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Head of Risk and Compliance

Band 8b

Main area
Administrative
Grade
Band 8b
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
372-CORP1382-A
Employer
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Calderdale Royal Infirmary
Town
Halifax
Salary
per annum
Closing
03/05/2021 23:59

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is a leader in the digital health revolution. With the launch of a full Electronic Patient Record in 2017 the Trust aims to be the safest, most efficient and patient centred Trust in the NHS. The launch is part of a 10-15 year ongoing project of modernisation with future opportunities for research, development in this rapidly developing field of medicine. Through working at CHFT you can be part of this innovative area aiming to bring safer and more effective care to our patients.


 

Job overview

The post holder we be accountable for:-

Risk

  • Leading in creating a culture and environment in which proactive risk management and assurance reporting is embedded at all levels in the organisation to ensure the delivery of high quality, safe, patient-centred services.
  • Providing a visible, accessible, and authoritative presence and be responsible for developing a Trust Strategy and policy for risk management.

Compliance

Support the Assistant Director of Patient Safety in working in partnership with the Divisions and Executive Team to influence and provide advice and coaching that enables the network to effectively drive, deliver and provide evidence based assurance that the requirements of quality and regulatory compliance are being implemented effectively and sustainably.

 

Main duties of the job

The post holder we be accountable for:-

Risk

  • Leading in creating a culture and environment in which proactive risk management and assurance reporting is embedded at all levels in the organisation to ensure the delivery of high quality, safe, patient-centred services.
  • Providing a visible, accessible, and authoritative presence and be responsible for developing a Trust Strategy and policy for risk management.
  • Responsibility for professional leadership and improvement strategies in the area of risk management

Compliance

Support the Assistant Director of Patient Safety in working in partnership with the Divisions and Executive Team to influence and provide advice and coaching that enables the network to effectively drive, deliver and provide evidence based assurance .

  • Deputising for the Assistant Director of Patient Safety as required.

 

 

Working for our organisation

Do you have experience in managing Risk and Compliance and are looking for a new challenge in your career? Do you excel in supporting, leading and managing a team? If your answers are yes then we have the job for you.

Since its formation, the Trust has clearly demonstrated its ability to deliver high quality health services during a time of significant organisational change. This ability is based on a strong and committed workforce and partnership working across the local health community.

 

Each year Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust has approximately:

  • 110,000 in-patient and day-case admissions
  • 380,000 out-patient appointments at its hospitals
  • 130,000 attendances at its Accident and Emergency departments in Halifax and Huddersfield

The Trust provides services across two hospital sites, Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax   and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary with a total of 870 beds.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Who we are looking for:

In order to succeed in this challenging role, the post holder will have the technical knowledge and leadership style to support and influence the development of a culture of patient safety in close co-operation with the Assistant Director of Patient Safety.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Will work closely with senior leaders to include clinical and non-clinical staff and be responsible for all aspects of risk and compliance management and contribute towards the Trust’s overall risk management arrangements.
  • Will provide support and guidance to clinicians and managers in all aspects of risk and compliance management and ensure that the Trust’s commitment to managing risk in a co-ordinated, systematic, transparent and focused way is achieved. The post holder will be the focal point to managing compliance against external regulation.
  • Has the relevant senior management experience at a senior level
  • Has a track record of designing and implementing risk and patient safety processes proven to provide excellent assurance across a complex agenda.
  • Has the ability to communicate with a diverse workforce at all levels of the organisation

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Educated to Degree level
  • Recognised management qualification at minimum of post graduate diploma level
Desirable criteria
  • Recognised professional qualification in either Medicine, Nursing or Allied Health professions

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Extensive knowledge of Risk Management and Patient Safety in healthcare
  • Relevant experience at senior management level in an acute Trust
  • Experience of managing teams
  • Experience of working with senior governance committees within an NHS Trust
  • Experience of risk management systems and processes and writing policies
  • Experience of working collaboratively with senior managers and clinicians
  • Experience of working across multi-professional boundaries

Training

Essential criteria
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to ongoing learning and professional development in relevant fields

Special Knowledge / Expertise

Essential criteria
  • Track record of designing and implementing risk and patient safety processes proven to provide excellent assurance across a complex agenda.
  • Relevant and recent experience of quality surveillance and assurance
  • Good understanding of the regulatory frameworks for NHS Trusts including the roles of the Care Quality Commission and NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Skilled in understanding and interpreting legislation and regulations and able to translate these into operational systems
Desirable criteria
  • Training in root cause analysis
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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Doriann Bailey
Job title
Assistant Director of Patient Safety
Email address
Doriann.Bailey@cht.nhs.uk
Telephone number
07500 761 250
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