Patient Safety and Risk Manager

Job Category: Healthcare
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: Dublin


  • Deliver excellence in patient safety and clinical risk management in the hospital. This will involve an annual assessment of current practice, benchmarked against industry accepted best-practise.
  • Develop and lead work-streams to mitigate risk and improve patient safety. 
  • Take a lead role in incident reviews, compile review reports and support implementation of report recommendations. 
  • Enhance learning from risk reporting activity; liaise proactively with staff, design and implement appropriate systems to optimise risk reporting. 
  • Identify and escalate (perceived) training gaps in front line teams in their delivery of safer patient care and provide training as appropriate to meet these needs.
  • Be responsible for managing the risk reporting system, including recording, tracking and reviewing with relevant personnel and responding to reports received within an appropriate timeframe.
  • Support the effective use of the risk register.
  • Deliver educational interventions to ensure that personnel are aware of safety risk management processes and encourage risk management at the clinical front-line to facilitate prompt and appropriate resolution.
  • Work with all Clinical Directorates in a partnership capacity towards the implementation of the National Standards for Safer, Better Healthcare with particular focus on improvements relating to patient safety. Act as an ambassador for this agenda and as an agent for change.
  • Ensure the collection and safe storage of all relevant documentation pertaining to risk and adverse incidents.
  • Liaise with other relevant internal/external bodies as appropriate, such as would be required for the optimisation of patient safety in the hospital. 
  • Undertake other duties and tasks as may be assigned by the Director of Quality and Safety Improvement, as appropriate to this role.
  • Participate and cooperate with legislative and regulatory requirements in relation to Health and Safety as outlined in the Safety, Health and Welfare Act 2005 and the Hospital Safety Statement.


  • Registered General Nurse with The Nursing Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), or eligible to register. 
  • 7 years post-registration experience in an acute clinical area within the last 9 years.
  • Demonstrate 2 years management experience at CNM II level in the past 4 years for a CNM III post.
  • Completed formal recognised post-registration education relevant to the role (e.g. Management/Quality/Safety/Risk Management) or a commitment to undertake within an agreed timeframe. 
  • Experience in the area of quality and safety management.
  • Demonstrate IT Skills.
  • Demonstrate experience in personal and professional development of staff.
  • Demonstrate project/change management skills.

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