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Quality and Safety Lead Midwife

Employer
Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Location
Newport
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Patient Safety Specialist, Risk & Governance Lead Midwife who wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place.

The Patient Safety Specialist, Risk & Governance Lead Midwife will report to and work in collaboration with the Director of Midwifery (DOM) and the Clinical Lead Consultant Obstetrician to establish effective maternity governance systems focussed on patient safety.

The Patient Safety Specialist Midwife component of the role will meet the expectation outlined within the Ockendon Final Report (2022, p.166) and will align with the Patient Safety Specialist Nurse role created within in response to the NHS Patient Safety Strategy (2019).

The post holder will lead the management of incidents, serious incidents, and formal internal investigations, promote good practice in risk management and provide advice on the protection of patients, staff, visitors, and the Trust's assets. The post holder will promote the learning lessons from incidents, external reviews, and inquests to support improvements in the safety and quality of care. The post holder will all support the effectiveness of the risk register.

Main duties of the job

The Patient Safety Specialist, Risk & Governance Lead Midwife will work collaboratively with the greater team including the DOM, Maternity Safety Champions, Consultant Obstetricians, Deputy Heads of Midwifery and Consultant Midwife to ensure effective communications systems are in place for shared learning that optimises excellent standards of care and compliance with national and local standards.

The post holder will be the lead contact for safety, risk and governance responsibilities and will be expected to prepare and present assurance papers based on elements of safety risk and governance to the Maternity and Neonatal Safety Committee and in turn to the Trust Board on trust compliance in relation to national reports, governance, and compliance. The post holder will also be required to present similar information and assurance, representing the Maternity Service and Trust, at regional meetings such the Local Maternity and Neonatal Systems (LMNS).

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Person Specification

Qualifications and role specific knowledge

Essential

  • Registered Midwife with live registration with the Nursing, and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Be educated to master's or equivalent level, or equivalent experience of working at a senior level.
  • Have worked in a patient safety-related role, with an understanding of the principles that underpin approaches to improving patient safety in health systems.
  • Have knowledge and experience of driving improvement for the safety of patients.
  • Be willing and committed to developing expertise in aspects of patient safety science, such as human factors, systems thinking, investigation, quality improvement, change management, prospective and reactive risk analysis and management, and just culture.
  • Have had previous responsibility for/involvement in clinical governance systems.
  • Have knowledge of local organisation's patient safety policy and strategy
  • Have knowledge of national patient safety policy and strategy, and levers for change in the NHS system and ability to interpret national advice, guidance and requirements and advise their organisation on how these should be implemented.
  • Have knowledge of safeguarding and the legal duties expected of NHS organisations.
  • Be able to develop and maintain strong relationships across an organisation.
  • Have proven leadership experience.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the Equalities Act 2010, including the importance of collecting and analysing data on protected characteristics, and wider understanding of the impact of discrimination and bias on the safety of patients.


Desirable

  • Expertise in aspects of patient safety science, such as human factors, systems thinking, investigation, quality improvement, change management, prospective and reactive risk analysis and management, and just culture.
  • Have proven ability to develop and communicate a long-term vision for patient safety and convert that into plans, objectives, and deliverables for their organisation.
  • Have significant knowledge of national patient safety policy and strategy, and levers for change in the NHS system and ability to interpret national advice, guidance and requirements and advise their organisation on how these should be implemented.


Physical Skills

Essential

  • Use of PC for the majority of the working day.
  • Keyboard skills.
  • Be fully mobile around the Trust.


Aptitudes

Essential

  • Enthusiastic, motivated and able to inspire others.
  • Works well on own initiative.
  • Effective networking skills to form key relationships and establish collaborative work practice.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Be practiced in working to short deadlines.
  • Confident
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Innovative
  • Comprehensive IT Skills


Abilities

Essential

  • Ability and confidence to present clearly to a range of audiences.
  • Able to establish credibility rapidly with a wide range of staff.
  • Ability to influence.
  • Ability to deliver projects on time and within resources


Communication Skills

Essential

  • Excellent written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Calm and professional under pressure


Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Address

St Mary's Hospital

Parkhurst Road

Newport

PO30 5TG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

470-24-0021-FJ

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