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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/09/2021.

Quality Assurance & Reporting Facilitator

Job Reference: 328-CP-3396119

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Quality Assurance
The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
£22,549 - £24,882 pro rata

27 hours

This post is for internal candidates to South Tees Trust. If you are not currently working within the trust your application will not be reviewed and automatically rejected at shortlisting stage. Please be aware of this when submitting your application.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Quality Assurance Department following re-structuring of the Patient Safety and Quality Team. The department manages a range of functions which includes the Quality Assurance Surveillance Programme, the Getting It Right Frist Time Improvement Programme (GIRFT), clinical audit, NICE Guidance compliance, CQC compliance, policies and procedures, STAQC (South Tees Accreditation for Quality of Care), co-ordination and registering of external visits, CQUIN reporting and monitoring and development of the annual Quality Accounts.

We are now looking to recruit an experienced and collaborative individual to join us as a Quality Assurance and Reporting Facilitator within our Quality Surveillance Team. This new post will support the Quality Surveillance process to provide information and support to clinical and operational teams, managers and committees within the Trust’s governance structure. This will be achieved through monitoring, analysis and triangulation of information collated from a wide range of sources including the national Quality Surveillance Information System (QSIS). This is an excellent opportunity to work in a forward thinking team delivering a role that offers diverse requirements across a varied portfolio.

Main Duties of the Job

We are looking for a self-starter, motivated to make a difference to patient care. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with a proactive can do attitude. A high degree of accuracy and attention for detail is a must.

You will share our commitment for high quality information to support the quality surveillance process. As a member of the Quality Surveillance Team you will be expected to respond promptly to urgent requests and deadlines accurately, and thrive working under pressure in a fast-moving environment.

The following knowledge and experience is required:-

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Advanced skills in the main Microsoft Office applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Good organisational skills with good time management.
  • Experience of dealing with confidential and sensitive data and appropriate maintenance and storage of records.
  • Experience of Programme/Project support work.

The post is based at the James Cook University Hospital and some travel may be required for meetings.

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the New and Aspiring leaders programme, and the Foundation Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. After you complete this one and a half day of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Janice Worton Job title Quality Surveillance & GIRFT Lead

Email address Telephone number 01642 854245

Please be aware, there are occasions where some vacancies may close prior to the closing date advertised. This will only happen where sufficient applications are received AND will be made evident on the job advert.

Please note if you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you via the email address that you have applied from so please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Existing employees of South Tees NHS Foundation Trust currently on the Redeployment Register, who meet the essential criteria for this post, will be shortlisted and interviewed prior to all other applicants.

IMPORTANT - Please ensure you read the 'Guidance Notes for Applicants' document attached to this advert before you start to complete your application form. This document provides detailed advice regarding the completion of your application form. The guidance document also provides in detail what identification and certificates you must provide at interview should you be shortlisted. As part of our pre-employment screening process, all applicants are required to provide references from their last continuous 3 year employment and/or training/education. The referees MUST be a Line Manager/Supervisor. Applicants are requested to ensure email addresses for all referees are included on their application form. Personal references and references from colleagues are not acceptable.

Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applicants and those who are not contacted within six weeks of the closing date should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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