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New midwifery role providing specialist maternity care

St Mary’s maternity ward at St John of God Murdoch Hopsital has two new Clinical Nurse Specialist roles, undertaken by Sarah Sheehan and Sarah Veness.

23 Nov 2022

 Clinical Midwifery Specialists Sara Veness and Sarah Sheehan in a birthing suite at St John of God Murdoch Hospital

The primary role of this new position is to have responsibility for improving and maintaining standards and delivering outcomes consistence with service and organisational targets.

“This is a new role for us and I am extremely excited by this new edition to the Maternity team,” Deputy Director of Nursing Wendy Singleton said.

This new role will oversee an array of duties, including:

  • The provision of leadership
  • Clinical performance monitoring
  • Policy review and development
  • Development and delivery of clinical education
  • Implementing change to clinical practice
  • Initiating quality and risk improvements
  • Specialist clinical care consultation

Our Clinical Midwifery Specialists will provide support to all midwives and the manager of midwifery services, to ensure person centred care is provided to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

The purpose of introducing this role is not to work clinically on the floor, or have a patient load. It is to support with team leader duties in Birth Suite as needed and assessment of sick and high-risk women and babies in birth suite, the ward or in the special care nursery.

Sarah and Sara will being their bring years of combined midwifery expertise and leadership to a role which will enhance the experience of maternity patients at St John of God Murdoch Hospital

Congratulations to Sarah and Sara on their appointment into these positions.

Find our more about our Maternity Services.

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