post holder will assume the role of fetal monitoring lead, improving standards of fetal heart monitoring, interpretation, escalation, education and appropriate management of care within the service in all settings.

The post holder will be required to act as a role model demonstrating clinical leadership and midwifery expertise at all times: as a proportion of their working week, the post holder will be rostered to work within the intrapartum setting taking on a lead role during a clinical shift.

About us

We are a dedicated team, with an inspiring vision, investing in the development of our future leaders to support the ongoing development of our maternity service.

The Family Division aims to deliver the highest standards of care for maternity, sexual health, gynaecology and a range of acute and community children's services. The Division is a Centre of Excellence for Women's and Children's services and has a credible and enviable reputation. We deliver over 6,000 babies and carry around 1500 gynaecological procedures each year, making us a specialist provider of health services for women, babies and their families in the North West Sector of Manchester and beyond.

With births of around 6000 per year, Bolton is the 'Supercentre' for the northwest, providing high quality compassionate care to the women of Bolton, Bury, Salford and beyond.

Recent improvements have led to a stronger focus on providing safe and compassionate care and this has increased opportunities to learn, develop and expand your career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In this role, you will be a visible and credible leader, promoting compassionate leadership within your areas of responsibility whilst engaging the wider multi-disciplinary teams to improve standards of care.

You will be supported in your role by the Maternity Matron to achieve your ambitions and excel as a leader.

For further information regarding the key responsibilities of this role please see the attached job description. If you have any further questions regarding this role, please do not hesitate to contact us via the information below.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • NMC Registered Midwife
  • Degree
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Evidence of recent professional development


  • Leadership training/qualification
  • Masters degree or working towards
  • Neonatal Life Support
  • Human Factors training/qualification
  • PROMPT trained
  • ALSO skills trainer

Knowledge and Experience


  • Has comprehensive knowledge of current practice in Midwifery relating to CNST, fetal monitoring and Saving Babies Lives.
  • Ability to lead and undertake audits relevant to CNST, SBLV2 and fetal monitoring Utilise audit and research findings in order to improve care and clinical outcomes.
  • Demonstrate appropriate level of operational experience with regard to fetal monitoring/Up to date in speciality skills: fetal monitoring, advanced clinical skills
  • Knowledge of risk management and clinical governance and the relevance to practice relevant policies and procedures ethical issues
  • Experience of mentorship and ability to identify learning and development needs
  • Significant experience at Band 6 minimum and experience working on Delivery Suite/Intrapartum area
  • Ability to solve complex problems and establish priorities, work without supervision, manage the maternity unit, lead during acute obstetrics emergencies


  • Evidence of working at band 7 level
  • Evidence of Working as CDS coordinator
  • Experience of working within the learning environment and/or teaching experience
  • Evidence of multi-agency working

Skills and Abilities


  • Leadership skills and ability to coordinate a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Expert resource for all staff
  • Self-motivated and able to motivate others
  • Ability to implement changes within practice and Able to promote best practice
  • Ability to prioritise, cope with pressure and manage difficult situations
  • Problem solving skills/ability to undertake clinical decision making
  • Excellent presentation skills/Excellent teaching skills


  • Experience of change management
  • Experience of managing difficult and sensitive situations with tact, diplomacy and professionalism

Values and Behaviours


  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Professional and compassionate attitude and approach
  • Able to act on own initiative
  • Punctual/good time management/working to deadlines
  • Adaptable to change/flexibility

Employer details

Employer name

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Bolton Hospital

Minerva Road



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