An exciting opportunity has arisen, supporting a large NHS organisation as a Patient Safety Lead Specialist.
The post is working in the South East, initially for a period of 3 months, at a Band 8b.
The post holder will support the Associate Director for Quality and Patient Safety in leading and managing the organisation’s patient safety programme across the organisation.Main Responsibilities:
A successful candidate will have:
- Provide strategic leadership, expert advice, and support for a programme of work designed to promote, maintain, and improve patient safety across the organisation;
- Lead a patient safety and quality agenda that reflects regulatory responsibilities, delivery of strategic objectives, national and local initiatives, and commissioner requirements;
- Support the Associate Director with the implementation of recommendations set out in the national patient safety strategy and the development of a learning and improvement framework from Serious Incidents to reduce harm;
- Manage the Central Patient Safety Team and work collaboratively with clinical leaders, senior managers, and teams to identify and systematically address gaps in patient safety;
- Ensure robust frameworks, systems and processes are in place to support the management of patient safety across the organisation, including the sharing of lessons and learning from serious incident investigations;
- Develop and deliver an organisation-wide approach to the management of patient safety, maintaining high quality standards both divisionally and across the organisation;
- Lead on the implementation of a refreshed policy and framework for Serious Incident and Investigation Management aligned to national policy that will ensure effective systems and processes are in place across the organisation;
- Develop and implement an organisation wide programme of education and training to build capability in Patient Safety, Serious incident and investigation management including RCA methodology;
- Lead, manage and develop the Central Patient Safety Team to support and ensure effective delivery of the Patient Safety programme of work;
- Contribute to, and lead, on the development of safety and quality reports for organisation’s committees and external assurance meetings;
- Maintain and manage communications with local commissioners in relation to patient safety;
- Provide oversight and manage the timely closure of all Central Patient Safety alerts;
- Responsible for ensuring compliance with reporting deadlines to commissioners.
- A relevant professional clinical registration, or relevant professional qualification relating to patient safety/ root cause analysis;
- A master’s degree, or equivalent experience;
- In-depth specialist knowledge of the national agenda for patient safety;
- Extensive knowledge of Duty of Candour and Being Open framework including the application of this across NHS Provider organisations;
- Knowledge of clinical systems for data capture of incident reporting systems e.g., DATIX;
- Excellent knowledge of the incident reporting process to the national reporting and learning system and how to use data to support quality improvement.
If you are interested in the role and have the above skill set, please send a copy of your updated CV along with your availability to Ria Healy on firstname.lastname@example.org