University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Clinical Guidelines and Corporate Clinical Audit Coordinator

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
£51,488 - £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
24 Feb 2024
02 Mar 2024
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Job overview

Are you talented and motivated person?

This is an exciting job opportunity to work within the quality and safety directorate to cover a secondment for a period of 8 months.

This is a busy and demanding senior role, requiring excellent organisational skills, the ability to work under pressure and to meet tight and changing deadlines.

Main duties of the job

The Trust regards clinical audit as an essential monitoring function for safe and effective clinical care. The Board requires clinical audit to feed into the board assurance framework. Unlike other organisations the responsibility for the delivery of clinical audit is devolved to the divisions. The central quality and safety department is required to deliver high level oversight of corporate, national, and local audit and to deliver the corporate audit programme and clinical audit section of the quality account.

This post holder is also responsible for improving the quality and safety of patient care by facilitating the development of evidence based guidance for clinical staff; in addition to monitoring trustwide guidelines already in place.

The post holder supports and develops UCLHs approach to clinical effectiveness. The post holder works closely with clinical leads, committee chairs and managerial staff to ensure the development and co-ordination of clinical effectiveness, with the clinical effectiveness team, and across the trust to improve the quality of safety of patient care

Working for our organisation

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street
We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Person specification

Knowledge and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent level of expertise/knowledge in relevant field
  • Evidence of successful study at a higher level involving critical appraisal skills
  • Substantial understanding of the principles of clinical governance/ quality and safety within the NHS
  • An understanding of clinical effectiveness and the role of relevant external bodies such as NICE and HQIP
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of clinical guideline development/ implementation and monitoring
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of the principles and practice of clinical audit methodologies
  • Understanding of medical terminology

Essential criteria
  • Experience of building and maintaining relationships with a wide range of staff members across a complex organisation
  • Experience of administration, coordinating and organising meetings
  • Experience of minute taking
  • Experience of effective working within a team and independently
  • High standard of written English and being able to interpret and report complex issues accurately
  • Proven experience working in the NHS, in relevant fields e.g., audit, guidelines, project management, policy strategy and development.
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office and hospital databases
  • Experience using MS Teams
  • Experience of supervising/ managing a member of staff
Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable experience of applying critical appraisal skills in areas such as research methods, statistics, trial design, clinical audit or guidelines production
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with all levels of staff using various methods of communication
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritise own workload and meet deadlines
  • Methodical and highly organised
  • High level attention to detail
  • Ability to work flexibly and adapt to change
  • Ability to deal confidently with staff at all levels of an organisation
  • Ability to prepare and deliver presentations to all levels of an organisation
  • Advanced written skills with experience of different writing styles including reports, action plans, summaries and policies
  • Experience of policy development and implementation
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Excellent abilities in concise and accurate report writing and presentation of information
  • Ability to work unsupervised

Essential criteria
  • Articulate and able to encourage, enthuse and motivate others
  • Ability to negotiate with and influence front line and management staff at all levels
  • High level of written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to maintain and respect confidentiality
  • Knowledge of data protection and the national patient data opt-out
Personal and People Development

Essential criteria
  • Willingness to undertake additional training which may be identified as necessary to undertake this role
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
Specific Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Advanced skills in IT packages such as Microsoft Office as well as competent overall keyboard skills
  • Physically capable of office duties, VDU use
At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

At UCLH we take equality of opportunity seriously and are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer, with a culture that creates a real sense of belonging and trust. It is our fundamental aim, to recruit, retain and promote a diverse mix of people who are representative of our local communities. Applications are encouraged from candidates of all backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to support our world class research, innovation and creativity.

UCLH recognises the benefits of flexible working for staff and has a dedicated policy which allows staff to apply for flexible working right from the beginning of employment. For more information please go to:

We offer our permanent staff an interest free season ticket loan for travel, all our staff have access to free independent and confidential support, large retail discounts, a staff discount platform, cycle to work scheme and on-site accommodation to name a few.

Additionally, UCLH Arts and Heritage's staff wellbeing programme, Creative Comfort, offers a variety of ways to engage with the arts as a member of UCLH staff. You can try out the weekly choir, weekly art club and join the Culture Club for exclusive access to free and discounted tickets for opera, exhibitions, theatre and more.

We recognise, reward and thank colleagues by nominating them for our annual Celebrating Excellence Awards, which are funded by UCLH Charity.

We are also members of which offers discounts on high street retail stores, offers on travel deals, and also to take advantage of cash back schemes.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

Please note that all correspondence regarding your application will be via email. The emails will be sent to you via and not via NHS Jobs, we encourage you to check your inbox regularly.

Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor's contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected.

You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience.

Please note that if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date of the advert to assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

The Trust uses electronic new starter forms on Trac to collect personal details. Information collected is securely stored and used to set up the employee record on the ESR HR system.

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