Clinical Risk, Governance & Audit Midwife

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
GBP 38,890.00 - 44,503.00 per year
21 Jun 2021
23 Jun 2021
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust opened in 1948 and provides a range of elective, non-elective, surgical, medical, women's, children's, diagnostic and therapeutic services to a population of more than 350,000 people.

The hub of the Trust is located on the outskirts of Nuneaton and its services cover a large footprint, including north Warwickshire, south west Leicestershire, and north Coventry. We also provide primary and community services across Coventry, Warwickshire and Leicestershire.

Our vision is "to EXCEL at patient care" . If you think you've got what it takes, help us realise this and join #TeamEliot.

Job overview

Clinical Risk, Governance & Audit Midwife


Full Time 37.5 hours a week

£38,890- £44,503 per annum pro rata

Closing Date: 1st July 2021

Interview Date: 16th July 2021

Are you an experienced midwife who is passionate about high quality care for women and children? Are you committed to delivering high quality, safe, effective maternity care? If so, we want to hear from you.

This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day. #JoinTeamEliot

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced midwife to work within the women and Children's governance team.

We are looking for a confident, organised and passionate Midwife who will need to be confident in providing constructive feedback, lead audits, teach and provide written reports.

The Maternity Services have an excellent reputation for woman centered, family friendly care and provide a range of models of midwifery and obstetric care provision. These include a home birth service, promotion of normality, continuity of carer models, and specialist care provided by our obstetric teams for women with more complex needs.

This role is critical to the successful delivery of maternity and Trust corporate strategies.

The ideal candidate will bring to the role a commitment to high quality up to date maternity care and be a motivational, approachable, innovative and respected leader.

Working for our organisation

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive health services delivered by inspiring and compassionate staff who share our corporate values:

Effective Open Communication

Excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, on-site discounted gym, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • Support and provide guidance to all staff within maternity services in relation to patient safety and clinical governance and contribute to, and monitor effectiveness of, the maternity clinical risk management strategy;
  • To attend the Trust complaints, litigation, incident and pals meeting, and when required deputise for the Maternity Risk & Governance Manager at the trust Patient Safety Committee (PSC) as a midwifery expert;
  • To undertake Clinical Audit within the GEH Women's and Children's which includes presenting findings of all audits undertaken at identified groups and meetings. Working with the Clinical Director, Associate Director of Midwifery, Maternity Clinical Risk Manager and Obstetric Audit Lead to ensure audit projects are prioritised and undertaken in a timely manner;
  • The post holder will have responsibility for co-ordinating and participation in audit projects relating to the NHSR Maternity Standards;
  • Work with the lead clinicians for clinical risk within maternity, Professional Midwifery Advocates, Midwifery matrons, Medical and Midwifery staff to identify clinical risk issues and implement changes in practice. Provide feedback on incidents and progress the implementation of recommendations from multidisciplinary meetings;
  • Promote and maintain cohesive working relationships with obstetricians, neonatal team (medical and nursing) anaesthetists and other specialists;
  • Work autonomously within guidelines and spheres of professional practice. Support the implementation of recommendations from Government and professional bodies in relation to maternity care.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details.

Person specification

Experience and Knowledge
Essential criteria
  • Professional knowledge acquired through completion of preceptorship and clinical post registration experience in midwifery
  • Knowledge of clinical governance.
  • Experience of clinical audit
  • Experience of guideline development
  • Current clinical experience in acute hospital
  • Evidence of implementing change in clinical practice
  • Experience in audit and implementing evidence based care
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • Ability to assess the work of the team, provide clear constructive feedback to the team in order to maintain and improve performance
  • A good understanding of current issues relating to the NHS.
  • Ability to evaluate effectiveness of learning activities and identifies how it could be improved
  • Ability to delegate authority to people and monitor them against required outcomes

Desirable criteria
  • Experience of providing formal teaching development to staff / colleagues

Essential criteria
  • Registered Midwife with current NMC registration
  • Demonstrable CPD

Desirable criteria
  • Study at Masters level

personal qualities
Essential criteria
  • Maturity and self-awareness
  • Creative, lateral thinker
  • Have a confident approach and the ability to instil confidence in others
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and able to motivate others
  • Calm and objective
  • Flexible and positive approach to work
  • Ability to work across a number of clinical areas
  • Be able to encourage and support staff in difficult circumstances

Essential criteria
  • Able to recognise own limits and work within those limits of competence
  • Ability to support others in maintaining health, safety and security
  • Ability to treat everyone with whom s/he comes into contact with dignity and respect
  • Ability to identify and assess the potential risks involved in work activities and processes for self and others

Please note:

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust utilises a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC where all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages via the NHS Jobs website. Furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any emails/messages sent to us via the NHS Jobs website.

By applying for this post you are consenting to George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system, TRAC.

The Job application data you provide will be used to assess your application for employment at GEH, to verify your information and conduct reference checks, and to communicate with you. If you accept employment with GEH, the information collected will become part of your employment record and will be used for employment purposes.

All information provided will be used for recruitment purposes only and processed in a lawful, fair and transparent manner.


The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is a mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service application.

In response to NICE guidance and to support the reduction of health harm from tobacco, the Trust has a smoke-free site policy which applies to anyone on Trust sites. Staff who smoke will be supported to quit or not smoke whilst on Trust sites.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download
  • Job Description & Person Specification ( PDF , 643.0 KB )
  • Our Future Together ( PDF , 1.9 MB )
  • Why choose GEH as a place to work & Our Core Value Pledges ( PDF , 487.0 KB )
  • Guidance for Applicants & Strategic Objectives ( PDF , 294.8 KB )

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