1.12) Quality Improvement and Leadership Fellow
Post reference: 2019-20 / 1.12 - LM328
Primary base: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Post start date: August 2019
Potential applicants: ST3 + Doctors (or GPST2+), SAS Doctors.
Participation in quality improvement is mandated in all postgraduate curricula for all junior doctors with GMC guidance stating that doctors “take steps to monitor and improve the quality of their work”1 . Despite these good intentions there are many well-publicised barriers to engaging junior doctors in quality improvement work such as the short time-scale of rotations, lack of support and poor knowledge of QI methodology2. The aim of this post is to tackle these barriers and further develop the quality improvement programme delivered at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals for junior doctors. The fellow would be empowered to lead in this project, mastering skills in engagement and collaboration whilst also personally developing their knowledge of systems improvement. The goal of the project being to develop a sustained knowledge of QI methodology amongst junior doctors and also to facilitate their completion of meaningful improvement projects targeting patient safety and quality of care. 1. Good Medical Practice, GMC 2014. 2. The Health Foundation. Evidence Scan. Involving junior doctors in quality improvement. 2011.
Closing date: 4pm on Friday, 14 December 2018
Interview date: Thursday, 10 January 2019
Please ensure you include the post reference (2019-20 / 1.12 - LM328) on your Application Form and in the subject line of your email when submitting your application.
For further information about this post, please email the lead contact. For further information about Future Leaders Programme, please see the Future Leaders recruitment page.