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Darzi Fellow in Clinical Leadership & Quality Improvement

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
Fixed-term 12 months
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
CORP Quality Improvement Plan
£46,897 to £54,983 pa inc HCA
04/06/2018 23:59
Interview date

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


East London NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a Darzi Fellow in Clinical Leadership & Quality Improvement, to work for one year on the Trusts ambitious and pioneering Quality Improvement programme. We are seeking a qualified healthcare professional or higher specialist trainee with leadership skills, quality improvement knowledge, and with a determination to make a difference in improving healthcare.

The post is offered as a one-year internal secondment and will provide the opportunity to support work across the organisation on using quality improvement methodology to solve a 'wicked problem' in healthcare. 

As part of the application process, prospective candidates are encouraged to have a discussion with their line manager and reach an agreement in principle to release them for the 12 months secondment if they are successful at interview. We expect the secondment to commence on 3rd September 2018, however there is some room to negotiate this on request. The accompanying Darzi brochure details the mandatory academic programme dates.

Interviews will be held on 19th June 2018.

For further information about the role please contact Auzewell Chitewe Auzewell.Chitewe@nhs.net (Senior Improvement Advisor) 

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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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Displayed Contact Name: Auzewell CHITEWE

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