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Senior Audit and Effectiveness Officer

Job Reference: 347-1585221

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Clinical Audit
Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals
£28,050-£36,644 per annum

Working at Southport and Ormskirk means joining a team of 3,000 staff and professionals who local people look to keep them well and support their well-being.

We’re a friendly bunch who’ll give you the opportunities to grow your skills and make an impact that gets noticed.

We have a new and dynamic leadership team that’s starting to shape how we’ll care for patients in the years ahead. It’s an exciting time we want people like you to be part of.

So, whether you’re starting out, settling down or simply looking for the next step in your career, there’s a role for you at Southport and Ormskirk.

Job Title

Senior Audit and Effectiveness Officer

Site Location

Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals


Audit and Effectiveness

Status of Contract



37.5 hours per week


6 (subject to Agenda for Change)


£28,050-£36,644 per annum (subject to Agenda for Change)

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Job Summary

To supervise the clinical audit & effectiveness staff and work with colleagues to provide training, support and advice to managers, clinicians and allied health professionals on all aspects of clinical audit and effectiveness which contributes to the Quality Strategy of the Trust. To lead in implementing the Trust clinical audit and effectiveness programme.

Main duties & responsibilities

-Supervise and co-ordinate the work of the corporate team of effectiveness & audit

officers & assistants to ensure completion of timely, accurate, valid and reliable

effectiveness & audit projects in line with the clinical audit programme and other requirements.

-Assist with the day to day training, developmental and personnel issues of the team

-Contribute to the management of the audit and effectiveness department.

-Assist with the development of clinical effectiveness & audit across the


-Provide support to the Head of Effectiveness & Audit in all effectiveness & audit activity and, when requested, act up in their absence.

Communication and relationships

Work closely with the, Head of Clinical Effectiveness & Audit, Consultants and Business Unit/Departmental Teams, Risk and Patient Safety Managers and Audit Officers and Assistants.

To communicate with all staff groups at all levels within the Trust both individual and to large groups. To disseminate complex and sensitive information e.g. effectiveness & audit reports and to give advice on clinical audit techniques.

Advertised date: 27th March 2019

Closing date: 10th May 2019

Shortlisting date: 15th May 2019

Interview date: 24th May 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Janette Mills


Please apply online and expect all future correspondence relating to your application via email. This includes Invitation to Interview. We do not pay interview expenses.

Should your application be successful we will require a reference/references covering a minimum period of three years from your current/most recent employer. Wherever possible provide an email address for your referees.

If you are shortlisted we are required to check your documents to establish both your identity and your right to work in this country at interview. We require at least one item of photographic documentation.

Non-EEA candidates will need immigration sponsorship. You can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

You must complete a Declaration of Fitness to Practice form if the post requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) assessment, and return it prior to interview. Trust policy is to charge successful applicants for DBS fees.

In submitting an application, you authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT process or paper staff transfer form, should you be appointed.

We reserve the right to close the job early should we receive a high volume of applications.

We are unable to respond to all applicants. If you are selected for interview you will be advised within maximum of four weeks.

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