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Patient Safety Manager

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The Patient Safety Manager will play a key role in the delivery of the Trust's quality and safety programme and effective governance. This role requires individuals who are driven, ambitious and passionate about the provision of high quality, safe and effective care to patients with a desire to influence and work in close partnership with clinical and managerial staff.

The post holder will work across the organisation and with external partners, including commissioners, integrated care boards and patient groups. Support will also be provided to the corporate nursing and medical directorate teams in the delivery of quality governance and ensuring the fundamental standards of quality and safety are met.

Key responsibilities will be to ensure that Care Group colleagues have robust systems for quality, safety and governance in place.

The post holder will actively support the implementation of the Trust Patient Safety Incident Response Plan (PSIRP) and Policy in line with the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF).

The post holder will ensure thematic review of patient safety incidents are analysed and quality improvement developed and implemented in collaboration with the Divisions/Care Groups and Clinical Governance Leads.

The post holder will investigate patient safety incidents and will lead a number of concurrent investigations

Main duties of the job

Leadership and Strategic Guidance: Provide leadership in developing, implementing, and managing patient safety initiatives.

Performance Monitoring: Establish and maintain key performance indicators, monitor and evaluate patient safety performance, and report findings to senior leadership.

PSIRF Implementation: Contribute to the performance management review process by monitoring and reporting progress against PSIRF implementation, supporting Divisions/Care Groups/SDUs and Clinical Governance Leads in developing quality improvement action plans.

Collaboration for Safe Care: Work with corporate teams and divisions to ensure the delivery of safe and effective care, meeting the fundamental standards of quality and safety under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.

Project Leadership: Lead the delivery of Trust-wide projects and programmes related to quality and safety.

Governance Support: Work with corporate nursing and medical directorate teams to ensure quality governance and compliance with safety standards.

Quality and Safety Improvements: Collaborate with Care Groups and clinical governance leads to support and facilitate quality and safety improvements.

About us

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What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?
  • We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity withinourBHT familyimprovespositive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.
  • A keen supporter of the Armed Forces Community who know the value of employing a service leaver/veteran and their families.

What do we stand for?
  • Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
  • Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
  • Our care values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification



  • Professional knowledge plus additional specialist clinical governance, patient safety and risk management knowledge acquired through training and experience to Master's level equivalent
  • Degree related to healthcare management or relevant demonstrable experience
  • Management and clinical qualification would be desirable.
  • Evidence of further continued professional development
  • Extensive experience in patient safety management, clinical governance and/or quality improvement within the healthcare sector
  • In-depth knowledge of healthcare regulations, standards, and accreditation bodies



  • Senior leadership /management experience in NHS acute setting/ and/or integrated organisation
  • Evidence of ability to use knowledge and experience to analyse complex patient safety issues
  • Strong leadership skills, with a track record of successfully managing and motivating team
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of relevant legislation and practice standards

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


  • Proven written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, with high level negotiation and influencing skills and an ability to build effective relationships with colleagues and a range of external partners
  • Proficiency in data analysis and reporting to inform quality improvement strategies
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with the capacity to devise and implement innovative solutions

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital


HP21 8AL

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