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Legal and Inquest Manager

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7 Jul 2022

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Finegreen are working with an NHS organisation based in London to recruit a Corporate Affairs - Legal and Inquest Manager. The role will be working on an interim basis for 3 months initially with a potential extension.

The hourly rate will be between £29.25 - £34.56, working inside IR35 (through an umbrella solution company).

The post holder will ensure the organisation is prepared for inquests, that staff have access to clear, relevant and up-to-date legal advice, and that there are robust processes in place to work closely with both the Legal Claims and Communications teams where necessary.

Key responsibilities will include:

Ensure a legal services framework agreement is in place and is up to date;
Provide healthcare legal advice to all groups of staff based on the analysis and interpretation of complex information to enable the organisation to make informed decisions, instructing solicitors where formal advice is needed for highly complex matters in accordance with the Protocol for Accessing Legal Services;
Use specialist knowledge to interpret existing and new legislation to keep the Board and Senior Management updated on relevant legislation and legal framework;
Ensure that medical, nursing, and managerial staff affected by claims and inquests are kept updated with regards to progress, decision-making and that they are fully prepared and supported;
Liaise with solicitors, defendant solicitors, NHS Resolution, the Coroner's court, Police, and other external bodies as appropriate;
Lead on specific projects as assigned by the Associate Director of Clinical Governance in liaison with the organisation Secretary and Deputy Director of Local and Specialist Services;
Analyse data for Clinical Directors and support appropriate oversight meeting;
Ensure the accurate identification of the relevant clinicians, statements, and other relevant
information is requested, obtained, and submitted to required deadlines;
Review and agree statements to ensure the statement is not exposing the organisation to undue risk and ensure the statement is factually and grammatically correct within the relevant timescale
before disclosing to the coroner;
Identify inquests which are likely to prove contentious following discussion with organisation solicitors, authorising formal representation from organisation solicitors where appropriate;
In partnership with key colleagues and Clinical Directors, deliver the learning framework for services to improve patient safety;
Provide advice, support, and guidance to Clinical Directors to enable them to improve and develop patient safety management within their service lines;
Develop and deliver situation specific patient safety related information sharing systems;
Highlight exceptions and risks ensuring mitigating action is taken;
Actively support the development of individuals and the team through appraisal, personal development planning, coaching, and mentoring;
Work in partnership with others and as part of cross directorate teams to deliver successful Outcomes.
The ideal candidate will have:

Experience of working in the NHS/ a healthcare setting;
Legal diploma (post-graduate level);
Claims Management Training;
Understand the background to and aims of current healthcare policy and appreciate the implications for quality and safety.
If you are interested in the role, please contact Ria Healy on (phone number removed) and send a copy of your updated CV to (url removed) along with your availability and rate
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