Quality Improvement Fellow RCPCH London

  • Fixed term contract
  • Part Time
  • London
  • 44,100 £ / Year


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  • £44,100 a year

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  • Part-time
  • Fixed term contract




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  • Company pension
  • Employee discount

Full job description

Contracts are offered on an initial 6-month probationary period.

Annual Leave Allowance: 27 days per year (pro rata for part-time and contracted staff).

Employment Benefits:

  • Contributory Pension Scheme with an employer’s contribution of up to 10%
  • 0.5WTE part-time basis – 17.5-hour week (usual working hours 9-5 with flexibility alongside any clinical commitments)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Comprehensive Learning & Development provision

The College is expanding and developing the involvement of children in its work. For some roles this may in future mean direct contact with young people. The College therefore may in the future require a Disclosure Barring Service check to be undertaken

London & home based
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Job Description

The QI Clinical Fellow is a role in which you will develop and project manage the member support programmes for QI and Patient Safety, including development of QI and patient safety resources, development and delivery of targeted training programmes, and the development and delivery of an assurance programme for ‘Quality QI’ in care for children and young people and their families.


Activity within the QI team includes

  • sharing and guiding QI and patient safety resources;
  • targeted quality improvement training; and

the delivery of structured QI programmes.


As an influential member of the team, you will work closely with the Head of Quality Improvement, Clinical Lead for QI and patient safety, and other senior clinicians and members of relevant College committees and project boards.


You will lead in the continued development and management of the RCPCH ‘Patient Safety Portal’ and ‘QI Central’. As central points of access for members, they include eLearning to support RCPCH alignment to relevant syllabus, curriculum and assessment, and links to national reports and recommendations, and resources to support applying QI practice into clinical care. You will work with members to create digital resources and shared learning to address national patient safety concerns and support improvement activity in integrated care.


You will lead on a development and delivery of targeted training programmes that fill gaps in training provision for QI and patient safety in paediatrics. You will also work in partnership with the Health of Quality Improvement to develop and deliver an assurance process for ‘Quality QI’ to align QI to principles for good quality improvement including coproduction with children and young people and their families.


Passionate about improving outcomes for child health, you will have completed at least 3 years of paediatrics training and obtained your MRCPCH. With the ability to work collaboratively with senior healthcare leaders and lead on innovative new research and improvement activities in patient safety and children and young people’s engagement, you will optimise the impact and reach of the RCPCH and assist in identifying the potential for future expansion of its work.


1. Stay up to date and consult on issues concerning paediatric QI and patient safety, including medicines safety, and children and young people’s engagement activity, as raised by members, key stakeholders and regulators.
Work closely with the RCPCH Head of QI, Clinical Lead for QI and patient safety and other senior clinicians, and attend relevant meetings concerning issues relating to patient safety and children and young people’s engagement.

2. Work with colleagues in the Education and Training Directorate to incorporate patient safety and QI learning into paediatrics training curricula.

3. Ensure timely dissemination of learning from network meetings and where appropriate, relay and share this in accessible language to stakeholders and patient groups using a wide range of electronic media.

4. Act as an advocate for the projects through representing and promoting QI and patient safety at meetings and conferences.

5. Identify opportunities to promote the projects’ work including on social media platforms, and publications in medical academia.

6. Explore research opportunities using data analytics associated with the Patient Safety Portal and QI Central platforms and shared learning from other QI projects.

7. Support the creation of new and/or revised patient safety and QI resources using available RCPCH online platforms.

8. Ensure timely review of patient safety resources and information in liaison with the Head of QI, members of the Clinical Quality in Practice Committee and College Officers, so all published information is up to date and accurate.

9. Lead in the development of new patient safety and QI initiatives and tools e.g. safety checklists for parents/carers, guidance on safe hospital discharge, improving access to educational resources on high-risk adverse events, engagement in service shaping checklists and developing training initiatives for clinicians.

10. Support the Clinical Quality in Practice Committee, Medicines Committee, Engagement Committee and associated working groups including the preparation of highlight reports, meeting papers and other relevant documentation as part of your work.

11. Undertake training on website, webinar and podcast development to expand the RCPCH portfolio of resources.

Skills Required


  • Medical degree with paediatrics experience at ST3 level or above.
  • Completion of MRCPCH.
  • Broad understanding of quality improvement in a clinical context.
  • Broad understanding of children’s rights and engagement
  • Proven experience of producing high quality written reports, documentation and information suitable for a range of audiences.
  • Proven experience of delivering multiple objectives to high standards within short time frames and meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Good stakeholder management skills, able to maintain effective working relationships and experience managing competing demands and conflicts.
  • Demonstrable ability to understand and deal with information that is of a confidential and/or sensitive nature.
  • Ability to explain and discuss complex issues clearly for a wide range of audiences, including parents/carers and young people.
  • Able to act to minimise errors and inaccuracies, maintaining high standards of accuracy and correctness in dealing with information and data. Adopting an orderly and precise approach to work paying careful attention to following standard procedures and ways of working.
  • Well-developed experience and knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.


  • Demonstrable leadership or management experience
  • Experience in project management and/or medical education.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of statistical concepts and data analysis.
  • Experience of research and publication in scientific / medical academia.

Educational Requirements


  • Medical degree with paediatrics experience at ST3 level or above.
  • Completion of MRCPCH.

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Ethan Anderson

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