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Head of Quality Improvement

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

£46,000 pa depending on skills, knowledge and experience, plus excellent benefits

London WC1 and home-based

35 hours per week

The Head of Quality Improvement is a vital role at the College as you will take responsibility for developing and leading a dynamic and innovative quality improvement programme to support paediatricians in their day to day work and support improvements in the standard, delivery and safety of care to children and their families.

As Head of Quality Improvement, you will offer advice and guidance to paediatricians and child health professionals seeking to enhance quality improvement activities and its related education and learning. You will develop an annual operational plan, preparing progress reports and management information relating to all quality improvement programme projects, whilst supervising the work of a small team.

Reporting to the Director of Research and Quality Improvement, working closely with senior clinicians, clinical leads, project boards and working groups and managing a small and friendly team, you will gather clinical advice and input into a quality improvement strategy to ensure that programmes of work are relevant and accessible to its various audiences and closely aligned to the RCPCH’s strategic aims and child health priorities.  

You will also be responsible for representing the College at external stakeholder meetings, leading online and face to face workshops and presenting at both national and international conferences, including writing reports and articles for academic journals.

Degree qualified in health sciences or a related discipline with a research methodology focus
or equivalent, you will have demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the NHS and the relevance of quality improvement programmes of work for clinicians and health professionals.

With a background of leading or contributing to quality improvement programmes or initiatives, you should have experience of writing for and publishing medical or scientific information, for a range of audiences.

You should have proven analytical and problem-solving skills and a demonstrable ability to understand and discuss complex issues around child health, along with excellent report writing skills and be able to present information in a fluent and persuasive manner to people at a range of levels.

The ability to build, maintain and manage strategically important relationships with internal and external stakeholders is essential. A formal project management qualification along with knowledge of social research methods and experience of health services research within academia or the NHS is desirable.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) sets and maintains standards for the education and training of all doctors working in paediatrics and child health in the UK. We advocate on child health issues at home and internationally. Additionally, through a variety of activities, the College influences the quality of medical practice for children in hospital and in the community.

The RCPCH has more than 20,000 members and fellows and employs around 170 staff, most of whom work in our London office in Holborn. We have smaller offices in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The RCPCH wants to represent all the communities we serve. Appointment will be made solely on merit. However, the College is particularly keen to receive applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, and/or candidates with a disability who are currently under-represented at this level of the organisation.

The College operates a flexible and modern working policy, whereby our colleagues work in the office for a minimum of 40% of the week and the remainder from home.

 

For further information and to apply, please go to:  https://rcpch.force.com/xcdrecruit__Site_ExternalPositionDetails?id=a118d000000b6KyAAI

 

Closing date: 11 July 2022

 

 

Location: London, Work from Home
Salary: £46,000 pa depending on skills, knowledge and experience, plus excellent benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd June 2022
Closes: 11th July 2022
   
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