As an experienced midwife of 29 years [full time equivalent], I have a wealth of knowledge and clinical experience that I can bring to the post both from a clinical and managerial perspective.
My clinical and managerial role means that I was involved in supporting students throughout their midwifery training. I have supported them through the development of their clinical practice.
As a previous Supervisor of Midwives, I am also passionate about promoting safe practice to protect both the public as well as the midwives. Within this role I have
undertaken regular record keeping audits amongst the midwives that I lead as well as undertaking spot checks within the ward area to highlight good record keeping. As a participant in the Safe Medication Group, I am keen to share good practices in administration of medicines within the ward area to reduce medication error.
I have a proven record as a practitioner of change. I have implemented changes, brought in new ways of working on the post natal wards to ensure that midwives are more effective, patient flow, length of inpatient stay has been reduced and the patient experience has been improved. As the ward manager I have constantly achieved all the targets set by the Trust, for example infection control, appraisals, Controlled Drugs audits, sickness and absence management, health and safety audits. This demonstrates that I have the knowledge, ability and commitment to complete any tasks that are required for the role. I have also participated in writing Standard Operating Procedures and I am currently formulating the SOP for babies that are receiving intravenous antibiotics. In addition to this role, I support the Trust’s commitment in ensuring that the training strategy is met by ensuring that all staff have a designated rostered time for attending the sessions.
I have credibility amongst the workforce within the maternity unit and the wider Trust. I have a very good working relationship and rapport with all the Consultant Obstetricians, other departmental managers, operational managers and Matrons. I represented maternity within the trust as the lead for Safe Medication and Tissue Viability and as such, I have developed a close relationship with Trust representatives. I have also forged a close relationship with Keele Midwifery Lecturers.
Professional memberships and activities
Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
- Preparation of Supervisors of Midwives 2002
- BSc in Midwifery Studies in 2000
- Diploma in Midwifery 1996
- Mentorship 997/998 1989
- Registered Midwife 1987
- Registered General Nurse 1983
- Responsible currently for Transition to Parenthood MIDW40060
- Module tutor for other modules
- Awaiting validation for the Future Midwife Curriculum for 2020-2021, possible lead for public health module