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Clinical Governance Lead

Reference:HCA09980

Location:London

Salary:Competitive

Facility:Sarah Cannon Research Institute

Category:Management

Closing Date:31/01/2018

About the facility

HCA Healthcare UK – World’s largest private acute and complex care hospital group and winners of 'The Best Private Healthcare provider 2016' and 'Best International Cancer Services' provider 2016


Sarah Cannon Research Institute is the first UK trials unit outside of the NHS that has the ability to offer new anti-cancer drugs in clinical trials. As a dedicated trials unit, we are focused on fast study set-ups to offer patients’ rapid access to new investigational drug therapies.


The successful applicant will have access to all of HCA’s fantastic benefits. On top of this the successful candidate will work within an established organisation based in one of London’s most renowned medical locations and known worldwide for its outstanding service. On top of this, you will have the opportunity to truly grow and develop within this new team, ensuring it will be a fantastic move for your career.

Job Description

We have an exciting new opportunity for a new a Governance Lead to join our team on a Full Time, Permanent basis.


The post holder will be the expert advisor on clinical governance, quality and risk management, ensuring compliance with legislative requirements, national and local policy, and driving quality improvement across SCRI UK.


They'll lead for the development and implementation of the Quality and Risk Management Strategy, be responsible for ensuring that quality and risk management is embedded throughout SCRI UK and support the co-ordination and process of investigation for complaints and incidents ensuring that all matters are reported and resolved within the regulatory time frame and that the appropriate documentation is complete and any learning is acted upon to promote a patient focused learning culture.


Salary:  £36,989 - £45,819 per annum depending on experience.


Hours: 37.5 per week depending on experience

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Accountable for ensuring that SCRI UK is able to demonstrate compliance with a range of statutory, regulatory and other frameworks relating to quality and safety set out by healthcare regulators

  • Act as SCRI UK lead on the implementation, ongoing assessment and compliance to the CQC Regulations, working closely with teams, professional leads and managers to ensure broad understanding and ownership and liaising with external monitoring/regulatory bodies

  • Keep all polices and supporting documentation relating to clinical / healthcare governance are compliant with standards and supportive of other procedural arrangements

  • Work with the Corporate Clinical Services Department to ensure a standardised approach to CQC inspection compliance and CHKS accreditation is maintained

  • Lead on monitoring facility wide activities to ensure compliance with the CQC and other requirements as directed

  • To deliver training and/or facilitation to others as part of this process, and set up performance monitoring and audit processes to track progress and achievement

  • To ensure that SCRI UK has an up to date and comprehensive risk management strategy and procedures in place which are implemented and maintained to support and embed a risk management culture.

  • Ensure that a robust mechanism of clinical risk monitoring is in place. This will include the review of national reports, audits and local reporting systems relating to risk and the quality of care delivered to patients, outlining how each clinical area ensures quality and patients safety and proactively identifies and manages risk.

  • To update, validate and performance monitor SCRI UK’s Risk Register, through the Datix Risk Register module, challenging the information as appropriate and negotiating acceptable time frames for the completion of risk action plans

Skills and Experience

  • Degree/Professional Qualification (science, statistical or healthcare background desirable)

  • Previous experience in collating and interpreting data

  • Demonstrate experience/interest of quality improvement, clinical audit, policy management, governance

  • Demonstrable previous success in delivering a comprehensive governance agenda within a complex organisation 

  • Highly IT literate – Word, advanced Excel and PowerPoint essential, knowledge of Datix and Meditech highly desirable

  • Flexible attitude to task management

  • Liaison with managers and staff at all levels

About the Individual

You will need to be extremely organised and structured in your approach. A keen eye for detail is needed, along with excellent organisation and communication skills. You will also be able to work under pressure and will hold excellent management and organisational skills. The ability to be versatile, flexible and happy to work across various tasks to ensure the smooth running of the department is a must.