Band 8b Mental Health Programme Manager
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
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The focus of the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) 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 AHSNs established in 2013 by NHS England to spread innovation at pace and scale, the WMAHSN 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 WMAHSN 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 WMAHSN 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.
WMAHSN 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.
We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.
Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:
- Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;
- Offering our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.
COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. We do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at https://birminghamandsolihullcovidvaccine.nhs.uk where you can also find out more about how to access vaccination.
Please note for further details on the Band 8B Mental Health Programme Manager role please see attached job description
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