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Patient Flow Transformation Lead

Band 8b

Main area
Mental Health
Band 8b
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Littlemore Hospital
£52,306 - £60,983 per annum
31/03/2020 23:59

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


Following successful interim trial of this position within the Oxon SWB Mental Health Directorate, we are looking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced senior manager permanently to this post.

The Patient Flow Transformation Lead is responsible for developing and implementing sustainable initiatives which improve the flow of patients within and between service areas within the Directorate.

The successful post-holder will be referred, or identify themselves, blockages to safe and effective patient flow and will conduct analysis alongside relevant stakeholders in order to produce recommended solutions which will then be implemented.  Knowledge of local and national initiatives and approaches to system change and improved patient flow are a key requirement of the role.

The Patient Flow Transformation Lead harnesses learning from change processes which improve flow to inform new schemes and initiatives. The post takes a system overview and spans inpatient, community, and mental health urgent care services (across all ages and specialisms) as well as forming relationships and connectivity to other relevant organisations (e.g. social care, Acute Trust, third sector etc).

The role involves a dynamic approach and requires someone who can work at pace and be highly responsive and adaptive to service needs as required. This will involve managing competing demands and the need to redirect focus at short-notice in order to address particular areas of service pressure that may arise. Experience of clinically leading projects and achieving high level of engagement and satisfaction from stakeholders is an essential requirement. We are looking for a self-starter who can innovate and see projects through to completion and ensure they are sustained and embedded in practice.   In return you will be provided with support to continue to develop the role including access to professional development and provision of supervision. 


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Debbie Walton, Head of Service, Tel: 07802851619


Vanessa Odlin, Service Director, Tel: 07798870179