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Labour Ward Coordinator

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
Part time - 25 hours per week
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Furness General Hospital
Barrow in Furness
£38,890 - £44,503 pro rata
Salary period
27/07/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

We are looking for highly skilled midwife to join our multidisciplinary  team. The successful candidate will need to be able to provide outstanding, personalised and compassionate care to women and their babies, and at the same time foster an exceptional learning environment for midwives and medical staff.

You will have a sound clinical knowledge base and a passion for promoting midwifery. We are looking for someone who understands the role of managing a team of passionate midwives and appreciates the demands of the wider maternity service. You will be responsible for the development and management of the individuals within the team, ensuring high standards of midwifery and obstetric-led care to meet the requirements of women and their families at all times. You should have experience in a leadership role and able to work on your own initiative and be able to contribute to the wider midwifery team.


Main duties of the job

We are committed to improving safety and outcomes through consistent application of evidence-based approaches to care and sharing our learning from audit and evaluation. In undertaking this role, all employees will be expected to behave at all times in a way that is consistent with and actively supports.

• Professional accountability for the effective delivery of labour, birth and postnatal care

• Provide managerial and clinical guidance .

• Provide a visible, accessible and authoritative  presence, acting as a professional role model by providing leadership and support within the multidisciplinary and midwifery teams.

• Support, assist and advise women and their families’ . Ensure there is an emphasis on safety for all women with a  continued promotion of excellence in care,  early labour, intrapartum and postpartum care.


Working for our organisation

We operate from 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 health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community 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, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered midwife
  • First degree or evidence of significant post registration education
Desirable criteria
  • Higher award


Essential criteria
  • Significant all round midwifery experience. Evidence of previous management experience
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of ward dynamics and budget

skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • A good understanding of national policies and guidelines- clinical skills/CNST/MBRACE/ Professional Midwifery Advocacy
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of leading change management/specialist training

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to develop professionally
  • Highly motivated team player
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to travel between Trust sites as required
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Susan Alcide
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