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Head of Patient Safety & Risk Management

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic candidate to join the patient safety team at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire and help shape our response to and management of safety and risk.

As Head of Patient Safety and Risk you will manage the patient safety and risk agenda at UHCW and be integral in operationalising the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) and Patient Safety Incident Response Plan (PSIRP).

The role requires oversight and management of all Patient Safety Incident Investigations (PSII's), thematic reviews, patient safety incident (SWARM response, risk registers and national patient safety alerts.

You will have line management responsibility for the Patient Safety Team, Clinical Harm and Risk Manager and our Datix Team.

Main duties of the job

As we continue in our partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute we are committed to embedding UHCWi into everything we do. This is based on lean but more importantly will be how you can deliver our aims of: Putting Patients First, Empowering Staff and Delivering Safer Care.

A core responsibility for 2024 is the operationalising of PSIRF at UHCW. This will include learning assurance capability to analyse data and identify themes.

Provide leadership and professional advice to managers and staff within the Trust on patient safety and clinical risk management.

Develop and review the Trust's Risk Management Strategy and Policy. Implement the strategy and policy across the Trust to ensure it is embedded within the culture and owned by key clinical and non-clinical staff.

Lead large-scale, trust-wide projects related to Patient Safety & Risk as required.

About us

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Ensuring, in conjunction with the Associate Director of Quality for Patient Safety and Risk, the Patient Safety Incident Framework (PSIRF) and Patient Safety Incident Response Plan (PSIRP) is operationalised.

Ensuring learning assurance capability to analyse data and identify themes.

Ensuring meaningful engagement with staff and patients.

Ensuring leadership and professional advice to managers and staff within the Trust on patient safety and clinical risk management

For further details please see the attached job description.

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Address

University Hospital Coventry

Clifford Bridge Road

Coventry

CV2 2DX

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