Dudley, West Midlands
The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
Being a patient safety partner at The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust has been an incredibly rewarding experience. From sitting on relevant safety and governance committees; reviewing and commenting on meeting papers and reports; being part of the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) implementation group; to helping develop patient safety information resources; we as PSPs are actively involved in contributing to the design of safer healthcare at all levels in the organisation.
All the members of the patient safety team ensure that we are fully supported in our roles; appreciate our input and value our suggestions. I wholeheartedly endorse this role to all the members of the public who wish to bring patients’ voice and are passionate about making changes to improve safety and quality of care at The Dudley Group. Together, we can be the change we wish to see!”
Kazi Husna Abdul Naeem (DGFT patient safety partner) To find out more about the role and how you can contribute, please contact Kristina Murphy (Patient Safety Specialist) extension: 1004
A Patient Safety Partner (PSP) is a non-trust employee who supports the organisation in improving patient safety. They bring an independent perspective and are involved, as an equal partner, in a wide range of activities and programmes.
Main duties of the job The role will work alongside the Trust’s clinical and non-clinical staff, to help inform and influence decisions on services. They will become members of committees, work with project teams, consult on policy and support learning to contribute a different and independent perspective, enriching and ensuring the best patient experience is achieved. They are involved in a wide range of activities and programmes of work and may take on several different types of roles while in that work – they will contribute to improving governance and leadership within the Trust.
For some PSPs their role will include safety governance which will require them to be members of relevant safety committees. They will enhance the committee membership by providing appropriate challenge to ensure learning and change, whilst safeguarding consideration and prioritisation of the patient, carer and family perspective and championing a diversity of views at the committee.
Working for our organisation At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of “excellent health care, improved health for all”. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.
We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.
Dudley Group offer many opportunities for our staff to develop and grow within their roles through our Learning & OD department. These include topics such as communication, wellbeing, team development, cultural competency, and values, plus much more. For those in a Management/Leadership role, there are additional programmes to support you to develop the skills you need. These include our Managers Essentials Programme and a Leadership Programme that all managers will attend as part of your Dudley Managers Induction. Our Learning Prospectus is a great way to discover the details behind what’s available for you here at The Dudley Group.
We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible
Detailed job description and main responsibilities Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake.
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RECRUITMENT EQUALITY STATEMENT
We are committed to equal opportunities and want to ensure our workforce is representative of the population we serve. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and diverse groups. It is essential we understand our demographics, in order that we can monitor our performance as an equal opportunity employer, as well as continuing to embed a culture of inclusivity across the organisation, which supports the active participation and contribution of our diverse staff groups in the Trusts decision making processes . On application the shortlisting manager will not see this criterion and therefore it cannot be part of their decision making. Please ensure you complete your equal opportunities questions for us and help us to make sure everyone is welcome.
The Trust is committed to employing and supporting people with disabilities. It is the Trust’s policy to interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum ‘essential’ criteria as identified on the person specification. To ensure we know you have a disability, please inform us under the appropriate section on the application form. We welcome applications from the LGBTQ+ community and openly encourage people with different sexual orientation, gender identity and expression to apply to join our team. We promise to respect and encourage the use of all pronouns and will not purposefully mis-gender anyone.
We are governed by the public sector equality duties and by our values of Care, Respect and Responsibility to ensure we eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other behaviour that is unlawful . click apply for full job details