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Quality & Risk Matron - Theatres

The Portland Hospital
City of London
£48,567 - £54,638 /Year

Job Description

About The Facility

Internationally renowned for clinical excellence, The Portland Hospital is the only independent hospital in the UK entirely dedicated to women and children. Our inpatient and outpatient specialties reflect this, providing clinical expertise in Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Women`s Health.

The hospital has been consistently growing over the past few years, almost doubling since 2008.

Our Paediatric wards hold 56 inpatient beds + 11 day case and are equipped with the latest technology to provide advanced medical and surgical care, including a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit which reflects the acuity and complex nature of the children who are admitted to our hospital. The Portland Hospital has a large number of international Paediatric patients, often funded by relevant embassies.

The Portland Hospital is the only fully private maternity hospital in the UK. The hospital provides for both consultant-led and midwifery-led deliveries, having an 18 bedded ward and 6 cot neonatal unit to facilitate this. Alongside this there is a 12 bedded Gynecology and Women's Health in-patient ward. The Portland Hospital also has a large outpatient department for all areas of its clinical expertise, to facilitate continuous care or simpler procedures.

The culture at The Portland Hospital is to provide support, an inspiring environment and positive ways of working to ensure everyone has a better day. This is accomplished through our core set of 'Positively Portland' values that all employees will work to:

Greetings, Respect, Teamwork, Initiative, Responsibility and Acknowledgement

Job Description

As the Theatre Matron, leading Quality & Risk under the direction of the Theatre Manager, you will work closely with the theatre teams and clinical ward areas to develop implement and maintain a patient safety and quality improvement program. An expert in patient safety and quality improvement, this position works in partnership with risk management, operational efficiency, and assigned teams to ensure that the organization meets or exceeds patient safety and quality improvement goals. You will be responsible for the assessment of clinical and non-clinical risk and quality issues within the Theatre department.

You will ensure that all incidents are investigated, managed and reported appropriately and will analyse risk information from theatres, produce trend information to support mitigating action and provide the learning from incidents. You will support the Theatre Services to reduce risk and further develop a positive culture of risk management, ensuring that all incidents investigations are closed in a timely manner.

You will also work closely with the Theatre Teams and Consultants to develop implement and maintain quality improvement programs.

Salary: £48,567-£54,638pa (Dependent on candidate experience)

Hours: 37.50 hours per week Monday to Friday (however may include some Saturdays)

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To contribute to the setting and monitoring of measurable standards of care and be accountable for maintaining standards.
  • To uphold quality initiatives that improves 'customer care' and enhances the interface between staff, patients and visitors within the Peri-Operative Environment.


  • Managing all Incidents reported by staff and other areas of the hospital, reviewing, collating and gathering information, and closing the incidents following appropriate investigative information.
  • Reporting findings to the teams and developing improvement processes with the teams and Practice Development Nurse.
  • To update and maintain the Risk Register and review with the Clinical Governance team


  • To uphold quality initiatives that improves 'customer care' and enhances the interface between staff, patients and visitors.
  • To work with teams, interact/collaborate with individuals in all areas in theatres and ward areas disciplines to resolve issues concerning patient quality issues.
  • To be responsible for Audit, local and National in the department, assisting the teams to achieve levels of understanding on Audit.

Please note the above is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities. A full Job Description is available upon request.

Skills & Experience

  • Registered Theatre Practitioner with extensive practical experience
  • Broad experience in a quality and/or risk role is essential
  • Extensive leadership experience
  • An awareness and understanding of contemporary professional and educational Perioperative environment issues
  • Teaching Experience (minimum ENB 997/998)
  • Professional Degree or equivalent and a willingness and / or intention to study to Masters Level
  • A Risk and Quality Management Qualification or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of the governance and UK legislative framework
  • Good understanding of the principles of clinical governance including Risk and Quality Management
  • Good understanding of the factors that influenced the development of current Perioperative services within England.
  • Teaching Qualification is desirable
  • Root cause analysis training is desirable

About The Individual

The successful candidate will have well developed leadership and influencing skills with the ability to motivate and enthuse individuals / teams. They will have excellent organisational skills and be able to prioritise and delegate workload effectively, whilst demonstrating a strong sense of personal and team accountability. They must have the confidence to deal with and resolve any situations that arise and will show that they can work under pressure and manage conflict. Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills are a must.

Contact Info

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HCA Healthcare
ref. HCA05579

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