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Senior Quality Governance Lead

Employer
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bradford
Salary
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8B
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The post holder will work with the Associate Director of Quality, the Head of Quality Improvement and Learning and our Patient Safety Specialist to drive the embedding of the Trusts strategies for quality improvement, governance and assurance. This will ensure that quality of care is seen as the responsibility of all staff within the organisation on our journey to be an outstanding provider of health care. In taking this role forward the post holder will:

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead and manage our Quality Governance Team.

The post holder will work with the Associate Director of Quality, the Head of Quality Improvement and Learning and our Patient Safety Specialist to drive the embedding of the Trusts strategies for quality improvement, governance and assurance. This will ensure that quality of care is seen as the responsibility of all staff within the organisation on our journey to be an outstanding provider of health care. In taking this role forward the post holder will:

Support and further develop a culture which empowers people to continuously improve care

Build on the current structure to continuously improve quality of care across the organisation.

Align the Trust quality governance systems with those of corporate governance to ensure consistency and optimal effectiveness

About us

Our People Charter outlines the behaviours we can expect from one another and what you can expect from Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust:
  • We value people
  • We are one team
  • We care

We're keen to meet people who share these values and are passionate about delivering the highest quality of care to our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As part of the Quality Team the role will include strong and visible leadership to the Trust across the whole quality, risk and patient safety agenda including the provision of expert governance knowledge in an acute hospital setting and will take part in the Trust Wide On Call rota.

The post holder will lead on the Trust's approach to quality governance, to ensure its governance arrangements are robust and meet the requirements set by our regulatory bodies and commissioners. As such the post holder will support the Trusts ambition of being and outstanding provider of health care.

Do you have excellent communication skills, experience in governance and assurance, managing multiple teams and, adept at identifying learning from patient safety incidents, clinical negligence claims, and other sources?

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a senior governance or safety/risk related role.
  • Proven ability to develop and communicate a long-term vision for patient safety and convert that into plans, objectives and deliverables for the organisation.
  • Demonstrable evidence of developing and leading change management processes for the benefit of patients and service users.
  • Success in working collaboratively across multi-disciplinary teams and services.
  • Experience of leading / working in a patient safety role ( Governance in an acute NHS Trust)
  • Have previous experience / responsibility for clinical governance systems (NHS governance)
  • Significant demonstrable knowledge of local and national patient safety policy and strategy
  • Lead and manage multiple teams


Desirable

  • Significant demonstrable experience in senior management in healthcare ( to include acute care)
  • Significant experience of working in a clinical operational role in the NHS.


Skills

Essential

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively organise workload
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff at all levels across the Trust and with external stakeholders and committed to teamwork
  • Reliable, Punctual, Self motivated
  • Able to work effectively as a member of a small team or on own initiative.
  • Be able to take a flexible approach
  • Ability to consistently meet tight deadlines
  • Committed to work openly with others
  • Competent in use of Microsoft Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook
  • Ability to deal with changing priorities, work under pressure, and work to tight deadlines and flexible
  • Ability to motivate, empower and facilitate teams from different professional disciplines to be proactive


Knowledge

Essential

  • Development of committees & groups involving multi-professional relationships
  • Demonstrable understanding of NHS governance and risk frameworks and requirements
  • Demonstrable understanding of the NHS regulatory and Assurance frameworks under which NHS Foundation Trusts operate
  • Working knowledge of national policy and ability to research good practice solutions to its implementation


Desirable

  • Organisation of Risk Management and corporate governance in a large acute trust setting
  • A sound knowledge of the Health Service and the way in which the Clinical and non-clinical professions interact


Qualifications

Essential

  • Current Professional Registration e.g. RN, RMN etc
  • Health related degree
  • Educated to Masters Level in a related subject or equivalent experience working at a senior level
  • Evidence of continuous professional and personal development


Desirable

  • Business/Project Management qualification, or/and significant demonstrable experience in an acute care environment


Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bradford Royal Infirmary

Duckworth Lane

Bradford

BD9 6RJ

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389-24-6290813

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