PROJECT MANAGER “ASSESSMENT TOOLKIT IN STROKE REHAB” PROJECT - KTP ASSOCIATE
GRADUATE OPPORTUNITY 36 month Fixed Term Contract
The Greater Manchester & Cheshire Cardiac and Stroke Network, hosted by Stockport PCT, and the University of Salford has been awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership.
Based at the Network premises in Stockport PCT, Cheshire, you will manage the development and implementation of a comprehensive assessment toolkit of high quality measurement tools and metrics for stroke rehabilitation units across Greater Manchester; as such you should be willing and able to travel across the Greater Manchester area.
There is a substantial development package, equivalent to £6k per annum, associated with this project which includes: the opportunity to complete a Diploma in Management, a higher degree; and project specific training as necessary.
Stroke is a complex highly variable condition that can affect a patient’s communication, physical and mental well being. This makes it difficult to objectively measure the impact of stroke on an individual and to chart recovery after a diagnosis is made. Assessment tools, or metrics, have been developed over the last 20 years but most are designed for research rather than for the teams who provide rehabilitation and their adoption in to clinical practice has been haphazard and patchy.
As KTP Associate, you will gain a deeper understanding of service development and improvement, evaluation techniques, measurement science, stroke rehabilitation, change management and implementation and will undertake the development and evaluation of the toolkit itself. The resulting experience and expertise will be attractive to academic, clinical and managerial employers. National dissemination of results through the DoH’s National Stroke Improvement Programme will raise the profile of the Associate with corresponding employment opportunities.
You will take responsibility for the successful delivery of the project which will develop your project and time management and communication skills. You will also possess a desire to develop and improve NHS Services.
Alongside these skills and attributes you will have or be near completion of a 2:1 honours degree (or higher) in a Health Care Profession or related subject with NHS experience. Experience of research or service development would be an advantage. We would prefer applicants to have experience and knowledge of stroke rehabilitation. You must also be able to work in a team and independently.
This post will be subject to CRB Clearance.
For further details please call 0161 295 2121 (24hrs) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference number 1127133. CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.