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Quality Improvement Lead | Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 26 May 2022
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £32,306 - £39,027 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 25 June 2022
Location: Halifax, HX1 5AX
Company: Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 4223492/372-COM1931

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The role of the Quality Improvement Lead for Care Homes is to lead and support Quality Improvement (QI) projects across Care Homes within Calderdale. They will play a vital role in identifying projects and priorities requiring a focused QI approach in individual service delivery settings and across the system.

The post holder will work with partners using established mechanisms and relationships to gather both data and intelligence to allow identification, prioritisation and delivery of QI projects which achieve measurable sustained outcomes.
• Work with system partners to identify opportunities for QI projects.
• Lead and support QI programmes across care homes and domiciliary care within Calderdale.
• Provide accurate evidence-based education and specialist support to care staff including quality improvement often in complex care settings.
• Work with care home and domiciliary care managers and staff, adopting a proactive approach to collaboration, using quality improvement tools to facilitate change.
• Lead on the development of regular training/updates/feedback to staff
• Develop and contribute towards implementation of project plans to achieve outcomes within identified timescales.
• Plan, design, implement surveys or audits to assist in the development and improvement of care delivery including evaluation of the QI interventions as each individual work stream requires or is detailed within the project plans.
• To support colleagues to ensure effective and efficient delivery of the QI programmes
• To provide specialist advice and support the delivery of high quality holistic, evidence-based education via the QI programmes to Care Homes and Domiciliary Care agencies that is responsive, effective and efficient
• To support the implementation of QI across the Calderdale care home and domiciliary care sector
• To liaise effectively with all other health care professionals involved in the residents care where required

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT) is a dynamic and successful organisation with a strong organisational and personal development focus. With over 5,500 employees and a turnover of £310 million, the Trust provides a comprehensive range of secondary care services to the people of Calderdale and Huddersfield and has an exceptional reputation for service delivery. The Foundation Trust aims to design and implement services, policies and measures that meet the diverse needs of our service, population and workforce, ensuring that none are placed at a disadvantage over others
• Recognises and respects the role of patients and clients as partners in care and the contribution they can make to it.
• Works in a collaborative manner with other health and social care professionals and organisational bodies.
• To work within policies, procedures and guidelines of Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust, the Primary Care Networks and CCG.
• To participate in regular meetings appropriate to role.
• To be flexible to work within a CCG, Quest Team and Care home to meet the demands of changing service needs.
• To provide support and supervision to Health care support workers and including care home staff to promote their learning and development within role.
• Recognise and work within the limits of their competence
• To take responsibility for own continuing professional development and performance, including identifying own development needs and maintain own portfolio in accordance with re-registration requirements.
• Demonstrate knowledge of safeguarding procedures and policies for adults including MCA and DOLS.
• Inspire an interest in QI approaches, having a communication style which engages, motivates and enables people.
• Develop and maintain good relationships, communication and teamwork with all stakeholders.

This advert closes on Tuesday 14 Jun 2022

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