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Neonatal Continuous Improvement and Learning Practitioner

North Bristol NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Women and Children's Division for a neonatal practitioner to join the Divisional Continuous Learning and Improvement Team on a permanent basis. This role will support routine Divisional Governance requirements and help us to achieve evolving priorities of the Division and national safety agenda. We are looking for someone who is passionate about patient safety and continuous quality improvement for the role. Within this position, the post holder will work within the current established Continuous Improvement and Learning Team, further developing robust systems and processes to implement learning.

Southmead Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has 34 cots, comprising of 8 ITU, 8 HDU, 18 SC and an additional 10 cots on Transitional Care. We are a well established Level 3 unit and tertiary referral centre, providing a centre of excellence for babies born as premature as 22 weeks gestation.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide expert advice in relation to the management, reporting, investigation and follow up of adverse clinical incidents within the Neonatal setting. They will work in collaboration with the multi disciplinary team to develop robust, meaningful recommendations and identify actions for learning from incidents.

About us

North Bristol NHS Trust promotes health and well-being initiatives, devised by our dedicated staff wellbeing team, that encompasses lifestyle support, physical support and psychological support, and have been nationally recognised by REBA.

We value all staff feedback and actively promote the annual staff surveys, leading to response rates above the national average and the majority of our staff would recommend our organisation as a good place to work. We take responses seriously and have a good track record in making improvements throughout the organisation.

North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and internal holidays, and it has a rich history. If you prefer country, village or smaller town living, our Trust is also easily commutable from a range of attractive locations in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and South Wales (such as Portishead or Chepstow).

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the job description and main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a health-related subject
  • Current NMC Registration


  • Evidence of further professional and/or development

Work Experience


  • Experience at band 6 in neonatal clinical practice
  • Knowledge of perinatal issues in the wider context of the NHS
  • Experience of working with patients and families to drive service improvement
  • Experience of working with clinical teams to support improvement in patient safety
  • Experience of working to deadlines in a high-pressure environment

Knowledge/Skills and abilities


  • Knowledge of perinatal issues in the wider context of the NHS
  • Knowledge of research, Quality Improvement (QI) methodology and audit
  • Knowledge of incident reporting management system
  • Ability to understand the facts through gathering of evidence and building evidence-based narrative
  • Ability to draw conclusions and make findings
  • Excellent presentation skills


  • Evidence of successful change management such as the implementation of a change in practice in response to national or local guidance or the planning and implementation of change in response to user comments/needs
  • Experience of report writing and/or producing professional documents
  • Ability to form and structure an investigation
  • Ability to make safety recommendations based on the evidence, analysis and findings

Personal Qualities/Special Circumstances


  • Excellent communication skills and ability to provide and effectively communicate sensitive information to staff, patients and relatives/carers
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to support and foster a psychologically safe and restoratively just culture
  • Demonstrates compassionate leadership qualities

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


North Bristol Trust

Southmead Road


BS10 5NB

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