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Clinical Educator in Safety and Quality - Band 6

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Gloucester / Cheltenham
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pr
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Clinical Educator in Safety and Quality in Emergency Care will be responsible to the Matron and the Trust, jointly contributing and assisting with service delivery for the Emergency Department and the Medical Division.

The post holder will be an experienced Health Professional from NMC HCPC background, working in direct support of the ED Matrons and Emergency Department Senior Sisters/Charge Nurse to ensure Quality and safety is maintained and supported within the department the successful applicant will play a key role in the delivery and embedding of:

o A culture of continuous improvement within the Department and Trust

o Improve patient safety, experience and to enhance staff and patient involvement in understanding and reducing the risk associated to ED.Support and facilitate staff in clinical areas to identify opportunities for maintaining and improving standards of patient care and experience.

Main duties of the job

1. Analyse and interpret quantitative and qualitative data from datix and complaints to undertake thematic analysis of comments to identify themes for improvement, notifying committees, Divisions and teams in a timely way, of themes and trends in patient safety.

2. Use specialist Emergency Department knowledge in patient Safety and quality to be improvement methodologies, to engage staff in planning and co-designing improvements in patient safety by providing detailed advice and guidance.

3. Produce regular patient safety reports, communicating statistical data orally and in writing with a range of committees and stakeholders using a variety of methods.

4. Work alongside the Department Matrons Senior Sister/Senior Charge nurse and Practice Development Lead to communicate patient risk and safety with other sources of data to ensure staff have access to relevant and timely patient local and national data.

5. Clinically, as a health professional the post holder will work clinically and provide frontline care as required in order to directly support, observe, assess and effectively influence clinical practice and its impact on patient and carer experience.

6. Ensure clinical governance agenda encompasses continual quality improvement that focuses on reducing risk and developing efficiency and quality in care.

7. Protect and enhance the Trust high standard of reputation. This will involve reporting to the Matron any investigations and resolutions of patient complaints

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Quality/Patient Experience

To support the organisation in meeting the quality agenda and embedding it into practice including:

Public, patient involvement

Recruitment and Retention

Infection prevention and control

Hospital Cleanliness

Care Bundles

Care of Learning disabilities patients in the area of specialty

Tissue Viability

Medicines Management

Safe environment for patients, staff and visitors

Patient Dependency

Nutritional Screening Slips, Trips and Falls

Safeguarding Agenda for Vulnerable Adults and Children

Safety Thermometers

Undertake inspections/audits of clinical areas in order to maintain standards.

Utilise complaints as a resource from which to improve.

Improve the patient experience.

Provide support to patients relatives, carers and staff in the delivery of nursing care.

Lead, inspire and co-ordinate by motivation, the development and implementation of nursing and midwifery care standards, encompassing the Essence of Care philosophy, against recognised best practice, facilitating continuous review, benchmarking and improvement.


Assist the Senior Sister Team by leading on and participating in projects, promoting evidence based clinical practice, utilising audit to highlight continuous performance improvement across the department.

Utilise DATIX, nursing metrics and observational monitoring to enhance and monitor care in the Emergency Department and ensuring appropriate investigation of clinical incidents a robust response to concerns raised and dissemination of lessons learnt, specifically around Emergency Care.

Utilise communication skills in all aspects of practice

Liaise with the Learning and Development Team to ensure appropriate provision of training and education programmes to meet the needs of staff and students.

Participate in the Trust appraisal process as an appraiser and appraisee, promoting a systematic approach to annual appraisal ensuring all ward staff objectives meet professional requirements

Please see JD and PS separate

Person Specification



  • Active registration with the NMC or HCPC United Kingdom
  • Recognised Degree/ Diploma in Nursing
  • Patient safety Course


  • Immediate Life Support
  • Advanced Life Support/ European Advanced if Support



  • Experience (through employment) of working in an acute clinical environment
  • Enhanced Knowledge and experience of working as a Senior Staff Nurse.
  • Experience of Essential Emergency Department Areas. Resus, Triage and Ambulance handover

Knowledge / Skills


  • Demonstrates ability to use clinical reasoning skills and techniques to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate patient care
  • Demonstrates ability to keep up to date with professional issues that influence nursing practice relating to area of clinical practice, management, education and research.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of datix and Risk management

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Gloucester / Cheltenham


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