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Head of Diagnostic Transformation

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£89,007 to £101,812 per annum
Closing date
29 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Full Time
Our transformation programme supports better care for patients, better experience for staff, and better use of our resources. It's all part of our strategy to put quality at our HEART.

The post holder will lead on transformation of diagnostic care services and pathways, including all imaging modalities. Transformation opportunities will be within our organisation and working with partners across the North West London integrated care system.

You will have accountability for embedding innovations and improvements that improve patient care quality and staff experience, make better use of resources including achieving financial efficiencies, delivering major capital investment benefits including in digital, and building skills and capabilities across all staff groups.

This is a fixed term role to identify potential opportunities for improvement, engage teams in this process, set out programme of initiatives to realise benefits and design appropriate future resource and governance needs.

Main duties of the job

  • Leading trust-wide workstreams on diagnostic care. This includes developing long term plan, prioritising programme of initiatives, engaging stakeholders on design and delivery, embedding best practice governance and ways of working, and leading/faciliating implementation of specific improvements
  • Collaborating with clinical and operational leaders to support operational excellence and improvements across diagnostics, including recovery and productivity gains addressing waiting list and Covid backlogs
  • Contribute as a senior leader team member within the transformation team to our overall approach, culture and performance
  • Support effective partnerships with other organisations across North West London to learn, share and develop improved practices in diagnostic care

About us

The post holder is expected to operate at a senior level in the organisation, interpreting complex information and make presentations to the Board, sub-committees and large groups of senior staff. They must form highly effective working relationships with clinical and non-clinical colleagues providing expert knowledge and advice on financial management within the context of high quality clinical service delivery

The post holder will deputise for the Director of Strategy and Transformation as required, representing the department at key management and operational meetings. They will also support the Trust and Deputy CEO in developing any plans which deliver long term sustainability in support of the Trust's overall strategic business plan and regulatory requirements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • Leadership experience for diagnostic care service improvement or strategic change


  • Leadership of digital transformation initiatives



  • Educated to Master's degree level or equivalent level of experience


  • Project Management Qualification (e.g., PRINCE 2/ Agile/MSP)

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust


Northwick Park Hospital



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