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Clinical Improvement Lead – Deterioration

We are seeking a qualified and experienced Clinical Improvement Lead – Deterioration to lead delivery of the Deterioration workstream to organisations in the East of England. The successful candidate will provide support to the NHS and social care teams involved in the Eastern AHSN Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) and other Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives.

The Clinical Improvement Lead – Deterioration will represent Eastern AHSN at national meetings and share learning with other organisations. The postholder is also responsible for providing practical QI expertise to teams involved in the PSC and other improvement programmes across Eastern AHSN. They will facilitate discussion, coach and advise local project teams on the application of improvement techniques and best practice to enable local teams to oversee delivery of their projects. They will also model a collaborative and influencing style of working, share work, and disseminate learning and information at conferences and meetings.

The Eastern Academic Health Science Network (Eastern AHSN) is one of 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) set up and funded by the NHS to spread innovation at pace and scale that will improve health and care and generate economic growth. Your primary base will be at Eastern AHSN, in Cambridge, with travel across the Eastern region.

The National Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) programme is the largest and most comprehensive programme of its type in the history of the NHS, supporting and encouraging a culture of safety, continuous learning and improvement across the health and care system. The PSC is funded and co-ordinated centrally by NHS Improvement, but organised and delivered locally by the 15 AHSNs. The PSCs have made a collective commitment to focus on activity of three national areas of work: Culture, Deterioration and Maternal and Neonatal.

Please submit any questions and a CV, with a covering letter which explains how you meet the person spec, to improvement@eahsn.org

Closing date for applications: 19 February 

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Quality Improvement Project Manager

We are seeking a Quality Improvement Project Manager who will support the Director Patient Safety in delivering key workstreams with organisations in the East of England. The successful candidate will provide support to the NHS and social care teams involved in the Eastern AHSN Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) and other QI initiatives.

The Quality Improvement Project Manager will be responsible for providing practical hands-on QI support to the teams involved in the PSC and other improvement programmes across Eastern AHSN and will support local project teams on the application of improvement techniques and best practice, to enable local teams to deliver their projects. They will also model a collaborative and influencing style of working, share work, and disseminate learning and information at conferences and meetings.

The Eastern Academic Health Science Network (Eastern AHSN) is one of 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) set up and funded by the NHS to spread innovation at pace and scale that will improve health and care and generate economic growth. Your primary base will be at Eastern AHSN, in Cambridge, with travel across the Eastern region.

The National Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) programme is the largest and most comprehensive programme of its type in the history of the NHS, supporting and encouraging a culture of safety, continuous learning and improvement across the health and care system. The PSC is funded and co-ordinated centrally by NHS Improvement, but organised and delivered locally by the 15 AHSNs. The PSCs have made a collective commitment to focus on activity of three national areas of work: Culture, Deterioration and Maternal and Neonatal.

Please submit any questions and a CV, with a covering letter which explains how you meet the person spec, to improvement@eahsn.org

Closing date for applications: 19 February 

Job description and specification

Cancer Programme Manager

Do you enjoy working with the latest innovations in health and care?  Our programme manager position within the Transformation Team at Eastern AHSN could be the role for you.

We are working to improve cancer care by brokering connections between innovators, frontline care professionals and people with lived experience to bring the very best innovations into the delivery of care. This is a hands on role where you will oversee delivery of a portfolio of projects across different Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs).

Working within a small team of innovation enthusiasts and experienced programme managers, we are looking for an individual with a great track record of making impactful and sustained change.

Please submit your CV and a covering letter, outlining how you meet the job description, to STPsupport@eahsn.org

Closing date for applications: 15 February.

Job description and person specification

Local Learning System Lead

Eastern Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) is bringing together the best of industry, academia, local government and the NHS to spread innovation at pace and scale and work together to create sustainable solutions. Eastern AHSN, through the Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC), has a key objective to support the development of Local Learning Systems (LLS)  for the MATNEO Collaborative across the Eastern Region as part of a national commission from NHS Improvement, working together with a range of regional clinical networks including Maternity Clinical Networks (MCN), Operational Delivery Networks (ODN), Local Maternity Services and the national Maternity and Neonatal Health and Safety Collaborative (MNHSC).

We are seeking an experienced clinician with extensive knowledge and a keen interest in Neonatal and Maternity Care to work with us on a six-month fixed term, either on NHS secondment, or contract for services basis. The successful candidate will work an average 15 hours per week to support the PSC to work with the LLSs to deliver their Local Implementation Plans (LIP). Acting as a clinical champion and ambassador for the MNHSC, you must be a credible leader who can inspire and motivate multi-disciplinary clinical colleagues to secure their engagement and co-operation to make improvements in line with the LIP. You will work with the Maternity Clinical Lead to drive and support local activities across the region. You will have negotiating skills, a flexible approach and the ability to influence teams which are essential for this important and interesting role. Experience of Quality Improvement methodology application is also an essential skill.

Base: flexible working considered.

If you share our enthusiasm for improvement and have the capacity and drive to contribute to an exciting organisation, we want to hear from you. Please note that this role can be carried out either as a secondment or on a contracted basis. For an informal discussion, contact Jill Houghton, Maternity Clinical Lead, on 01223 661491.

Please send your CV, with a short supporting statement of not more than one side of A4, to jill.houghton@eahsn.org

Closing date: 25 February

Interviews are anticipated to be held on 4 March

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