Deputy Director of Patient Safety & Governance

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Deputy Director of Patient Safety & Governance Band 8d Main area Corporate Grade Band 8d Contract Permanent Hours Full Time - 37.5 hours per week Job ref 4 Site Wirral University Teaching Hospital Town Wirral Salary £75,914 - £87,754 per annum Salary period Yearly Closing 03/11/2020 23:59 All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as “competent and caring staff” by our patients. Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents. We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral’s only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint. We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m. The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales. We are looking to recruit an experienced, motivated individual with considerable experience of managing governance, patient safety and risk management at a senior level in a large, complex healthcare organisation. You will be an experienced clinician with a track record of developing, embedding and driving improvements in quality governance. The post will report to the Chief Nurse and will lead the Governance Support Unit that consists of: 1. Risk and patient safety 3. Clinical effectiveness & CQC 4. Health & safety 5. Divisional Governance teams You will be able to demonstrate significant experience in managing patient safety, clinical effectiveness, health and safety and compliance. We would value somebody who remains calm under pressure, influences a positive culture, can demonstrate personal commitment to self-development, motivates others to achieve positive outcomes and aspires to innovate. You will provide leadership and direction and effective management to directly managed staff and other identified team members within the agreed scope of responsibility, and provide pertinent up-to-date professional advice and expert knowledge to the Chief Nurse and senior management teams to support the successful delivery of corporate, professional, operational and clinical objectives. For an informal discussion please contact Hazel Richards, Chief Nurse via Rachel Cobon, Personal Assistant at or Direct dial: Interviews w/c : 16th November 2020 Please note, for external applicants only, if you apply via NHS Jobs, your information will be imported into our third party recruitment system – Trac Jobs. All subsequent information regarding your application will then be generated from and this is where you will be able to track the progress of your application. This will ensure we deal with your application quickly and efficiently. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in the application, to its third party management system. Please note; that if you are offered a position, your personal details will automatically be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system (ESR). You must have appropriate UK professional registration. Name Hazel Richards Job title Chief Nurse Email address Telephone number Extension 2960 - PA to Hazel Richards) Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust contributes to life in the Wirral region, not only being one of the largest employers but by supporting the health and wellbeing of the community and playing a leading role in research, education and innovation.

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