Lead Nurse for Quality and Professional Practice – Band 8b Making care better for patients and staff With 750,000 residents in Manchester and Trafford, the challenge of providing a first-class integrated health and social care system, equipped to meet the needs of a large population, is both immense and fascinating. Despite the challenge, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is passionate about meeting it head-on. As England's largest NHS Foundation Trust, we encourage our 25,000 employees to work collaboratively to deliver forward-thinking services. As such, we embrace a culture of continuous improvement, resulting in progressive workplaces in which we rank our people as our most valuable asset and where you are able to pursue your interests, gain job satisfaction and provide the highest level of care for our patients and their families. Our commitment to delivering high-quality, compassionate care has led us to our current state of evolution, where we are planning to bring North Manchester General Hospital into the MFT Group from April 2021. This exciting work will enable us to reach even more patients, and further develop our reputation for delivering exceptional specialist services. By welcoming North Manchester General Hospital our workforce will continue to grow and evolve, providing even more progression opportunities for staff who join MFT. The role Here at MFT, we not only listen to our patients and staff, we put their ideas into practice. From benchmarking quality to building organisational capacity, skills development to succession planning, you’ll focus on the delivery of the Trust Accreditation Programme and Improving Quality Programme and several clinical quality improvement workstreams across the organisation. Utilising feedback from patient experience surveys and deploying recognised quality methodologies, you’ll support clinical teams and foster a culture of continuous improvement and innovation. It’s an opportunity to work alongside other senior specialists in quality and patient experience, enhancing your own expertise as you enhance our performance. Skills & knowledge required You’ll bring a strong track-record in either leading clinical innovation or managing change within clinical practice. This will include experience of organisational development methodologies, process and service redesign, clinical audit and business planning. As a qualified, registered clinician, you’ll have significant experience at Band 8a or above and an in-depth understanding of current NHS planning and policy. You will be a strategic thinker, collaborative team-player and an exceptional communicator; you’ll also have proven organisational and project management skills. Sector-leading benefits Join us as we embark on this essential partnership, and you will be exposed to career-defining opportunities. Further enhanced by access to high quality training and development initiatives, this is a valuable chance to pursue your immediate and long-term goals. Diversity and inclusion at MFT It is vital that our workforce is reflective of the population that we serve, so we hold an unwavering ambition to be a trusted employer for colleagues from every background. Discrimination has no place in our workplaces, so we celebrate diversity and we promote equality of opportunity. Apply to join us If you’re ready to take on the biggest challenge of your career, and you have the relevant skills and knowledge to excel in this role, then we would be delighted to receive your application. Alternatively, if you’d like to discuss this role further, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Emma Orton – Head of Nursing for Quality and Professional Practice, who will be able to answer any questions you may have. Selection process If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by email with further details of the selection process. This process will be carried out either onsite at the location of the role or, more commonly at the moment, via MS Teams, so you will be required to have access to this software.
This advert closes on Tuesday 27 Apr 2021
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