This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional and experienced midwife, with evidence of excellent professional practice to take the lead role in developing a response to Baroness Cumberlege’s Safer Birthing Report of March 2016.
The post holder will develop collaborative leadership relationships with NHS England, NHS Improvement, local commissioning organisations and patient groups. The post is collaborative venture between the University of Worcester and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and the candidate will be expected to work 60% of the time in practice and the remaining 40% in University. This is a key strategic role for both organisations in order to further progress and enhance our practice, education and research portfolio.
The post holder will work closely with midwifery practice and university colleagues to develop the discipline of midwifery through a new continuing professional development and postgraduate course offer. The successful applicant will, through partnerships in practice, contribute to transformational change agendas to meet the aims and objectives in achieving safer birthing in the Worcestershire County.
By providing expert clinical knowledge, the post holder will play a leading role in the promotion and appraisal of normal birth within the maternity service. The post holder will act as an expert advisor and ambassador for both the University of Worcester and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. Our desire as a health and academic economy is to develop critical, competent and compassionate practitioners who can make a positive contribution to and impact upon midwifery practice.
Research development will be an important strategic element of the role and opportunities will exist to develop this agenda through effective partnerships with the Professor of Perinatal Education and the wider professoriate.