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Clinical Midwife Manager 3 (Midwifery - Led Care), Cork University...

HSE South

HSE South Cork Ireland

1 month ago

Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) is a 150 bedded Tertiary Referral Centre for Maternity, Neonatology and Gynaecology located on the campus of Cork University Hospital. CUMH incorporates Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology Services in the Cork University Hospital Group within the Health Service Executive Southern region. CUMH has approximately 7,500 births per annum and is a tertiary referral centre.

Services at CUMH are delivered within SSWHG, Ireland South Women’s and Infants Directorate which is based on the principles of partnership and integration and strongly supports the involvement of the multidisciplinary team in service provision.

CUMH is a site for clinical placements for student midwives and student nurses in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes delivered in partnership with University College Cork.

CUMH Services incorporates the use of the MN-CMS (Maternal Newborn Clinical Management System) into care delivered at CUMH.

There are four Maternity Units... in Ireland South Women and Infants Directorate – University Hospital Waterford, University Hospital Kerry, Cork University Maternity Hospital and Tipperary University Hospital - spanning four of the largest counties in the country. Maternity Services includes Neonatology and Gynaecology as well as Midwifery and Obstetrics.

The Group’s Primary Academic partner is University College Cork. A wide range of educational programmes and research is conducted within all hospitals in the Group.

The post holder will be employed as part of the multidisciplinary team at Cork University Maternity Hospital.

Midwifery–Led Services includes the community-based services that operate under the governance of Cork University Maternity Hospital.

The post holder Clinical Midwife Manager 3 (Midwifery-Led Care) will :

· Provide professional/clinical leadership in Midwifery-Led Services in CUMH and promote the values of the profession and of the organisation.

· Have responsibility for the operational management of Midwifery-Led services provided by Ireland South Women and Infants Directorate in Cork University Maternity Hospital. The post has a pivotal role in the planning, coordination, development and evaluation of an effective and efficient low risk ante, intra and postnatal midwifery service to include Early Transfer Home (ETH), Cois Tí, Domino and community postnatal HUBs.

· Liaise with other hospitals within the South/South West Hospital Group, the Public Health Nursing service and the Self Employed Community Midwives linked with CUMH to ensure seamless communication between the hospital and community. The post holder will liaise with other staff in relation to the Newborn Bloodspot Screening.

· Oversee the management of resources and provide efficient and effective budgetary management of services, including staffing and staff development. To facilitate communication across the healthcare teams.

· Have a pivotal role in service planning and development, co-ordinating and managing activity and resources within the clinical area. The CMM3’s responsibilities include: overseeing the quality of midwifery care, the development and implementation of policy and procedures, the monitoring of activity and the delivery of agreed levels of service for the designated areas.

· Lead and promote high standards in relation to professionalism by midwives and nurses at CUMH, as a member of the Senior Midwifery Management Team.

· Lead and promote high standards of midwifery/nursing care to patients in the service.

· Expansion of the role may occur with implementation of the National Maternity Strategy.

For informal enquiries, please contact below:

Ms. Katie Bourke Director of Midwifery,

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 021 - 49 20705

Ms Claire O Halloran

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 021 - 49 20704
Cork Ireland

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