Patient Safety & Governance Manager
Are you looking to join a dynamic public health team which has an excellent reputation? This is a great opportunity to develop and influence the public health agenda and tackle the inequalities that exist across the county.
Somerset County Council covers a large geographical county with urban centres, market towns as well as vast rural areas. The 2018 Somerset population was approximately 560,000 people and this is expected to grow by 6% by 2028, with the 65+ group expected to increase by 23%. The county encompasses four district councils and shares its boundary with a single Clinical Commissioning Group.
Salary – £38,890 plus a Recruitment Allowance of £2,991 per annum for up to 3 years
Here’s what you can expect to be doing
You will provide specialist advice on implementation of national guidance, directives and legislation related to improving patient safety and reducing harm. You will work with Operational services on implementation of local and national patient safety initiatives, including the dissemination and monitoring of impact of NICE guidance. Supporting the Head of Service and CQC registered managers, you will help ensure compliance with relevant CQC standards in relation to Patient Safety.
There is a requirement to provide patient safety and governance advice to support the service transformation across Public Health Operations and to chair and co-ordinate the Public Health Nursing ‘Best Practice group’. In addition, you will represent all operational services on the Public Health Clinical Governance Group, including producing reports and audit updates.
The role will include service wide training so that all staff understand their responsibilities regarding patient safety and can use the SCC processes. You will ensure that there is high level learning from incidents and serious incidents and that reporting gives an open, transparent and accurate picture of the quality of care, while providing assurance around improvement actions where required.
A few things about you
We’re looking for someone who is experienced in leading the development and delivery of robust clinical governance processes with either; Nursing, Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) qualifications on the NMC register or an Allied Health Professional. You will have knowledge and expertise in clinical governance processes, including safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, and inspiring high clinical and public health standards of practice.
You will have demonstrable experience of leading governance processes, focused on improving outcomes for children and young people. It is vital for this role that you have proven experience in working in partnership and building relationships with a range of services both within public health and the wider system e.g. education, children social care. Positive, committed, adaptable and thorough, you’ll naturally act as a role model.
If you think you have the skills and commitment to join our progressive and supportive management team, then we want to hear from you. Contact Jo Smith – Head of Service on 07977410725 or E-mail JXSmith@somerset.gov.uk
The salary for this post is £38,890 plus a Recruitment Allowance of £2,991 per annum for up to 3 years.
Why choose Somerset County Council
We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:
• We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.
• Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
• Staff discounts in gyms.
• Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
• Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
• A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work and health screenings.
• My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.
This role requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure procedure.