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Patient Safety Advisor (Band 5)

Job Reference: 317-2019-21-035

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Patient Safety & Risk - Corporate
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

The Patient Safety Advisor plays a key role in the achievement of effective clinical risk management within the organisation and in the proactive improvement of patient safety. The post holder will work within the Patient Safety Team which is part of the Clinical Governance and Risk Department.

This is a suitable role for a conscientious, hard-working individual, with excellent interpersonal skills, who can work well as a part of a busy team. We are looking for an individual with some NHS clinical experience who is keen to develop specialist knowledge in risk management, incident management/investigation and patient safety in order to assist the organisation in achieving a positive patient safety culture focused on continuous improvement and learning. The successful applicant will have good analytical and report writing skills and will also be expected to provide advice and support to the departmental team on a variety of programmes as appropriate.

The post holder will provide expert advice to Trust staff on matters relating to patient safety. The role with involve working with the Patient Safety Manager to support clinical teams to meet identified patient safety priorities, ensure incidents are robustly investigated and provide reports to various stakeholders including the Trust Board.

They will:

    • review and oversee follow up of Datix reported patient safety incidents, including Serious Incidents (SIs), as required
    • provide, guidance and support to the CGARD team on patient safety and other risk management issues
    • actively promote and implement local and national policy in relation to patient safety and risk management and contribute to the wider role of the CGARD team e.g. policies and guidelines, CQUIN and audit
    • be responsible for contributing to the continuing review and development of the risk management component of the Trust clinical governance strategy
    • be required to co-ordinate and attend meetings including minute taking as required

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for all essential and desirable criteria required for the role.









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