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Patient Safety Incident Response Lead

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Part Time
We are seeking a proactive , dynamic individual who is a strong advocate and has expert experience / or relevant similar work experience in Patient Safety, to join the Trust wide Patient Safety Team as a Patient Safety Incident Response lead (Band 7 AFC) as part of a job share for 0.4 (15 hours per week) for a 12 month period. This role will be a job share with the existing Insight Team lead while they undertake a secondment and as such we are seeking a highly adaptable team player who is able to ensure that processes are in place that ensures continuity of the role. As a key member of the Corporate Patient Safety Insight Team at University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation trust you will contribute to effective leadership, expert advice and meaningful assurance to the Trust committees and Trust board. The post-holder will assist in the planning and implementation of a strategic framework for continuous improvements for the safety of patients through quality improvement priorities. The priorities of which for 2024/25 will be the continued embedding of the principles of the new Patient Safety Strategy, which will include the further development of the safety culture, the patient safety learning framework and of the integration of human factors to the development of safety within the organisation.

Main duties of the job

As an expert in patient safety the post-holder will play a lead role in all aspects of risk reduction including:
  • Participating as an expert in systems-focused patient safety incident investigations
  • Effective governance of patient safety response processes and learning outputs
  • Education and development to improve the safety of patients
  • Risk management and assurance reporting

The post-holder will:
  • Function as a pivotal team member in the Trust's Patient Safety Insight team in line with the Trust's Patient Safety Incident Response Plan
  • Ensure effective day to day operation of the Trust's insight systems and processes
  • Be expected to participate in further specialist professional development required by Health Education England's national patient safety syllabus.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Post graduate diploma in a relevant subject e.g. risk management or equivalent or equivalent experience
  • Completion of recognised patient safety incident investigation qualification or working towards


  • Recognised teaching qualification or equivalent experience

Knowledge and Experience


  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in a patient safety role or relevant work at senior level in NHS or equivalent healthcare organisation
  • Experience of investigating complex incidents/ issues/risks
  • Ability to provide analytical assurance reports of a high standard to senior managers


  • Experience of designing and delivering education and training programmes to a wide range of staff
  • Experience of use of change management preferably relating to the safety of patients or associated risk projects
  • Experience of developing trust documents including policies, training plans

Skills and Abilities


  • Strong advocate and expertise in patient safety culture
  • Commitment to further develop expertise in patient safety theory and practice
  • Flexibility and adaptability to working hours and requirements
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and collaboratively
  • Attention to detail and able to provide comprehensive and clear written reports whilst seeing the bigger picture
  • Able to work effectively with a wide range of staff and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to influence, negotiate and deliver change/results through others
  • Sound IT skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Trust HQ, Bristol Royal Infirmary

Upper Maudlin Street



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