Deputy Head of Maternity Governance
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
5d ago

Job overview

This role is an MSE role working across all sites within the Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust - Basildon, Broomfield and Southend hospitals.

To provide leadership to the staff, functions and services managed, and be accountable to the Director of Midwifery. The post-holder will support the Head of Maternity Governance and the Director of Midwifery on the strategic quality governance development in the care group across the three sites.

To act as the Care Group lead for the development, co-ordination and implementation of effective Quality Governance framework within the MSE Maternity and Gynecology Service to ensure an integrated approach to patient safety and embedding a safety culture and early

escalation of risks and issues. This will include a Care Group-wide approach to : Quality and Safety, Risk Management and the Patient Experience and will include a specific remit to ensure robust processes are in place to meet the service’s requirements for providing excellence in the delivery of care.

To have a responsibility for the line management and performance of the Maternity, Risk and Gynaecology Governance teams and associated budgets.

Work closely with the Head of Maternity Governance, site Heads of Midwifery and Senior Leadership Teams to ensure the smooth and effective management of the Maternity and Gynaecology quality Governance framework.

Main duties of the job

  • Deputise for the Head of Maternity Governance as required
  • Promote good communication and collaborative working relationships with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Attend allocated departmental and hospital meetings as required.
  • Be responsible for the effective and efficient running of Clinical Governance Meetings, ensure each department is represented.
  • Contribute to the implementation of recommendations from national drivers such as Continuity of carer, Maternity Matters etc.
  • Liaise closely with the Director of Midwifery / Heads of midwifery to ensure quality initiatives in midwifery are embedded into care.
  • Oversee responses to complaints within set timescales, develop action plans and support the Head of Midwifery in the overall management of the complaints process.
  • As appropriate, meet with parents to provide feedback from the investigation of incidents and complaints.
  • Working for our organisation

    The primary focus of the Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is to be an adaptive, well-led, high performing and innovative organisation which joins-up care for the people we serve, to deliver high quality, safe and responsive services shaped by best practice and our local communities, be an employer of choice for a supported, engaged and high performing workforce and to be effective and efficient with all our resources, creating an organisation that residents and staff can rely on for the long-term.

    As a result of this, the Maternity Governance Team has recently been extensively expanded and restructured to ensure that the service moving forward is of high quality, standardised across all sites and aligns itself with the Trusts goals and vision.

    This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, innovative, forward thinking, experienced midwife both clinically and from a governance perspective to join this team.

    You will need to be a credible leader with the ability to empower and innovate change and improvement. You will need to inspire and motivate teams, have a passion for providing high quality care and act as a role model for the midwifery and nursing workforce.

    This is an exciting time to join the MSE Maternity Governance Team and become a valued member of the team within the new structure.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Lead on specific initiatives of service development and contribute to the planning and implementation of service changes
  • To maintain oversight of the clinical audit programme and ensure this reflects key areas of clinical risk.
  • To ensure maternity statistics are available to monitor performance and drive improvements.
  • Oversee the provision of effective key performance indicators to highlight areas of compliance with outcome measures as defined by the CQC within the service
  • Review aspects of service delivery in line with audits, recommendations from incidents and other national drivers and develop action plans where required.
  • Have complete oversight of SI investigations for the whole division.
  • Drive audit for development and implementation of an audit programme which responds to regulatory requirements e.g. CQC, NICE, CNST.
  • Be a strong advocate for and promote normality and midwifery-led care.
  • Work closely with the Obstetric team to ensure a robust, integrated maternity service provision.
  • Essential criteria

  • NMC Registered
  • Essential criteria

  • Registered Midwife
  • Desirable criteria

  • Leadership Qualification
  • Employer certification / accreditation badges

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