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Clinical Audit Manager - Stroke and NICE

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Part Time
A part-time fixed term or secondment opportunity is available in the Clinical Audit for Improvement Department as a Clinical Audit for Improvement Manager supporting EKHUFT with its delivery of National Audits and NICE Guidelines.The team are on an exciting improvement journey and can offer you a rewarding, flexible and supportive role providing a full range of clinical audit responsibilities in a large acute trust.

Main duties of the job

As one of two Clinical Audit for Improvement Managers in the team the role will provide general and specific expertise to national audit programmes such as for Stroke, including SSNAP data analysis, reporting and line management of administration staff. The post holder will also manage NICE Guidelines compliance and support the work for the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF).

Together with the Clinical Audit Management Team, the Clinical Audit for Improvement Manager will take responsibility for ensuring the delivery of aspects of the annual National clinical audit programme, through direct leadership and management of the SSNAP audit team.

The post holder will act as a focal point for problem solving, providing visible leadership, guiding and supporting the team to achieve the complex audit programme on time and to a high standard. Specifically, they will play a key role in facilitating the award-winning national stroke audit programme and analysing performance using the SSNAP webtool. They will line manage the Stroke Audit Clerks (x4 part-time) and be a link between the stroke audit leads, administrators, and the wider audit team, including the Clinical Audit Programme Lead.

As part of their role they will manage NICE guidelines implementation by scoping new guidance, cascading to clinicians, recording and reporting on implementation status and collating evidence of implementation. They will also provide data to inform PSIRF when required

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification



  • oDegree in relevant business or clinical related area, or demonstrable equivalent extensive experience oKnowledge of specific data handling systems (e.g.SSNAP), both front end and back end oSpecialist knowledge of stroke pathways, national stroke improvement objectives and audit requirements oExtensive knowledge of clinical audit methods, and clinical and medical terminology


  • oProject management qualification oManagement/Leadership qualifications oAccredited audit or Clinical Qualification oPost-graduate qualification oQuality Improvement qualification



  • oExperience working in a lead clinical audit role oExperience of challenging and negotiating change. Identifying problems, recommending and implementing solutions/change. oExperience of prioritising, planning and organising own workloads. Demonstrating ability to work to demanding timescales


  • oWorking in a large, multi-site NHS Trust oProject management experience oExperience managing a team



  • oTeamworking. Ability to promote team working and provide leadership/ management / coaching / mentoring/ training individuals or a small team oExcellent written & verbal communications, including ability to present information clearly in reports and using Power Point. oComputer literate with the ability to define, interpret, collate and manipulate data. oAble to motivate self and others oExcellent interpersonal communication, interaction and negotiation skills. oAbility to work on own initiative and with minimal supervision oAbility to interpret national guidelines and develop policies/procedures for different specialities oInformation acquisition, identifying gaps in the available information required to understand a problem or situation and devising means of remedying such gaps


  • oStroke (SSNAP Webtool data analysis



  • oGood understanding of current Trust quality strategy and clinical audit policy in respect of clinical governance. oKnowledge of national clinical audit best principles & practice. (HQIP). oQuality assure proposed methods, audits, reports, recommendations and presentations, providing feedback to ensure the highest standards are achieved


  • Knowledge of National Patient Safety Strategy and audit interface i.e PSIRF Knowledge of relevant regulations, GDPR, Data management, Data Opt Out and other national standards

Personal/Professional Attributes


  • oAbility to understand and observe limitations of role & self. oAbility to work flexibly and to be able to delegate work effectively to other members of staff. oAttention to detail, applying quality standards to all tasks undertaken Willingness to travel.

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Kent & Canterbury Hospital

Ethelbert Road



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