October 14, 2008 | Mark Paradies

Job Posting: UK – National Patient Safety Agency, Primary Care and Specialist Programmes Team, National Reporting and Learning Service – Human Factors Project Lead

From the Posting:

National Patient Safety Agency, Primary Care and Specialist Programmes Team, National Reporting and Learning Service

Human Factors Lead
Maternity cover 6 months January 2008 – July 2009
NHS AFC Band 8a
£43,044 – 50,465 pa inc HCAS. (pro rata)
London Ref: 908-NRLS 101

Human Factors Project Lead
Maternity cover 12 months November 2008 – September 2009
NHS AFC Band 5
£24, 270 – 31, 348 pa inc HCAS. (pro rata)
London Ref: 908-NRLS 102
The National Reporting and Learning Service at the NPSA aims to help improve patient care in the NHS with rapid responses to incidents, analysis of incidents that come to us via the National Reporting and Learning System and the collaborative development of actions that can be implemented locally.  The Human Factors team, which sits within Specialist Programmes, contributes to this by developing human factors projects and contributing human factors expertise across the work of the NPSA.  We are currently recruiting a Human Factors Project Lead and a Human Factors Lead on fixed term contracts to cover maternity leave between November 2008 to September 2009.You’ll contribute to the work of the Human Factors team across a range of projects and provide a central focus for human factors issues and activities within the NPSA.  You’ll also have the opportunity to contribute to the development of our human factors strategy and to work in different teams where you’ll be developing, evaluating and implementing solutions.

As well as a relevant postgraduate qualification (MSc or PhD in human factors/ergonomics, applied psychology or related discipline), you should have experience of working in a safety critical setting across a wide range of projects. Experience or either systems design, usability of devices, safety culture or team working would be an advantage. Experience of managing projects and stakeholders engagement is essential.

Both posts are part-time, likely to be an equivalent of 3 days per week depending on the applicant; and applications for flexible work or a secondment will be considered.

Closing date:
Friday 31 October 2008

To apply, please visit NHS Jobs (www.jobs.nhs.uk) quoting the above reference or job title
For further information please contact Dr Beverley Norris on 020 7927 9559

The NPSA is committed to equal opportunities and also welcomes applicants who are interested in job share or other approaches to flexible work

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