Quality and Patient Safety Lead Women's Services

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you an experienced midwife or nurse with a passion for quality improvement & supporting staff, with experience in risk management and patient safety incident investigations leading on incident reviews and implemented change?

We have a part-time permanent post (secondment considered) in our women's quality and patient safety team, with responsibility to:
  • review risk and incidents
  • undertake investigations
  • support completion of action plans
  • support quality improvement
  • ensure local incidents are investigated in a timely manner ensuring learning is disseminated

You will provide competent professional advice on protection of patients, staff & visitors ensuring patient safety remains a priority and work alongside staff to deliver a planned programme of improvement to meet the healthcare governance agenda to provide leadership, guidance and expertise within the multi- professional team for Women's Services for clinical governance & risk management to include putting in place frameworks to ensure the service meets the Trust standards for clinical governance.

Main duties of the job

The ideal candidate for the role will:
  • Have relevant patient safety experience within an acute setting
  • Be able to demonstrate leadership and management skills
  • Be flexible with a caring attitude
  • Have excellent and extended clinical skills
  • Have experience of change management
  • Be able to work under time pressures
  • Able to evidence integrity in their ability to communicate with both patients, their families and staff involved in incidents evidencing excellent communication skills understanding how stressful these situations can be for all
  • Have an enquiring mind and desire to learn from both harm and successful outcomes to support improvements in care

About us

University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, with a workforce of over 13,000 staff and 100+ different clinical services across 10 sites, serving a population of over 500,000 people across Bristol and Weston. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to patients. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust, committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.Join us and you can enjoy city living, be in the countryside or by the seaside, with easy access to all the South West offers. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.As an equal opportunities employer, actively working towards a diverse workforce, we aim to create a workforce that represents the diversity of our community and are committed to designing our services around the needs of patients and their loved ones. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Degree Level or equivalent evidence of working at this level
  • Evidence of further Professional and/or development
  • Current NMC or HCPC registration
  • Registered practicing nurse or midwife

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience at band 6
  • Knowledge of nursing / midwifery issues in the wider context of the NHS
  • Experience of working with clinical teams to support improvement in patient safety
  • Experience of working with patients and families where the outcome is not always as expected
  • Experience of working to deadlines in a high pressure environment


  • Experience of working with all grades of staff including executives to manage risk events
  • Knowledge of research methodology and audit

Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of NHS Risk Management within an acute care/ tertiary setting
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and External Accreditation Processes
  • Excellent and proven presentation skills
  • Excellent and proven oral and written communication and report writing skills
  • Ability to deal with angry or stressed staff or patients at all levels
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Experience of managing incident reporting systems Datix
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team


  • Knowledge of Root Cause Analysis techniques
  • Experience in trend analysis and aggregation
  • Experience of carrying out detailed investigations using Root Cause Analysis techniques
  • Substantial nursing / midwifery experience including care in a high risk environment

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


St Michael's Hospital

Southwell Street



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