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Associate Director for Patient Safety and Quality

Employer
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bath
Salary
£70,417 to £81,138 a year pa pr
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8C
Hours
Full Time
As the Associate Director for Patient Safety and Quality you will lead the patient safety and quality agenda at the Trust 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 (PSIIs), thematic reviews, risk management and national patient safety alerts. You will be responsible for leading and supporting the organisations patient safety insight, involvement and improvement activity across the organisation and ensuring that systems thinking, human factors understanding and just culture principles are embedded within all patient safety processes. You will also oversee the quality assurance and risk management functions.

Main duties of the job

  • Patient Safety and Quality

  • a) Lead on and provide patient safety expertise/leadership within the organisation demonstrating compassionate leadership, visibility and supporting the continued development of the patient safety culture

    b) Lead the patient safety and quality agenda at the Trust and be integral in operationalising the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) and Patient Safety Incident Response Plan (PSIRP)

    c) Provide robust oversight and management of all Patient Safety Incident Investigations (PSIIs), thematic reviews, risk management and national patient safety alerts

    d) Responsible for and continually developing the Royal United Hospitals patient safety policy and plan, including sources of insight and improvement

    e) Support patient safety improvement, ensuring that systems thinking, human factors understanding and just culture principles are embedded in patient safety processes

    About us

    At the RUH we put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

    We are proud to be in the top 20 best hospitals to work for in the country.

    We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

    A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

    We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

    We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • educated Masters Level or equivalent
    • recognised qualification in patient safety and quality


    Desirable

    • quality improvement qualification or experience


    Knowledge

    Essential

    • knowledge and experience of developments in quality improvement
    • knowledge of NHS patient safety strategy and how can be implemented


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    RUH Bath

    Combe Park

    Bath

    BA1 3NG

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    427-6292077

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