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Network Quality Improvement Officer

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Mental Health Clinical Network
NHS AfC: Band 7
Fixed Term Contract or Secondment until 31 March 2019
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
22/08/2018 23:59

NHS England leads the NHS in England, setting the priorities and direction of the NHS and informing the national debate to improve health and care. We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations and want everyone to have greater control of their health and wellbeing, and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving.

NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for their spending. Our work involves the commissioning of health care services in England, and we support local health services that are led by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). We have devised and are delivering a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View.

If the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area supplement. This supplement is not applicable to Executive or Senior Manager or Medical Leader positions. For positions offered on a part time basis, salary and any allowances will be adjusted pro rata.

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The East of England Clinical Networks have an exciting opportunity for a Quality Improvement Officer to join the Mental Health team on a secondment or Fixed Term Contract until the end of March 2019 with the possibility of extension for a further year.

The East of England Clinical Networks support health systems to improve health outcomes of their local communities by connecting commissioners, providers, professionals, patients and the public across pathways of care to share best practice and innovation, measure and benchmark quality and outcomes, and drive improvement. The Clinical Networks help to:

• Enable clinical and patient engagement: informing commissioning decisions
• Define and drive quality improvement: operating across complex pathways of care
• Coordinate and support commissioners and providers: identifying and reducing unwarranted variation, improving cohesion and ensuring sustainable services across pathways of care for staff and patients, both now and in the future.
This is an exciting opportunity to support the continued development of our Mental Health programme of work. As part of the Clinical Networks at a critical time this post will form part of the team leading and supporting the Dementia, IAPT, Children’s and Young People’s Mental Health, Perinatal Mental Health, EIP, Acute and Crisis Care, including Liaison Mental Health work programmes within the Clinical Network.

As a Quality Improvement Officer, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective project management service across the East of England Clinical Network area, supporting the Head of Mental Health and the team to ensure that the network mental health programmes of quality improvement are planned and managed effectively, taking the lead in assisting their successful delivery.

The role supports the business in driving transformation as well as value for money in planning, commissioning and service.

The role is designed to build a combination of subject matter expertise and technical skills to develop a strong service delivery.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication, motivational, and quality improvement skills, be able to influence and encourage teams to work across organisational boundaries and hold patient care at the heart of their work. They will have experience of project management and delivering quality improvement initiatives within a healthcare environment.
As part of the Mental Health Clinical Network team, the post holder will work alongside the Head of Network, clinical director and clinical leads, Directors of Commissioning Operations, regional and national teams, commissioners and providers to facilitate quality improvement projects in mental health services across the East of England.

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For any queries or for an informal discussion please contact Louise Raybould, Senior Quality Improvement Manager - - 07900 715453