Clinical Safety Officer (Part Time)
- London, UK
- Department: Clinical
- Office: London
Genomics England successfully led the world-leading 100,000 Genomes Project, which compared and analysed individuals’ genetic codes to help diagnose, treat and prevent illness.
We're now accelerating our impact, working with the NHS to further develop and embed genomic healthcare and research in Britain. Our next chapter involves working with patients, doctors, scientists, government and industry to improve genomic testing, and help researchers access the health data and technology they need to make new medical discoveries and create more effective, targeted medicines for everybody.
We're looking to appoint a Clinical Safety Officer, to be responsible for overseeing the Genomics England risk management system to support existing accreditations (DCB 0129, ISO 15189, ISO 13485) and prospective certification (CE/UKCA marking under the IVDD).
In order to be eligible for this role, you must maintain simultaneous employment in the NHS, in an active role as a fully accredited clinician or clinical scientist, to meet NHS Digital requirements for the Clinical Safety Officer role under DCB 0129.
In order to support this, this role will be undertaken on a 3 or 4 day week.
You'll be responsible for:
- Review the clinical safety assessment for each software development ticket with the potential to cause clinical risk
- Coordinate clinical safety sign-off with the Release Management team for each software release
- Support extension of the risk management system to the wider healthcare product, beyond the bioinformatics pipeline
- Attend regular internal clinical safety meetings, and other meetings where clinical safety is on the agenda, e.g. to scope the clinical safety implications of future development work
- Represent Genomics England at NHS Clinical Safety Group meetings
- Provide clinical oversight of training materials and delivery related to clinical safety across the organisation
- Review and author clinical safety documentation
- Prepare for and attend external audits related to accreditations
- Ensure that incidents that have direct clinical impact are managed and communicated to all stakeholders promptly
- Present periodic updates on clinical risk management and incidents at management meetings such as the Quality Committee and/or the Management Review
Skills & Experience for Success
It's essential for this role that you have extensive experience and in-depth understanding of genomics and its use in healthcare (related to cancer or rare disease, or both)
You'll also be familiar with software lifecycles within healthcare (no need to be able to programme!), have good project management skills, excellent interpersonal skills and strong focus on teamwork. You'll be comfortable working in a complex and technical context and be able to get up and running swiftly. You'll be skilled in directing and prioritising own activities on a daily basis to achieve agreed goals and have great attention to detail while maintaining an overall view.
- As per requirements for a clinician or clinical scientist NHS role
- Active NHS accreditation relevant to professional context
Originally conceived as a project, Genomics England has transformed to meet the long-term opportunities created by our scientific breakthroughs in understanding the Human Genome. Being part of this journey is a reward in itself, however we're pleased to offer our colleagues a great benefits package including:
- competitive salary
- 30 days holiday
- generous pension scheme
- individual learning budgets for every colleague
- a raft of other benefits
Talk to our Talent Team and find out how a career with Genomics England will benefit you.
As part of our recruitment process, all successful candidates are subject to a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We therefore require applicants to disclose any previous offences at point of application, as some unspent convictions may mean we are unable to proceed with your application due to the nature of our work in healthcare.