The key purpose of the post is to provide professional expert advice and leadership in relation to clinical risk, clinical governance and patient safety incident investigations/response and to manage an effective clinical risk and incident investigation department for the Trust.
The post holder is responsible and accountable for the delivery of elements of the risk management framework on a cross site basis including responsibility for managing the incident reporting system; responding to patient safety incidents; serious incident investigation and reporting and in ensuring that the Trust effectively discharges the legal Duty of Candour.
The post holder will be responsible for ensuring incident and risk management reporting processes are embedded within the organisation, providing and evidencing analysis, trends and learning from incidents experienced within the organisation and for raising the profile of incident reporting and risk management and their role in delivering the quality and safety agenda.
The post holder is expected to work with key stakeholders and other members of the Quality and Patient Safety Team to ensure national strategies and guidance for patient safety - such as, the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) - are fully embedded in the Trust.
The post holder is the Central Alerting Service Liaison officer for the Trust, ensuring that there is an effective policy and process for the effective management of all national safety alerts and that processes are discharged in line with national policy.
A core component of the role is to manage and lead the staff within the Trust's Clinical Risk and Safety Investigations Department at both Bedford and Luton sites (see team structure in Appendix 1)