Senior Clinical Audit Facilitator - Band 5 - Permanent - 32 hours
We are looking to recruit a Senior Clinical Audit & Effectiveness Facilitator to join the Clinical Audit and Effectiveness Team based at Tameside Hospital. This role provides a great opportunity for those who want to gain healthcare experience, and work within a team that supports a wide range of clinicians and departments across acute and community services.The post holder will oversee a portfolio of clinical audit projects, supporting the development of action plans to help improve patient outcomes.
To be successful in the role, we are seeking people with excellent IT skills who are comfortable with handling and interpreting data and national clinical audit reports as well as having passion for learning and improving patient care. Accuracy and attention to detail are required to ensure that administration systems are up to date and maintained to a high standard. Candidates should feel comfortable in working on multiple projects in an office environment, whilst managing a workload of specific audits. Training and support will be provided to ensure that the successful post holder has the skills and knowledge to be effective in the role. Whilst previous experience working in clinical audit is not essential, candidates should have a good knowledge of audit processes and methodologies, so that they can learn quickly and use their skills to the best of their ability.Main duties of the job
Work with colleagues in the Clinical Audit & Effectiveness Team and staff at all levels across the organisation to deliver an effective Clinical Audit Programme.
Support Trust compliance with mandatory requirements by taking responsibility for facilitation of a wide range of projects.
Monitor the submission of data to mandatory national audits, ensuring data is complete/accurate, deadlines are met and concerns are escalated.
Engage with clinicians to ensure that audits are carried out in accordance with best practice and result in improvements in patient care.
Contribute to the assurance and monitoring of clinical audit activity, ensuring project monitoring systems are up to date, reflecting the current status of audit activity within portfolio.
Work with teams across the organisation to review audit results and identify areas for improvement.
Support action and learning from clinical audit results, working with Divisional Teams to develop, implement and monitor SMART (Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant, Timely) action plans.
Produce reports and presentations in a timely manner and present information at Divisional Meetings.
Deliver clinical audit training across the Trust.About us
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners. We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:
We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.
We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+& Disabled people.
Benefits include flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesSECTION 1- MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
SECTION 2- KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
- Provide guidance and support to the Clinical Audit & Effectiveness Facilitators and Divisional Teams across the organisation
- Contribute to the assurance and monitoring of clinical audit activity throughout the Trust
- Support the Assistant Patient Safety Officer (Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement) in providing day to day supervisory/advisory support for the Clinical Audit & Effectiveness Facilitators
- Support the implementation of the Clinical Audit Policy & Strategy and NICE Policy across the organisation
- Contribute to the effective integration of clinical audit with other governance programmes and functions
- Support Trust compliance with external requirements by taking responsibility for facilitation of a wide range of projects
- Ensure that clinical audit activity is in line with best practice and leads to improvements in patient care
- Support action and learning from clinical audit results, working with Divisional Teams to develop, implement & monitor SMART (Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant, Timely) action plans
- Undertake clinical audit activity where required, including project design, data collection, data analysis, report writing and presentation of audit results
- Retrieve raw data from various sources, including medical records and hospital information systems for the purpose of data analysis
- Ensure that published national audit reports are appropriately disseminated to the relevant specialty/Division, with areas of good practice or concern highlighted
- Provide reports for various Specialty, Divisional, Trust forums/Boards, and external agencies, as required
- Be responsible for liaising with and arranging meetings with allocated specialty/Divisions
- Ensure that the clinical audit databases are updated regularly to reflect the current status of audit and NICE programmes, allowing monthly generation of assurance/exception reporting for specialty/Division/Trust
- Support the Patient Safety Officer (Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement) and Assistant Patient Safety Officer (Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement) in service development for clinical audit & effectiveness
- Maintain personal standards of conduct and behaviour consistent with Trust guidelines
- Assist the Patient Safety Officer (Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement) and Assistant Patient Safety Officer (Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement) with staff development in accordance with service and professional development needs
- Promote an open and productive work environment, encouraging team working and shared learning
- Assist in the development of training packages and the delivery of clinical audit training across the organisation
SECTION 3- EFFORT AND ENVIRONMENT
- In depth knowledge and skills in relation to clinical audit & effectiveness, appropriate to area of responsibility
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop effective working relationships with staff at all levels throughout the organisation
- Excellent written communication skills, with ability to write reports
- High level of attention to detail with ability to accurately analyse complex data sets
Person SpecificationQualifications & TrainingEssential
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
- Ability to work unsupervised and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
- Indirect exposure to distressing situations
- Ability to concentrate for long periods of time, undertaking data analysis and preparing reports
- Ability to deal with queries from external bodies and trust staff, often with interruption from visitors and other staff members
- Occasional handling of case records
- Educated to 'A' level standard or equivalent knowledge gained through experience and training
- Formal clinical audit or QI training E.g. HQIP, AquA
- Experience of facilitating/managing clinical audit projects
- Experience of presenting and articulating information to meetings, forums or committees
- Experience of data management/analysis of complex data sets and presentation of information
- Experience of involvement in change or quality improvement activity
Skills, Knowledge & AttributesEssential
- Experience of supervision of staff
- Experience working in the NHS and using hospital systems
- Knowledge of the clinical audit cycle
- An understanding of NICE Guidelines and other NHS standards
- Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft software packages (Word, Excel, Access, Power point, Outlook)
- High level of attention to detail and accuracy with good numeracy
- Ability to identify and solve problems
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop productive working relationships with a wide range of individuals throughout the Trust
- Excellent written communication skills with experience of writing reports & presentations
- Ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team
- Excellent organisational skills with the ability to plan and prioritise your own workload and that of others
- Ability to work under pressure and effectively manage conflicting deadlines
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Knowledge/experience of a range of clinical audits and NHS initiatives
- Knowledge of medical terminology
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Tameside & Glossop IC NHS Foundation Trust
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