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Risk and patient safety lead for critical care

Employer
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
Location
Southampton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum or Per Annum (PA) Pro Rata.
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for a detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

Critical Care is looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual with relevant clinical experience to lead the risk and patient safety initiatives for our teams.

The post holder will provide support for all departments within critical care and will be joining the governance team for the division. They will play a key role in promoting and supporting excellence and quality in healthcare in relation to patient safety and risk management. An important part of the role is undertaking reviews of incidents under the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) which will require the post holder to consider new ways of working, which will involve report writing and presenting of reports to key meetings within the care group and organisation.

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.

Specific to this role is the suitability for agile working which is a mixture of on-site and remote working. In addition, we are open to discussing flexibility in the hours that you work. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need, and we will explore what's possible for the role and service. UHS employees are able to 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

Your responsibilities

As the risk and patient safety lead for critical care, you will be responsible for the continued development and promotion of a positive risk management culture within the care group. This will include:

Coordination of risk and patient safety processes and systems effectively.Undertaking reviews of incidents, including investigations, under the new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF), writing of associated reports and presenting these to the relevant governance groups.

Working with education teams and leaders across the care group to ensure lessons are learnt from serious incidents and that this is shared within the care group, Division and Trust.

Providing support and advice on risk and patient safety management.

What experience/skills are required

Educated to a minimum degree level or able to demonstrate work at the graduate level or equivalent experience.

Registered nurse with recent clinical experience.

Risk and patient safety qualification at post-graduate diploma level or can demonstrate specialist knowledge and understanding of risk and safety management to an equivalent level

Root cause analysis and/or investigation training

Experience in managing policies and guidelines

Experience in clinical governance issues and management of adverse event reports

An ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment, able to prioritise tasks effectively and to work autonomously

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to a minimum of degree level or able to demonstrate work at graduate level, or equivalent experience
  • Risk and Safety qualification at post graduate diploma level or can demonstrate specialist knowledge and understanding of risk and safety management to an equivalent level
  • Registered nurse with recent clinical experience


Desirable

  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Evidence of further education


Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Root cause analysis/investigation training
  • Policy and guideline management experience
  • Experience of setting and monitoring standards
  • Experience of clinical governance issues and management of adverse event reports (AERs)


Desirable

  • Understanding of Child Protection / Safeguarding
  • Clinical change management experience
  • Management activities in nursing
  • Research and audit experience


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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188-THQ2110624

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