An exciting opportunity has arisen for two ambitious project managers to lead the implementation improvement work through the South London Cardiovascular Networks, as part of the Cardiac Operational Delivery Network (ODN) and the South East Vascular Network (SEVN).
The networks bring together partners across South London to drive clinically led improvements in outcomes and cost effectiveness, whilst reducing health inequalities for our populations. We are looking to recruit two project managers to lead a portfolio of workstreams alongside the network manager and relevant clinical leads.
The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring patients have equitable, timely and, where appropriate, local access to comprehensive, high quality, clinically sustainable and financially viable cardiac services irrespective of where, when, or how, they access services.
The Cardiovascular Networks are hosted by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, with an office based predominantly at St Thomas' Hospital, working with and across all network sites in South London and potentially beyond. The team have a hybrid working arrangement, working from home, the office and provider sites.
Interviews will be held on 12 December 2023.
Main duties of the job
- South London Cardiac ODN project manager - Fixed term, through Nov 2024 with potential to extend
- South East Vascular Network- permanent
The post holder will work closely with clinical leaders and colleagues across the network, programmes, and initiatives both at local and London levels. You will have the experience to navigate multiple organisations. You will work with the existing overarching workstreams of cardiac / vascular interventions, directing and advancing their progress towards high quality healthcare, with targeted improvement of the patient experience, quality and value for money.
The roles are suitable for those with excellent project management skills and coming from an operational/clinical background wishing to broaden their experience, as well as those coming from a strategic and/or clinical network background. You should have demonstrable experience of delivering clinical pathway redesign, transformational change initiatives and have significant influencing and persuasions skills to engage with the wide range of teams and stakeholders for the programmes.About usAbout the South London Cardiovascular Networks
The South London Cardiovascular Networks bring together partners from across South London and neighbouring Kent, Surrey, and Sussex to drive clinically-led improvements in outcomes and quality of care across patient pathways, in patient experience, and in value for money.
The Networks support integrated commissioning boards (ICBs), provider organisations, clinicians and patients by providing access to specialist resources and expertise, including objective analysis and advice on strategic change and co-commissioning. This clinical leadership enables partnership working to achieve benefits, in particular reconfiguration of pathways through prioritisation of interventions which will result in significant savings, contributing to the delivery of high quality, cost effective patient care. The elements within the Networks include the Cardiac Operational Delivery Network, the South East Vascular Network, and the South West Vascular Network. The work programmes are harmonious and interrelated, creating a streamlined, yet holistic, solution to strategic and operational improvements in cardiovascular services in South London, with reach into Kent, Surrey, and Sussex.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesAbout the South London Cardiac ODN
Established in 2018 following an NHS England analysis of South London specialised commissioning, the ODN was tasked with accelerating improvements in care pathways, strategic procurement, inter hospital transfers and multidisciplinary team working. Since then, the ODN has expanded its work programme to encompass many clinical workstreams with cross cutting work areas. There are three main functions to the ODN, underpinned by focussing on health inequalities, population health, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability: improving patient experience, redesigning end to end pathways that support patient led care improving quality, for optimal safe quality services provided in line with best practice standards and improving value for money to bridge the gap between rate of growth in service funding and allocated spend. About the South East London Vascular Network (SEVN)
The vascular networks (South East and South West) are networked models of clinical care with hospitals spread across South London Surrey, Sussex and Kent. The networks work in collaboration with specialised and local commissioners, primary, secondary and tertiary care providers and other stakeholders across the whole health and care system to improve, and reduce the variation in, the overall quality of care, the patient experience and the clinical outcomes for those in the networks with vascular disease.
The South East Vascular Network (SEVN) includes the following NHS provider organisations:
- Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
- Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, including Princess Royal University Hospital
- Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
- Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust and
- Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.
The project manager for the SEVN works closely with the project manager for the south West London Vascular Network (SWVN) and some projects are delivered across South London through collaboration of the two networks. About the South London Office of Specialised Services
The South London Office of Specialised Services represents a collaborative approach across the two South London integrated care systems (ICSs) and the four specialist provider NHS trusts. Working together, they will remove barriers and transform care across settings.
Paramount to this work are the transformation pilots across a number of clinical areas including cardiac, aligned to the South London Cardiac ODN.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Educated to masters level or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.
- Formal qualification in project management (PRINCE 2) to practitioner level or equivalent
- Project management experience in managing complex services including design, development, implementation and management of change in a multiple stakeholder environment.
- Experience of managing complex budgets from a range of income sources and demonstrable evidence of individual, team, financial, process and change management.
- Knowledge and understanding of the changing NHS environment, strategy, and policy agendas.
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- Use advanced analytical and judgement skills including understanding and application of complex statistical and numerical data.
- Work flexibly, prioritise workloads and resource them in response to changing demands and requirements.
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation TrustAddress
1st floor, 1 Lambeth Palace Road
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