Who is a Patient Safety Partner?
Do you have an interest in becoming involved in how we can develop our health and care services so that they are safer for our patients?
Are you or have you ever been a patient, carer or family member of someone who has used any health and care services?
If your answer is YES, then you can become a Patient Safety Partner (PSP).
Main purpose of role
Your main role will be to work with us to ensure that we prioritise the safety requirements of our patients thereby maximising the things that go right and minimising the things that go wrong for people receiving our services.
You will work with us in the following way:
- It is important that you participate and join key conversations and meetings within the Trust that address patient safety. You will attend our patient safety meetings and committees.
- Committee’s/meetings may require face to face attendance or may be online, either of which the PSP must be comfortable with this approach
- You will challenge us and the way that we work so that together be our critical friend Providing a questioning approach to the information shared at the Committee’s and meetings
- Representing the patient’s/family voice, to ensure the committee/meeting members are ‘walking in the patient’s shoes’
- Co-designing the developments of Patient Safety initiatives.
- Compliance with relevant policies and maintaining confidentiality.
Skills and experience
A broad interest in patient safety
- An ability to communicate verbally and an ability to advocate for patient safety
- An ability to read a range of information from a variety of sources
- Provide challenge, to help develop a safer Organisation
- Ability to represent all patients, as part of the wider community
- Commitment to maintaining high standards, with a commitment to being open and honest.
- A recognition there is a requirement to work flexibly.
This is a truly exciting time to join our Trust, as a Patient Safety Partner, United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust is going through an exciting period of change and development to support the delivery of our vision and strategic objectives.
Closing date for applications: 31 August 2023
To discuss the post, please contact:
Patient Safety Improvement Manager