Matron - Intrapartum Care
Whittington Health NHS Trust
London, UK
4d ago

Contract - Permanent

The Matron provides forward-thinking clinical and professional leadership to nursing / midwifery staff at all levels within the Trust, ensuring that midwifery care is delivered to a high standard and that the midwifery resource is managed effectively.

She / he contributes to the ongoing implementation of the nursing and midwifery strategy, ensuring achievement of its objectives and proactively modernising nursing and midwifery roles in accordance with the needs of women.

Main duties of the job

The inpatient service matron will

  • Lead with credibility and authority and be revered for high standards of patient care
  • Lead on ensuring that inpatient related maternity performance targets and quality standards are met
  • Be a strong advocate for excellent patient care so that this will be fundamental to all clinical decisions within the maternity service
  • Be accountable for budget and financial targets within the area of responsibility and support the clinical division with delivery of quality and efficiency initiatives
  • Monitor and act on patient experience feedback received from e.g. FFT, complaints, matron and improving care rounds
  • That measures that support quality and safety within the service e.g. Health e-roster, Datix, complaints, dashboard, sickness and absences, are monitored, up to date and anomalies or concerns escalated where appropriate
  • Ensure staff within your areas of responsibilities have regular opportunities for meaningful conversations e.g. staff meetings, appraisal and personal development plans
  • Ensure mandatory training compliance within areas of responsibility is maintained above 95%
  • Working for our organisation

    Medical services have been delivered on the Whittington Hospital site for over 500 years. On 1st April 2011, Whittington Health was launched as a new Integrated Care Organisation (ICO) comprising The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, NHS Islington and NHS Haringey.

    The Whittington and the community health services in Islington and Haringey are award winning organisations, delivering acute and community based health services to a population of 443,000 people.

    The organisation is the biggest employer in the area, with over 4,500 staff; delivering healthcare not only on the acute hospital site which has 420 beds, but also from a variety of other community based health centres and through visits to patients homes across the boroughs to address the health needs of the local population.

    Whittington Health also works with other health, social care and voluntary sector partners to support patients and service users from their initial appointment whether it be with a community health team or at the hospital, all the way through to treatment and tailored after care.

    We are one of the three main teaching campuses for the Royal Free and University College Medical School.

    Our ICARE (Innovation, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence) Values not only help us shape what we do, but also how we do it and why.

    They are fundamental to the way we do business and care for our patients.

    For more information, please access the following link :

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    The Matron will provide leadership and responsibility for the following key areas in Maternity and work closely with the Matron for Intrapartum care and Matron for community services to deliver services identified areas

    Maternity Triage and the Inpatient Antenatal assessments and ward, with the implementation of a system for delivery of antenatal assessment.

    Including Fetal medicine midwifery team

    Management of leadership of Labour Ward supporting leading the Band 7 development and leadership.

  • Lead with credibility and authority and be revered for high standards of patient care
  • Lead on ensuring that all related maternity performance targets and quality standards are met and achieved
  • Person specification

    Education and Qualificiations

    Essential criteria

  • Registered Midwife
  • Degree in Midwifery / Nursing
  • Professional Midwifery Advocate
  • Desirable criteria

  • Masters Degree
  • Essential criteria

  • 5yrs Experience in intrapartum care
  • Experience and evidence to be able to lead, manage and supervise staff
  • Desirable criteria

  • Prompt trainer
  • Undertake examination of the Newborn
  • Knowledge and Experience

    Essential criteria

  • 5 years experience at a Senior Midwifery leadership position
  • Experience of working with Service Users - Maternity Voice partnership
  • Understanding and experience of professional issues in Maternity and implementation of recommendations
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of leading change management projects

    To comply with the Trust’s Safeguarding Children and Adults policies , procedures and protocols. All individual members of staff (paid or unpaid) have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults This will require you to :

  • Ensure you are familiar with and comply with the London Child Protection Procedures and protocols for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
  • Ensure you are familiar and comply with the London Multi Agency Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Pan London Procedures.
  • Ensure you are familiar and comply with local protocols and systems for information sharing.
  • Know the appropriate contact numbers and required reporting lines.
  • Participate in required training and supervision.
  • Comply with required professional boundaries and codes of conduct
  • Whittington Health is committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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