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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/11/2020.

Quality and Clinical Effectiveness Midwife

Job Reference: 317-2020-43-060

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Midwifery Admin (Wards) - RVI
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Midwife to lead on the key deliverables associated with Quality and Safety within Maternity Services at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals. As an experienced Midwife with a broad range of clinical experience, and comprehensive knowledge of good governance, you will be pivotal in co-ordinating and implementing new processes which align to strategic objectives. This post is offered on a fixed term or as a secondment opportunity for a period of 12 months.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Midwife who will form part of the Senior Midwifery Team and work closely with members of the wider multi-professional team within the Department. Networking externally to the Trust and working closely with the Trust’s patient safety team, it is essential that you have a good working knowledge of quality, safety and service improvement, and an understanding of how this relates to local, regional and national initiatives. Work will align to the reporting and compliance requirements of various advisory and regulatory bodies including the CQC, NHSE/I, NHS Resolution, MBRRACE, NHS Resolution and HSIB.

Co-ordinating, monitoring and reporting on work-streams associated with quality, safety, and clinical effectiveness will be a key component of the role. Excellent leadership skills are essential as it the ability to use enhanced levels of interpersonal and communication skill, in order to network with stakeholders both internal and external to the organisation. An ability to analyse and interpret complex data, report and present this to Board level is a requirement, together with negotiation and problem solving skills.

Supporting the Directorate Senior Leadership Team, you will be responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring all actions within the agreed work-plan, reporting on compliance and key performance indicators. A good understanding of how good governance influences outcomes for mothers and babies is

essential. A key element will be leading and managing the Department’s Midwifery Risk Management Team and expanding and developing the governance Team further.

This is a new role requiring a creative individual who can develop, support and lead on strategies to meet with key ambitions. If you feel that you have the key qualities for this important role, and the passion and drive to improve and support better outcomes for mothers and babies, we would like to hear from you.

Full Time 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jane Anderson, Associate Director of Midwifery

Via Amy Smith; Telephone 0191 2825711

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All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

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