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Vacancy for Specialist Advisor (Hospitals – Junior Doctors)

Salary £300 per day
Directorate Hospitals
Function Hospitals – Inspection
Job Type Specialist Advisor
Location National
Hours of Work As and when required.
Closing Date: 09 Sep 2019 11:45PM

Are you a Junior Doctor who has completed foundation training? Would you like to help CQC regulate health and social care within England?

We are looking for individuals who are caring, demonstrate integrity, work well as part of a team and always strive for excellence in everything they do to help us make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and to encourage care services to improve.

Let us tell you a little bit about the role....

We are seeking Junior Doctor Specialist Advisors (training grade above FY2) who are currently working in active clinical practice. The CQC’s approach to inspection is reliant on the inclusion of Specialist Advisors in each inspection team. Information gathered by Specialist Advisors during an inspection is used by inspectors to form reports, make judgements and provide ratings. Specialist Advisors provide specialist advice and input into the CQC’s regulatory inspection and investigation activity. This advice ensures that our judgements are informed by up to date and credible clinical and professional knowledge and experience.

Your role as a junior doctor specialist advisor will be to facilitate focus groups of junior doctors at acute and mental health trusts. In addition, you may be asked to support the inspection through interviews with staff members and patients, observation of the ward environment and reviewing notes.

This role is ad-hoc and can be undertaken alongside your current role. Many trusts encourage this within study leave or professional leave as it is a valuable tool for service improvement and personal professional development.  Feedback is provided which is valuable for professional development, annual appraisal and revalidation. Trainees gain unparalleled management and governance experience, mapped to training curricula. We are also able to provide certificates for inclusion in your portfolio.

What we're looking for from you...

We welcome those who are deeply passionate about quality in healthcare services and wish to seek to make a lasting contribution to improving the experiences of service users and families in the delivery of effective regulation, credible inspections and tangible quality improvements.

The Care Quality Commission is seeking to recruit and strengthen their team of Junior Doctors Specialist Advisors (Training Grade above FY2)

You do not need to be in a formal training post, but you should have completed FY2 and will have up-to-date and credible clinical and professional knowledge and experience which will help you run focus groups and evaluate the quality of care provided in clinical environments. You should be a skilled communicator, with the ability to engage with staff, service users and stakeholders at every level.  You should be able to demonstrate the ability to interpret complex information and be comfortable working transparently as part of a team.

You are not committed to undertaking a specific number of inspections throughout the year and would usually be provided with 6 weeks’ notice ahead of inspection. Travel, accommodation and subsistence are reimbursed. Successful candidates will be invited to participate in an interview. CQC training will also be provided.

If you're interested and think this is the perfect job for you, apply today! 

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