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Quality Partner - North Division

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year inc HCAS
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen to join a highlymotivated and patient centred team, that is dedicated to drive improvement across the division and the trust. The successful candidate will be fundamental in ensuring the division is able to demonstrate a robust governance framework, underpinned by learning and innovation. Working collaboratively with the teams in the division and across the organisation, the post holder will provide both facilitative and informative resources as well as a point for quality assurance of safe and effective care. The objective is to embed excellent standards of care and practice as we continue to work towards an outstanding CQC rating.


This post will be subject to a probationary period of 12 weeks.

During the probationary period, your suitability for continued employment will be assessed and provided a satisfactory standard is achieved and maintained, your employment will be confirmed.The probationary period may be extended or your employment terminated either during or at the end of probation, in line with the trust Probationary Policy. For the duration of the probation period, the notice period will be in line with contractual obligations on either side.

Main duties of the job

Within a structure of increasingly decentralised and devolved quality and safety management, the post-holder will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of key quality and safety initiatives and improvements within a designated clinical division(s).

The post-holder will work closely with the divisional management team and central Quality and Safety team to ensure that the highest standards of quality and safety are achieved. The post holder will also facilitate that quality and safety is an integral part of the divisional work plan, whilst at the same time ensuring that plans are aligned fully with those of the organisation, led by the central Quality and Safety team. An integral part of the role is helping the multi-disciplinary teams to identify and disseminate shared learning for quality improvement and ensuring consistency between satellite sites and the rest of the organisation.

The role will be based at City Road with the expectation that the post holder will travel between the various satellite network sites across the division as necessary.

The north division sites include : Northwick Park, Ealing , Potters Bar, Brent Cross shopping center, St Ann's , Stratford, Barking and Bedford.

The post holder may also be required to attend network sites that are not managed by the division to be part of peer review teams .

About us

The successful candidate will be joining at an exciting time as we have recently opened the new site in Stratford and are about to open the surgical component of the site. We are also completing amalgamation of the sites in Bedford.

Moorfields has a great focus whilst it journeys towards the planned hospital move to a new site and new building - Project Oriel - in around five years time.

As part of the divisional team the post holder will also work with the central quality team as well as across the multiple ophthalmic services from urgent and emergency eye care to day care surgical and outpatient pathways.

There are many staff benefits that can be found on the Trust website and you can expect to receive wide ranging development opportunities as well as supporting and developing others.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To maintain the highest standards of quality and safety.

To be a local expert in quality and to lead and drive the quality agenda within the division.

To work closely with and support the head of nursing, as well as divisional directors, and divisional manager for all quality and safety issues.

To ensure close liaison and working between divisions and the Central Quality and Safety team.

To develop and embed the quality governance framework within the division, including the divisional quality forum, divisional board and local performance meetings.

To develop and deliver local quality training which aligns with the central vision and is consistent with other divisions.

To represent the division advising on quality issues where required.

To lead on the production of themes and trends of quality data within divisions with analysis and supporting recommendations for change, including for presentation at clinical governance half days across the network.

To lead on developing a learning culture across the division by sharing learning from incidents, audits and any other quality and safety indicators.

To lead the development and implementation of the quality dashboards and any other quality reports in preparation for monthly/quarterly divisional meetings by undertaking any necessary analysis. Also following meetings to ensure improvement actions are taken forward and delivered.

To assist with completion of organisational quality performance reports, through the inclusion of division specific information and to lead on the delivery of local reports.


To contribute to the delivery of the trusts objectives on quality, safety and governance and to ensure delivery of the trusts 5 year strategy, the Vision of Excellence.

To contribute to the delivery of national standards and external requirements for all aspects of quality.

To be actively involved in the development and delivery of all systems for quality, safety, audit and governance.

To work closely with the Head of Clinical Governance, Head of Risk and Safety, Head of Patient Experience and Head of Quality and Safety to ensure that central and divisional priorities are aligned.

To share current challenges and good practice with other quality partners across the network.

To support Clinical Governance half days (both organisational and within divisions), ensuring appropriate timings and agendas, appropriate meeting formats, meetings are properly documented and that actions are agreed and completed.

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • Educated to degree level
  • Postgraduate qualification or equivalent level of knowledge


  • Relevant clinical professional qualification
  • MSc or working towards Masters



  • Experience and working knowledge of patient safety and risk management and clinical audit
  • Experience of working in the NHS
  • Experience of investigations and analysis


  • Evidence of participation in quality improvement projects
  • Previous experience of working as part of a quality and safety team



  • Working knowledge of the application of risk management systems and techniques
  • Knowledge of quality systems and development of quality KPIs
  • Knowledge of Information Governance and compliance, regulatory and governance frameworks

Employer details

Employer name

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Moorfields Eye Hospital

City Road



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