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Band 7 Paediatric Risk Governance Nurse

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
28 Nov 2023
UHB Paediatrics: Where a passion and career come together

UHB are seeking an experienced nurse to join their Paediatric team as a Band 7, Risk Governance Nurse, this is a 12 month post which is open to new employees or staff wishing to explore internal secondment opportunities.

You will be working collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team ensuring patient safety remains at the top of the paediatric agenda. You will take a lead on the management of governance related topics, following a robust process you will Identify potential harm, support the implementation of patient safety initiatives and contribute to improving quality and safety within the service.

The role is suitable for a nurse with recent clinical experience who has a keen eye for detail and an awareness of current best practice guidelines. You must be a trustworthy candidate who respects the need for confidentiality and promotes a professional image. You must have the ability to communicate effectively, empathetically and demonstrate critical thinking skills.

If you are a confident paediatric nurse who can demonstrate a clear understanding about risk and governance and can describe your ability to fulfil the requirements of this role within your application form, then we want to hear from you!

The trust vision -- building healthier lives -- underpins our services for babies and families and our approach to developing our services in the future.

Main duties of the job

Enhance the quality of patient care, showing leadership in the management of risk within Paediatrics and achieve consistency in practice, high standards of care and innovation with a strong patient safety focus.

Be responsible for promoting and facilitating effective Governance, Risk and Assurance with the Speciality, advising and contributing to solutions in relation to clinical effectiveness. They will ensure that recommendation to changes in practice in the light of research and development are implemented and embedded in practice.

The post holder will be responsible for co-ordinating the clinical risk review system within Children's Services Speciality including all aspects of management of the Datix reporting system act as a central point for the receipt of all adverse incidents/near miss report forms, collection of report forms for local and national requirements, leading on investigations of incidents and speciality/ divisional root cause analysis investigations as appropriate, information management, organising multidisciplinary review meetings, reporting and liaising with the Trust Corporate Governance Department and the Paediatrics Governance Leads.

Be an active participant and produce reports for the following meetings: - Clinical Governance Speciality, Paediatric Risk, Paediatric Mortality Review Group, Divisional Quality & Safety.

Have the ability to communicate complex, sensitive and sometimes contentious information to patients, families and members of staff.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note*: For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Registered Paediatric Nurse
  • * Completion of a post registration Diploma/ Degree or equivalent experience in specialism, pertaining to clinical area/ role



  • * Band 6 clinical experience in speciality
  • * Evidence of continuous professional development, (CPD)
  • * Experienced with implementing the Incident reporting process
  • * Knowledge of Information Governance policy
  • * Awareness of Duty of Candor requirements
  • * Awareness of risk assessment process
  • * Experience with sharing information in various formats
  • * Experience of Change Management

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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