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Head of Communications

Eastern AHSN is a small, agile organisation with an ambitious remit which requires a major effort to be focused in order to deliver on our purpose. As a member of the senior management team, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the Head of Communications will lead on the development of a stretching yet deliverable communications strategy and will lead a team to address the key communications needs of Eastern AHSN.

Please send your CV and a covering letter to valeria.giardina@eahsn.org

Closing date for applications: 13 December 2018

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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, 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.

Questions and CVs with a covering letter should be directed to improvement@eahsn.org

Closing date for applications: 7 January 2019

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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 to improvement@eahsn.org

Closing date for applications: 7 January 2019

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Human Factors Adviser

Eastern and East Midlands Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) are two of the 15 NHS-funded AHSNs established in 2013 to spread innovation at pace and scale across the healthcare system. Our mission is to support the adoption of proven innovations to benefit the health and wealth of people and businesses across the region. Your primary base will be at Eastern AHSN, in Cambridge with travel to  involved across both the Eastern and East Midlands 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 the activity of three national areas of work: Culture, Deterioration and Maternal and Neonatal. Eastern and East Midlands PSC have agreed to work together to support this work with the recruitment of a Human Factors Adviser to help deliver our key focus in 2018/19 across the three national workstreams.

We are seeking a qualified and experienced Human Factors Adviser who will be a lead specialist advising the Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) and other associated collaborative healthcare partners on Ergonomics and Human Factors. The Human Factors Adviser will assist collaborating healthcare partners to deliver safer care through the understanding of teamwork, tasks, equipment, workspace, culture and organisation on human behaviour and abilities, and the application of that knowledge in clinical and non-clinical settings.

The Human Factors Adviser role will play a key role working across both the Eastern and East Midlands PSCs, supporting awareness building, capability and effective use of ergonomics and human factors to improve patient safety in both regions. This will include advising healthcare partners on workplace planning, system and job design, equipment procurement and use to contribute to patient safety and well-being at work.

This is currently a 12-month fixed term appointment.

Questions and CVs with a covering letter should be directed to improvement@eahsn.org

Closing date for applications: 7 January 2019

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