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Quality Governance Lead

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Governance
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Flexible working - Up to 37.5 hours per week.
Job ref
372-CORP1363-A
Employer
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Calderdale Royal Hospital
Town
Halifax
Closing
18/04/2021 23:59
Interview date
26/04/2021

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented individual to join Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust as Quality Governance Lead for our Surgery and Anaesthetics division.

You will work alongside the Divisional Senior Management Team (Director of Operations, Divisional Director and Associate Director of Nursing) to provide highly specialist advice in relation to clinical governance management to ensure safety and quality outcomes.

We are looking for a candidate educated to degree level or with equivalent in risk or governance experience. You will need to have strong communication, analysis and organisational skills and be able to work autonomously as part of a senior management team. You will also need to have the ability to quickly establish strong working relationships with clinical and non-clinical colleagues at all levels.

Please can you ensure your application reflects the requirements outlined in the job description and person specification.

Main duties of the job

To be successful, you will be both knowledgeable and highly experienced in delivering excellence in healthcare, and passionate about driving the governance agenda forward to promote safe care, positive patient experiences, and effective risk management. Applications are welcomed from individuals with a Clinical Professional Qualification or equivalent governance experience. Divisional NHS healthcare environment experience is highly advantageous.

 Do you have experience in Divisional Governance? Are you a Team player and are looking for the next step in your career? If your answers are yes, then we have the job for you.

As a Quality Governance Lead, the post-holder will co-ordinate and deliver integrated governance and compliance, incorporating risk, patient safety, learning and continuous quality improvement.

 

Working for our organisation

 

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is an exceptional place to work with many amazing teams of hard working and dedicated staff, delivering high standards of patient care. We have made significant changes in the way we work to meet the challenges of the changing NHS.

 

This as an exciting time for our continuing development and we are ensuring that the organisation is fit for purpose by introducing and embedding new skills and behaviours.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To be successful, you will be both knowledgeable and highly experienced in delivering excellence in healthcare, and passionate about driving the governance agenda forward to promote safe care, positive patient experiences, and effective risk management. Applications are welcomed from individuals with a Clinical Professional Qualification or equivalent governance experience. Divisional NHS healthcare environment experience is highly advantageous.

 

Do you have experience in Divisional Governance? Are you a Team player and are looking for the next step in your career? If your answers are yes, then we have the job for you.

 

As a Quality Governance Lead, the post-holder will co-ordinate and deliver integrated governance and compliance, incorporating risk, patient safety, learning and continuous quality improvement.

 

As a senior role within Integrated Governance, the ability to work to timescales in a busy environment is essential, together with excellent analytical, communication and report writing skills.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Educated to Hons degree level or equivalent in risk or governance, or equivalent experience
  • Clinical Professional Qualification or equivalent governance experience
  • Project Management – PRINCE 2 foundation, Quality Improvement qualification

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Managing patient safety, Clinical Governance or risk within a large / complex NHS organisation.
  • Presenting information to committees and senior management
  • Demonstrable previous success in leading and delivering change and performance with and through clinical teams.
  • Staff and team leadership skills.
  • Achievement of challenging deadlines whilst maintaining quality and professional standards
  • Adverse incident reporting including data capture, trend analysis and identification of system/process changes to reduce risk
  • Dealing with serious incidents / complaints process changes to reduce risk.
  • Proven ability to analyse complex problems and to develop and successfully implement practical and workable solutions to address them
  • Experience of working in a complex changing environment and the ability to prioritise
  • Experience of dealing with service wide policy implementation or change management projects.

Special Knowledge/ Expertise

Essential criteria
  • Detailed knowledge of governance and risk management & assurance as implemented within the NHS and the NHS Assurance processes
  • Understanding of the quality standards applicable to the NHS (eg: CQC / FT / -, commissioner requirements).
  • Knowledge of legislation and standards relating to health & safety, security, complaints, claims and incidents.
  • Experience and knowledge of current approaches to SI management, evidence and awareness of Safeguarding
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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
07500761250
Additional information

Available Monday to Friday core working hours

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