At Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust performance matters to us and we are now seeking Investigators at three levels to undertake casework and report findings of alleged professional and personal misconduct:
• Gold Level - investigating very complex personal misconduct and or professional misconduct cases (and may include SUIs)
• Silver Level - investigating complex misconduct, the ability to manage multiple HR policies, and knowledge of HR policies and professional standards required.
• Bronze Level - investigating misconduct cases, a sound knowledge of HR policies and professional standards will be required.
Employed by our in-house bank and commissioned by the Medical HR Investigation team, you will be expected to complete your cases in accordance with the NCAS best practice guidance. Liaising with doctors, healthcare professionals across many specialties and members of the public, you’ll gather evidence before the final case manager’s review for a decision.
To succeed in this role you will need:
• to have effectively handled complex cases and be prepared to work within national and Trust Policies framework
• a sound understanding, interpretation and application of contractual agreements, employment law, procedural issues, statutory and other regulations
• excellent planning, time management, analytical and interviewing skills
• a meticulous, methodical approach to caseload management which could come from any background, as could your strong written and verbal communication skills.
• exceptional people skills that will allow you to deal with people politely but assertively.
Rates of pay are based on a daily rate and the casework assigned:
• Gold will require expert clinical knowledge and evidence of your competency to manage very complex conduct investigations. Daily rates will start at £500 upwards to conduct an assigned number of investigations within the agreed timeframes of policy.
• Silver, will require evidence of the ability to investigate very complex conduct cases, crossing over multi HR policies and professional standards. Daily rates will be £350 to conduct an assigned number of investigations within the agreed timeframes of policy.
• Bronze, will require evidence of the ability to investigate conduct cases, which could also cross over other HR policies and professional standards. Daily rates will be £200 to conduct an assigned number of investigations within the agreed timeframes of policy.
Case investigators, will have to undertake the NCAS/legal investigation training in-house to become an accredited MHPS investigator for BHRUT.
Our award-winning Trust, based on the outskirts of London and close to the 2012 Olympic site, is one of the largest University Teaching Hospitals in the UK. Providing acute care for over 700,000 people that live in North East Thames, we work at the forefront of patient care, in a busy but supportive environment.
To apply for this post please visit our website through clicking on "Apply now" button or through www.jobs.nhs.uk
For further information please contact Mary Harrison, Associate Director Medical HR or Lynsey Harvey, PA to Mary Harrison, on 01708 435397 Ext: 2412.
Job ref: 162/5372
Faxed, email or application by CV will not be accepted.
Closing date: 27 May 2012.
Only short listed candidates will be notified. We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date, should we have an overwhelming response. We are an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. Applicants who consider they have a disability will be short listed for interview if they meet the essential criteria. We also operate strict screening procedures for posts with access to vulnerable adults and children.