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Maternity Patient Safety Specialist

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year £41,659-£43,806
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Fixed term contract or secondment opportunity

Do you have a passion for patient safety? An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Maternity Team at Dudley

The post holder lead on patient safety across the maternity unit, working full time on patient safety. They will provide dynamic, leadership, visibility and expert support to the patient safety work in the maternity unit. They will support the development of a patient safety culture and safety systems and work in networks to share good practice and learn from each other. The role will play a key role in the delivery of the Trust's Continuous Quality Improvement and Patient Safety programmes.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will lead, and may directly support, patient safety improvement activity and ensure that systems thinking, human factors understanding and just culture principles are embedded in all patient safety processes in the maternity unit. They will promote patient safety thinking beyond why things go wrong in healthcare (Safety I), to examining why things routinely go right and how that can be maximised (Safety II). They will support their organisations' 'patient safety partners' (patient and public representatives specifically involved in patient safety) as identified in the NHS Patient Safety Strategy.

The post holder will ensure that patient safety is appropriately prioritised and considered in the work of the maternity unit and support work across the organisation. They will build and maintain good working relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders on issues relating to patient safety. Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch, patient safety collaboratives and Academic Health Science Networks, Health Education England, Care Quality Commission and relevant parts of profession regulators such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

About us

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of excellent health care, improved health for all. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake

Person Specification



  • Evidence of further professional and personal development


  • RM
  • Post Graduate level qualification, or equivalent experience working at a senior level
  • Business/Project Management qualification, or/and significant demonstrable experience in an acute care environment



  • Knowledge and ability to use databases, Outlook, Word and Excel (Microsoft office) and DATIX.



  • Experience of leading/ working in a patient safety role
  • Significant demonstrable knowledge of local and national patient safety policy and strategy
  • Experience of driving improvement for the safety of patients and implementing change projects and quality improvement at senior/corporate level
  • Demonstrable experience in management in health care (to include acute care)


  • Have previous experience / responsibility for clinical governance systems (NHS governance)

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust


Dudley Group NHS foundation Trust

Pensnett High Street



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