Darzi Fellow in Clinical Leadership

West London NHS Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
12 Apr 2023

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Doctor - other
Full Time
We are delighted to offer a Darzi Fellowship in collaboration with London South Bank University (LSBU). The Darzi Fellowship aims to develop future clinical leaders by combining work-based experience, a Fellowship Challenge and a bespoke programme of academic study leading to a PGCert Leadership in Health (Darzi) with LSBU over the 2023/24 academic year.

This is considered a prestigious post and is highly recommended for aspiring clinical leaders. Applications are welcomed from doctors in postgraduate training and other professionals as set out in the person specification who have an interest in organisational change management.

The Darzi Challenge at West London NHS Trust will be to lead a system wide review of medical out of hours on call rotas for the adult services of the Trust. You will be working with a Sponsor from our Executive Team and be supported to relate to all levels of the Trust's management structures to lead the development of a significant service and cultural change.

Main duties of the job

With Executive sponsorship & support the Darzi Fellow will lead a system wide review of medical out of hours on call rotas for the adult services of West London NHS Trust to ensure safe, timely & effective patient care, adherence with doctors' employment conditions (consultants and trainees) and the most effective & sustainable distribution of on call manpower.

You can also contribute to an agreed local leadership project aligned to service developments (eg Hospital at Night initiatives, HPBOS and Emergency Hub developments).

Opportunities exist for the Darzi Fellow to undertake up to three sessions of clinical work with relevant services. You will have access to mentorship and both local and regional training events.

All Darzi fellows participate in the PG Cert Leadership in Health Programme with LSBU which will include support through action learning sets, coaching and mentoring and a local immersion week into all facets of the health and social care system.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health, physical healthcare & community services commissioned locally and nationally.

In addition to Broadmoor Hospital and our high secure services care the Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs - Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow. The Trust employs over 3800 staff, of which 51% are from a Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) background. Our turnover for 2021-22 is approximately £350m.

In recent years, there has been a step change in staff engagement, culture, performance and ambition of the organisation. The Trust is now rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission, and the rating for our Forensic services has improved to 'Outstanding'. Rigorous financial management has been central to our ability to deliver service improvements. The Trust has delivered consistent surpluses since 2009, totalling more than £77m.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to undertake the following duties:

To provide clinical leadership for agreed projects.

To liaise and engage with the organisation and other sector colleagues as appropriate.

Provide timely and effective clinical advice and leadership working with managers and staff in relation to the agreed Fellowship Challenge.

Provide written reports on Challenge progress, including risks and issues.

Attend all educational modules, development opportunities and undertake self-managed study hours associated with the Fellowship.

Attend the relevant coaching and learning sets.

Participate in all aspects of the Fellowship scheme and its evaluation.

Contribute to capacity building through leadership and organisational skills development for trainee doctors and other healthcare professionals within the organisation based on their learning in the Fellowship.

Act as an ambassador for the Fellowship scheme and promote medical leadership.

The duties and responsibilities outlined above are not intended to be exhaustive and should be considered alongside the job description.

If the successful applicant is a Doctor in Postgraduate Training the Darzi Fellowship can be taken as an Out of Programme Experience (OOPE) which would not contribute to their CCT.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Full registration with relevant professional body, e.g. GMC, GDC, NMC, HPC, GPC, HPCP
  • Undergraduate Degree
  • Minimum training level or experience of: ST4-6, CT3, SAS, GPST3/4, Band 7/8a or equivalent, from a recognised specialty school training programme
  • Satisfactory progression through training, as evidenced by satisfactory outcomes in relevant specialty examination, e.g. RITA, ARCP, Prep CPD/Practice
  • Where applicable, (e.g. for medical trainees) meets 'out of programme experience' (OOPE) requirements or other required permission
  • Higher degree or management qualification
Experience and Achievements Essential
  • Previous co-ordination or management or leadership experience either at undergraduate or postgraduate level, within or without health care
  • Evidence of clinical excellence e.g. prizes, presentations papers
Knowledge Essential
  • Some knowledge of organisational development or management or leadership development theory, principles or programmes
  • Understanding of current issues and challenges within health care delivery across the wider NHS
  • Some understanding of quality improvement/safety improvement/ clinical governance principles application within clinical settings
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Teaching and training
  • Ability to work with, and lead others, across professions
  • Critical appraisal skills
  • Ability to develop educational programmes
  • Development of evaluations / audit protocols / grant applications
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Good communication skills
  • Understands self and impact of behaviour on others
  • Evidence of continual personal learning and development

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