Quality Improvement Facilitator

NHS Lothian
Edinburgh, Midlothian
26830 - 35933
13 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Part Time


Salary: Agenda for Change - Band 6 (?26830 - ?35933)

Hours: Full Time 37.5 hours per week available. (Part-time / job share considered)

Base: Waverley Gate 2- 4 Waterloo Place Edinburgh EH1 3EG

Contract: Fixed Term / Secondment Opportunity - One Year

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to travel to other locations and visit GP practices across Lothian.

Post Detail:

This post is based on our "generic" Quality Improvement Facilitator job description; however the key areas of responsibilities and focus of this post are outlined below:

We are seeking an enthusiastic self-motivated individual with experience in quality improvement work to support clinical teams to deliver safe effective person centred care.

The post holder will be responsible for developing supporting and delivering the NHS Lothian Patient Safety in Primary Care work.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate an ability to engage teach encourage and support clinicians and General Practice teams.

Applicants must also be able to use and demonstrate the ability to understand and help others to use data effectively for improvement.

This post is offered as a development opportunity where the successful candidate will be mentored by more experienced staff including the clinical lead who will direct this work.


Applicants must have experience of working with and supporting clinical teams preferably in the Primary Care / General Practice setting. The applicant must have experience or knowledge of quality / patient safety improvement to support the implementation of the patient safety improvement programme in Primary Care.

Applicants must have proven project management experience. The successful candidate must have advanced IT skills in particular with MS Excel and Word with an ability to analyse and present data. Using data to provide feedback on progress and drive improvement is a key function of this post. The candidate will also be expected to organise large scale meetings and events.

The successful candidate must have well developed interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively and appropriately with staff at all levels. The ability to engage motivate challenge and influence others is essential. A flexible approach to work and an ability to work well within teams is required.

Candidates will be educated to Degree level or equivalent level of experience within quality improvement in a healthcare setting.

Interested? If you would like to have an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Robert Wilkinson Quality and Safety Assurance Manager TEL.

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