Head of Clinical Governance - Forth Valley Quality

NHS Forth Valley

Head of Clinical Governance - Forth Valley Quality

Band 8B (£67,285 - £71,978)

NHS Forth Valley, Cornton, Stirling

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 1 week ago, 6 Jul | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

Are you passionate about quality, safe care, clinical governance? If so, this is your opportunity to join the Forth Valley Quality Team in a post that fulfils a vital strategic responsibility for clinical governance within NHS Forth Valley. 

Were looking for someone able to contribute to developing an environment and culture that improves health, safety and security of patients, service users and staff, someone with a track record in developing clinical governance strategy and policies and can find creative and innovative solutions to clinical governance challenges.

This is a key role creating and providing assurance that a comprehensive, effective and accountable system of clinical governance is in place to ensure patient safety and organisational learning.

You will manage all of the elements of clinical governance that ensure that key objectives are met and achieve this through the engagement of our front line clinical and care workforce and maintaining effective, positive relationships and collaborations with key partners across our health and care system.

Ability to operate effectively under pressure in a complex, ambiguous and fast moving clinical and care environment with the challenges and risks of potential litigation, adverse publicity and reduced public confidence in the service is essential.

Youll ideally have experience of working in a similar role and in a clinical environment. Youll have extensive, in-depth knowledge of all elements of clinical governance including relevant standards and legislation, quality control and assurance, quality improvement and clinical risk management.

We are also looking for someone who can demonstrate having led and managed an effective team and understands how to build trust and work interdependently with other teams to share responsibility for achieving common goals.

The post-holder will be expected to gather, analyse, interpret and present complex and potentially sensitive or contentious information, with excellent report writing skills.

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to complete a Standard Police Act Disclosure Scotland Check.

For further information or to discuss any aspect of the above post please contact Susan Bishop, Head of Efficiency, Improvement and Innovation on .

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NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.  Please contact the Recruitment Office on if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.