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Senior Clinical Governance Manager - Patient Safety & Risk

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1 Dec 2021

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An exciting opportunity has arisen, supporting a large NHS organisation as a Senior Clinical Governance Manager - Patient Safety & Risk.

The post is working on the South East Coast, initially for a period of 3 months, at a Band 8a.

The post holder will lead and directly line manage the Clinical Governance Facilitator Team.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Act as the lead facilitator for the management and development of the Safety Executive Committee, keeping accurate minutes and records for the meeting and disseminating reports and communications relating to the meeting;
  • Work with and support the Head of Patient Safety and Quality in driving the patient safety and Quality agenda and manage/develop the systems already in place;
  • Responsible for providing highly specialist clinical governance advice to the divisional teams, clinical and other staff;
  • Communicate with senior members of clinical and non-clinical staff and members of the public on highly complex and sensitive information and ability to communicate in highly charged situations; Propose service or policy changes for the division, SBUs and supporting services;
  • Responsible for co-ordinating policy development that will affect staff organisation wide as well as other professionals;
  • Use advanced skills in investigating and analysing incidents and providing reports to SBUs and supporting services;
  • Provide specialist advice, which contributes to the education in patient safety initiatives;
  • Manage incidents for the SBUs and communicate sensitive information to staff and members of the public;
  • Deputise for the Head of Patient Safety & Quality as appropriate;
  • Co-ordinate policy development relating to aspects of patient safety that will affect staff throughout the division and wider organisation as well as other professionals;
  • Propose changes to policies that will influence other areas of the organisation, in line with patient safety developments;
  • Develop, co-ordinate and deliver specialist training in Clinical Governance to all members of staff;
  • Investigate and analyse incidents and write reports on the findings;
  • Oversee data entry on the Datix system.
  • Provide regular reports to the SBU and supporting services demonstrating Clinical Governance issues.

A successful candidate will have:
  • Relevant training or experience of governance, incident investigation, patient safety, risk management and Complaints management;
  • Experience of developing specialist training programmes, training new staff, and providing ongoing training and support to existing staff;
  • Proven experience of line management;
  • The ability to work across boundaries, look for collective success, listen, involve, respect and learn from the contribution of others.
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