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GIRFT Policy Manager (GIRFT Reports and Advisory) x 3

Job Reference: 392-GIRFT41

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
Getting It Right First time (GIRFT)
Central London
£46,897 - £54,983 per annum inclusive

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (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 neuro-musculoskeletal services is unique within the NHS.

Getting It Right First Time

The original Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) review into elective orthopaedics marked an important landmark for the NHS and orthopaedic surgery. By using trusts’ own data to identify unwarranted variations, the review produced a series of recommendations which have helped improve clinical care and patients outcomes in the orthopaedic specialty, whilst saving the NHS millions of pounds.

The GIRFT methodology has now been expanded to cover more than 30 specialties following funding from the Department of Health. It forms a key part of the roll-out of the recommendations in Lord Carter’s report (February 2016) in operational performance and productivity in acute hospitals and is now a partnership between the RNOH and the Operational Productivity Directorate of NHS Improvement (NHSI).

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 future.

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 trust and sector leaders 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.

Policy Manager -AFC Band 8a based in Central London

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.

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 stakeholder engagement and testing.

Following publication, the post-holder will work with GIRFT Regional Hubs to monitor and support implementation of the recommendations, and to report progress up to senior national stakeholders (including the Secretary of State) and national communications channels.

Follow-up reports will also be commissioned for each specialty after a defined period of implementation, reflecting on progress and issues.

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

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.

All new appointments (excluding all Medical & Dental doctors) are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

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.

RNOH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of key documents such as Passports, Driving Licences etc. It is a condition of appointment that all prospective employees of RNOH 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 quality applications have been received. We regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

In submitting an application form, you authorise the RNOH to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.

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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. Applicants should be aware that it might not be possible to smoke throughout working hours.

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