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Quality & Safety Leader - Internal Only

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Women and Childrens Care Group
NHS AfC: Band 6
Permanent: n/a
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£32,306 - £39,027 pro rota
Salary period
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''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

As the successful candidate you will be expected to:

Work with wards to ensure the delivery of care needs and maintenance of Clinical Standards on the ward/departments are of a high standard.  

Provide effective leadership and support to all grades of staff, planning and directing activities to provide the optimal standard of care.  

Work with ward managers to ensure that the ward/department is clean and provides a safe environment for patients and staff.  

To deputise for the Patient Safety Manager when required.  

Participate in Care Group management responsibilities.  

Main duties of the job

Are you someone who has experience and is passionate about enabling a patient and staff safety culture by supporting and embedding governance processes? Then look no further as this may be the role for you.   

Working under the direction of the Risk & Governance Manager you will implement and monitor the effectiveness of clinical risk management, lead and support with clinical incident investigations, review and advise on policies and procedures within the Care Group, advise on issues related to policy change and the development of good practice.   

You will be expected to advise the Risk & Governance Manager on methods of reducing clinical risks that could be utilised within the Trust and any tactics that could be used in their implementation.  

Working for our organisation

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the WACS Governance and Risk Team, cross bay and specialities working.  We are currently a small team of 4 and if you have a passion about enabling a patient and staff safety culture by supporting and embedding governance processes, then we would love to welcome you on board our team. 

We are the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT).

We are a University teaching hospital full of hard working and dedicated staff providing community and hospital services across the Morecambe Bay area - an area covering a thousand square miles in south Cumbria and north Lancashire.

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

Quality shines throughout the Trust, and the awards that our Care Groups, corporate teams or individuals have either won, or been shortlisted for, show the achievements are being recognised at a national level.

We are absolutely committed to making the Trust ‘a great place to be cared for; a great place to work’ through the delivery of the highest possible standards of compassionate care, as well as our research and education strategy to provide the very best patient and staff experience. Our key values are compassion, dignity, respect and working in partnership with our staff, volunteers and partner organisations.

It is fair to say that it is the people that make our Trust what it is, and we are immensely proud of all our teams across the Bay.

If you want to find out more about us please visit our website: Home :: University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (uhmb.nhs.uk)

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Main duties will include:

  • Incident Management
  • Report completion
  • Risk Register Responsibilities
  • Supporting Procedural Document Group
  • Nice Guidelines, Risk Register and Clinical Audit
  • Professional Leadership/Management
  • Development of protocols within Clinical Areas
  • Supporting with Alerts and Addendums from the CCG

Person specification

Gained experience with Quality and Safety Management

Essential criteria
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge
Desirable criteria
  • Years experience

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Morecambe Bay - Inclusive EmployerStep into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Andrea Arnold
Job title
Governance Business Partner
Email address
Telephone number
07976 800306
Additional information

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