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Head of Clinical Quality Assurance

Employer
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Southampton
Salary
£58,972 to £68,525 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8B
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join the central governance team as the Head of Quality Assurance. The successful candidate will hold a critical leadership position within University Hospital Southampton, overseeing the management of quality assurance, regulatory compliance, and various governance processes. This role will require meticulous attention to detail, a comprehensive understanding of regulatory frameworks, and the ability to drive continuous improvement initiatives to ensure the highest standards of safe patient care and operational excellence within the Trust and its services.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on-site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees can access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Head of Quality Assurance will hold a critical leadership position within the Trust, overseeing the management of quality assurance, patient safety, regulatory compliance, and various governance processes. This role will require meticulous attention to detail, a comprehensive understanding of regulatory frameworks, and the ability to drive continuous improvement initiatives to ensure the highest standards of patient care and operational excellence within the Trust. They will embed a culture of shared learning and improvement cycles throughout the Trust.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to Masters Degree level or relevant equivalent experience
  • Registered Nurse
  • Management/leadership qualification or relevant equivalent experience
  • Evidence of additional post registration study


Desirable

  • Can demonstrate further post-registration study relating to patient safety


knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Significant and relevant experience within a Senior Management/Leadership role
  • Evidence of sound financial management experience
  • Up to date knowledge of NHS Strategy & Policy
  • Demonstrate high level knowledge and expertise of regulation, governance, standards and risk.
  • Track record of delivering an improvement project at scale


Desirable

  • Experience of managing change and service improvement


Values and behaviours

Essential

  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

Address

Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO16 6YD

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