Nursing - Divisional Quality Governance Lead

  • Department Corporate Nursing-Quality Governance Women & Childrens (PRH)
  • Salary £50,952.00 – £57,349 per annum
  • Closing Date 14/06/2023
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8a
  • Job ref 223-DQG-801
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Job overview

The post holder will oversee all aspects of quality governance within the Women’s and Children’s Division. They will directly support the Divisional Leadership team, and Clinical Governance Leads. The post holder will lead and line manage the Quality Governance Team for the Division, ensuring that services meet the required level of quality assurance standards within the Trust.

The post holder will be responsible for monitoring, implementing and enhancing quality governance policies and procedures ensuring adherence to national and internal legislation and guidance, which will include reporting and effective management of clinical and non-clinical incidents. The post holder will be expected to be appraised of best practice in quality assurance and governance nationally and locally including external bodies.


Main duties of the job

  • The post will be responsible for all aspects of work to promote quality, safety improvement and governance.
  • To lead and coordinate the divisions response to Patient Safety Incidents, serious incidents and investigation.
  • Under the direction of the Director of Midwifery, monitor the Divisions approach to implementing the corporate Risk Management strategy and direct the development and implementation of action plans to drive continuous improvement.
  • Supporting coordination of the Divisional Risk Register and dissemination of the Risk Register to the Divisional teams, working alongside the Divisional Leadership teams
  • To provide analysis and interpretation of risk management information for comparison and provide reports and remedial plans to the Divisional clinical/quality governance groups and other operational and executive committees of the Trust, as required to support the Director of Midwifery, Head of Midwifery, Quality Governance and the Divisional Leadership Team.
  • To plan and deliver the activities of the quality governance team, in line with the Quality Governance Framework and Quality Strategy.


Working for our organisation

There has never been a better time to come and work at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust.  As a maternity unit we continue on our Maternity Transformation programme offering opportunities to get involved with the improvements at SaTH.

You will need to have excellent leadership skills to support the team to deliver high quality care and open to embracing positive change and transformation in order to meet the needs of the local population.  In turn you will be supported by a dynamic Senior Leadership Team.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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