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A patient safety partner (PSP) is actively involved in the design of safer healthcare at all levels in the organisation. This includes roles insafety governance, for example sitting on relevant committees to support compliance monitoring and how safety issues should be addressed and providing appropriate challenge to ensure learning and change, and in thedevelopment and implementation of relevant strategy and policy.

The PSP should ensure that any committee/group of which they are a member considers and prioritises the service user, patient, carer and family perspective and champions a diversity of views.

The Trust is looking to recruit two Patient Safety Partners (PSP) working across the Trust’s sites (Bedford Hospital) & (Luton and Dunstable), each person committing to 10 hours of participation each month (20 hours participation in total).

The Trust will make involvement payments of £150 per calendar month to each Patient Safety Partner (£1,800 each, £3,600 in total per annum).

The PSP will need to comply with relevant policies and maintain strict confidentiality in respect to discussions and information when required.

Each Patient Safety Partner (PSP) will:

  • Attend working group meetings and task and finish groups when necessary
  • Attend CQUOB and other quality and safety meetings (as identified)
  • Attend workshops, focus groups and advisory groups ad hoc or ongoing
  • Demonstrate strategic and accountable leadership and decision making in the implementation and development of the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) and overall improvement programme.
Skills and experience
  • Understanding of and broad interest in patient safety.
  • Ability to communicate well in writing and read comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to understand and evaluate a range of information and evidence.
  • Confidence to communicate well verbally with senior leaders about strategic issues, as an advocate for patient safety.
  • Ability to provide a patient, carer, or lay perspective and to put forward views on behalf of the wider community/groups of patients (not own opinion only).
  • Experience of championing health improvements; able to be a critical friend.
  • Interaction with multiple stakeholders at senior management level.
  • Experience of working in partnership with healthcare organisations or programmes.
  • Sound judgement and an ability to be objective.
  • Personal integrity and commitment to openness, inclusiveness and high standards.
General:
  • To comply at all times with any regulations issued by the Trust, especially those governing Health and Safety at work and to ensure that any defects which may affect safety at work are brought to the attention of the appropriate manager.
  • It is the responsibility of all staff to minimise the Trust's environmental impact by recycling wherever possible, switching off lights, computers, monitors and equipment when not in use, minimising water usage and reporting faults promptly.
Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults:
  • All employees and volunteers working within the Trust have a responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
Information governance:
  • (This includes Patient Confidentiality, IT Security, Data Protection and Freedom of Information)
  • You are required to respect the confidentiality of all patients, carers and staff, by not sharing any information (including data) obtained during the course of your duties. You have an obligation to report any non-compliance through the Trusts Incident Reporting process.
  • All staff must comply with the legal obligations and statutory requirements of the General Data Protection Act 2018, the Trusts IT Security and Information Governance Policies, Codes of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines which are available on the staff Intranet site.
Patient Safety Partners (PSP)

A Patient Safety Partner is actively involved in the design of safer healthcare at all levels in the organisation. This includes roles insafety governance, for example sitting on relevant committees to support compliance monitoring and how safety issues should be addressed and providing appropriate challenge to ensure learning and change, and in thedevelopment and implementation of relevant strategy and policy. PSP will be involved in the wider governance and leadership of patient safety activities across the organisation.
  • You will perform your PSP role to the best of your ability.
  • You will follow the organisation’s procedures and standards, including equality and diversity in relation to staff, patients and other PSPs.
  • You will maintain the confidential information of the organisation and of its patients/residents in accordance with GDPR and data protection.
  • You will aim to meet the time commitments and standards that have been mutually agreed and give reasonable notice so other arrangements can be made when this is not possible.
The PSP should ensure that any committee/group of which they are a member considers and prioritises the service user, patient, carer and family perspective and champions a diversity of views.

The Trust is looking to recruit two Patient Safety Partners (PSP) working across the Trust’s sites (Bedford Hospital) & (Luton and Dunstable), each person committing to 10 hours of participation each month (20 hours participation in total).

For more information about NHSE’s strategy please see:
Working with our patient and public voices (PPV) partners, reimbursing expenses and paying involvement payments Version 3, 20 October 2021, publication approval reference: PAR869


JOB INFORMATION
Job Location : Luton
Company : Bedfordshire Hospitals Nhs Foundation Trust
Position : Patient Safety Partner
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Employment : Part-Time
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Contact : Luton Bedfordshire Hospitals Nhs Foundation Trust Contact Number


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