Lead Midwife For Continuity Of Carer

£45,753 - £51,668 pa
10 Jun 2021
24 Jun 2021
Nursing, Lead Nurse
Acute Trust
Job Type
Fixed Term

Contact Details

UHDB are looking for an experienced leader who is passionate about Continuity Of Carer and implementing this innovative way of working.

Currently University Hospitals of Derby and Burton have three CoC teams with the roll out of three more planned for this year as we make steady progress. This organisation recognises that a Lead Midwife for CoC will ensure that this maternity transformation continues on its journey and CoC becomes the pathway for all women here. 

The role will involve working with the MDT, HR, finance, senior leadership team and governance team to strategise and implement further teams ensuring that Continuity Of Carer is embedded and sustainable at UHDB.  

Data collection locally and nationally will be an important part of this role to reflect the position of UHDB. Derbyshire and Staffordshire LMNS Transformation Programme Managers and MVPs will work closely with the successful candidate as we steadily progress with a care pathway that holds the woman and family at the heart. Our inhouse transformation team will also be providing project management support.  

Strong leadership skills and evidence of change management success will be essential to this role. The postholder will join the Senior Maternity team therefore an experienced Midwife, who acts as a professional role model with expert knowledge of Continuity Of Carer is sought.  

Under the guidance, supervision and direction of the Head Of Midwifery the post-holder is the Lead Midwife for Continuity Of Carer ensuring that this is implemented, measured and monitor within maternity services at UHDB. Continuity Of carer forms a key part of Better Births, the report of the National Maternity Review which set out a vision for maternity services in England which are safe and personalised: that put the needs of the women, her baby and family at the heart of care: with staff who are supported to deliver high quality care which is continuously improving.

Key facts about our Trust:

  • Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – the 6th largest in the country Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
  • We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites
  • We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs

Closing date of applications: 24th June 2021

Interview date: 8th July 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lorraine Purcell, Head Of Midwifery

Email address: lorraine.purcell2@nhs.net

Telephone number: 07384914095