Process Improvement Consultant, BMJ Clinical Improvement- Freelancer
As one of the world’s most respected medical publishers, BMJ Group products aim to improve the quality of healthcare by supporting doctors and patients by ensuring that healthcare is based on the best available evidence. This role involves providing insight and expertise to a research and development project focussing on the delivery of innovative clinical knowledge products and services.
BMJ Group has engaged a leading NHS organisation for a six month R&D project analysing their clinical workflow. This is with a view to offering an integrated solution combining learning resources, decision support tools and business intelligence software to deliver measurable improvements in patient care, clinical outcomes and the cost of healthcare delivery. BMJ Group requires an experienced Process Improvement Consultant to support this activity and work with our research and development partner to ensure a high quality result from the project.
Developing an in depth knowledge of the solutions we have on offer you will understand how these might be adapted to solve the needs of clinicians and managers. You will support the research and development work directly with a client project team, sponsors and end users to elaborate the final design of the system. You will identify the key deliverables to be produced in order to record the decisions made, final design and recommendations for a future system capable of delivering similar designs of the same type. This will involve listening to and understanding the problems and challenges faced by those working to improve the quality of healthcare. Responsible for the production of system documentation and a prototype of the system as defined by the client you will measure the impact of the system on agreed clinical measures.
In addition to a solid process improvement background, we’re looking for a confident, credible individual with a genuine interest in transforming healthcare. Strong presentation and negotiation skills plus a pragmatic and innovative approach will be important. The selected candidate must be a self-starter with superior organisation skills to manage the large pool of stakeholders. You will have a strong Health IT background, experience of using technology in the clinical workflow and see the benefits of its use in practice. You will have a keen interest in the use of decision support at the point of care and impact on clinical outcomes and experienced in engaging with senior decision makers. Ideally you will also have a familiarity and experience of project management methodologies and be able to demonstrate your ability to bring innovative solutions to bear on complex problems. A clinical background is favourable but not essential for the right candidate.
This will initially be a 6 month freelance contract and you should be prepared to work UK wide and travel extensively to client sites and BMJ Group offices.
How to apply
If you have what it takes to engage clinicians at this level and deliver improved clinical outcomes, please email your CV, covering letter and salary details to:
Informal enquiries and visits are welcome and requests should be made to Dr Andrew Jones, Clinical Specialist, BMJ Clinical Improvement.