Transforming andshaping our services around ever-evolving patient needs, delivering deepervalue for money and driving up standards. This is complexwork that requires total focus and unwavering commitment. So the next two yearsof your life will be very demanding. But it will give your career a brillianttrajectory – because we’ve designed these schemes to create the NHS chiefexecutives and directors of tomorrow.
You’ll experience a careerfull of outstanding development opportunities and exposure to leadershipstrategies delivered by NHS experts, international healthcare providers andprivate sector organisations. And for every challenge you’ll face, there’ll be twice as many rewardswaiting for you.
This high profile, fast-track graduate development scheme will enable you to become a futureleader, improving people’s health and their experience of the NHS. With anoffer like that, it’s no wonder why we are 8th in The Times Top 100 GraduateEmployers and have been in their Top Ten Employers since 2003.
Without informatics the NHS would grind to a halt. The NHS dependson information to do its vital work and it is through informatics that thisinformation is obtained and shared. Health Informatics explores how informationtechnology can help the NHS address challenges to improve efficiency andpatient care. Taking a creative approach, you’ll get the most from data,information, knowledge and technology to support exciting changes.
Not only will you deal with technology such as electronic patientrecords and decision support systems, but you’ll learn about theorganisational, ethical and legal issues involved in managing healthinformation – so you certainly don’t need to be an IT expert to be a success!
Opportunities are diverse and far-reaching: Informaticsprofessionals are represented at every level of NHS organisations.
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare in England, soyour training and experiences will be very diverse too. To get the most out ofit, you’ll need to be bright, bold and open-minded. You’ll also need to beflexible. You must be ready to gain exposure to the NHS at different levels,around different cultures and viewpoints – and anywhere in the country.
Over two years, your professional learning will include aPostgraduate Diploma in Health Informatics and a Postgraduate Certificate inHealthcare Leadership, both from renowned and respected education providers. Atthe same time, you’ll develop on the job, through a series of challengingplacements. Throughout, you’ll enjoy support and guidance from a dedicatedmentor and some of the best minds in the NHS.
Unique touches set the scheme apart.Your induction includes 20 days in which you set the agenda, experiencing NHSlife on the frontline. So if you want to ride with an ambulance crew or observean autopsy, you can. Later, you’ll arrange a 2 month ‘flexi-placement’ whichwill take you outside the NHS – it’s about you acquiring new perspectives tobring back to help the NHS.
Who can apply?
We’re looking for high-calibre ambitious people who are keen tohelp deliver positive transformational change in a complex organisation – neverforgetting that we’re here to improve people’s healthand their experience of the NHS.
The challenge of taking on diverseplacements in a full-time role, while undertaking training and study, meansthat self-motivation and superb organisational skills are vital. We expect youto be tenacious and resilient, with passion and confidence. Our nationwideremit means you should be ready to make a difference anywhere in England.
You don’t need any previous relevant work experience but you willneed:
If you’ve got the drive, you’llsecure an amazing future. Recent graduates have already progressed to seniorposts within the NHS including Head of Department and Associate Director.