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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/08/2020.

Scrub Nurse/ Theatre Practitioner / Orthopaedics

Job Reference: J316-OXF-CEIM

Collaborative Procurement Partnership
£43,358.66 - £53,093.20

Scrub Nurse / Theatre practitioner / Orthopaedics

Pay scale – up to £53k

London and the South (Home based with travel)

We are excited to offer a unique role which builds on the skills and experience of Orthopaedic Theatre personnel. This Clinical Engagement & Implementation Manager role would be a great fit for theatre staff who have a desire to take their skills into a new setting and career

What we do

We are very proud to be part of the NHS Supply Chain family and the savings we generate directly benefit the patient. We ensure that the NHS can access the products it needs at the right time and at the right price.

Relevant and informed clinical engagement is at the heart of our processes and keep the interests of the patient at the forefront.

We are a Limited Liability Partnership formed in 2018 and we have huge plans for growth. There has never been a more exciting time to join us.

The Role

We are looking for a healthcare professional or relevant industry professional to join our team as a Clinical Engagement & Implementation Manager (CEIM). This role is based from home and the majority of time will be based there but with regular travel. The work will be with multiple clinical and non-clinical stakeholders in London NHS Trusts therefore, travel into London is key. There will also be a requirement to attend regular meetings at our office in Sheffield.

Using your clinical/product experience and knowledge,your role has responsibility for engaging with healthcare, divisional and procurement professionals in NHS Trusts and providers to:

Understand their requirements for products, based on their current operating preferences, sub-specialty practices, clinical environment and any key issues which may hinder progress. You will support them in making savings for their area through effective clinical engagement and procurement initiatives in line with CPP rationalisation and standardisation processes. Each CEIM works closely and is supported by a regional Category Manager and Procurement Contract Support member of staff.

Build and manage effective relationships with healthcare professionals within NHS organisations/providers to ensure the clinical “voice” is captured when product specifications are developed, and options for clinical change are put forward. Build and manage relationships with Supplier / Industry professionals, in particular when working on projects with relevant NHS Trusts.

Provide project leadership and support, ensuring the delivery of quality services that represent best value and understand the key strategic direction of the organisation in order to ensure that processes are adhered to and projects are effectively managed with a clear understanding across different stakeholders.

Work with clinicians to optimise their product base and care delivery through product change and service provision, whilst ensuring patient centric care is the focus.

They will lead on product evaluations at individual or groups of NHS Trusts, developing product specifications as necessary and data analytics to support the decision-making process, ensuring key personnel from any NHS Trust project are engaged and informed. Participate in and develop own clinical forums and networks to ensure CPP is appropriately represented and engaged in best practice and up-to-date thinking on products and services. Produce and update project documentation including status reports, ensuring key documentation is up-to-date.

Conduct detailed analytics to support those projects, in line with CPP processes.

Take shared responsibility for Supplier Relationship Management with the rest of the CEIM team, to build on the partnership with Industry and allow for a better supported process in delivering projects across the NHS.

Who you are

We are looking for a professional with exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills. A person with the ability to process information, understand clinical needs, drivers, patient demographics and user experience. An individual who can gain credibility with clinicians due to product and clinical knowledge, and professional experience.

A rounded understanding of procurement and contracting would be advantageous although this role is supported by procurement professionals.

An understanding of the orthopaedic theatre, through experience, as well as orthopaedic product knowledge is essential.

Have an established network of peers within their clinical environment, and/or with products industry.

Experience of managing projects and understanding how products are used in practice, considering varying sub-specialty areas of care.

IT capable, (in particular with excel) with an analytic and attention to detail competence, training is given for those who need it, but a propensity is important.

Willingness to travel, you will already be a car driver but given the location of this role, much travel may be by public transport – this is expensed.

A self-motivated individual, comfortable with managing your own diary, gaps in your understanding will be developed and as such being able to take on a new challenge and develop expertise in relation to products is key;

This role will require an ability to conduct detailed work at a computer for long periods and so a mental capacity for this whilst working remotely is essential.

Confident with great energy and an engaging manner.

The Rewards

Salary up to £53k

Business car lease scheme

Workplace pension contributions

Death in service benefit

Excellent opportunities for career development

Experience in working for a National project and building commercial and technical expertise.

Part of a diverse and knowledgeable team.

A friendly, supportive and energetic working environment.

Ability to influence and make improvements for the NHS.

For an informal discussion please contact Khalid Shihadah, National Clinical Engagement Manager on 07765683660 or email Robert Campbell, who is one of the team at

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