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Job Reference: 392-GIRFT94

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT)
£68,554- £79,374 pa inc

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK, and is regarded as a leader in the field of orthopaedics both in the UK and world-wide.

The RNOH provides a comprehensive range of neuro-musculoskeletal health care, ranging from the most acute spinal injury or complex bone tumour to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back pain sufferers. This broad range of services is unique within the NHS.

As a national centre of excellence, the RNOH treats patients from across the country, many of whom have been referred by other hospital consultants for second opinions or for treatment of complex or rare conditions.

Patients benefit from a team of highly specialised consultants, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise and experience. Consultants are supported in their work by nurses, therapists and other specialist clinical staff who are trained and are experts in their particular fields of orthopaedic care.

The RNOH plays a major role in teaching, 20% of all UK orthopaedic surgeons receive training here. Our teaching and clinical effectiveness are enhanced by our work in research and development and our academic links with University College, London. Research departments at Stanmore include the Institute of Orthopaedics, the Centre for Disability Research and Innovation, the Institute of Human Performance and the Centre for Biomedical Engineering

The RNOH works closely with other hospitals and trusts, with whom we have joint appointments to ensure maximum availability of specialist skills for patients. Our patients benefit from access to Aspire Leisure Centre which is located on site and hosts first-class facilities for able-bodied and disabled people.

We are looking to appoint a GIRFT IT Product Owner to deliver the GIRFT IT Build programme within the NHS Improvement IT infrastructure. This person will work with GIRFT analysts to define specifications, with SQL developers to build tables and architecture, with NCIP and other NHS Improvement IT professionals to integrate the GIRFT IT architecture within the NHS Improvement SIP environment, with tester, and with users of GIRFT data to shape the output to meet their needs. You will manage the external GIRFT IT Build team, and the internal business analysts who are working with specification documents and testing outputs. The selected person will report to the GIRFT Chief Information Officer.

The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme aims to improve clinical quality and efficiency within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variation. The programme offers an opportunity to deliver a real difference to hundreds of thousands of patients and to the NHS in general. GIRFT supports NHS Trusts to implement change that results in patients spending less time in hospital and clinicians providing care safely. The data gathered by the GIRFT programme is of use to service improvement programmes through the NHS – national (NHS England and NHS Improvement), regional (networks, STPs/ICSs) and Trusts.

The post-holder will manage a virtual team consisting of members within and external to GIRFT. The ability to deliver a major IT programme within an IT environment managed by another organisation will be a major challenge. The selected person will have strong IT and project management skills and experience.

This is an exciting role working that will suit a self-starter capable of working independently as well as part of a wider team.

Base of work: London (Skipton House or Wellington House or Lower Marsh) with some home working

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jamie Day

We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and offer a range of flexible working practices. Part-time and job share applications will be considered.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to RNOH transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system and other secure, internal NHS workforce systems.

Additionally, by applying for this role, you accept in the event you are successful that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which is aimed at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers. Therefore we want you to complete your e-learning modules prior to joining our organisation.

RNOH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents; all prospective employees of RNOH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

The RNOH operates a Smoke-Free Policy. Smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust’s premises (including the grounds that those premises are sited on) or in any Trust owned vehicle.

Where applicable, in line with the 2018 framework agreement on the reform of Agenda for Change, the new system for pay progression will come into effect on 1 April 2019 for new starters or those promoted to a new role on or after 1 April 2019.

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