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Head of Clinical Governance and Risk




Facility:London Bridge Hospital Campus

Category:Nursing & Midwifery

Closing Date:23/03/2018

About the facility
HCA Healthcare UK is the 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’.

The London Bridge Hospital campus is made up of an outpatients and diagnostic centre in The Shard, our world-class hospital based in Tooley Street, and five outpatient and diagnostic centres across Central London, Canary Wharf and Kent. In May 2017, we welcomed our new Cancer Centre at Guy’s. Here, consultants from London’s top teaching hospitals offer full surgical provisions in urology, gynaecology and breast, as well as reconstructive surgery.

We were delighted that London Bridge Hospital recently achieved an ‘Outstanding’ accreditation by the healthcare regulators Care Quality Commission. Noted for our innovative practice, when you join us you’ll help us to continue our pioneering research and provide cutting-edge services and treatments.

Job Description
The Facility Head of Governance & Risk is the expert advisor and leader for the activities associated with robust clinical governance.

The key functions of the role include;

Providing direction for HCA Healthcare UK to ensure a patient focused clinical governance agenda is defined and reported via regular reporting through the established quality and governance reporting structure.

Ensuring that a robust and coordinated governance program is in place throughout the organisation by providing clear support, technical advice and guidance on all aspects of the governance agenda.

Providing expert advice and support to the Executive Directors and Senior Managers on matters relating to such areas as risk and incident management, regulatory compliance, complaints resolution, clinical negligence and health and safety

Duties & Responsibilities
To lead on the implementation, ongoing assessment and development of the CQC standards, working closely with teams, professional leads and managers to ensure broad understanding and ownership.

Lead on monitoring local activities to ensure compliance with the Care Quality Commission inspections and other requirements as directed by the Corporate Quality Review Systems team.

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

To develop and maintain robust relationships with key stakeholders, developing a system of quality assurance, reporting and monitoring.

To support and facilitate the production and implementation of the organisations responses to emergency planning and business continuity ensuring the HCA Healthcare UK is taking account of national guidance and best practice

Provide leadership and direction to the Local Governance Team and functions ensuring that the local facility has up to date and comprehensive governance strategies and procedures in place which are implemented and maintained across the Organisation, and are in accordance with the HCA Quality Governance Framework.

To ensure that risk registers are kept up to date and effectively used to drive the implementation of the HCA Healthcare UK strategy, and supports the VP of Patient Safety and Risk with regard to the Quality Governance Framework.

To ensure that there are appropriate systems and processes, including audits, in place to cascade and respond to alerts from the National Patient Safety Alerting (NPSAS) service that are broadcast through the Central Alerting System (CAS)

To lead, develop and ensure effective mechanisms are in place for learning from serious incidents, complaints, and to encourage a patient focused learning culture. Working in partnership with the broader Governance Team across all facilities and the Corporate Services Division.
Skills and Experience
Postgraduate qualification/Masters or equivalent in-depth training and/or significant experience in risk, governance or compliance

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

Well-developed leadership and influencing skills with the ability to enthuse, motivate and involve individuals and team;

Ability to be intellectually flexible and to look beyond existing structures, ways of working, boundaries and organisations to produce more effective and innovative service delivery and partnerships.