MTW Graduate Scheme - Operational Management Apprenticeship

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Recruiter
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Location
Maidstone Hospital
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
17 Nov 2020
Closes
27 Nov 2020
Ref
359-CH8805
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
Ever wondered what it would be like to pursue a career within the NHS? / Are you interested in a career with one of the top NHS trusts in the country?

Want to join a dynamic team that makes a real difference to patient care?

Looking to expand your skillset in a dynamic, compassionate, inclusive and supporting environment?

Want to lead a team and be trusted to make changes?

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW) might just be the place for you!

Here at MTW we are passionate about developing exceptional people to deliver outstanding care. As such, we are delighted to be starting our very own graduate scheme in operational management, providing on-the-job training to future NHS leaders.

Operational management is vital in the NHS to ensure our patients get the exceptional care we would all want to receive. Our managers are responsible for ensuring the best patient experience, managing people, finance, quality and innovation alongside their clinical teams.

Our training scheme will give you the opportunity to learn about how an acute hospital operates. It will enable you to understand the importance of how making MTW a great place to work can impact the patient experience, as well as the practical skills required to deliver outstanding patient care, and develop the leadership , business and people skills required to implement real and lasting change.

The two-year programme will give successful graduates training towards a Level 5 Chartered Management Institute qualification, including pastoral support and mentoring, and a fast-track route into hospital management

On your career journey through our hospitals you will work with multiple professional groups, a variety of senior leaders both inside and outside the organisation and develop a sound understanding of how an acute hospital functions, operationally and strategically.

We will ensure that each graduate has a dedicated and independent senior mentor in the organisation.

Operational management requires a number of skills, including excellent relationship building and communication, an ability to read and analyse complex data, high levels of organisation and an ability to meet priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Examples of the types of work you may get involved in:
  • Working closely with clinical teams to develop better ways of caring for patients and enhancing the patient experience, such as how to improve treatment times fo our cancer patients.
  • Developing and making business case for more efficient ways of working, or innovative service developments that improve patient care.
  • Implementing new technology, such as virtual clinics that don't require patients to travel to every appointment. Or an ability to correspond with our patients via email or instant messaging that really make a difference for our patients at a time when they may be worried.
  • Designing better ways of working that deliver key national targets, such as making sure no patient waits more than 4 hours to be seen in our Emergency Departments, and ensuring they are treated quickly when they are referred to us.
  • Making better use of our resources to allow us to see more patients and speed up delivery, for example to manage clinical or administrative rotas, or ensure patients receive a timely follow-up appointment.
  • Improving how we use data effectively to give better insights and evidence to our clinical teams in order to drive decisions that directly impact on patient care, such as improving clinic room and operating theatre use.
  • Developing and implementing new ways of working and team structures to improve both how we work for our staff and patient experience.
  • Collaborative working with regional partners to help our patients better manage their health and improve patient experience between healthcare providers, for example in how GPs refer to our hospitals, or the care provided to patients once they are discharged from our care.

Application Process

Step 1: Complete a short online application form

Step 2: Produce a short video (further details to follow after step 1)

Step 3: Participate in assessment centre and formal interview (further details to follow after steps 1 and 2)

For more information please email mtw-tr.graduatescheme@nhs.net

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