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Labour Ward Manager - Band 7

Main area
Women's and Children's
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
22/10/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Midwife to become part of the management team at UHCW and make a big difference on our busy, high risk labour ward.  We are seeking a highly motivated, dynamic and caring individual who is able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal

communication skills and has the ability to organise, prioritise and co-ordinate care. The post holder will be an experienced Midwife who is high profile, accessible and responsive leader with twenty-four hour patient, staff, service and resource responsibility and is able to make informed decisions within their own area and scope of professional practice.

You will be expected to lead a team, team build, organise others in their actions and set priorities, objectives and goals within their sphere of responsibility.

You will be expected to performance manage both the activity and members of the team.

You will act as a bleep holder for the maternity unit if required on a day to day basis, and manage sickness, rosters, skill mix and professional standards. You will also be expected to take part in the unit 'out of hours' on call rota.

The Labour Ward manager will be faced with many competing demands for attention and will be expected to exercise excellent judgement in dealing with both clinical and managerial challenges.

Recruiting to Values
To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, we recruit people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are shortlisted, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positive

Applicant requirements

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.

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