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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/01/2021.

Quality Assurance Co ordinator

Job Reference: 321-SWG-DM-QAC-B6

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Administrative Services
Churchill Hospital site, Headington
Dependent on Experience

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust employs over 11,000 staff and is one of the largest NHS teaching Trusts in the country, split across 4 hospital sites (John Radcliffe, Churchill, and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford and the Horton General in Banbury). It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. The Renal Transplant and Urology Directorate boasts a complex and highly diverse portfolio of services, attracting activity across a wide geographical area.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, and hardworking individual to join the Directorate Governance Team as a Quality Assurance Coordinator, reporting in to the Divisional Clinical Governance and Risk Practitioner on a day to day basis.

The successful post holder will have knowledge of all aspects of clinical governance, as well as the skills and abilities to work as part of a dynamic team. The post holder will be required to assist in the delivery of the Trust and Divisional Safety, Quality and Risk agenda, including the management of the incident investigation process, collation of evidence to demonstrate compliance with CQC standards i.e. M&M, NICE and clinical audit activities. The post holder will also be required to:

Support both nursing and medical teams through delivering tasks effectively, producing reports, assisting on investigation and reporting progress against action plans, and collation of complex information.

Communicate effectively with colleagues at every stage in a variety of formats so that colleagues are fully informed of the principles of clinical governance and risk management.

Communicate issues and support colleagues with the interpretation of technical information.

Provide quality and governance support to operational, managerial, and clinical staff in the Oncology and Heamatology Directorate.

Have a good understanding of the Datix incident report system and other applications used within the Trust.

demonstrate a positive mental attitude and think creatively, providing solutions to complex issues.

The post holder will be primarily based at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford but may be required to travel to other OUH NHS Foundation Trust sites including the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.


Closing Date: 30-Jan-2021

Planned Interview Date: WC 15-Feb-2021



For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJane KilbeyJob titleLead CGRPEmail addressjane.kilbey@ouh.nhs.ukTelephone number01865266745

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

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Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

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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.

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