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GIRFT Policy Manager

Job Reference: 392-GIRFT99-A

Employer:
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
Department:
Getting it Right First Time
Location:
Central London
Salary:
£51,383- £57,596 pa inc

The RNOH NHS Trust is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK and a global leader in our field. We provide a dynamic working environment where we support frontline staff to implement improvements so that we can realise our vision of being a world leading neuro musculoskeletal hospital providing the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS, delivering world leading research, and offering a strong foundation of education, training and career progression. Our dedicated staff come from diverse backgrounds, and our patients benefit from the wide range of experience they bring to the Trust. The RNOH brings unrivalled expertise together in one place allowing us to deliver some of the world’s most complex and innovative care to our patients

  • Rated Good by the CQC
  • Two sites, one in central London and one in Stanmore - which has recently opened The Stanmore Building, a new, state-of-the-art inpatient facility
  • Our Research and Innovation Centre works closely with our main academic partner, University College London
  • Recognised as a centre of excellence, leading on national initiatives, such as the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) Programme
  • Further major redevelopment underway across the Stanmore site – improving and modernising our facilities to maintain our position as the UK’s leading centre for orthopaedic medicine
  • In the NHS staff survey, over 90% of our staff were satisfied with the quality of care they are able to give to patients - the best result of any NHS Trust in the country
  • Our staff also indicated that they had the best experience of appraisals as compared to all other NHS Trusts.

This is a great time to join us and play a critical role in the next stage of RNOH’s journey to achieving an outstanding CQC rating.

Our aim is to remain a world-leading orthopaedic hospital with the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS.

Our annual staff survey results have been improving year on year, with our staff telling us that their experience of working at the Trust is getting better and better.


Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) is a clinically-led quality improvement programme which uses trusts’ own data to identify unwarranted variation at a local and national level, and which produces Specialty Reports containing a series of key recommendations to improve the quality of care in that clinical specialty.

GIRFT has already released 8 Specialty Reports, and is due to deliver 30 more over the next 18 months, covering almost the entirety of healthcare in England.

GIRFT is a key part of the roll-out of the recommendations in Lord Carter’s report (February 2016) on operational performance and productivity in acute hospitals, and is now a partnership between the RNOH and NHS England/Improvement (NHSE/I).

We are looking for talented and highly motivated people to join the GIRFT programme at a very exciting time in its development. Successful candidates will be part of a unique initiative, with an ever increasing national profile, which is already delivering tangible results in terms of improved patient outcomes and savings to the NHS budget, and is likely to play a pivotal role in the ensuring that the NHS has a sustainable futu re.

These roles combine interesting challenges and opportunities to take the initiative in building innovative approaches, working in a fast-paced and varied environment with committed leaders in their field from across the NHS. You will be joining an inclusive team which is committed to personal development and offers opportunities for flexible working. Being part of GIRFT will not only benefit your CV but will also enable you to build skills and experiences which will provide a solid foundation for your future career.

All posts are currently limited to Fixed Term Contracts or Secondment from your current employer.

As part of the national programme your role will be to oversee the delivery of a tranche of national reports, each covering a major specialty within the NHS.

These reports will detail key findings from clinical visits across the country and, supported by robust data, will make the case for a series of transformative changes to the way care is delivered. You will then work with key stakeholders in the NHS to drive national policy so as to deliver these changes.

The reports will be developed by working closely with eminent clinical experts, supported by a project team including managers, data analysts and communications and writing professionals.

In order to ensure that the recommended changes are implementable, the post-holder will be expected to perform extensive research and stakeholder engagement and testing.

Interviews to be held on the 11th December in London.

RNOH is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults

For further details / informal visits contact:

Matthew Barker m.barker1@nhs.net, 07889772298




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 apps.trac.jobs. 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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