Patient Safety is our top priority at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
We have a strong track record in implementing patient safety programmes to improve the safety and quality of care provided to patients. We have an exciting opportunity to work as a member of our ambitious team to improve the safety of patients further with the implementation of the new national Patient Safety Incident Review Framework.
We are looking for exceptional individuals who can demonstrate a real enthusiasm for patient safety. You will bring key organisational skills to Serious Incident investigation and patient safety projects within our ambitious programme of work.
In return we can offer you an extremely supportive and experienced environment in which to work and a commitment to continue your personal and professional development.Main duties of the job
In addition to the brief list above you must familiarise yourself with the full job description and person specification attached to this advert prior to applying.
We are looking for exceptional individuals who can demonstrate a real enthusiasm for patient safety. You will bring key organisational skills to Serious Incident investigation and patient safety projects within our ambitious programme of work.About us
With over 17,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!Job descriptionJob responsibilities
We have an exciting opportunity to work as a member of our ambitious team to improve the safety of patients further with the implementation of the new national Patient Safety Incident Review Framework.
We are an extremely supportive and experienced environment, committed to continue your personal and professional development.
Please refer to the job description and person specification attached to the advert for the full details of the vacancy.Person SpecificationPhysical SkillsEssential
Training & QualificationsEssential
- Skilled in the use of IT packages, systems and/or databases to fulfil role requirements.
- The ability to concentrate for long periods of time due to the varied and unpredictable work pattern.
- Educated to degree level or with relevant equivalent experience.
- Strong evidence of continued professional development.
- Knowledge of specialist patient safety, safety culture and human factors and service improvement science.
- Qualifications and courses associated with Patient Safety, Leadership and Improvement Management.
- Operational line management experience
- Experience of leading and coordinating serious incident investigations/case reviews (i.e. HR, complaints, and internal review of service investigations).
- Experience of systems-based analysis.
- Understanding of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy and Patient Safety Incident Response Framework
Communication and relationship skillsEssential
- Experience of leading difficult and/or emotive discussions with patients, families, staff or other individuals.
- Experience of HSIB.
- Knowledge of corporate governance legislation and best practice
- Experience of working within the acute healthcare setting.
- Experience of developing and delivering training programmes
- Experience of working with collaboratively with patients/ service/ stakeholders to improve quality of service
- Demonstrate negotiation and influencing skills and ability to develop and maintain constructive relationships at all levels in the organisation.
- Assertiveness skills and the ability to deal with conflict.
Analytical and Judgement skillsEssential
- Proven knowledge of national and local patient safety initiatives.
- Able to assimilate, analyse and present complex problems and data, identify necessary action, make recommendations and ensure actions are taken.
- Demonstrate insight in the use of data to influence patient care and services.
Planning and organisation skillsEssential
- Demonstrate a knowledge of current issues related to NHS strategy and policy.
Other requirements specific to the roleEssential
- Ability to engage staff and work collaboratively.
- Ability to prioritise own workload and coordinate activities of other colleagues in the Corporate Patient Safety Team.
- Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure whilst delivering high quality work.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Demonstrate coping mechanisms for dealing with highly emotive events.
- Innovator with a positive can do attitude.
- Ability to travel between NUH sites.
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