An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced midwife to join the leadership team on the inpatient wards. The successful candidate will have a passion for creating an environment that will promote high quality care, whilst seeking to improve patient safety and in doing so facilitating a positive pregnancy and postnatal experience.
Burley and Lyndhurst wards have a total of 43 beds, caring for high risk antenatal and postnatal women, a dedicated area to provide Transitional care and also a bereavement suite. Is it a fast paced environment staffed by a core and rotational team of enthusiastic and dedicated staff who show a commitment to prioritising care whilst working in partnership with women and the wider team. This enables the team to support the vision of continuity, choice and exemplary midwifery care for women and their families according to the UHS Trust values.
The post holder must be flexible with working hours to ensure the needs of the service are met.
As ward lead you will be required to take responsibility for the setting and monitoring high standards required for safety, infection prevention, health and safety, equipment maintenance, drugs and medicine management within the ward area.
You will promote excellence in midwifery practice and to act as a clinical leader for midwives and other staff.
Many changes have been implemented during the COVID 19 pandemic. You with work with the leadership team to continue to look at facilitating new ways of working.
Visibility on the ward is essential; this will be achieved by working together with the F level leadership team to ensure there is clinical leadership across all days of the week.
You will be required to exhibit leadership behaviours that demonstrate respect, resilience, trust, enthusiasm and energy, positively impacting on the culture of the workforce, leading to a happy workplace.
Key requirements include:
If you are an experienced midwife, dynamic, women-focused and have a passion for continuous improvement then we would like you to be part of our team.
The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to lead, motivate and manage teams in an ever-changing environment. Applicants must be able to demonstrate evidence of strong leadership skills, previous change management experience and excellent communication.
As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.
As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.
UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 02 February 2021.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.