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Neonatal Clinical Governance and Risk Nurse

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Per annum pro rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Due to investment in our service we are looking for an experienced, motivated, innovative, dynamic and friendly Nurse to join our expert team of clinical staff in the capacity of a Governance and Risk Nurse. You should be keen to be part of a forward looking team that is not afraid of change that focuses on quality of care and an improvement to the family's journey in neonates.

If you have significant experience post specialist neonatal course and are interested in this exciting opportunity to join our enthusiastic multidisciplinary team then we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will demonstrate visible accessible leadership, support the senior neonatal nursing team to ensure clinical governance is embedded within the Neonatal unit
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures related to neonatal patient care in collaboration with the medical and nursing team
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements and standards of care, including those related to patient safety and infection control
  • To work closely with the senior nursing team to improve areas of performance, communicating the need for change and devising a plan of how this is to be.
  • Monitoring and analysing quality metrics related to patient care, such as patient outcomes, length of stay, and readmission rates, NNAP data and developing strategies to improve performance
  • The post holder will support the service to improve Friends and Family Surveys and Staff Surve
  • To understand and be able to explain performance targets in an understandable way to staff
  • To lead and support others whilst undertaking Serious Incident Reviews and Root Cause Analysis, producing reports and action plans for the Neonatal Senior Management Team (NMST) meetings
  • Attend monthly Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) meetings, NMST meetings, Weekly review meeting of reported incidences (Datix) to facilitate and support the group by ensuring that the group's performance, audits and mortality reviews are achieved in time.

  • About us

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

    We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

    Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

    We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

    By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

    The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    To support the senior nursing team in the achievement of all performance related targets, including CQC targets and locally set Commissioner and Local Authority.

    To work closely with the Patient Safety Team and be an active member of the Patient Safety Review Team providing expert input to them.

    To ensure all risks within the Group are risk assessed at the time the risk is identified and that they are managed in line with the Trusts Risk Assessment

    Provision of organisational and administrative support for peer reviews and other external reviews including the monitoring of action plans and reporting.

    Build and maintain good working relationships with all staff whether clinical or non-clinical.

    Handling, analysing and dealing with information which may be sensitive, complex or confidential and contributing to effective information.

    Manage sometimes conflicting workloads and priorities across different agendas ensuring that internal and external deadlines are

    Adhere to trust-wide standard operating procedures and policies developed for processes as well as devising, documenting and managing new policies and

    Manage and prioritise work in line with agreed schedules and in accordance with departmental professional

    Support clinical nursing shifts in all areas on the Neonatal Unit at times of high acuity as required under the direction of the management team. Shifts may vary from normal working hours. Participate in the senior management team on call rota.

    Participate in regular meetings and personal reviews to achieve the objectives set for the post.

    Participate in local cross site working as required to comply with Ockendon neonatal workforce recommendations.

    The Neonatal Unit located in University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire, provides a range of tertiary care services to premature and sick babies in Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond from 22 weeks gestation.

    The service consists of being a designated level 3 unit that also hosts an LMNS wide NCOS team. We are part of the West Midlands Neonatal Operational Delivery Network, we have close links to Birmingham, Worcestershire, Hereford, Nuneaton and Warwickshire Hospitals.

    We take pride in the services we provide for babies and their families, and in 2019 this dedication was rewarded as we became the first unit in the Midlands to achieve full Neonatal UNICEF Baby Friendly accreditation. The Neonatal service was also rated as good in the 2018 CQC inspection of UHCW.

    The Clinical Governance role in a neonatal unit is a critical leadership position that requires a post holder with strong clinical knowledge, excellent communication and collaboration skills, and a commitment to patient safety and quality of care. The post holder will assist in the assessment and improvement of service delivery of neonatal governance and risk management alongside the senior nursing team.

    The role requires a deep understanding of the unique needs of neonatal patients and the ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to develop and implement best practices to deliver high quality care to neonates and their family. They will assist in the development and provision of a comprehensive, high quality, family integrated and centred care service within the resources available.

    This work will include writing reports, investigations and monitoring action plans with provision of evidence. They will deputise for the Neonatal Matrons within the role of governance and risk as required.

    The post holder will be required to provide assurance and ensure standards are met for all external regulatory organisations in relation to safety, quality and key performance indicators for neonates.

    The post holder will be expected to appropriately manage confidential, complex and sensitive information concerning patients, staff and the Trust as a whole, exercising discretion and upholding high professional and ethical standards at all times.

    The aim of the role is to enhance the quality and safety of Neonatal care, showing leadership in the management of risk within the departments and achieve consistency in practice, high standards of care and innovation with a strong patient focus.

    For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

    Person Specification

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    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

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


    University Hospitals Coventry

    Clifford Bridge Road


    CV2 2DX

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