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Guardian of Safe Working


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Guardian of Safe Working
Fixed Term- 3 years
1 Programme Activity (4 hours)
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Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals
16/02/2019 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.



Guardian of Safe Working Contract length: Fixed term 3 years.

Remuneration: 1 Programmed Activity (to be reviewed 3 months after appointment)

Applications are invited from internal, substantive senior doctors for the trust.

Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust are looking to appoint a Guardian of Safe Working to be a champion for junior doctor trainees. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be part of a system for safeguarding doctors in training, and to ensure that issues of compliance with safe working hours are addressed. As part of the implementation of National Terms and Conditions of Service for junior doctors, each Trust is responsible for the appointment of a Guardian of Safe Working.

The Guardian’s role will be to ensure that issues of compliance with safe working hours are addressed, and provide assurance to the Trust Board that doctors’ working hours are safe. While reporting to the Medical Director, the Guardian will be a senior clinical person, independent of the management structure within the organisation responsible for protecting the safeguards outlined in the terms and conditions of service for doctors and dentists in training. The appointee will not hold any other role within the management structure of the Trust.

You will have well developed leadership skills, inspiring others to achieve results and collaborate. A strategic thinker, you will be sensitive to conflicting issues and be able to analyse situations and facilitate creative solutions. You will have an up to date knowledge and understanding of terms and conditions of doctors in training and of working time regulations, safe working patterns and rotas for doctors in training. You will be an exemplar for the Trust’s Values and Behaviors promoting a culture of safe working, and will be seen as a ‘champion’ of safe working hours.

Please send your CV and a half page statement detailing your skills and why your feel your are suitable for the role to Michelle Brocklebank on the email address stated below.

Closing date: Wednesday 16th January 2019

Interview date: To be confirmed

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Kevin Thomas – Deputy Medical Director via his PA Michelle Brocklebank on

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