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Clinical Governance and Patient Safety Matron

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
21 Sep 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will operationally lead day to day coordination of the Neonatal and Children's (Child Health) services within the Care Group's Governance, Patient Safety and Quality agendas which is led by the Head of Nursing. You will be responsible for coordinating and further shaping, monitoring, collating and advising on all aspects of quality, patient safety, experience and risk management.

As a team we are working hard to ensure we put Children and Young People at the heart of everything we do. We are on an exciting improvement journey and can offer you a rewarding, and supportive role within our Child Health service,

We are offering a Governance Matron role working with staff of all disciplines in our Children and Young People services to ensure patient safety. As a Matron in our team, you will have the opportunity to take a lead role in line with your personal development plans.

Main duties of the job

You will gather, analyse and interpret information in order to provide reports for Child Health to the Care Group Quality, Patient Safety, Patient Experience and Risk Meeting and Care Group Governance Board (as appropriate) in respect of key quality, risk and patient safety and experience indicators. This also entails having an active role in the Care Group's Quality Safety, Patient Experience and Risk Meetings and Performance Meetings that the Care Group operates.

You will act as a resource for Child Health in relation to Clinical Quality, Patient Safety and Governance issues. A close working relationship with the Corporate team is required so that you can source expert advice and guidance when necessary. The role consists of facilitating the investigation of serious incidents, internal investigations and complaints in accordance with Trust policies and procedures and ensure that lessons are learned are implemented and embedded.

The post also has a key role in ensuring compliance across Child Health to the CQC fundamental standards and standards of other regulators and professional bodies. This will entail working closely with the Corporate quality improvement and transformation teams.

A key theme will be to assist the Head of Nursing to embed Safety and Quality development and learning from audits, serious incidents and complaints.

About us

The organisation is currently launching its new improvement focus in the form of an improvement system called We Care. The We Care System is a fundamentally new model that the organisation will be shifting to, it champions empowerment, promotes innovation and will bolster the connection and collaboration of staff throughout the organisation.

The We Care System utilises a multi-layered approach to improvement allowing staff to develop and produce a variety of ideas to combat the issues and problems that have been identified. The system allows for the deployment of:
  • Strategic Initiatives which are long term projects and focus led and driven by our executive
  • Trust Priority Improvement Projects which are short term projects allocated to a range of project teams made up from our staff groups focusing on impacting our True North metrics and breakthrough objectives
  • Ward Based OMS which delivers daily management and continuous improvement on the frontline

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in 'supporting documents'.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registrant - RN Child
  • Master's degree in relevant area of study or actively working towards the same ster's degree/ working towards


  • Post Grad Management Qualification

Clinical Skills & Experience


  • Managing risk patient safety and governance
  • oPrior experience of co-ordinating Serious Incident investigations
  • oTrack record of recent investigation analysis and report writing.


  • oExperience of chairing multidisciplinary meetings.
  • oExperience of managing routine and complex staff management issues

Skills /Abilities


  • oAbility to exercise own initiative and meet deadlines
  • oExcellent verbal, investigations and written communication & interpersonal skills and with attention to detail
  • oHigh level of analytical skills and ability to present complex facts


  • oKnowledge of application of KLOE in internal quality reviews
  • oExperience of CQC Assessment standards

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Kent and Canterbury HospitaL

Ethelbert Rd,



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