Designated Midwifery Officer (DMO)

Homebirth Service and Community Services/ Assistant Director of Midwifery 1

Post Duration:
Permanent Full Time

University Hospital Kerry

The Designated Midwife Officer will work as part of the Maternity Services, University Hospital Kerry/Hospital Senior Midwifery Management Team.

The role of the HSE’s Designated Midwifery Officer (DMO) is to monitor the provision of the home birth service provided under the home birth service agreement and to facilitate communication and co-operation between the SECM, expectant woman and the HSE Maternity Unit/Hospital. This will include the approval of each home birth on its merits as per the Agreement, continuous risk assessment and approval and sign off of each birth for payment.

The post holder will be responsible for all aspects of the management, monitoring and co-ordination of the HSE Home Births Service including the integration of the HSE Homebirth service within the supported care pathway.


Closing Date:
09/03/2023 12:00

    Informal Enquiries:

Sandra O’Connor, Director of Midwifery, University Hospital Kerry Email: Contact Number: 066 7184023