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Divisional Clinical Governance and Risk Practitioner

Posted: 2 Oct 2020 Closes: 1 Nov 2020
John Radcliffe Hospital /Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Churchill Hospital and Horton General Hospital, All OUH Sites, United Kingdom £38,890 - £44,503 per annum/ pro-rata
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Divisional Clinical Governance and Risk Practitioner

Job Reference: 321-MRC-B7-DCGRP-A

Employer: Department: Medicine Rehabilitation and Cardiothoracic Division Location: John Radcliffe Hospital /Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Churchill Hospital and Horton General Hospital, All OUH Sites Salary: £38,890 - £44,503 per annum/ pro-rata

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use V alue Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a Divisional Clinical Governance and Risk Practitioner within the Medicine Rehabilitation and Cardiothoracic Division.

The Division is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated team member, who feels confident in working independently and as a member of the wider multi-disciplinary team.

The candidate should have had exposure to managing risk, involvement in incident investigation and have safety at the core of their agenda. They must be confident, an excellent communicator and have the ability to manage a demanding and ever changing workload.

You will assist with the implementation of the Governance strategy in order to improve the quality of services and clinical care within the Trust. As well as, working in close consultation with the relevant Divisional/Directorate Leaders, driving forward the Organisational strategic intents and goals related to Clinical Governance and Risk, operationalising the varying work activities.

The role is pivotal in building relationships at all levels and linking the Central Clinical Governance Department with the Division. Therefore, you will be expected to provide expert operational advice, training and leadership to all levels of the organisation on risk management and compliance, including clinical risk and use of the risk register.

You will be involved in identifying and investigating Serious Incidents, and co-ordinating the submission of quality information for internal and external scrutiny, to then produce, analyse and present high quality written reports.

This is a hands-on role and we are looking for someone with significant knowledge, skills and experience relating to the job description and person specification, so if you think you are a suitable candidate, then come join our team.

Closing Date: 14th October 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Sonia Garcia

Job title: Divisional PA

Email address:

Telephone number: 01865 234620

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