Clinical Governance Facilitator

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Exciting opportunity to join the Surgery Division Quality and Safety Team for a permanent full time post as a Clinical Governance Facilitator.

You will join a well established team Surgery Quality and Safety team and have opportunity to oversee and support specialties within the Surgery Division with governance.

The role will give you insight into all aspects of governance with involvement in incident management, risks, preparation of action plans for inquests and identifying shared learning for the division.

You will work closely with the Harm Free Care Nurses and provide deep dive analysis of data to inform shared learning and support improving standards of care and new ways of working to ensure quality and safety are met for our patients .

The Surgery Specialties are within 3 Directorate and you will work with a group of specialties across the Directorate with the Harm Free Care Nurses.

Main duties of the job

Surgery Division Quality and Safety Team

Band 5 Clinical Governance Facilitator

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Surgery Division Quality and Safety Team for a Band 5 Clinical Governance Facilitator.

The Clinical Governance Facilitator will support the Surgery Division in the coordination of all aspects of quality and patient safety across the Division. You will work with the Specialty Management Teams , Specialty Governance Leads, Matrons, Harm Free Care Nurses and Specialty General Managers to embed the quality and patient safety agenda throughout all the specialties with the Division.

You will need to have excellent communication skills and be able to convey information to all levels of staff. It is essential to have good IT skills to be able to record, analyse data to show where improvements are required for the Specialty Governance Teams in the Division. The role requires you to be able to use trust systems to review risks and incidents and escalate potential issues of patient safety appropriately.

About us

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarise yourself with full job description and person specification documents attached to this advert.

You will work within the surgery quality and safety team supporting 4 directorate of different surgical specialties.

The quality and safety team includes 4 x Governance Facilitators, 4 Harm Free Care Nurses, a Quality and Safety matron, Deputy Divisional Governance Consultant and an Assistant Divisional Nurse for Quality and Safety we further have support from an apprentice in the team.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide support for the specialty teams within directorate across the Division in the delivery of an effective Clinical Governance agenda.Facilitate and support the development of annual clinical governance programmes within the Division and to ensure all staff groups can contribute to the development of clinical governanceprogrammes.

Identify priorities for action, taking account of national and local priorities, such as national reports and guidance papers e.g. Care Quality Commission Standards, NSFs, NICE guidance etc.Ensure that clinical governance programmes reflect key areas for action, including those identified through risk assessment & management, complaints, service user feedback, clinical audit and research.Provide regular updates to the Division on progress made in the delivery of the annual clinical governance programme and specific activities, making them aware of potential problems or obstacles.Support and encourage staff to undertake clinical audit based on the results of complaints, critical incidents, risk management issues and/or evidence of effectiveness, ensuring a unified approach across sites, and utilising results to change practice where this is indicated.

Contribute new ideas to develop clinical governance within the Division and the work of the clinical governance support team.

Understanding the value of information and how data may be turned into business intelligence and used to solve problems.

Produce reports, activity and trend analysis data for the Division on a regular basis, adhering to Divisional, Trust and national deadlines.

Person Specification



  • Experience


  • experience of excel



  • verbal and non verbal communication
  • Good Computer Skills


  • Knowledge of NUH systems

Data analysis


  • Data presentation & IT skills


  • Able to produce comprehensive reports



  • Plan and manage large work load that can be varied


  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Balancing conflicting priorities

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Queens Medical Centre

Derby Road



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