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Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce an opportunity for five registered nurses (Band 5) working at Homerton, to undertake an innovative fellowship linked to Quality Improvement.

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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.

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How to Apply
Please submit an expression of interest form (see below) of no more than 500 words outlining

- skills and qualities that you will bring to the fellowship
- your interest in a potential QI topic and why.
We strongly recommend that you speak to senior nurses and read Trust wide strategies and nationwide publications, such as the Trust
Quality Account
and the
NHS Long term plan 
for inspiration.

Please e-mail your expression of interest to
Anna-Marie Edwards
by noon on the 1st March 2019.

You can also contact
Tom Horsted
QI Lead
Catherine Pelley
Chief Nurse
Louise Egan
Deputy Chief Nurse 

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