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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/12/2021.

Senior Midwife: Practice Development

Job Reference: 317-2021-47-59-DR

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Midwifery Delivery Suite Unit - RVI
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

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.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Band 7

Senior Midwife: Practice Development

Are you ready to take the next step in your midwifery career and join our dynamic team in this newly created innovative role within the Maternity Services at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne? Do you have the motivation, vision, and foresight to join the team, leading on the continually evolving professional development and evidenced based training of our Maternity workforce and in doing so, contribute to the delivery of a high quality maternity service.

We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated, dynamic midwife who has a passion for enhancing the knowledge and skills of the Maternity Services workforce. You will need to be able to demonstrate excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, be self-driven, clinically sound and approachable.

You will be working alongside the Practice Support Midwives, Risk and Governance Midwives, Obstetricians, the Trust education team and the Senior Midwifery management team developing training based on local needs and national drivers. This includes creating learning opportunities within the clinical environments and maintaining communication between teams as part of a commitment for the wider maternity service. You will also be responsible for monitoring our Training Needs Analysis programme.

An important aspect of the role will be to ensure that the Trust continues to meet with key performance indicators and compliance with national standards for training aligned to Better Births, Saving Babies Lives, MSDS and The Maternity Incentive Scheme.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator and, as an ambassador for the organisation, represent the Trust regionally and nationally at training forums. It is essential that you bring a flexible and adaptable approach to meet with the challenge of this role.

The Maternity Unit here in Newcastle is one of the largest in the UK and rated as outstanding by the CQC. The maternity service includes a main Obstetric Unit, Alongside Midwifery Unit; Newcastle Birthing Centre, inpatient, outpatient and community midwifery services. The service has Level 3 UNICEF Baby Friendly status, aligns to the improvement work of the Maternity and Neonatal Safety Collaborative, and has an active Maternity Voices Partnership.

For more information please contact Rhona Collis, Quality and Clinical Effectiveness Midwife on 0191 9172212


Full Time: 37 hours 30 minutes/week


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