We are looking for Band 5 registered nurses with a keen interest in delivering improvements in patient care by using the Quality Improvement (QI) methods. This is a great opportunity to learn about QI and put your learning into practice at each stage in the ward, clinic or patient and clients' homes.
You must demonstrate flexibility, initiative and an interest in learning how to interpret data, and show a commitment to develop leadership qualities. It is anticipated that at the end of the tenure, the QI fellows will be equipped to promote and disseminate learning in QI, and be ready to take the next steps in leading and mentoring others as they undertake QI projects.
Five fellowships (drawn from registered Band 5 nurses within acute or community settings) are available for a 12 month period. The start date is anticipated to be around April 2019. The successful post-holders will spend one week a month (0.2WTE) on QI, and lead on a quality improvement project (QIP). The remaining sessions (0.8WTE) will be spent working in their existing clinical speciality. The time given for the QI project will be protected time and dedicated weeks set out in advance throughout the 12 month fellowship.
Flexibility will be given to the QI project depending on the interests and experience of the individual post holder. However the fellows must choose a QI project linked to key divisional objectives and with support from senior nurses. Fellows will be encouraged and supported to present posters and/ or papers at conferences and events. Successful appointees will be mentored and taught QI methodology by the QI team and the Chief Nurse at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. There will also be opportunities to receive training and development with partners such as UCLP partners (Academic Health Science Network). The QI tools will be uniquely co-designed and adapted to suit nursing roles.