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Quality Improvement Midwife

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
To lead quality improvement initiatives utilising Quality, Service, Improvement and Redesign (QSIR) principles on a range of service improvement initiatives within maternity services. In addition, facilitate the development of quality improvement initiatives from local and national safety recommendations including helping to progress the maternity transformation agenda. The post holder will require a high level of motivational skills and extensive experience of influencing behaviour in often challenging and complex situations. Working collaboratively within the multi professional team both within maternity services, the wider organisation and local maternity and neonatal system.

Main duties of the job

  • Facilitate the development of quality improvement initiatives from local and national safety recommendations including helping to progress the maternity transformation agenda, teaching staff quality improvement skills and project outcomes and encouraging clinical staff involvement in improvements.
  • Use recognised quality improvement tools and methodologies to facilitate and lead projects.
  • Provide cross cover for the day to day management of audit and guideline management in the absence of the audit/guideline midwife.
  • Provide status reports on the quality improvement initiatives to the Women's Health Quality Board that includes safety and experience themes in order to identify further areas for improvement and monitoring.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations at meetings and forums on the progress and action plan development.
  • Organise the dissemination of QI project findings to all relevant staff within the maternity service using tools such as the QI displays in the clinical areas.
  • Work effectively and facilitate collaborative working between the multi professional teams towards common shared goals, new ways of working, policy development.
  • Act as a catalyst for sustainable change encouraging / facilitating collaborative working where appropriate.

About us

We operatefrom three main hospitals-Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, andUlverstonCommunity Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies,daycase and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Support the operational and clinical teams to deliver and sustain performance improvement across the health community by enabling sustainable change and offer visible support to staff and teams through the process of change and sustainability.
  • Facilitate group discussions, encourage participation and collaborative working of stakeholders.
  • Facilitate collaborative working in teams and across boundaries to improve services/ performance minimising or overcoming resistance to change.
  • Develop robust communications processes for a portfolio of service improvement projects.
  • To participate and contribute to the Women and Childrens Care Group annual planning process.
  • Practice as an autonomous practitioner in accordance with professional, ethical, and legal

framework for midwifery.
  • To work a minimum of one rostered clinical shift per month to maintain clinical skills andcredibility.

Person Specification

marking Criteria


  • Registered Midwife
  • Qualified QSIR Practitioner
  • Knowledge of current midwifery issues
  • Project management experience


  • Recognised teaching qualification
  • Attended a clinical leadership program

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust


Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Ashton Road



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