Under the Integrated Digital (I-Digital) service model, the post holder will take a pivotal and lead role for the Access to Health function, supporting disclosure of health records in accordance with legal and statutory requirements.

The post holder will be responsible for monitoring performance and compliance with Access to Health processes, and to ensure robust monitoring and reporting against relevant legislation and national standards.

Under the Integrated Digital (I-Digital) service model, the post holder will take a pivotal and lead role in the delivery of the organisations statutory obligations to comply with information disclosure requirements under the Data Protection Act 2018 / UK GDPR, Access to Health Records Act 1990, and other regulatory requirements to facilitate disclosure of Health Records.

The post holder will be responsible for leading the Access to Health Team, process oversight, monitoring performance and compliance with information disclosure requirements to ensure the Trust complies with statutory disclosure timeframes and key performance indicators.

Provide daily leadership, support, training, advice and guidance on all matters relating to information disclosure, and ensure the Trust is compliant with statutory and legal obligations. The post holder will be required to ensure compliance with processes, recording of activity, providing regular reports to senior leadership, and support process redesign to ensure optimal efficiency and safety.

The role may require visibility and attendance across both Alder Hey and LHCH sites as and when required in support of the wider service model to support colleagues and processes across the information governance and heath records functions.

The post holder will be required to support and abide by both organisations policies and procedures as part of the integrated service delivery.

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of specialist health care to over 275,000 children and young people each year. In addition to the hospital site located in the West Derby area of Liverpool, Alder Hey has a presence in community outreach sites and, in collaboration with other providers, our clinicians help deliver care closer to patients’ homes by holding local clinics at locations from Cumbria to Shropshire, in Wales and the Isle of Man. The Trust also provides inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs at our Alder Park building in the nearby borough of Sefton.

We currently have more than 4,000 staff working across our community and hospital sites. We’re also a teaching and training hospital providing education and training to around 540 medical and over 500 nursing and allied health professional students each year.

1. Provide visible, supportive leadership and line management for the Access to Information Team, including recruitment, management of annual leave, sickness absence, appraisals, capability and performance, objective setting, personal development plans, support and guidance etc.

1. The post holder will be expected to work on their own initiative in delivery of objectives, working within departmental procedures, taking advice and direction from senior I-Digital colleagues as required.

1. Work with levels of independence, autonomy and decision making, seeking advice where necessary prior to application of decision or implementation of process change, and if required seeking legal advice from Trust solicitors for any complex cases.

1. Delivery and monitoring of Access to Information Team process compliance including routine reporting to senior leadership.

1. Support the development and implementation of policies, standard operating procedures and organisational processes to support compliance with local KPI’s, national standards and legislation.

1. Support process changes within immediate team and wider department to ensure the service continues to deliver sustainable performance improvement and to comply with legislative and statutory requirements for access to medical records.

1. Management and oversight of all access to information processes for requests made under the Data Protection Act 2018 / UK GDPR, Access to Health Records Act 1990 and other regulatory requirements to facilitate disclosure of Health Records. There will also be a requirement to support Freedom of Information Act 2000 requests, including wider information disclosure practices e.g., continuance of healthcare, CCTV, Coroners Office and Police etc.

1. Lead the investigation and review process for incidents reported via Trust incident reporting processes in area of responsibility, ensuring investigation and organisational learning and guidance to reduce risk and likelihood of further incidents, ensuring escalation as appropriate to line manager or head of service.

1. Contribute to the development and production of training and communications materials, training needs analysis and skills matrix, supporting local training as required for team competency.

1. Be proactive in establishing opportunities to enhance quality, efficiency, productivity and safety, ensuring any changes to processes are authorised prior to implementation.

1. Develop and cascade training and awareness communications materials to increase organisational awareness and improvements to organisational culture to support access to information disclosures.

1. Production of regular reports to provide assurance or highlight risks to compliance with access to information legislation or KPI’s, providing recommendations and actions to drive improvement.

1. Lead and coordinate local spot checks and audits to ensure team processes are being adhered to.

1. Support Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA’s) for any new processes or systems introduced into the team, working in conjunction with the IG Team, Information Asset owner and project leads.

1. Lead point of contact for access to information related queries, providing advice and assistance, seeking further support and guidance from senior team as necessary (DPO, IG Manager, Caldicott Guardian, SIRO).

1. Attendance and representation at internal and external meetings as required.

1. Develop and maintain knowledge base though continued professional development to keep abreast of changes to legislation and standards, providing advice and guidance in relation to all aspects of law which affect how information is handled.

1. Undertake and attend any further supplementary or formal training as determined as necessary within the role.

1. Develop and maintain the Alder Hey Freedom of Information Publication Scheme to support routine and proactive publication of information.

1. Work in an interoperable manner with Health Records, Information Governance Team, and the wider I-Digital service functions to provide support, assistance and guidance as required.

1. Deputise when required in the absence of the Health Records Manager and other leadership roles, to be available to to provide support and assistance to teams.

Job Location : Liverpool
Company : Alder Hey Children's Nhs Foundation Trust
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