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Clinical Effectiveness Facilitator

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
St Leonards on Sea
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Do you have a passion and desire to help improve safety, quality and experiences for our patients? If so we want to hear from you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the Clinical Effectiveness team at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. Working alongside the Clinical Effectiveness Lead and three other Clinical Effectiveness Facilitators, the post holder will support the delivery of continuous quality improvement, patient safety and clinical effectiveness across the Trust.

The post holder will be required to manage a wide range of priorities excellent organisational skills and the ability to work efficiently using your own initiative is essential. In return you can expect a diverse and interesting role and the support to further develop your skills.

The post holder will be highly motivated, enthusiastic and have a professional outlook. Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), negotiating and influencing skills are a must.

A comprehensive training programme and full support will be given to the successful candidate.

Previous experience of working in a Clinical Effectiveness and audit, quality improvement or other Clinical Governance role for at least two years is essential.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will facilitate, monitor and review clinical effectiveness activity as part of the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Clinical Effectiveness team. Supporting healthcare professionals in identifying best clinical practice, implementing clinical audit programmes for designated clinical areas and evaluating the effect on patient care.

To ensure appropriate actions are taken forward in accordance with the publication of recommendations from local and national guidelines and to support the implementation of action plans.

The Clinical Effectiveness department offers a Trust wide service and provides support for clinical audit and related clinical effectiveness activity. The department facilitates the delivery of the Trust's Clinical Audit Forward Plan and supports the Divisions to deliver and evidence quality improvement through clinical audit and other quality improvement initiatives. This includes measuring clinical practice against best practice guidelines and recommendations.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description, for any further questions or queries, please contact the appointed manager on the e-mail address provided.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Evidence of continual professional development


  • Clinical Audit qualification



  • Managing clinical audit projects or other clinical quality improvement initiatives
  • Worked in a Clinical Effectiveness and audit or other Clinical Governance environment for at least two years
  • Experience of arranging meetings, recording notes and actions, keeping action plans updated, producing reports
  • Experience of persuading and influencing staff and negotiating change


  • Previous experience of working in the NHS



  • Specialist knowledge of clinical audit processes and methodology, including planning and designing audit
  • Computer literate, experienced in the use of Word, spreadsheets and analytical tools
  • Experience of writing high quality reports (good numeracy and literacy skills)
  • Proficient at developing and monitoring action plans
  • Understanding of the elements of good governance
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data in order to compare results against best practice guidelines
  • Ability to present data clearly
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of the role of NICE and NCEPOD
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks
  • Ability to work on own initiative unsupervised
  • Ability to manage multiple projects meeting deadlines and achieving objectives
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods of time to accurately check and analyse audit data using both paper and computer packages
  • Confident to work in a clinical setting with senior clinical staff


  • Delivering training to small groups
  • Presentation skills
  • Understanding of medical terminology
  • Literature searching to underpin clinical audit activity



  • Ability to travel across all Trust sites

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust



The Ridge, St. Leonards-On-Sea

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7RD

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