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GIRFT Regional Manager- South West England Region

Band 8c

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Band 8c
Fixed term or Secondment- 1 Year
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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South West England
£61,777- £72,597 pa
24/09/2019 23:59

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK, and is regarded as a leader in the field of orthopaedics both in the UK and world-wide.

The RNOH provides a comprehensive range of neuro-musculoskeletal health care, ranging from the most acute spinal injury or complex bone tumour to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back pain sufferers. This broad range of services is unique within the NHS.

As a national centre of excellence, the RNOH treats patients from across the country, many of whom have been referred by other hospital consultants for second opinions or for treatment of complex or rare conditions. 

Patients benefit from a team of highly specialised consultants, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise and experience. Consultants are supported in their work by nurses, therapists and other specialist clinical staff who are trained and are experts in their particular fields of orthopaedic care. 

The RNOH plays a major role in teaching, 20% of all UK orthopaedic surgeons receive training here. Our teaching and clinical effectiveness are enhanced by our work in research and development and our academic links with University College, London. Research departments at Stanmore include the Institute of Orthopaedics, the Centre for Disability Research and Innovation, the Institute of Human Performance and the Centre for Biomedical Engineering.

The RNOH works closely with other hospitals and trusts, with whom we have joint appointments to ensure maximum availability of specialist skills for patients. Our patients benefit from access to Aspire Leisure Centre which is located on site and hosts first-class facilities for able-bodied and disabled people.


Regional Manager South West Region– Full Time AFC Band 8C

‘Getting It Right First Time’ (GIRFT)

We are looking for Regional Manager to join our South West regional team to oversee the day to day management and ongoing implementation of the GIRFT Specialty based recommendations. The successful candidate will be part of a unique initiative, with an ever increasing national profile, which is already delivering tangible results in terms of improved patient outcomes and savings to the NHS budget.

About the Programme: The original GIRFT review into elective orthopaedics marked an important landmark for the NHS. Led by frontline clinicians and using a unique data set to identify unwarranted variation, the success of the GIRFT methodology has now been expanded to cover more than 40 specialties following funding from the Department of Health.

About the role: You will lead a regional team of 10 people, who support Trust’s in implementing GIRFT local and national recommendations to reduce unwarranted variation in clinical practice, ensuring they provide high quality regular support and facilitation to Trusts, including signposting to best practice and practical support if needed, ensuring improvements are maintained and become business as usual across all specialties.

About you: Educated to Masters level or equivalent, with existing experience of people management and working in a complex healthcare environment, you should be passionate about improvement and a true team player, eager to work ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with clinicians.

For employment purposes, GIRFT is hosted by the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH); all appointments are subject to national terms and conditions.

All posts are currently limited to Fixed Term Contracts or Secondment from your current employer.

Interview and assessment processes TBC in London


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