University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
The focus of the Health Innovation West Midlands (HIWM) is to lead and catalyse collaboration and improvement between academia, industry, health and care providers, commissioners, and citizens, with the aim to generate continuous improvement in the region’s health and wealth.
As one of 15 regional Health Innovation Networks established in 2013 by NHS England to spread innovation at pace and scale, the HIWM enable the West Midlands healthcare system to take advantage of innovations that can help to save time, money and lives across our diverse population, which includes many of the most challenged, deprived, and vulnerable communities in the country. Our role is to support partners to work together across areas of identified need, adding value for our patients and population.
A priority for the HIWM is to support mental health resilience and improve health outcomes for people with mental health issues by accelerating access to treatment and diagnosis for our patients and population through supporting the system to implement and evaluate integrated pathways and new models of care, new technologies and methodologies. Current HIWM projects include supporting the diagnosis of ADHD (Focus ADHD) and Early Intervention Eating Disorders pathway improvement but we are currently scoping for local projects in all priority areas for mental health.
Main duties of the job
We are currently looking for a dynamic individual who will support our Implementation & Adoption Team by using their management expertise to guide, develop and strategically plan the priorities and delivery of our Mental Health Programme.
The programme is currently in its infancy, providing an exciting opportunity to shape our organisational impact on mental health across the region. On a day to day basis, the postholder will provide operational oversight of projects and work packages within the Medicines Optimisation strategic priority. This will involve developing and implementing the overarching plan, day-to-day co-ordinating and advising project managers and our stakeholders, and management of time-limited projects.
HIWM leads on both local and national projects and as such the post holder will not only have the opportunity to develop relationships and work with regional stakeholders but also national peers and senior colleagues at NHSE/I.
We are ideally looking for an individual with the combined skills of project and programme management coupled with an understanding of the clinical landscape in the NHS Mental Health arena.
This is an innovative role in an innovative organisation and the successful candidate will need to be flexible, enthusiastic and have excellent communication skills whilst displaying the knowledge, skills and behaviours of a trusted senior leader.