Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Clinical Governance Manager – Clinical Risk & Incident

Band 8a

Main area
Administrative Services
Band 8a
Fixed term for 10 months
37.5 per week
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The John Radcliffe Hospital
£40,428 - £48,514 per annum
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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 to cover maternity leave. 

As a key member of the Clinical Governance Department, the Clinical Governance Manager – clinical risk and incident management; will work closely with the Head of Clinical Governance and colleagues from across the organisation to assist the Trust in achieving the strategic goals set out in the Quality Strategy. The appointee will play a key role in the design and delivery of effective processes of clinical governance in order to provide the Trust Board with assurance as to the clinical quality of services that are provided across the organisation and to ensure the organisation continually strives to improve the quality of services provided. The appointee will have an in-depth understanding of all areas of clinical governance, and have a portfolio responsibility and a leadership role for clinical risk and incident management. The post holder will operationally deliver the Trust’s clinical governance agenda with particular focus on the incident management process and learning from incidents, ensuring that effective linkages are made across the Trust to increase engagement and awareness of the governance agenda.

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 organization.

The successful candidate will be able to organise and prioritise their workload; have an excellent working knowledge of Clinical Governance with particular insight into Clinical risk and incident management, an in depth knowledge and practical experience in root cause analysis as well as have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They should have line management skills, 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.

Closing date: 19th February 2018

Interview date: 1st March 2018


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Further details / informal visits contact

Helen Cobb, Head of Clinical Governance Helen.cobb@ouh.nhs.uk (01865) 851152,or Caroline Armitage Risk and Incident Manager caroline.armitage@ouh.nhs.uk (01865) 222169

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