Head of Clinical Governance

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Band 8b-8d
28 Jun 2021
26 Jul 2021
Finegreen Consultant
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Clinical Governance within a large healthcare organisation.

This is an interim post for 3+ months working in Wales, with a mix of on site and remote working. This is a Band 8b-8d dependent upon experience.

Lead teams on all aspects of clinical governance within the NHS.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead and be managerially responsible for numerous teams, in areas such as; Risk management and patient safety, Health and safety, Clinical audit and effectiveness, Legal services, and Divisional governance;
  • Provide professional leadership on all aspects of Quality Governance;
  • Act as the named Patient Safety Specialist for all staff within the organisation;
  • Guide and support with CQC action plans and improvements within the organisation;
  • Ensure compliance with the organisations policies, procedures and guidelines by acting or alerting the senior management team, if practice appears to contravene policy or have a detrimental impact on patient care;
  • Develop and influence robust clinical governance policies, procedures and guidelines at an organisational level;
  • Responsible for recording and providing evidence that lessons are learned, and action taken following investigation of adverse events;
  • Accountable for the management and oversight of all rapid reviews and serious incidents using Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Policy in a sensitive manner, ensuring staff are fully supported throughout the process.

A successful candidate will have:

  • Current professional clinical registration with NMC;
  • Master’s Degree, or significant proven experience;
  • Substantial specialist experience of working in the NHS at a senior level;
  • Extensive knowledge of NHS regulation and clinical effectiveness, quality improvement and clinical outcomes agenda;
  • Experience of evaluating and being involved in service improvement;
  • Highly effective written communication skills, including report writing, policy development and executive/board briefings;
  • An ability to extract, analyse and synthesise highly complex information relating to the quality and outcomes of clinical care;
  • Capacity to work with other staff under stressful circumstances in a supportive and understanding way.

If you are interested in the post, please send a copy of your CV, along with your availability to ria.healy@finegreen.co.uk

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