Quality coordinator - Learning Disabilities and Autism Team

Job details
Posting date: 23 May 2020
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £37,570 - £43,772 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 07 June 2020
Location: Wellington House, London, SE1 8UG
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 990-1-JWP0757-LN-B

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The Learning Disability and Autism Programme is designed to transform care for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities, autism or both with behaviours that challenge and or a mental health condition.

The Programme is designed to bring about a cultural change in the delivery of support and services as outlined in “Building the Right Support” and “Developing support and services people with learning disabilities, autism or both” across England.

The Quality workstream will support the Clinical Director to provide an integrated quality assurance and improvement approach across the programme in relation to clinical effectiveness, patient safety, safeguarding, patient experience and patient and public voice (PPV). The workstream will aim to ensure that programme outcomes and delivery are achieved consistently in line with the principles and ambitions of the national transforming care programme.

The Quality workstream aims to deliver improved consistency of models of care and clinical behaviour across London addressing some of the main concerns for the Learning Disability and Autism programme in London around Governance, Delivery, Reporting, and Quality.

Additionally, the programme is facing imminent staff changes, and ongoing, heightened media attention and coverage.

By taking a programme improvement approach, the Quality workstream will lead the implementation of a clear risk mitigation approach with effective management of dynamic risk registers, unwarranted variation and improved consistency of clinical thresholds with a view to decreased utilisation and reduce the CTR backlog.

As a Quality coordinator the post holder will take a key role in delivery of the Learning Disability/ Autism programme objectives. The post provides advice and support on quality functions within the programme with a focus on clinical effectiveness and risk stratification and management, also including patient safety, safeguarding, patient experience and PPV). The role will support the Quality leads within STPs to discharge their responsibilities in the coordination of quality related issues to support assurance of quality and compliance with the required deliverables and quality and governance requirements.

The postholder will both contribute to the development of quality assurance data in relation to programme outcomes and care pathways providing and analysing information to demonstrate effectiveness and improvement. They will collate information to monitor key risks and quality related concerns and contribute to the development and implementation of escalation protocols both locally and nationally where required.

The post holder may be asked to support activities to review care provision by NHS and independent providers in support of local commissioners or groups of commissioners both within and outside of London. The post holder will always be expected to consider the safeguarding implications of decisions and support the Regional and CYP Clinical Leads with safeguarding responsibilities in liaison with the NHSE London Safeguarding Lead and local authority and CCG safeguarding teams.

The Quality coordinator will support the Quality Clinical Lead in advising and empowering the Learning Disability and Autism leads to exercise their responsibilities in relation to delivery of the programme and to ensure that Regional Directors of Nursing and Medical Directors are updated on quality related issues associated with the work of the programme around Learning Disability and Autism in order to ensure the aims and principles of the programme are embedded in “business as usual” in relation to population health and care.

Provide information to the Business Intelligence and programme management functions to ensure accurate, timely, meaningful and robust reporting around quality data is consistently achieved to a high standard.

Shortlisting will be completed within one week of the advert closing, with interviews taking place during the following fortnight (i.e. within 3 weeks of the advert close date).

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you would like to discuss this post informally please contact Heidi Peakman via: or 07920107113

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