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Clinical Audit Officer
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Velindre Cancer Centre
Employer type
Velindre Cancer Centre
£27,055 - £32,934 per annum
Salary period
09/10/2022 23:59

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Clinical Audit Officer

Band 5

Thank you for your interest in working for Velindre Cancer Centre (VCC), which is a committed equal opportunities employer. VCC welcomes applications from people who share our vision;


Velindre University NHS Trust will be recognised locally, nationally and internationally as a renowned organisation of excellence for patient and donor care, education and research.


our values;

  • BE Accountable
  • BE Bold
  • BE Caring
  • BE Dynamic

& who will complement our current experienced and specialist employees who are passionate about working in an organisation with the ambition to provide world class services & care to our patients.


VCC is an amazing place to work & develop your career. It is undertaking a 5 year transformation programme which will enable cancer services to meet the future needs of our patients across South East Wales. Not only will programme see VCC moving into a new purpose built cancer hospital, it will provide opportunities for patients to receive treatments closer to their homes. The infrastructure changes will offer our employees opportunities to work across a number of sites, in new and different ways, create development opportunities & increase flexible working practices.


VCC provides our employees with a favourable salary and reward / staff benefits & support package.


For more information on this vacancy please contact the recruiting manager, who will be pleased to discuss it with you.


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


The Trust also reserves the right to close a vacancy early or withdraw an advertisement at any stage of the process, to enable internal staff requiring to be redeployed in suitable roles.


Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.


Job overview

Clinical audit is a process that has been defined as "a quality improvement process that seeks to improve patient care and outcomes through systematic review of care against explicit criteria and the implementation of change".

The role of a Clinical Audit Officer is to facilitate and lead on clinical audit projects, conforming to a quality improvement cycle; and to ensure that clinical audit activity is accurately documented and recorded for assurance purposes.

The post holder will need to establish and support Velindre’s Clinical Audit programme, working with clinicians and other healthcare staff in the promotion, design, implementation, and reporting of effective audit.

They will undertake specific projects in line with the Trust’s objectives and priorities set by the directorates. Maintaining up to date and accurate records of audit activity and of resulting action plans, in order to effectively manage re-audit and closure of the audit loop.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide guidance and support for the divisions Clinical Audit programme, working with clinicians and other healthcare staff in the promotion, design, implementation, and reporting of effective audit.
  • To undertake specific projects in line with the Trust’s objectives and priorities set by the Directorates
  • Support and contribute to key performance indicators and clinical outcomes for cancer services.
  • Lead on audit projects and provide advice on project set up, assist with data collection and survey tools where required.
  • Supervise and liaise with Clinical Audit staff regarding deadlines and priorities for data analysis for clinical audits.
  • To promote a clinical audit culture across the Trust through training and awareness.
  • Lead for the audit department on numerous ongoing projects, interacting with the SST leads, Medical Examiners Service (MES) and other health care professionals. Providing and quality assuring data, analysing data and producing reports.
  • Supervise and monitor workloads of the clinical audit support officers.

Working for our organisation

Here at Velindre University NHS Trust we are extremely proud of the specialist services we provide across the whole of Wales in our cutting-edge Velindre Cancer Centre and our award-winning Welsh Blood Service, as well as the expertise of our corporate functions that bring the two divisions together. We are also fortunate to host the NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership and Health Technology Wales and have developed strong partnership working with these expert services.

Formed in 1999, the Trust has a dedicated workforce that continuously strives to provide the key principles of prudent healthcare through a wide array of roles. We play a vital role in the communities we support and have ambitious plans for the future to continue to improve the services we deliver. We strive to maintain our core values in everything we do by being; accountable, bold, caring and dynamic, and ensuring the best possible care for our patients and donors.

If you want to work for an organisation that prides itself on making a real difference and offers exciting career opportunities then Velindre University NHS Trust is the place for you. Visit our website to find out more



Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Degree
  • Demonstrates equivalent experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft packages such as excel, work, PowerPoint
  • A sound general education with GCSE in English and Maths Literacy Skills
Desirable criteria
  • Qualification in clinical audit or a related subject, e.g. healthcare quality, clinical effectiveness, evidence-based practice, clinical governance


Essential criteria
  • Minimum of 2 years recent experience in clinical audit and effectiveness
  • Administrative skills
  • Computer literate and experience in the use of database packages, presentations data entry and analysis
  • Experience of working with medical and oncological terminology;
  • Training and presentation experience
  • Knowledge of NICE guidelines
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge or experience of clinical audit and effectiveness in an oncology setting
  • Experience of working with CANISC

Aptitude and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of the importance of high quality information and associated confidentiality issues
  • Software Packages: experience and competence in, e.g. statistical analysis, form design, database software
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Able to communicate to a high standard both in writing and verbally with all levels of staff, including clinicians
  • Good organizational skills
  • Numerate and confident when working with figures
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to speak Welsh to level 1
  • Minute taking


Essential criteria
  • Methodical, reliable and able to work to a high standard under time restrictions
  • Integrity: Able to process sensitive information whilst maintaining confidentiality
  • Meticulous attention to detail and able to produce high quality work to deadlines, works well under pressure
  • Enthusiastic and motivated

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sara Walters
Job title
Clinical Audit Manager
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Telephone number
02920 615888
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