Head of Midwifery
Greater Manchester Area
3-6 month contract inside IR35
An NHS Trust in the Greater Manchester area is facing a very exciting time. Having delivered excellent quality of care for many years and been rated outstanding by the CQC, their objective is to remain a high performing organisation with a sustainable future as a leading healthcare provider with our world class facilities. At the heart of their ability to achieve these goals is a culture in which quality, safety and patient experience is their number one priority.
Due to career progression an opportunity has arisen for a Head of Midwifery at this trust on an interim basis while they recruit a permanent post holder. You will be joining a driven team with a clear vision for the Trust's future with the foundations firmly in place. We are looking for an experienced and inspirational senior midwife who is looking to develop his/her career as a senior clinical leader. You will be able to demonstrate a recent track record of achievement in leading and developing innovative midwifery practice in an acute and community environment, improving quality as well as possessing a working knowledge of regulation, accreditation and governance.
You will be expected to embed our Midwifery Strategy and contribute to the Trusts Clinical & Quality Strategy which focuses on quality, patient safety, patient experience and outcomes.
The trust provide a full range of acute adult services to the local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. They are also a Major Trauma Unit.
The '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting their vision to provide world class services for all their patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.
*Lead the development of midwifery practice and services by providing expert strategic and clinical leadership.
*Develop the strategy for midwifery services, setting standards and guidelines for midwifery practice, in keeping with NMC and national policy documents and guidance and leading the continuing research and clinical development agenda for maternity services.
*Represent midwifery at a local, regional and strategic level, and a play a key role in the integration of maternity service provision across Trust lead services. This will ensure the best possible woman & family experience is delivered through high quality, person centred clinical practice and service delivery, interfacing with other staff to implement change and to support the full integration of midwifery within multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams.
*Contribute to developing the strategic direction of nursing and midwifery and ensure that the national and local nursing and midwifery agenda, policy and initiatives are delivered.
*Ensure robust systems of clinical and professional governance, practice and professional development are in place and develop accountability and assurance frameworks to secure high quality and sustainable services to patients.
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