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Patient Safety Lead

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen, supporting a large NHS organisation as a Patient Safety Lead. The post will be working on an interim basis for 3 – 6 months and can be conducted remotely.

The client would ideally want 1-2 days per week on-site working in the North East. The hourly rate will be: £41.13, working inside IR35 (through an umbrella solution).

The post holder will Lead on all related Patient Safety Matters, working closely with the Head of Governance and Deputy Director.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Lead on or directly supporting patient safety improvement activities, embedding in all patient safety processes;

  • Ensure robust frameworks, systems and processes are in place to support the management of patient safety across the organisation, including the sharing of lessons and learning from serious incident investigations;

  • Lead a patient safety and quality agenda that reflects regulatory responsibilities and the delivery of strategic objectives;

  • Management of Serious Incidents for the organisation, ensuring appropriate systems and policies are in place and adhered to;

  • Liaise with external stakeholders regarding all aspects of serious incidents;

  • Communicate highly sensitive or contentious information with tact, diplomacy and understanding to staff of all levels of seniority internal and external to the organisation;

  • Present reports within divisions, groups, and committees on a regular basis.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Must have senior management experience working within the NHS;

  • In-depth specialist knowledge of the national agenda for patient safety;

  • Extensive knowledge of Duty of Candour and Being Open framework including the application of this across NHS Provider organisation's;

  • Knowledge of clinical systems for data capture of incident reporting systems;

  • Excellent knowledge of the incident reporting process to the national reporting and learning system and how to use data to support quality improvement;

  • Excellent communication and report writing skills.

If you are interested in the role, please contact Ria Healy on 0161 241 9672 and send a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability and rate.