Quality Improvement Lead

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
Mental Health
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Fixed Term until 31st March 2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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£40,428 - £48,514 per annum
31/05/2018 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 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, commissioning the contracts for GPs, pharmacists, and dentists and we support local health services that are led by groups of GPs called 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. This vision shows that we are getting serious about prevention, identifying and delivering improvements in health care, redesigning the NHS so it continues to meet the needs of patients, ensuring the NHS is financially sustainable and engaging the public in this whole process.

We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations.

Please note, if the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area Supplement. If this post is an Executive or Senior Manager (ESM) role or Medical Leader position this supplement is not applicable. If you are taking up this post on a part time basis, your salary and any allowances will be adjusted pro rata.

We will not accept applications for this position by CV or via recruitment agencies.

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Would you like to be part of a team that works across Wessex to support systems to improve mental health care for people? This is a very exciting time to be working in this area as improving mental health and reducing stigma are key priorities of the NHS and its partners. Integrated care systems are developing and this role will lead projects to support strategic programmes, and facilitate and deliver distinct pieces of work, such as benchmarking innovative practice to help inform reviews and improve quality.

Enabling people who use services, supporters, carers and staff to have a strong voice in service review and development is essential and the successful candidate will support the further development of this across the area. This is a complex role and the successful candidate will be working with people who are passionate about improving care in partnership across the NHS and local authorities, voluntary organisations, academic institutions, charities so the successful candidate will be exposed to a wide variety of NHS and non NHS colleagues when in post. The successful candidate will use a range of service improvement techniques and monitor milestones and outcomes of work and will also co-ordinate the collection, analysis, synthesis and presentation of appropriate quantitative and qualitative data to support the commissioning process.

The successful candidate will support team members by facilitating discussions to encourage creative thinking, identify options and develop methods to test new ways of delivering services. They will also develop and manage communication strategies across the network, ensuring that information and opportunities to actively engage others in the network projects are maximised. There are opportunities to share skills, knowledge base and learning from the quality improvement work with local, regional and national colleagues.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level, or equivalent. They will have significant experience working in one or more of the following: health and or social care, an equivalent operational role in a third sector or other organisation, a commissioning role and/or clinical role, where a number of wide scale quality/service improvement projects, in complex and challenging environments, have been managed.

The successful candidate will also have excellent verbal and written communication skills to develop mature relationships with CCGs, providers, NHS England and non NHS partners. Experience of working within mental health services is highly desirable for this role. The work takes us across the whole of Wessex and therefore, the post holder will need to be able to adapt to different styles and paces of working and be flexible to travel to meetings across the Wessex area as required.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Kath Florey-Saunders - 07702411923