MK18905 - Improvement Programme Manager

NHS Grampian
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting secondment opportunity has arisen to support the effective leadership and delivery of the Acute Sector Improvement Programme (ASIP). The Improvement Programme will contribute to transformational change, improving the quality of healthcare experience, through the use of improvement methodology.

As a key member of the Acute Improvement Team, the postholder will lead specific improvement projects on behalf of the Acute Sector including the delivery of the new Day of Surgery Admissions Unit, Orthopaedic Quality Drive Improvement Programme and Pre-Operative Assessment Service Redesign.

The post holder will be the key interface between the improvement programme team and specific operational services associated directly or indirectly with the programme.

Key deliverables for the role are: ·

To provide overall programme management and leadership for a series of transformational improvement projects; developing and implementing ideas, action plans, risk strategies, task workstreams, management reports, etc

To engage senior managers, practitioners and clinicians across all specialities, in the identification, exploration, implementation and valuation of new ways of working to deliver sustainable services for the future

To work with the relevant operational and divisional management teams to specific projects and workstreams

To continuously review the programme and individual workstreams to ensure that objectives are met within appropriate timescales, costs are contained, and service quality is maintained

To design evaluation methods for the various programme workstreams, using a variety of methods such as patient experience and staff consultation

To regularly report progress to the Acute Improvement Programme Board, Acute Sector Leadership Team and the Surgical Transformation Programme Board

To work with national stakeholders including Scottish Government, QuEST, IHO Programme, other NHS Boards, regional partners, and networks, etc

Applicants must be educated to master degree level or equivalent with experience of managing complex projects. It is desirable that applicants have project management skills and knowledge or experience of improvement methodologies.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they work well in a team and have exceptional communication, negotiation and problem solving skills.

To obtain a copy of the job description please click on the following link: MK18905 - JD&PS.doc

Informal enquiries to Alan Cooper, Acute Transformation Manager – phoneor email or Karen Thomson, Interim Divisional General manager – phoneor email

Closing Date: Wednesday 10th January 2018.