Leadership Fellow - Nursing Antimicrobial Stewardship

Post reference: FLP 2020 / Bid 24

Host organisation: Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Post location: Leeds

Eligible staff groups: Nurses, Pharmacists, Biomedical Scientist / Healthcare Scientist, and Allied Health Professionals: Occupational Therapists, Operating Department Practitioners, Orthoptists, Osteopaths, Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Diagnostic Radiographer, Therapeutic Radiographer, Speech and Language Therapists

Post start date: August 2020

This project will use Leeds improvement methodology and provide the Fellow with the opportunity to review nurse antimicrobial stewardship education and competencies. Furthermore develop a strategy and plan for nurse participation in reducing antimicrobial resistance within Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.   Nurses can influence the decision making in antimicrobial prescribing. This can propagate the early effective antibiotic treatment where there is clinical suspicion of bacterial infection. They will be expected to become familiar with the diagnostic tests necessary before the first dose of antibiotics is given. Also identify mechanisms to support appropriate course length and prompt intravenous to oral switch.  The CLF will be expected to:  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of how quality improvement tools, such as PDSA cycles, statistical process and run charts, lead to successful and sustained change. • Become competent in the application of Leeds Improvement Method, the Trust’s approach to quality improvement and service redesign with opportunity to undertake the Lean for Leaders programme. • Ensure that patient safety and experience is central to any improvement work, and can be demonstrated by the end of any project. • Produce a report of the year’s activities, outcomes and development using 360 feedback, and insights into personal development, gained from mentoring, supervision and coaching

**This vacancy has now closed.**

Interview date: Wed 11 December 2019


For application instructions and to download an Application Form, please see the vacancies section on the Future Leaders recruitment website.