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Quality Improvement Fellow

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£55,329 per annum
Closing date
22 Oct 2023

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Specialist doctor
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

This Fellowship is an innovative position open to anaesthetic and Intensive Care Medicine trainees. This is a year-long post and may be undertaken as in or out of programme training, dependent upon discussion with the candidate's training programme director.

Applicants applying for the post must satisfy the following:

  • Full GMC registration.
  • 2 years anaesthetic experience
  • CRB clearance
  • Experience of Quality Improvement work
  • Basic understanding of Quality Improvement methodology

Main duties of the job

The Fellow will be a QI champion within the department. They will be expected to lead multidisciplinary quality improvement projects and provide peer support for trainees undertaking similar. The nature of the QI project will be determined by the interests of the fellow and the requirements of the department. There will be opportunities to be involved with the Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme and the Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation. It is anticipated that work produced from these projects will be of a standard to present at national level.

About us

We are one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England with a workforce of approximately 14,500 employees including clinicians, non-clinical support workers, clinical and non-clinical leaders and staff.

UHL has developed an exciting new quality strategy 'Becoming the Best' with a drive towards embedding quality improvement in the everyday work of all staff. A new quality improvement fellow would be perfectly placed to contribute to this 'improvement movement'.

The quality improvement methodology involved in 'Becoming the Best' focusses on the 'Model for Improvement', developed and promoted by a number of leading authorities in the subject, including the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and NHS Improvement.

Within ITAPS the Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme has begun data collection, giving ample opportunity for development of high-quality improvement projects. The department is moving towards RCOA ACSA accreditation, again providing excellent prospects for quality improvement projects.

Job description
Job responsibilities


The fellow will be assigned a clinical supervisor who will oversee work during their clinical duties.


The fellow will be expected to provide a portfolio of evidence of their work during the placement as well as undertake work-place based assessments in keeping with Annex G from the RCOA curriculum.

Clinical Responsibilities

The fellow will undertake clinical duties in theatres, Intensive Care or delivery suite within the University Hospitals of Leicester Trust. The majority of normal working days will be dedicated to QI and management work. On call duties will be undertaken in the assigned clinical area.

The on-call rota will be resident 1 in 7 or 1 in 8 rota, shifts of 12.5hrs with consultant presence at handover.

Person Specification
Training & Qualifications

  • Full GMC registration
  • Primary FRCA

Clinical Experience

  • Minimum 2 years anaesthetic experience

Communication and relationship skills

  • Clear, fluent and articulate in verbal and written presentation
  • Desire to succeed
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to complete tasks to a deadline


  • Leadership skills

Quality Improvement experience

  • Information Technology skills
  • Basic understanding of QI theory
  • Evidence of participation in QI projects
  • Experience in teaching
  • Evidence of presentation skills


  • In depth understanding of QI theory including the use of time series data




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