Clinical Audit Lead, Band 3

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Dorchester, Dorset, United Kingdom
GBP 5.69 - 6.09 per hour
23 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021
Job role
Experience level
Newly qualified
Clinical Audit Lead, Band 3

Job Reference: 152-M411.20

Employer: Department: St Ann's, Waterston or Home Based Location: Poole/Dorchester Salary: £11,842 - £12,685 p.a.

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset.

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive , positive , respectful , supportive , reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare - we're the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day - do you?

'This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently' - Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)

We have successfully introduced a clinical auditor role to our inpatient mental health service to support the teams with ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements for record keeping across the inpatient wards. The current post holder is reducing their hours and we are now looking for a second auditor to work alongside the existing post-holder.

You will be undertaking pre-set clinical audits, feeding back your findings to nurses and ward managers. You may also be asked to undertake new audits and contribute to their development.

Of course auditing by itself does not improve standards or change practices. Therefore alongside this, a key part of the role is to provide training to ensure new staff are clear as to what their responsibilities are around the completion of wellbeing (care) plans and clinical documentation with the aim of improving outcomes and inpatient experience for patients.

You will be asked to complete and present reports and action plans based on these audits in conjunction with the service manager.

The right attributes and values are essential for any role. For this post we need someone who is confident and articulate with the ability to give feedback in a respectful, constructive and clear manner. You need to be methodical and have attention to detail. Yo also need to be patient, kind and compassionate in order to support clinical staff in their role.

We will prefer candidates to have had some clinical experience to understand what they are auditing and the context of this in terms of the Mental Health Code of Practice. Knowledge of RiO clinical system, excel, word and MS Teams will be an advantage, as well as experience of training and presenting information to others. Candidates with these skills will be prioritised for shortlisting .

As the current postholder is retaining a contract, they will be available to support the postholder with induction alongside the service leads.

The post is 22.5 hours a week, and within this working hours can be flexible as well as work base. You will need to be able to travel to undertake training when restrictions on travel are lifted.

Employment in this post requires a Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Julie Trent, Service Manager on or 07425626899

Our vision is to be Better Every Day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Our behaviours bring our values to life and constantly remind us that how we do things at Dorset HealthCare is as important as what we do. They are:

  • Proactive
  • Positive
  • Respectful
  • Supportive
  • Reliable and Trustworthy
    Our staff benefits:
  • Dedicated career pathways
  • Opportunities for continuing professional development
  • An excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified Nurses and AHP's
  • Comprehensive and structured induction programme and training
  • Monthly pay plus enhancements for night, weekend and bank holiday working
  • NHS Pension scheme
  • Health & Wellbeing service
  • Holiday pay of up to 33 days plus bank holidays pro rata, dependent on service
  • NHS discounts
  • Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline
  • Salary sacrifice scheme including:
    • Work related learning
    • Childcare vouchers and buying and selling of annual leave
    • Car and Cycle scheme
    • Home technology equipment

It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies early due to an exceptional response - please apply as soon as possible and refer to the Applicants Recruitment Flowchart.
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Applicants who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Further guidance can be found on the website.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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