VACANCY (Post Title): Improvement Advisor – Anticipatory Care Programme
Department of Patient Safety & Improvement
GRADE: Band 7
SALARY: £32,013 to 42,205 pro rata
12 months fixed term – Cover for Time Limited Leave
Secondment opportunity (line manager approval to be sought prior to submitting an application)
Description of Role:
As a member of the Patient Safety & Improvement Team you will assume a key role in driving and supporting clinical improvement and quality throughout Dumfries and Galloway using validated improvement methodology.
We are looking for a dynamic individual well versed in improvement methodology to deliver support, advice and training across a portfolio of improvement projects/programmes. This post will focus on Anticipatory Care Planning.
You will work as part of a small team on designated improvement programmes and will be required to work with a range of Senior Managers and Clinicians across the organization with partner organizations and our community.
You will have a sound understanding of and the ability to develop and lead programmes of work using a range of improvement methodologies.
Experience of applying high level change management skills is essential with demonstrable experience of service redesign and collaborative methodology.
Educated to Degree Level or equivalent you are required to have an MSc or be working towards a post graduate qualification in improvement. You will need a wide range and good level of experience working within healthcare governance and will be expected to have a sound knowledge and understanding of NHS policy, configuration, procedures and practices as well as relevant legislation. A clinical background would be advantageous.
If you have the drive, enthusiasm and commitment to support front line clinicians in making real and sustained improvement in the quality and safety of care but lack some of the experience, we would be willing to consider a developmental Band 6 whereby you would be supported to develop the required skills, through formal and informal study over a specified time period.
A driving licence is essential as you will be required to travel throughout Dumfries and Galloway.
Please contact Maureen Stevenson, Patient Safety and Improvement Manager, for informal enquiries onor e-mail:
Closing Date : Thursday 26 April 2018 (midnight)
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