Non Clinical - Quality Governance Officer - Medicine/Emergency

  • Department Quality Governance
  • Salary £41,659.00 – £47,672 per annum
  • Closing Date 02/02/2023
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-QGO-369
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Full time
  • Hours 37.5

Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity to join us as a Quality Governance Officer for our Medicine and Emergency Division. The post holder will support the Quality Governance Lead to implement the quality governance and patient safety framework across the Trust.

The post holder will operate across the Trust to provide a range of specialist advice, support and training to all levels of staff (including Managers and Clinicians) within the organisation and outside on matters associated with quality governance/patient safety.

The post holder will ensure that all effective systems are in place to identify, report, analyse and support the management of incidents and mortality and to foster a just culture where staff feel supported, learn from incidents and are willing to report both incidents and near misses.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible to the Quality Governance Lead for the effective development and implementation of the Quality Governance Framework including patient safety across the Trust.
To meet the strategic objectives, values and vision of the Trust.
To support the Assistant Director of Nursing, Quality Governance with the management and integration of quality governance and patient safety within the everyday business of the Trust.
Provide support for Quality Governance Advisors and Facilitators.
To actively support the clinical teams and Corporate services in learning from incidents, deaths and complaints.
Providing support and taking the lead in Serious Incident investigations in accordance with policy.
To provide reports to Committees and Managers as required.
Act as deputy for the Quality Governance Lead as appropriate.


Working for our organisation

This is an exciting opportunity to support the leadership of the quality governance function for the Medicine and Emergency Division.  You will play a pivotal role is all aspects of quality governance supporting the clinical teams and Divisional leaders to continuously improve patient safety and quality of care.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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