Patient Safety Investigator

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

The job purpose for the Patient Safety Investigator is to lead Patient Safety Incident Response and Complaints investigations and reviews within the Trust. The key objective of the investigation is to identify underlying system factors that contributed to an incident, complaint or patient safety event. These findings are then used to identify effective, sustainable improvements by combining learning across multiple patient safety incident investigations and other responses into a similar incident type.

The Investigator will work in line with Being Open and Duty of Candour principles, ensuring appropriate investigation/review methodology and systems-based approach to support the Trust's patient safety improvement work. This includes developing a culture of continuous learning and improvement and one where staff feel psychologically safe to raise patient safety concerns; by ensuring responses to incidents and complaints are compassionate, effective, fair and consistent. The postholder will also support the process of learning from incidents, complaints and audit outcomes and ensure these inform organisation wide improvement programmes and learning and development activities.

The post holder is accountable to the Senior Patient Safety Manager and will be required to deputise for them.

Closing: 10 July 2024

Shortlist: 12 July 2024

Interview: 24/25July 2024

Main duties of the job

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust's (BDCFT's) Patient Safety, Compliance and Risk function sits within the Directorate of Nursing and is comprised of distinct but inter-related teams:

  • Patient Safety
  • Patient Advice and Complaints
  • Patient Experience and Involvement
  • Risk Management and Clinical Audit
  • Quality Assurance
  • Legal services

The Patient Safety team is required to set the strategic direction for patient safety, to deliver on reactive and proactive aspects of patient safety improvement work and to deliver education and training to enable and support front line staff to keep patients and staff safer.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

The Trust reserves the right to close this position early if a significant number of applications are received.

Date posted

12 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum/ pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working, Home or remote working

Reference number

453-24-6374420

Job locations

Home/Agile/Travel across all trust locations

New Mill, Victoria Road

Bradford

BD18 3LD


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job description and the person specification for further details about this role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job description and the person specification for further details about this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • oLeadership/management qualification or equivalent experience
  • oPost graduate qualification /evidence of study at post graduate level in clinical risk
  • oRegistered Healthcare Professional or relevant experience of working alongside and influencing the practice of clinicians.

Desirable

  • oTeaching qualification
  • oTraining in Being Open
  • oLeadership/management qualification or equivalent experience
  • oEvidence of study at Masters level
  • oTrained in Investigations and/or Patient Safety incident response methodologies

Experience

Essential

  • oOver two years clinical leadership/management experience
  • oExperience of undertaking patient safety incident/complaint investigations
  • oEvidence of ability to undertake complex investigations and produce high quality reports
  • oMinimum of five years of ongoing clinical practice experience or influencing the practice of clinicians within health services
  • oExperience in the handling of confidential information and dealing with confidential issues
  • oExperience in the use of Microsoft office packages i.e. word, excel, power point

Desirable

  • oImplementing investigation systems and methodologies
  • oExperience of staff management
  • oExperience of using electronic information
  • oProven track record of change management and problem solving
  • oMinimum of five years of ongoing clinical practice experience or influencing the practice of clinicians within health services
  • oExperience in the use of Microsoft Office Packages egg Word, Excel
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • oLeadership/management qualification or equivalent experience
  • oPost graduate qualification /evidence of study at post graduate level in clinical risk
  • oRegistered Healthcare Professional or relevant experience of working alongside and influencing the practice of clinicians.

Desirable

  • oTeaching qualification
  • oTraining in Being Open
  • oLeadership/management qualification or equivalent experience
  • oEvidence of study at Masters level
  • oTrained in Investigations and/or Patient Safety incident response methodologies

Experience

Essential

  • oOver two years clinical leadership/management experience
  • oExperience of undertaking patient safety incident/complaint investigations
  • oEvidence of ability to undertake complex investigations and produce high quality reports
  • oMinimum of five years of ongoing clinical practice experience or influencing the practice of clinicians within health services
  • oExperience in the handling of confidential information and dealing with confidential issues
  • oExperience in the use of Microsoft office packages i.e. word, excel, power point

Desirable

  • oImplementing investigation systems and methodologies
  • oExperience of staff management
  • oExperience of using electronic information
  • oProven track record of change management and problem solving
  • oMinimum of five years of ongoing clinical practice experience or influencing the practice of clinicians within health services
  • oExperience in the use of Microsoft Office Packages egg Word, Excel

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Home/Agile/Travel across all trust locations

New Mill, Victoria Road

Bradford

BD18 3LD


Employer's website

https://www.bdct.nhs.uk/current-vacancies/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Home/Agile/Travel across all trust locations

New Mill, Victoria Road

Bradford

BD18 3LD


Employer's website

https://www.bdct.nhs.uk/current-vacancies/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Senior Patient Safety Manager

Andrea Rockliff

andrea.rockliff@bdct.nhs.uk

01274228314

Date posted

12 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum/ pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working, Home or remote working

Reference number

453-24-6374420

Job locations

Home/Agile/Travel across all trust locations

New Mill, Victoria Road

Bradford

BD18 3LD


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