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Head of Patient Safety

Job Description

Please note that contact with applicants will usually be by email, and so please check all of your mail folders regularly (unfortunately some providers filter our messages into junk mail folders).

Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

  • care about what they do;
  • respect and value others;
  • listen in order to improve; and
  • always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.

The Head of Patient Safety will lead on all aspects of patient safety and support the Medical Director and Deputy director of Patient Safety in the promotion of an open honest culture.

The implementation of the Patient Safety Strategy and achievement of the Trust's Sign up to Safety pledges will be key responsibilities for the Head of Patient Safety. The Trust is committed to improving the pathway of care for patients with severe sepsis and it is expected that this post holder will support the project team with the implementation plan and impact measurement. Additional responsibilities will include analysis of serious incidents and dissemination of learning from incidents, clinical litigation and complaints.

The Head of Patient Safety should have a minimum of 3 years experience in a managerial role and previous clinical experience. Highly developed analytical skills with the ability to problem solve are essential for this post.

The ability to build collaborative networks, to negotiate and motivate within a multi-disciplinary setting are also skills which are essential for this post. The post holder will be based in York Hospital, although their responsibilities will cover all areas of the Trust.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Diane Palmer
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( Email address removed )

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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