Band 7 - Practice Development/Core Midwife, WACS

Band 7

Main area
Women's and Children's
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Department name
West Herts - General Staffing
Watford Hospital
£33,281 - £43,469 pa inc HCA
04/03/2018 23:59

We are looking for an experienced, motivated midwife who has their focus clearly on continuous improvement in practice development for the benefit of women and their families, and who can work alongside practitioners to help facilitate the application of the theory into practice.

This post will be 40% Practice Development and 60% Band 7 midwife / shift lead. It will involve the facilitation of training, education and support of the practice and professional development of all relevant clinical staff relating to all aspects of care, in accordance with local and national guidelines to ensure that they are competent and fit for practice and purpose.

This is a very influential role, requiring persistence, diplomacy and vision, the post holder will function as a role model and leader for midwives and other professional groups Trust wide. You will need to be able to work with a wide variety of professionals and individuals employing a wide range of strategies to affect consistent practice development.

The post holder must be able to demonstrate excellent leadership skills, be a caring and compassionate individual focused on providing excellent quality patient care, working within the values held by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute healthcare services to a population of approximately half a million people living in west Hertfordshire and the surrounding area. The Trust also provides a range of more specialist services to a wider population of residents in North London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and East Hertfordshire.

Interviews will be held on the 9th March 2018.

As an employer of over 4000 people we are one of the biggest employers in the area and see around a million patients each year.

Our vision is to embody in our hospitals the principles, values and sense of service that created the NHS by providing consistently good, safe care in a friendly, listening and informative way, as and when people need and want it and always with dignity and respect.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Ruth Maunze, Practice Development Midwife

by email:, or call 01923 217372

If you have problems applying, contact

01923 217925
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