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Job reference: 164997
Salary: Band 7 (£46,244 - £53,789)
Job closing date: 06/10/2023
Job Type: Administrative Services
Location: Within Forth Valley
Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 22/09/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Forth Valley
Department: Falkirk HSCP, Falkirk based

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Secondment/ fixed term for 24 months due to funding.

*Secondment Opportunity – Existing permanent employees must first discuss this opportunity with their substantive line manager and complete the secondment request form prior to interview. The secondment request form and the associated secondment policy can be found on the HR/Recruitment intranet pages and must be completed and signed by the substantive line manager.  The Candidate should then take it with them to interview as confirmation that an agreement has been granted.

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an Innovation and Improvement Advisor to lead and support a range of high profile programmes and projects in Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership.  This post will support Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership, working with NHS Forth Valley and Falkirk Council to deliver organisational priorities, with a particular focus on approaches that add value to the services that we provide. 

A key aspect of your role will be engaging with clinicians and other stakeholders to support improvement programmes and projects in community and primary care. You will work flexibly across the quality portfolio and have the opportunity to influence and lead key projects that improve experiences, outcomes and safety for the people who access our services.   Your responsibilities will also include building capability and capacity for quality improvement through the application, teaching and coaching of QI skills and methodologies throughout the organisation.

NHS Forth Valley, working with our H&SCPs and West of Scotland Regional Planning, is also a Test Bed for health and care innovation.

These areas of work require passionate and experienced individuals confident to lead and support improvement in a complex system. We are looking for well motivated people, educated to degree level or equivalent training in improvement science or have equivalent extensive practical experience of supporting innovation and improvement programmes. You will need to demonstrate excellent inter-personal and communication skills. 

You must have experience of training in and the effective application of the model for improvement to lead the implementation of quality improvement programmes.  Coaching improvement with frontline, multidisciplinary teams is also essential to the role of an innovation and improvement advisor

You must have experience of working in health and care and evidence of considerable experience in innovation, service improvement and change management in large complex organisations. You will be expected to work at locations across Falkirk.

You will be required to evidence improvement expertise and programme management experience including the analysis of both qualitative & quantitative data.  Reporting progress is also key and producing reports to a high standard is essential.

We are looking for creative thinking and innovation skills, particularly in multi-agency and whole systems and ability to challenge the norm and test assumptions of others to develop new ideas and ways of working.

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to complete a Standard Police Act Disclosure Scotland Check.

For further information, or an informal discussion about this post please contact, Morven Dunn, Quality & Safety Lead 07890570098 or Gail Woodcock, Head of Integration, Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership

You will be required to achieve the mandatory Induction standards for Healthcare Support Workers in Scotland and to comply with the Code of Conduct throughout your employment.  

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders) and also your Jobtrain account for updates.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.  Please contact the Recruitment Office on 0330 041 4694 if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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