Nursing - Learning from Deaths Clinical Specialist

  • Department Learning from Deaths Team
  • Salary £35,392.00 – £42,618 per annum
  • Closing Date 28/02/2024
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, although travel between hospital sites within the Trust may be required.
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-DSN-481-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 30 hours per week
  • Contact Fiona Richards / Brenda Maxton
  • Email
  • Telephone 07874 638132 / 01743 261000 extn 1018

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. **

Job overview

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

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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