We're hiring! QI Education Fellow 2021-22

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  • 3-5 days a week, £29,000 - £42,500 per annum (£42,500 pro rata) 
  • 1 August 2021 - 31 July 2022

Position description

CSH is seeking to appoint a qualified health professional to an Education Fellowship, working on a project to support the inclusion of sustainability in quality improvement education for undergraduate medical students, postgraduate doctors and other health professionals. You will take over from the 2020-21 Education Fellow, working on our ‘Sustainability in QI Education’ project. The project aims to identify successful approaches and promote their widespread adoption in medical schools across the UK, as well as adapting/applying them to postgraduate and interprofessional education.

Background

Despite growing awareness and concern about the climate and ecological emergency, as well as Government and NHS commitments on carbon reduction, there remains a gap in knowledge and skills for sustainable healthcare among health professionals. Integrating sustainability into quality improvement (QI) offers a practical way to fill this gap: addressing environmental and ethical challenges in healthcare while providing a fresh motivation for staff to engage in QI and directing teams towards the highest value improvements.

Through the Sustainability in QI Education project, CSH is working with medical, nursing and AHP educators to pioneer the integration of sustainability in undergraduate and postgraduate QI education and catalyse its widespread uptake across UK education programmes. The project is funded and supported by Health Education England and The Health Foundation.

Governance

You will be working within CSH’s Clinical Programme team and will be managed by the CSH Education Lead for Quality Improvement, Siobhan Parslow-Williams under the direction of the CSH Medical Director, Dr Frances Mortimer. Your work will benefit from strategic advice and networking from the Sustainability in QI Education Project Advisory Group, whose membership includes senior representatives of Health Education England, The Health Foundation and other respected institutions.

How to apply

Please complete the application form and email by 9am on Wednesday 14th April 2021 to Frances Mortimer(link sends e-mail). Your application will be assessed solely by how well you fit the requirements in the Person Specification and to what extent you demonstrate your experience and/or knowledge of the tasks you will be required to complete. Interviews will take place online on Wednesday 21 April 2021.

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