We encourage all potential applicants to get in touch with the hiring manager, Fiona Richards, to discuss this position further, prior to applying. **Contact number: 07874 638132. **
Are you passionate about quality improvement and promoting best practice? Do you want to help make a positive difference for patients and their families? Are you a registered healthcare practitioner with a clinical background and preferably have governance experience? If so, we would love to hear from you!
Due to the retirement of a current member of the team, a vacancy has arisen for a Learning from Deaths Clinical Specialist. The successful candidate must be a registered NMC Nurse or Midwife, AHP, HCPC registered Paramedic or be an equivalent registered clinician. You will need to be inspirational, motivated, and determined in your approach, enjoy a challenge and have a proven ability to positively engage with and influence others. As a member of a small team, you will promote the learning from deaths agenda across the organisation , supporting the well-established mortality review process and wider learning from deaths programme of work, liaising with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
The post is based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, although travel between hospital sites within the Trust may be required.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will provide leadership on all aspects of Learning from Deaths within the Trust and will facilitate learning and improvements in clinical practice and safety to reduce risk and avoidable harm and death. The role will incorporate the promotion of a positive learning environment where changes are established and embedded to improve patient safety, experience and outcomes. An open learning culture will be fostered which will ensure that learning is identified, and as well as learning from excellent practice. The post holder will play a key role in the dissemination of learning as well as the provision of intelligence to support relevant quality improvement initiatives.
The post holder will provide to ensure that the Learning from Deaths programme of work is maintained and developed according to local and national requirements. The post holder will ensure appropriate triangulation of cases for example, between HMC referrals, formal complaints, and reviews being undertaken within the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF). The post holder will be responsible for ensuring any lessons to be learned as a consequence of the Learning from Deaths processes, are identified and shared with the relevant key stakeholders including the contribution to and attendance at various governance forums across the Trust.
Working for your organisation
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.
Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust's catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west, to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east. The main towns include: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch (in Shropshire) Newport, Telford and Wellington (in Telford & Wrekin) and Newtown and Welshpool (in Powys) - all beautiful and unique.
Our main service locations are The Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes' drive apart. Together they provide 99% of our activity. Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.
We also provide services such as consultant-led outreach clinics at the Wrekin Community Clinic, Telford, the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen and the Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Whitchurch Community Hospitals.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For further information about the full duties and responsibilities of this post, please refer to the attached entitled Job Description and Person Specification