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Clinical Safety Officer

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for your next challenge in your digital career?

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced registered clinician to join the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire digital team as a Clinical Safety Officer (CSO).As a CSO you will have a vital role in ensuring digital transformation is undertaken as safely and effectively as possible. To succeed in this role you will have excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, in order to promote the role of clinical safety across cross-functional teams. You will work alongside a multi-disciplinary digital clinical team and be supported by the Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) for UHNNHS. The postholder is required to be a suitably qualified and experienced healthcare professional who holds and maintains current registration with an appropriate professional body relevant to their training and experience. Experience of working within a clinical safety role in an acute healthcare setting and knowledge of healthcare information technology systems is essential.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Safety Officer (CSO) will work as part of a dynamic Chief Clinical Information Officer team. The post holder will have an extensive understanding of clinical safety and will be responsible for efficient and effective management of the Digital Clinical Safety on behalf of the Group. The role is responsible for providing leadership, guidance, support, specialist knowledge and clinical safety review and approval for the implementation of new digital solutions and upgrades existing digital solutions across the Group. This includes the assessment of clinical safety issues at all points in the procurement and implementation of IT software and hardware, including on-going management once transferred to live service and ensuring all digital solutions conform to relevant national standards for clinical safety.

Please contact Ramandeep Kaur, Chief Clinical Information Officer,, to discuss further.

About us

University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group is made up of Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust and Kettering General NHS Foundation Trust. Both hospitals are separate hospitals/employers with hospital board and leadership. We share a group executive team leading on a shared vision, mission, priorities, strategies and Dedicated to Excellence Values.

Our Excellence Values:CompassionRespectIntegrityCourageousAccountable

Please visit the following websites for more information:
  • University Hospitals Northamptonshire NHS Group
  • Best of Both Worlds Northamptonshire
  • Kettering General Hospital
  • Northampton General Hospital NHS TrustWe want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and we encourage applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals. We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds.Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites will be required.Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarise yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further details regarding main responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Experienced clinician with evidence of working effectively across a range of clinical settings within a MDT
  • Experienced CSO with portfolio of evidence to demonstrate past practice and achievements
  • Sound knowledge of a risk management process with ability to engage clinicians in the process and role of CSO and effective risk management
  • Excellent communication skills with a range of people from a variety of disciplines regarding a range of business or technical matters
  • Excellent writing and oral skills, including preparation of formal reports and training materials
  • Technically able with sound knowledge of IM& T infrastructures, national priorities, policy and workstreams
  • To work independently and as part of a team, managing personal workload and conflicting priorities
  • Have the ability to work under pressure when required and to provide high quality output within short time periods

Education Training and Qualifications


  • Registered healthcare professional with current UK registration
  • Masters in Leadership, Change, Service Transformation or other relevant subject or equivalent experience
  • Experience and familiarity with CSO role
  • Delivery of large projects or similar
  • Experienced CSO with accredited qualification


  • Project management qualification, such as PRINCE II or Agile
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Health Leadership (NHS Digital Leadership Academy)
  • Recognised national leadership programme completion with portfolio of evidence to support achievements
  • Associate/Member/Fellow of Faculty of Clinical Informatics
  • Advanced practice, other post registration qualification

Personal Qualities


  • Excellent communicator with a high level of interpersonal skills
  • Positive team focus and effective leadership style which is adaptable dependent upon required situation
  • Demonstratable passion for safe and effective healthcare
  • Able to engage colleagues through leadership, passion and effective communication of Trust Digital Strategy and overarching principles
  • Able to positively and creatively challenge current thinking in order to assist in the development of new and better policy and operational working practices

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of strategy development and implementation
  • Specialist experience of developing Digital Clinical Safety Strategy and policy in a fast-moving IM& T environment
  • Experience of implementing practice and organisational change
  • Broad experience across a range of digital applications
  • Working knowledge of all relevant UK legislation relating to Clinical Safety
  • Working knowledge of all relevant UK legislation relating to IM& T including but not limited to Freedom of Information Act, GDPR, Data Protection Act
  • Experience in producing high quality documentation including clinical safety assessments, hazard logs, action plans
  • Experience of managing senior stakeholders

Employer details

Employer name

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kettering General Hospital

Rothwell Road


NN16 8UZ

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