Senior Quality Improvement Fellow – National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme

Published: 03 May 2018

Closing date for applications: 23 May 2018

Location: Central London

Salary: HQIP Band B1 (£62,900 - £85,100)

Details: 1 Year fixed term in the first instance. 37.5 hours per week. Secondments and flexible working considered.

Are you a leader in healthcare; expert in quality improvement (QI)? Do you share HQIP’s commitment to improving health outcomes through the use of carefully designed, high quality national clinical audits to bring about improvements in health care quality? Then we would love to hear from you.

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) is an independent, non profit-making organisation led by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, The Royal College of Nursing and National Voices that commissions NHS clinical work programmes on behalf of NHS England and other devolved nations. This includes the National Clinical Audit & Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) which consists of over forty National Clinical Audits and clinical outcome review programmes. HQIP is a small, dynamic organisation, and our impact is achieved through the excellence of our workforce and the strength of our facilitatory and collaborative approach, both within our organisation and through our extensive professional networks.

HQIP and the Health Foundation have come together to create this exciting new role of Senior HQIP QI Fellow, running for a one year period in the first instance. The role of HQIP QI Fellow is supported by the Health Foundation, an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.

The overarching aim of the role is to increase the effectiveness of the NCAPOP in stimulating improvements in quality of care and patient outcomes. This aim is to be achieved in two key areas:

  1. Improve how national clinical audit topics are selected and specified, with the aim of maximising their future healthcare QI utility. In addition, supporting national clinical audit delivery teams to establish a systematic QI-led approach during early development of each audit.
  2. Develop an approach for identifying and reporting themed improvement messages where an improvement need is identified across the portfolio of NCAPOP topics and outputs. For example, at healthcare provider or pathway level, as well as across individual conditions.

 Key requirements of this position are:

  • Experience in designing and leading healthcare quality improvement within clinical settings at both local and system / organisational level
  • In depth understanding of national clinical audit methodology and delivery
  • Demonstrable leadership skills with the ability to engage effectively with a variety of topic experts
  • Well developed planning, organisational, analytic and written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility and the capacity to assimilate information and learn effectively
  • HQIP’s preferred start date for this post is September 2018; earlier if possible.

How to apply

To apply, please download a copy of the job description, application form and equal opportunities form and return the completed application form to [email protected]

Closing date for applications: Noon, Wednesday 23 May 2018
Interviews are planned for: 09.00 – 13.00, Thursday 7 June 2018

Feedback will be available to shortlisted candidates

Further information

For further information about the post, please contact Yvonne Silove, associate director:  [email protected]