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Neonatal Governance Nursing Lead

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
3 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Following NHSE's Long Term Plan (LTP) commitment to new investment to support delivery of the Neonatal Critical Care Review (NCCR) we have been allocated funded to create a valuable quality role within our Neonatal services.

Main duties of the job

As the Neonatal Governance Lead the post holder will take responsibility for leading investigations of significant events and serious incidents, producing and monitoring action plans. There will be an expectation that you will provide support and information for staff to learn from incidents, taking into consideration human factors, route cause analysis pathways and assurance that change in practice has been embedded to prevent re-occurrence. This role will be working alongside the Neonatal Team and Women's Health Safety Team.

Part of the role will be providing on-going clinical support to the Neonatal Team with allocated clinical rota support. This will ensure that skills are maintained and provide a varied experience to the position holder.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a full and detailed description of the role, all applicants are advised to read the attached Job Description.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • 1st Level Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife
  • Post registration Qualification in Neonatology
  • Current NLS certification
  • Specialist clinical governance and risk management knowledge acquired through training (recognised training programme) or experience (attendance and involvement in governance activity)
  • Evidence of study at masters level or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of ongoing professional training/development
  • ENB 997 or other teaching qualification Mentor Preparation or equivalent


  • Recognised leadership / leadership training



  • Demonstrate significant experience of clinical neonatal practice, with ward management experience
  • Experience in clinical audit
  • Experience in planning and coordination, e.g. project management
  • Experience in database management
  • Knowledge of CQC and general standard audit requirements
  • Experience in staff orientation and induction.


  • Knowledgeable in clinical audit and research methodology
  • Experience in a range of audit and research tools
  • Knowledge of current NHS trends in clinical audit - especially relating to maternity and neonatal services
  • Experience in developing neonatal guidelines
  • Experience of managing a budget



  • Effective written and communication skills
  • Effective numerate skills - able to understand and analysis statistics and present them in reports
  • Time management and organisational skills
  • Computer-literacy, advanced keyboard skills, data inputting, word-processing, PowerPoint, internet/literature searching and e-mail
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the specialty and proven ability to work within a demanding/stressful environment


  • Good presentation skills

Personal qualities


  • Flexible, able to work flexibly to suit the needs of the service
  • Self-motivated and committed to continuous professional development
  • Self-motivated and committed to continuous professional development
  • Women-centred approach to care
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently or as a member of a team

Other Requirements for the post


  • Criminal record check - satisfactory

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing, University College Hospital

25 Grafton Way



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