Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Clinical Risk and Incident Advisor

Band 6

Main area
Clinical Governance
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£26,565 - £35,577 pa
26/10/2017 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


***This vacancy may close easier if sufficient number of applicants are submitted ***

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 band 6 Risk and Incident Advisor; will work with colleagues throughout the Trust in managing clinical risk, ensuring that systems are in place to support a culture of open reporting and investigation. The appointee will work with the central Clinical Risk Management team and Chair of the Serious Incidents Requiring Investigation (SIRI) Forum to identify risks that could meet the criteria for a SIRI and require further discussion in a weekly multi-disciplinary team meeting. The appointee will provide support to the Divisional Clinical Governance and Risk Practitioners (CGRPs) and Trust managers with any aspects of clinical risk as well as assisting in the development and delivery of training programmes. With colleagues, the appointee will review Divisional and SIRI root cause analysis reports to ensure root causes are found and appropriate actions taken to prevent a reoccurrence and enable learning to be shared across the Trust.

The position offers a great opportunity to develop your career in the NHS, working closely with the Clinical Governance team and supporting processes to improve clinical effectiveness and reduce risks to patients, staff and the organisation.

The successful candidate must be able to organise and prioritise their workload; have excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills. They should have a clinical background and experience in working with teams from different professional backgrounds; prior experience in the NHS would be highly desirable.

The Clinical Governance Unit is a supportive, dynamic and motivated team and strives 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: 26 - Oct - 2017

If you would like to know more about this opportunity or would like to arrange a visit to the Clinical Governance Unit please contact:

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Caroline Armitage Clinical Risk and Incident Manager caroline.armitage@ouh.nhs.uk 01865 222169

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