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Improvement Advisor (Quality Improvement)

Job Reference: 363-CP6085

East London NHS Foundation Trust
CORP Quality Improvement Plan, LONDON
£51,383 to £57,596 pa inc HCA

This is an exciting time for ELFT. Our vision is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

We are looking for an Improvement Advisor (IA) to join the central team that has been established to coordinate the Trusts Quality Improvement (QI) Programme.

The QI programme is unique for East London NHS Foundation Trust in its breadth, depth and timescale. At its centre is a mission, to provide the highest quality mental health and community care in England. Our mission will be delivered by transforming the culture of the organisation to one of continuous improvement, where staff in collaboration with patients and carers, are able to improve the quality of services we provide.

The central QI team plays a pivotal role in coordinating the programme, as well as acting as the organisations internal resource for improvement science. The team is responsible for building will both inside and outside the Trust via a variety of communications channels, building improvement skills at scale and pace at all levels of the organisation and ensuring that QI work is truly integrated and aligned into business as usual. Finally, the team supports and coordinates an ever increasing number of QI projects as well as managing those that fall into the Trusts portfolio of high priority QI activities. The nature of the role will require travel across the geography of the Trust, which covers areas both within and outside London.

The Improvement Advisor will act as an internal organisational expert in using data and measurement for improvement, support the development of organisational QI strategy, manage and support projects that fall within the Trusts portfolio of high priority QI activities and act as faculty for teaching improvement science. This is a great opportunity to join one of the most organisationally integrated QI programmes in the country. It is also an opportunity to work directly with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, our strategic partners, offering the chance to learn from them and teach alongside their world-renowned faculty. We are happy to consider applications for individuals wishing to continue some level of clinical work.

Please start the "Supporting Information" section of the application form with the heading "A QI Project I have been involved in", and briefly discuss a QI project you were involved in - including your role, what you did, and what you learnt. Applications that do not start with this supporting information will not be considered.

Making Things Better

Quality Improvement is a key part of our work to improve and refine how we do things. We have a global reputation for our quality improvement work and we don’t stand still!

We launched our Five Year Strategy in April 2019. This complements the NHS Long Term Strategy and sets out our direction of travel. We want to improve the health of the populations we serve, improve their experience of care, improve staff experience and improve value. Working with our communities and partners is to key to achieving this.

Aiming High

We were rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC in 2016, and were proud to be rated ‘Outstanding’ again in 2018. We were named in the HSJ’s Top 10 best places to work in healthcare and were voted Provider Trust of the Year in 2018.

Staff and Service Users United

We strive to ensure that staff feel valued by the Trust and as they are truly pivotal in delivering better outcomes for our patients and service users. Our aspiration is to help to make the NHS the best place to work. This Trust is clinician-led and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services. We pride ourselves on our service user involvement.

What Next?

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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