Senior Midwife Delivery Suite Coordinator

Job ID: 795071
Location: Ipswich
Salary: 31,696 to 41,787 per annum negotiable
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Employer:Ipswich Hospital NHS TrustDepartment:MaternityLocation:IpswichSalary:31,696 to 41,787 per annum

Ipswich Hospital is one of the biggest acute hospitals in East Anglia, providing general acute services to around 330,500 people living in Mid and East Suffolk, and some specialist services to the population beyond that. The hospital has approximately 552 beds, we employ 3,500 people and have an annual turnover of 266m
Our most recent Care Quality Commission report rated the trust as 'Good' with our Urgent and Emergency Services being rated as 'Outstanding'
Ipswich Hospital has a strong track record in the provision of safe and high quality care. Among its many excellent services are an outstanding trauma and orthopaedics unit, a pioneering emergency assessment unit, a fully accredited gynae-oncology unit, level 2 neonatal care, and nationally recognised expertise in radiotherapy, diabetes and ENT. This hospital's facilities include the Garrett Anderson Centre, opened in 2008, which provides excellent facilities for A & E, critical care and day surgery. The hospital also has particular strengths in research and education, with strong links to the Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia.
Our values place our patients first, safety above everything, and place a clear emphasis on strong teamwork. If you share these values, we look forward to hearing from you.

Are you passionate about midwifery and want to make a difference?
We are looking for an experienced midwife to join our team at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust. As a senior midwife coordinator for the consultant led delivery suite you will be an excellent clinical leader who is committed to high quality intrapartum care as being essential in providing a foundation to ensure the ongoing health and well-being of the mother and newborn.

We are looking for someone with a calm manner who can lead and support midwives in this sometimes very stressful environment. You will have excellent communication skills and it is important that you are approachable and considered credible by the other members of the team.

So if you are looking for a challenge and are keen to use your organisational, management and leadership skills we would like to see you.

The Ipswich Hospital Maternity Service is committed to women centred care and offers a choice of lead professional and place of birth to our local women.
You will be joining a highly motivated and inspirational team who are committed to delivering excellent maternity care for women and their families in East Suffolk.
We have 3800 births per annum with facilities for both alongside and standalone Birth Centre located in the small market town of Eye.
The whole multidisciplinary team work together promoting normality which is reflected in the high normal birth rate and low levels of caesarean section.
We have a number of good things going on at the moment:
* Significant investment in the midwifery service, enabling us to advertise a variety of posts.
* Good retention levels of midwives: no agency staff employed and we manage our own bank
* 15 Supervisors of midwives supporting safe practice
* Home birth rate around 4% with over 65% of births conducted by midwives
* Births in our MLBUs last year accounted for 20% of our activity
* Low caesarean rates, currently 22%
* In turn for your commitment we can offer you:
* Induction programme that is tailored to your needs
* Well established training and development programme
* Support through management and statutory supervision
If you are interested in joining our team or want further information please contact Sarah Watson, Matron Maternity Inpatients, on 01473 702236 or email

If we receive sufficient applications, this post may close before the stated closing date.

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Job Type:PermanentWorking pattern:37.5 Hours per weekPay Scheme:Agenda for changePay Band:7Staff Group:Nursing & Midwifery Registered

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Apply for this jobClosing Date:15/08/2017Contact Name:Sarah WatsonEmail Address:sarah.watson@ipswichhospital.nhs.ukTelephone:01473 702236

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* Disclosure & Barring Service Information Sheet
* General recruitment information for applicants
* Ipswich Hospital Values
* Recruitment of Ex-offenders policy
* Welcome to Team Ipswich

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* All About Ipswich
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* The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust website
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