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EPRR Officer

Employer
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Manchester
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
The team requires an enthusiastic team member for a 6-month period to work within our EPRR team to assist in enhancing our organisation's resilience against emergencies and ensure the Trust has an effective response to incidents, crises, and emergencies. Your expertise will contribute to developing, maintaining, and implementing emergency preparedness, resilience, and response strategies and plans. This role demands a profound understanding of the nuances in drafting and revising sophisticated plans and policies, as well as the analysis of national and local risk registers to mitigate these risks effectively. It requires a high level of analytical skill to comprehensively address and incorporate these insights into our emergency preparedness framework.

Main duties of the job

Develop, critically assess, and refine emergency preparedness plans and strategies, ensuring alignment with local, national, and international regulatory frameworks and adherence to established best practices for comprehensive risk mitigation.

Participate in risk assessments and hazard identification processes to evaluate potential threats and develop mitigation strategies.

Exercise judgment on complex facts or situations, necessitating a deep level of analysis to accurately assess and navigate the intricacies of emergency preparedness scenarios.

Responsible for leading the overhaul and implementation of the EPRR program across the organisation, driving change in a dynamic environment with agility and strategic foresight.

Engage and lead in collaboration with numerous internal departments and external partners, including emergency services, to guarantee an effective response to emergency situations, ensuring optimal operational continuity and stakeholder alignment.

Monitor and report on compliance with emergency preparedness protocols and performance of response activities.

Contribute to the development and implementation of resilience initiatives to minimise the impact of disruptive incidents on operations.

To interpret complex information from various national and local sources, requiring an adept ability to compare data, policies, and procedures to develop effective response strategies.

About us

The Performance team covers a wide range of areas within the trust. We're responsible for ensuring that all patients are tracked and monitored against national cancer targets as well as facilitating the running of all MDT meetings that take place at the trust. We're responsible for both internal and external performance reporting and have a small data quality team that looks to improve the clinical information inputted into our patient administration system. The team also covers emergency planning and is in charge or the incident control room when required. We work closely with the Data Insights and Data Engineering teams as well as the divisional and executive teams to provide quality information and reporting solutions at all levels. We're predominantly hybrid working between home and our offices located on the main Withington site.

Job description

Job responsibilities

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develop, critically assess, and refine emergency preparedness plans and strategies, ensuring alignment with local, national, and international regulatory frameworks and adherence to established best practices for comprehensive risk mitigation.
  • Participate in risk assessments and hazard identification processes to evaluate potential threats and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Exercise judgment on complex facts or situations, necessitating a deep level of analysis to accurately assess and navigate the intricacies of emergency preparedness scenarios.
  • Responsible for leading the overhaul and implementation of the EPRR program across the organisation, driving change in a dynamic environment with agility and strategic foresight.
  • Engage and lead in collaboration with numerous internal departments and external partners, including emergency services, to guarantee an effective response to emergency situations, ensuring optimal operational continuity and stakeholder alignment.
  • Monitor and report on compliance with emergency preparedness protocols and performance of response activities.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of resilience initiatives to minimise the impact of disruptive incidents on operations.
  • To interpret complex information from various national and local sources, requiring an adept ability to compare data, policies, and procedures to develop effective response strategies.
  • To analyse and interpret national and local risk registers, conducting detailed assessments to identify and mitigate potential threats to the organisations.
  • Assist the EPRR Team in offering expert consultation on complex Emergency Planning issues throughout the organisation, leveraging specialised knowledge to guide strategic decisions and operational practices.
  • Ensure accurate and open communication and co-ordination with a range of organisations and individuals, researching and drafting correspondence and papers and ensuring the management of specific tasks, lead reporting and analysis across a range of specialties, functions, and projects. Proposes changes to own project/function, informing policy and making recommendations for other projects delivery. Oversee the lead reporting and conduct in-depth analysis across a broad spectrum of specialties, functions, and projects, ensuring a high level of complexity and thoroughness in execution.
  • Contribute to the information management of performance, taking a lead for specific projects

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
  • To liaise with relevant clinical teams in the development of specific plans to respond to public health emergencies and incidents e.g., Infection Prevention and Control Team to develop and review Pandemic flu plans or Trust Team to develop and review CBRN plans.
  • To apply advanced planning and organisational abilities to manage multiple complex activities or programs, adapting plans as required to meet evolving emergency preparedness and response needs.
  • To provide leadership and support to those responsible for the development of EPRR supporting plans e.g., lockdown policy, bomb, fire, and evacuation plans.
  • To work within Trust policies including those for confidentiality, data protection, health and safety, fire protection and annual appraisal
  • To support the EPRR Team with audits and follow up on any shortfalls in the results to ensure compliance and progression from the areas of poor response.
  • To undertake training as required to maintain competency/comply with Trust policies.
  • To develop and implement a testing and exercise programme for the Trust which complies with the requirements of NHS EPRR standards and the EPRR Team.
  • To provide comprehensive training across all command levels to ensure adherence to compliance standards,
  • To be responsible for ensuring that the Trusts stock and equipment for use in Major Incident, Business Continuity and CBRN incident is fit for purpose and to ensure that the Incident Control Room/s and associated equipment is maintained ready for use.
  • To work closely with Business Continuity Leads and the wider EPRR Team to support them identify, assess, and manage risks which may impact their ability to continue to deliver caring at its best and to include these on the Trust risk register where appropriate.
  • To support the EPRR Team in ensuring the Trust has in place an ambitious EPRR Work Programme with the aim of ensuring continued improvement and establishing best practice within EPRR.
  • To represent the Trust and promote its interests at national, regional, and local meetings, events and conferences and disseminate relevant information to staff at the Christie NHS Organisation Trust.
  • To ensure the publication of EPRR plans and guidance on the Trusts intranet


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • oEducated to degree level or equivalent.
  • oEvidence of recent and relevant CPD


Desirable

  • oPost Graduate Diploma in EPRR (or equivalent experience to Masters level)


Experience

Essential

  • oPrevious experience working in the NHS
  • oExperience in writing and revising organisational policies and procedures.Skilled in detailed research to shape policy and guide decisions, using analysis to uncover key insights
  • oAbility to translate complex information into clear, actionable plans and presentations


Desirable

  • oKnowledge and experience of emergency planning and business continuity in a complex organisation
  • oExperience of policy writing and implementation
  • oExperience of managing multiple projects and completing them to strict deadlines.
  • oPrevious experience of working in the NHS at an operational level in risk and incident management
  • oExperience of developing strategies, policies, and procedures in accordance with national guidance
  • oGood working knowledge of Word, Excel, and databases


Skills

Essential

  • oExcellent written and verbal communication skills
  • oDemonstrates principles and behaviours described within the Christie Values
  • oExcellent organisational skills, including a high level of accuracy and ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • oAbility to manage and prioritise conflicting workloads to meet deadlines whilst working under own initiative.
  • oAbility to project manage, problem solve and to provide innovative approaches
  • oAbility to liaise effectively with staff at all levels, including Executive Directors, senior managers, clinicians and other professional groups
  • oAbility to develop and deliver formal presentations to large groups of staff.


Knowledge

Essential

  • oGood knowledge of governance and compliance processes
  • oAble to plan, organise and deliver trust-wide projects


Desirable

  • oKnowledge of the national and local agenda in relation to resilience
  • oCorporate risk management frameworks, legislation, and policies
  • oAn understanding of current issues relating to Governance within the NHS (i.e., Care Quality Commission Regulations
  • oKnowledge and understanding of Health and Safety requirements of a large and complex organisation
  • oGood understanding of information sources within NHS


VALUES

Essential

  • oAble to demonstrate the Christie values & behaviours


OTHER

Essential

  • oA corporate player, able to successfully link strategy and operations
  • oAssertive, confident and able to work under own initiative, emotionally resilient.
  • oAbility to function under pressure and meet deadlines whilst maintaining a high quality of work


Employer details

Employer name

The Christie NHS FT

Address

Performance - E00386

Wilmslow Road

Manchester

M20 4BX

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413-82814-PERF-SD

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