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Clinical Effectiveness & NICE Coordinator

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Clinical Effectiveness Coordinator
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
331-B11340321
Site
Microsoft Teams / Furness General Hospital
Town
Barrow In Furness
Salary
£31,365 - £37,890 Per Annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
18/04/2021 23:59
Interview date
09/04/2021

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.


Job overview

Responsible for the development and management of NICE and Clinical Effectiveness throughout the Trust.

 

Support the Head of Compliance, Assurance and Clinical Audit to ensure that the Trust’s clinical effectiveness process meets national, professional, and local standards and is used effectively to maintain high standards of patient care and outcomes. 

Manage the Trust-wide coordination and implementation of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance.

 

Main duties of the job

  • Prepare reports for committees and meetings ensuring they are ready for review prior to the submission date.
  • Create, publish and present monthly reports on progress of NICE guidance compliance, highlighting the departmental adherence to key performance indicators in order to fulfil requirements for Clinical Audit and Effectiveness Steering Group, Performance Meetings, Quality Committee meetings and Quality Committee Dashboard, escalating areas of concern appropriately and timely, presenting findings and items for escalation to the attendees.
  • To implement a system for the Trust-wide dissemination of information and recommendations from bodies including the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and National Confidential Enquiries, collating and record responses from clinical teams, based on interpretation of the national requirements.
  • To lead on raising the profile of clinical effectiveness throughout the Trust, working with care groups/department leads to ensure a completion of NICE guidelines.
  • Participation in the Learning to Improve Group in order to furnish appropriate information in relation to audit requirements and sharing of findings
  • Participate in regional and national initiatives as appropriate to the trust, e.g. NICE feedbacks panels etc., and raise the profile of the University Hospital of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust.
  • To oversee and provide assurance to the Trust Board on the Implementation of Regulatory Action Plans arising from inspections, reviews and reports undertaken by regulatory bodies.
  • To provide expert advice around a variety of external quality and assurance frameworks including Risk Management Standards, CNST Maternity Standards, CQC quality and risk standards.

Working for our organisation

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This post will be subject to the terms and conditions of the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Information relating to patients, employees and business of the Trust must be treated in strictest confidence. Under no circumstances should such information be discussed with any unauthorised person(s) or organisations. All staff must operate within the requirements of the Freedom of Speech policy.

SAFEGUARDING & PROTECTING CHILDREN

Everyone shares  responsibility for  safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, irrespective of individual roles. As an employee of the trust you will need to be aware of your responsibility in relation to safeguarding and protecting children. You will need to be aware of trust/local LSCB procedures and know how to contact named professionals, within the safeguarding team for advice and support.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

It is the responsibility of all staff to minimise the Trust’s environmental impact by recycling wherever possible, switching off lights, computers, monitors and equipment when not in use and it is safe to do so, minimising water usage and reporting faults promptly.

 HEALTH AND SAFETY

The Health and Safety at Work Act stipulates that it is the responsibility of each employee to observe all rules governing safety and conduct and as such safety equipment and Personal Protective Equipment provided must be used.

INFECTION CONTROL

The Trust is committed to protecting the health of all staff, patients and visitors to the Trust. As such all staff is personally responsible for compliance with all Trust and department infection prevention and control policies. Failure to comply with such policies and associated procedures is likely to lead to disciplinary action and may result in dismissal.

MANUAL HANDLING

The post holder will be provided with adequate training in correct lifting techniques by a recognised lifting instructor.

NO SMOKING POLICY

A No Smoking Policy operates across all Trust sites.

QUALITY OF SERVICE

The trust is committed in its use of available resources to obtaining the best possible service for patients and staff. The Post holder must share this objective and seek to maintain and improve the quality of service provided.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

The Trust is pledged to equal opportunities for all and is committed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, age, race, colour, sexual orientation, creed, nationality, ethnic or national origin or disability. We promote flexible working opportunities wherever possible to enable staff to balance their work with their private lives.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Maintain your professional standards in respect of education and training and ensure that you are aware of your specific area specialty training and needs analysis.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Prepare reports for committees and meetings ensuring they are ready for review prior to the submission date.
  • Create, publish and present monthly reports on progress of NICE guidance compliance, highlighting the departmental adherence to key performance indicators in order to fulfil requirements for Clinical Audit and Effectiveness Steering Group, Performance Meetings, Quality Committee meetings and Quality Committee Dashboard, escalating areas of concern appropriately and timely, presenting findings and items for escalation to the attendees.
  • To implement a system for the Trust-wide dissemination of information and recommendations from bodies including the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and National Confidential Enquiries, collating and record responses from clinical teams, based on interpretation of the national requirements.
  • To lead on raising the profile of clinical effectiveness throughout the Trust, working with care groups/department leads to ensure a completion of NICE guidelines.
  • Participation in the Learning to Improve Group in order to furnish appropriate information in relation to audit requirements and sharing of findings
  • Participate in regional and national initiatives as appropriate to the trust, e.g. NICE feedbacks panels etc., and raise the profile of the University Hospital of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust.
  • To oversee and provide assurance to the Trust Board on the Implementation of Regulatory Action Plans arising from inspections, reviews and reports undertaken by regulatory bodies.
  • To provide expert advice around a variety of external quality and assurance frameworks including Risk Management Standards, CNST Maternity Standards, CQC quality and risk standards.

 Management and Leadership

  • To support and mentor the Governance Apprentices and Clinical Audit Department if required, including appraisal and mid-term reviews, sickness absence, disciplinary and grievance issues.
  • Responsible for the selection and recruitment in accordance with the Trust Recruitment policy and procedures, including permanent, bank and agency staff if required.
  • To manage and monitor departmental KPI’s and ensure that actions are taken to address any gaps.
  • To lead on the implementation of NICE guidelines working and negotiating with NICE Guideline Leads to ensure NICE compliance is evidenced via robust consultation, implementation of action plans and completion of clinical audit tools.
  • To identify and develop areas for collaboration on effectiveness with other external bodies such as NICE and NPSA.
  • To represent the University Hospital of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust at regional and national network meetings; participating and presenting as necessary in order to share information and lead innovation.
  • Responsibility of highlighting and submitting of shared learning to increase the Trust profile.

Responsibilities for financial and physical resources

  • Responsible for the purchase of some physical assets or supplies
  • Contributes to the drawing up of department/service budgets or
    financial initiatives

NICE

  • Provide day to day coordination of the Trust NICE Guidance assessment and compliance process; requesting that Clinical Directors advise on the conducting of assessments, monitoring compliance, coordinating any further assessments and monitoring progress against resulting actions.
  • Have significant organisational skills as well as the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and provide a high level of content knowledge about all aspects of NICE and is able to act as an approachable source of knowledge to all staff.
  • Be able to communicate sensitive or complex information about performance or change with a high level of sensitivity and diplomacy.
  • To contribute to the development and continual improvement of the processes and systems of work within quality improvement.
  • Review clinical and non-clinical data, including presenting data in a variety of formats, and provide interpretation and recommendations against a range of options. Track data continuously to quickly resolve failures to meet requirements and act accordingly to inform team members and escalate appropriately.
  • To ensure the effective running of the Trust Clinical Effectiveness Group and NICE Leads meetings and to ensure reports are presented in a timely manner and actions followed up appropriately.
  • To collaborate with other groups both internally and externally to the Trust to ensure that Clinical Effectiveness is represented appropriately in other quality initiatives, risk management programs and Research, Development and Educational activities.
  • Attend external meetings and groups, e.g. CCG’s, NICE, CQC, Public Health and others as and when necessary on behalf of the Trust, liaising with other external stakeholders as required to facilitate shared data across healthcare organisations.

Training and development

  • To assess the training needs of individual team members and ensure that these needs are met within available resources.
  • Take responsibility for own learning and development by recognising and taking advantage of all opportunities to learn, including full participation in appraisal, supervision, action learning and by maintaining a professional/personal portfolio of learning.
  • Formulate and produce training and information packages, including e-learning tools, in all aspects of the clinical effectiveness process. 

 This job description is not exhaustive and will be reviewed and amended, with the post holder, when necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Person specification

Shortlisting

Essential criteria
  • Education
  • Experience
  • Skills, Ability & Knowledge
  • Personal Qualities
Desirable criteria
  • Post Graduate Teaching Qualification / experience
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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Carl.Foulkes@mbht.nhs.uk
Job title
Deputy Head of Compliance, Assurance & Clinical Audit
Email address
carl.foulkes@mbht.nhs.uk
Telephone number
07970441065