Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Clinical Policy & Safety Standards Practitioner

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
37.5 per week
Job ref
Based at John Radcliffe Hospital with travel across all sites
£31,696 - 41,787 per annum
28/05/2018 23:59

The 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 of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton 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 values-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 significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


   Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world renowned centre of clinical excellence and one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the UK.  The Trust is made up of four hospitals - John Radcliffe Hospital (which includes the Children's Hospital, West Wing, Eye Hospital, Heart Centre and Women's Centre), Churchill Hospital, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and Horton General Hospital.  We provide a wide range of clinical services, specialist services, medical education, training and research.  The Trust Clinical Governance Department is looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join a well-established team. 

   As a key member of the Clinical Governance Department, the Clinical Policy & Safety Standards Practitioner will lead the implementation and maintenance of the process for the identification, development, approval and review of clinical policies and guidelines to support clinical effectiveness and reduce risks to patients, staff and the organisation. This role will be instrumental in assisting with the Trust wide Quality Priority to roll out the National Safety Standards in Invasive Procedures (NatSSIPs) and the development of Local Safety Standards in Invasive Procedures (LocSSIPs). This will involve close working and support to clinicians in all areas in the Trust. The post holder will provide administrative support to the monthly Clinical Policy Group. The position offers a great opportunity to develop your career in the NHS, working closely with the Head of Clinical Governance in supporting processes to improve clinical effectiveness and reduce risks to patients, staff and the organisation.

   This role also orchestrates the programme for the Executive Quality Walk-rounds which take place weekly across the Divisions and assists with the project management of organising the Quality Conversation Events with the staff, public and key stakeholders.

   The successful candidate will be able to organise and prioritise their workload; have an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft word - document management and editing skills as well as have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They should have a background in working with teams from different professional backgrounds, and prior experience in the NHS would be highly desirable.

   The Clinical Governance Unit is a supportive and motivated team and strive to advance the Trust values of compassion, respect and excellence.  If you have the necessary skills and abilities and would like to join our friendly team we would like to hear from you. Although this is a permanent position, secondments would be considered.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rupali Alwe, Clinical Audit & Effectiveness Manager (former Clinical Policy & Safety Standards Practitioner) Rupali.Alwe@ouh.nhs.uk (01865) 227914

Helen Cobb, Head of Clinical Governance Helen.cobb@ouh.nhs.uk (01865) 851152


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