Head of Midwifery

South East England
23 Dec 2020
20 Jan 2021
Job Title
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
A large healthcare organisation is looking to appoint an experienced Head of Midwifery on an interim basis for 3 months.

The post will commence in January 2021 on a band 8C.

Main Responsibilities:

Provide the voice of professional midwifery and nursing leadership for the Department and focus for the delivery of high–quality care through the development of midwifery service and practice;
Accountable to the Department Board and external stakeholders for delivery of Maternity and acute children's nursing services;
Provide strategic vision and direction, professional expertise and leadership to the development of the strategy for Maternity and acute children's nursing services;
Responsibility for leading and co–ordinating the implementation of the organisation wide Nursing and Midwifery Strategy and implementation of behavioural values within the maternity and acute children's nursing service;
Undertake a key role in optimising the experience and outcomes of care through the development and implementation of care pathways, service redesign, new roles and new ways of working;
Co–ordinate the formulation and delivery of the midwifery and acute children's nursing workforce development programmes;
Ensure delivery of Department policies with special regard to infection control, privacy and dignity, safeguarding children and vulnerable adults;
Working in conjunction with the Board to provide leadership and support the delivery of the Directorate's safety and quality priorities;
Take responsibility for policy implementation and service development for the maternity and acute children's nursing service.
A successful candidate will have:

Registered Midwife with contemporary registration with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council;
Substantial clinical experience as a practicing midwife;
Highly developed leadership and influencing skills with the ability to enthuse, inspire, motivate and involve individuals and teams across professional boundaries.
If you have the above skill set and interested in the role, please do send a copy of your CV in the first instance along with your availability/ notice period to (url removed)