Risk & Audit Manager

Care UK Secondary
11 Nov 2019
20 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Summary

We are currently hiring for a Risk & Audit Manager to join the Central Services Team in our Reading offices. Our Quality and Governance Department is one of the more challenging but most rewarding places to work. We firmly believe that every one of us makes a difference and the work we do directly affects the patient's experience. You will be responsible for ensuring that Health Care objectives driving high standards of patient care and operational sustainability are achieved through the implementation of proportionate and effective risk management processes to ensure the identification, assessment, recording and mitigation of risks and hazards for both individual local services and the Secondary Care division as a whole. You will manage an annual audit programme as part of the Secondary Care assurance process. The programme will measure compliance with SOPs, policies and agreed activities designed to ensure and improve patient care including demonstration of embedded learning from incidents and investigations within local services . Remote based. Travel will be required 2-3 times a month to the Reading Office as well as visits to all Secondary care services as required. Shift Pattern - Full Time, 37.5 hours per week In return for your hard work you will receive... • A competitive salary of up to £45,000 dependent on experience • Car Allowance of £4,800 • Contributory pension scheme • 25 days annual leave per annum plus Bank Holidays • CPD and revalidation support • Clinical Development and Training Opportunities. We could even give you the opportunity to develop into a specialist role of your interest • Care UK Perks including Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme and retail discounts

Responsible To

Chief Nurse, Quality & Governance

Key Responsibilities

• In collaboration with the Head of Health and Safety maintain the Health Care Risk Management policies that are required to support the safe and effective management of risk. • Maintain policies that underpin the audit strategy and activities. • Work with operational, quality and governance managers to ensure risk management tools including the various Datix modules meet the changing needs of the organisation. • Co-ordinate and chair the Datix forum to manage change and facilitate effective stakeholder relationships. • Ensure effective processes for shared learning from complaints, incidents and near misses. • Support the risk management activities associated with mobilising and de-mobilising services and clinical pathways. • To establish and maintain an audit programme and in response to the audit findings, monitor the completion of any improvement plans arising from audits and report against it. • Ensure there are effective systems and processes for cascading Safety Alerts and sharing learning from complaints, incidents and near misses, and for managing the associated actions. • The post holder will ensure that the Health Care risk management strategy and risk reporting activities are in line with Care UK Group's expectations. • Ensure robust governance around the management of new audit proposals through the Clinical Audit Group (CAG) • Co-ordinate and chair the CAG meetings, ensuring published NICE Guidance and clinical best practice is considered for exceptional audits • Generating and collating relevant quality and governance statistical analysis to identify relevant themes and trends develop specific methods to identify and meet needs and report upwards. • Engagement/Agreement with service streams/Governance/Medical & publishing of Service Stream Specific 'Clinical audit Schedules' for Secondary Care services • Oversight of National Clinical Audit programmes and Care UK's potential engagement in audits • Maintain and develop Audit tools & documents such as the 'Audit Summary Report' for service streams in Secondary Care • Production of the month-end audit board report with oversight and management of activities for obtaining audit data (processing of email audit results, liaising with services and requesting updates on actions in partial & non-compliant audits) • Managing 'Audit proposals' that are submitted from Secondary Care services


• Evidence of a good level of attainment in basic education • Degree or other higher education qualification

Additional Information

If you are shortlisted for interview, you will be contacted by the Internal Recruiter for the role who will arrange a mutually agreeable time for you to attend for an interview. If you have any questions regarding the role please contact or call . Please note Care UK retain the right to remove the advert prior to the closing date if a suitable candidate is appointed. Offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory pre-employment checks. At Care UK, we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants must have the right to work in the EU.
• A thorough knowledge of risk management processes and their application
• Knowledge of how to construct Standard Operating procedures and gain staffs' commitment to their adoption
• Ability to construct audit tools to assess the effectiveness of SOPs
• Leading an audit team, preferably within a health care setting.• Working with standard operating procedures and assessment of the effectiveness
• Using risk assessment and grading tools
• Developing and maintaining complex tools for measuring and monitoring compliance risk activity.
• Presenting to staff groups
• Presenting to Senior management
• Policy development