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Patient Safety Lead Paediatrics

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a registered nurse or AHP with a passion for Patient Safety. This role will manage the Paediatric Patient Safety Team within the Healthy Lives Care Directorate to ensure the effective resolution of directorate incidents, complaints and legal processes. The successful individual will be responsible for promoting a safe, quality and learning culture across the directorate while keeping in mind national requirements and safety drivers that are prevalent for the services within the directorates.

Main duties of the job

The role will involve:

o Promoting a safety and quality culture across the directorate within Peadiatrics, taking a lead in supporting local investigations and responses to incidents.o Co-ordinating and being an effective leader with the patient safety and quality agenda within the directorate and the directorates representative at the Patient Safety Team meetings.o Overseeing effective delivery of the directorate complaints and legal processes working through patient safety coordinators for Paediatricso Promoting learning following patient safety adverse events, complaints and litigation support changes in practices to prevent recurrences.o Leading on the patient safety processes for the directorate to develop, maintain and monitor its process. To co-ordinate and lead the team to provide reports and summaries from national recommendations, and action plans for the directorates and associated meetings within the Trust.o Supporting the integration of the requirements of external reporting. Encourage a research conscious workforce to increase the use of evidence based practices within the directorates.o Collating and analysing information and provide detailed reports to the Directorate.o

About us

At North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust our main priority is, and always will be, to provide safe and high quality care to our patients every day the kind of care we would want for ourselves and our loved ones. We want our organisation to be the best place to work with the right staff, in the right roles, at the right time, to ensure we deliver exceptional patient care and experience.

We will support staff through providing an inclusive and supportive workplace with health and well-being initiatives, staff benefits and opportunities for personal and professional development. Staff recognition is very important to us as well as performance reviews and appraisals, we recognise staff through Star and Team of the month, colleague recognition - a note of thanks, Managers Awards, Shining Stars and Service Awards.

We recruit for values and Together we are North Tees & Hartlepool

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description that outlines the job purpose, key result areas, responsibilities and associated information relevant to the role.

Person Specification



  • oRegistered Nurse or AHP with associated degree
  • oESR patient safety level 1 & 2
  • oTeaching certificate or equivalent experience


  • oMasters in related subject
  • oManagement qualification
  • oRisk Management qualification



  • oAppropriate clinical knowledge and experience
  • oStaff Management experience
  • oExperience of teaching
  • oEvidence of educating and lecturing to mixed groups
  • oLeadership and management gained at band 6
  • oResearch support, critical appraisal and audit
  • oWorking knowledge of patient safety quality and risk management
  • oInvestigation of incidents using an organised and fair approach
  • oRoot Cause Analysis


  • oExperience of change management



  • oEvidence of ongoing professional development
  • oUnderstanding of the nursing/AHP requirements within the directorates
  • oUnderstanding of the complaints and legal services procedures
  • oDemonstrate clinical credibility and maintained practice
  • oSafeguarding policies and procedures and application
  • oEvidence of understanding the quality initiatives and agenda


  • oMicrosoft Office, publisher and internet experience
  • ESR Quality Improvement training



  • oSelf motivation
  • oAdaptable, flexible and non-judgemental style
  • oEffective reasoning skills and ability to combine complex information to identify and analyse trends and issues and formulate policy and guidance
  • oPresentation skills


  • Policy/report writing experience

Employer details

Employer name

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust


North Tees Hospital

Hardwick Road



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