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Patient Safety Lead

Job Reference: 150-EG4737-COR

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Quality and Safety department
Brighton General Hospital, Brighton

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Quality and Safety department for two Patient Safety Leads to support our patient-centred approach to quality and safety.

You will be supported within the department by Leads across Quality and Safety, and within a dedicated Patient Safety team.

These posts are not just for nurses, and we would love to hear from highly-skilled allied health professionals to compliment the nurses already in our team.

If you are enthusiastic and self-motivated, with a focus on supporting patients and staff with a safer culture and system, then we want to hear from you.

You will be a highly organised professional, able to lead, work across and with clinical teams to ensure the NHS Patient Safety Strategy is embedded within the Trust. You will have the ability to manage and prioritise your own workload in a challenging environment.

An understanding of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy (July 2019) would be advantageous, as would knowledge of serious incident and incident management, experience embedding systems thinking, human factors understanding and just culture principles in patient safety processes, and experience working in a similar role.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Debbie Johnson

Patient Safety Manager

07823 326403

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