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Consultant Midwife

Job Reference: 358-A-20-32032

University Hospitals of Leicester
LRI/LGH/Community, Leicester
£53,168 - £62,001 pro rata

There has never been a better time to join our trust than now!

Our trust is one of the five trusts to be assured funding from the government for our transformation and sustainability plans to improve the services for the people of Leicester and Leicestershire.

University Hospitals of Leicester has one of the largest maternity services in the country, currently across two obstetric sites, a stand-alone birth centre and community services, including a dedicated homebirth team. We have a birth rate currently of around 9,800, providing care for a complex, diverse population with the challenges of a deprived inner city and rural county. This role will provide ample opportunities for professional development and experience of a busy and challenging service. You will be integral to the exciting prospect of reconfiguration of maternity services and a brand new single site maternity hospital.

Are you passionate about providing safe, effective and personal care and empowering and supporting our maternity teams to improve the quality of care?

Do you have excellent communication skills along with visible, dynamic and inspirational leadership with the ability to enable the midwifery workforce to deliver safe and high quality standards of care?

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, inspirational midwife leader with proven leadership and academic experience to join the senior midwifery team, the post holder will have credibility to work clinically alongside the frontline staff.

You will be a member of the senior maternity management team including, midwifery matrons and consultant obstetricians.

You will be supporting the current Head of Midwifery and Nursing to lead on projects for quality improvement as part of the Trust’s quality strategy-‘Becoming the Best’ and in line with the national maternity transformation agenda leading on development of continuity of care pathways.

You will also be responsible for;

  • midwifery excellence in line with our ‘becoming the best strategy’ as well as practice excellence to ensure high standards of midwifery-led care with a leading focus on patient safety.
  • Implementation of national policy
  • Participate in the Senior Manager on call rota.
  • Report writing for the Board and NHSE.
  • Work with other members of the MDT, Practice Development teams, Matrons and academic colleagues to promote evidence based care delivery.
  • Support initiatives throughout the trust across a range of issues relating to improving patient safety including the corporate specialist nurses and practitioners in post relating to tissue viability, falls, infection prevention, intravenous care and resuscitation taking into account both national and local guidance and initiatives.
  • As an experienced and credible clinician, demonstrate and role model professional midwifery; influence and support the development of midwives and support staff in the delivery and improvement of services to women and their families.
  • You should be able to demonstrate values based leadership and influencing skills, effective communication and have the confidence to constructively challenge across all staff groups and to facilitate an open culture.

As part of the senior midwifery team, this post will also give you excellent opportunity to influence the strategic development of the whole service. There will also be the opportunity to be involved in service reconfiguration changes in Leicester as part of the sustainability transformation plan and drive forward the recommendations from Better Births and the NHS 10 year plan.

You will be based primarily at the Leicester Royal Infirmary but will be required to work and travel across all Trust sites including, the General Hospital, Glenfield General Hospital, St Mary’s Birth Centre, Melton Mowbray and the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland community.

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. As it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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