Closing date: 17 Dec 2021

Health Service Improvement Manager

HEALTH SERVICE IMPROVEMENT MANAGER

St Helena Island, South Atlantic

3 years FTC available immediately

Enjoying unique lifestyle opportunities, St Helena Island is a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Although better placed to develop economically and socially as a result of opening our international airport in 2017, we are not at the stage of self-sufficiency and therefore remain dependent on UK government aid. Our core Health services include Community Nursing and Primary Health Care Services, Dental and Pharmacy Services, Hospital/Acute Services, Environmental Health Services and Laboratory Services. The 28-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care. It has a two-bed ICU, an operating theatre, a radiology suite with CT-Scan, X-ray, Mammography and Ultrasound facilities. There are also four outpatient clinic sites.

The Health Directorate employs around 111, supported by administrative staff. With 40 nursing staff, there are seven expatriate physician positions including three GP/Medical Officers, an Anaesthetist, Obstetrician, Orthopaedic Surgeon, and a General Surgeon. Specialists visit the island based on patient needs and those with complex needs or requiring specialist interventions not available on-island are referred overseas, mainly to South Africa and a few to the UK

You will help us deliver change. This is a high profile leadership role developing and leading the Health Transformation Programme on St Helena. You will scope, manage, deliver and evaluate a range of improvement projects to ensure effective use of resources. You must create effective links with directors and teams and maintain communication, collaborating to set up effective reporting, evaluation and measurement frameworks.

Dynamic, flexible and self-motivated with a background in delivering projects or service improvements in a health environment, you have a passion for transformation, improvement and innovation.

In addition, you must demonstrate our core values of fairness, integrity and teamwork and use your diverse expertise and experiences to ensure your time on the Island has the broadest benefit to St Helena.  As an officer funded through the Technical Co-Operation Programme you will be expected to share your knowledge and skills beyond the workplace contributing to workforce, community and capacity development in St Helena.

Our Benefits Package Includes:

  • Salary: £40k pa, depending on experience and qualifications
  • An International Supplement, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information below
  • Relocation Allowances, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information below
  • Annual Pension Contribution of 7.5% of salary
  • Annual Leave of 30 days per annum plus Public Holidays

How to Apply:

An application form is available below. Further information can be found here on this site, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or via email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com.

Applications must be sent to recruitment@sainthelena.gov.sh and received by 17 Dec 2021.

To be considered for this role, you must complete our application form.  Failure to do so will mean that your application will not be considered.  Please do not submit your CV.  

The Public Service positively accepts applications from all members of the community regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and will consider all applications on the basis of merit, in accordance with the person specification.

Due to the potential for high numbers of applications, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been short listed.  We would like to thank you for your interest in working for St Helena Government.

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Closing date: 18 Dec 2021

Head Of Governance – Health & Social Care

HEAD OF GOVERNANCE – HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

St Helena Island, South Atlantic

3 years FTC available immediately

Enjoying unique lifestyle opportunities, St Helena Island is a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Although better placed to develop economically and socially as a result of opening our international airport in 2017, we are not at the stage of self-sufficiency and therefore remain dependent on UK government aid.

In this vital role you will see that appropriate clinical and corporate governance systems and processes are developed to support the effective integration of the Health and Social Care functions and services, and are in place to achieve planned clinical strategies and corporate goals. Your advice and guidance to the senior team will enable them to offer consistently high quality, safe and effective care to the island population.

It will be your mission to ensure that the Health and Social Care Portfolio has in place a robust and comprehensive corporate governance framework, with the systems and processes to facilitate compliance. You will make sure there are comprehensive and effective corporate governance arrangements in place on a Portfolio-wide basis, to assure the Portfolio Director that organisational risks are adequately identified and controlled. You must Interpret, analyse and proactively maintain knowledge of up-to-date statutory and regulatory requirements to guarantee compliance with all current and future governance policies and procedures across the Portfolio.

Holding a Level 5 or 6 (degree) qualification in a relevant subject or with equivalent attainment or experience, you have a varied background as a manager in a healthcare or social care setting, having managed governance agendas. You have also managed a function or service area or diverse group of staff, budgets, resources and funding and are a great problem-solver.

In addition, you must demonstrate our core values of fairness, integrity and teamwork and use your diverse expertise and experiences to ensure your time on the Island has the broadest benefit to St Helena.  As an officer funded through the Technical Co-Operation Programme you will be expected to share your knowledge and skills beyond the workplace contributing to workforce, community and capacity development in St Helena.

Our Benefits Package Includes:

  • Salary: £56k pa, depending on experience and qualifications
  • An International Supplement, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information below
  • Relocation Allowances, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information below
  • Annual Pension Contribution of 7.5% of salary
  • Annual Leave of 30 days per annum plus Public Holidays

How to Apply:

An application form is available below. Further information can be found here on this site, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or via email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com.

Applications must be sent to recruitment@sainthelena.gov.sh and received by 18 Dec 2021.

To be considered for this role, you must complete our application form.  Failure to do so will mean that your application will not be considered.  Please do not submit your CV.  

The Public Service positively accepts applications from all members of the community regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and will consider all applications on the basis of merit, in accordance with the person specification.

Due to the potential for high numbers of applications, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been short listed.  We would like to thank you for your interest in working for St Helena Government.

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Closing date: 16 Dec 2021

Chief Allied Health Professional

CHIEF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL

St Helena Island, South Atlantic

3 years FTC available immediately

Enjoying unique lifestyle opportunities, St Helena Island is a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Although better placed to develop economically and socially as a result of opening our international airport in 2017, we are not at the stage of self-sufficiency and therefore remain dependent on UK government aid. The 28-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

Could you own the delivery of care to our patients, championing and driving innovation across the allied health professionals, leading AHP services within the hospital and community?

You will offer leadership and professional guidance for AHPs, taking colleagues through a process to transform delivery of care. You will inspire a motivated workforce and develop innovative patient care, giving AHPs clear strategic direction. As you help lead a workforce development plan to meet the changing needs of service models both within the organisation and in response to local healthcare needs, you will be accountable for high quality clinical standards, a strong patient safety focus and exceptional patient experience within AHP Services, fostering a culture of openness. With budget responsibility, you will identify and advise on priorities, challenges, risks and improvement strategies across all aspects of Allied Health while nurturing strong relationships with all health and social care staff.

Professionally qualified in one of the allied health professions to degree or masters level, you must be a currently HCPC registered AHP with ALS certification or willing to undertake ALS training. Conversant with professional issues and changing trends you have conducted audit-based reviews and have written and implemented policy and strategy, showing strong leadership and inspiring others. Having managed at senior level with high performing teams, you are familiar with analysing and interpreting information to develop solutions or solve problems and with change management.

In addition, you must demonstrate our core values of fairness, integrity and teamwork and use your diverse expertise and experiences to ensure your time on the Island has the broadest benefit to St Helena.  As an officer funded through the Technical Co-Operation Programme you will be expected to share your knowledge and skills beyond the workplace contributing to workforce, community and capacity development in St Helena.

Our Benefits Package Includes:

  • Salary: £55k-£65k pa, depending on experience and qualifications
  • An International Supplement, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information below
  • Relocation Allowances, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information below
  • Annual Pension Contribution of 7.5% of salary
  • Annual Leave of 30 days per annum plus Public Holidays

How to Apply:

An application form is available below. Further information can be found here on this site, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or via email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com.

Applications must be sent to recruitment@sainthelena.gov.sh and received by 16 Dec 2021.

To be considered for this role, you must complete our application form.  Failure to do so will mean that your application will not be considered.  Please do not submit your CV.  

The Public Service positively accepts applications from all members of the community regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and will consider all applications on the basis of merit, in accordance with the person specification.

Due to the potential for high numbers of applications, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been short listed.  We would like to thank you for your interest in working for St Helena Government.

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Closing date: 8 Dec 2021

Radiographer (Sonographer Specialisation)

RADIOGRAPHER (SONOGRAPHER SPECIALISATION)

St Helena Island, South Atlantic

3 years FTC available immediately

Enjoying unique lifestyle opportunities, St Helena Island is a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Although better placed to develop economically and socially as a result of opening our international airport in 2017, we are not at the stage of self-sufficiency and therefore remain dependent on UK government aid. The 28-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care. Scanning children and adults, could you develop our existing radiology service to meet changing needs?

The radiography section has multiple imaging modalities including CT, fluoroscopy and ultrasound, with two full-time Radiographers and a part-time Assistant Practitioner; you would be the only Sonographer. You must ensure the department is IRR99 and IR(ME)R 2000 compliant as far as possible, with regular QA and Audit.

Maintaining up-to-date professional technical knowledge, you will participate in CPD events and contribute to Clinical Governance and Strategic activity. You must train staff in a number of key areas and the Assistant Practitioner will need your support to maintain registration with the Society of Radiographers through training and CPD activities. You will of course seek distant telemedicine advice when appropriate.

Much of your time will be devoted to teaching and professional development of nurses and students, producing and updating protocols and guidelines and participating in clinical and staff meetings. You will share on-call cover arrangements for out-of-hours emergencies and offer radiographic support to the dental section when required. Occasionally, it will be necessary to support post-mortem investigations.

You must be a State Registered Radiographer with a current registration certificate and hold either a Diploma from the College of Radiographers or BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent, plus post-graduate qualification in ultrasound and general radiography including CT. Substantial post qualification experience in general radiography should be supported by experience in ultrasound and CT with knowledge of PACS.

In addition, you must demonstrate our core values of fairness, integrity and teamwork and use your diverse expertise and experiences to ensure your time on the Island has the broadest benefit to St Helena.  As an officer funded through the Technical Co-Operation Programme you will be expected to share your knowledge and skills beyond the workplace contributing to workforce, community and capacity development in St Helena.

Our Benefits Package Includes:

  • Salary: £42k pa, depending on experience and qualifications
  • An International Supplement, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information below
  • Relocation Allowances, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information below
  • Annual Pension Contribution of 7.5% of salary
  • Annual Leave of 30 days per annum plus Public Holidays

How to Apply:

An application form is available below. Further information can be found here on this site, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or via email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com.

Applications must be sent to recruitment@sainthelena.gov.sh and received by 8 Dec 2021.

To be considered for this role, you must complete our application form.  Failure to do so will mean that your application will not be considered.  Please do not submit your CV.  

The Public Service positively accepts applications from all members of the community regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and will consider all applications on the basis of merit, in accordance with the person specification.

Due to the potential for high numbers of applications, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been short listed.  We would like to thank you for your interest in working for St Helena Government.

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Closing date: 2 Dec 2021

Sister/Charge Nurse

SISTER/CHARGE NURSE

St Helena Island, South Atlantic

3 years FTC available immediately

Enjoying unique lifestyle opportunities, St Helena Island is a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Although better placed to develop economically and socially as a result of opening our international airport in 2017, we are not at the stage of self-sufficiency and therefore remain dependent on UK government aid. The 28-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

Part of our multidisciplinary team within the hospital and outpatient’s department, you will contribute to the development of policies and strategies as you implement, adhere to and monitor Directorate guidelines, procedures and protocols. As a change agent promoting a culture of continuous quality improvement, you will review and establish systems, processes and practices. Contributing to budget management you will ensure systems are developed and operational and make sure risk management arrangements are in place. You will maintain records and create a culture of life-long learning and reflective practice. Participating in teaching, you will see that nurses achieve compliance with training requirements, offering supervision, training and mentorship, facilitating CPD and helping with succession planning and up-skilling.

Holding an Adult Nursing Diploma or Degree with substantial recent post-registration experience in an Acute General Hospital, you are a Registered Nurse on Part 1 of the live NMC Register or an equivalent nursing body, with ALS certification or willingness to undertake it. You must have sound knowledge of trends and developments in health care. Your background in A&E or ICU/HDU or AMU/AAU (Acute Medical) is supported by experience in a leadership role (band 6 or above) and participation in audit related activities. Flexible, with well-developed negotiating and interpersonal skills, you have influenced and managed change.

In addition, you must demonstrate our core values of fairness, integrity and teamwork and use your diverse expertise and experiences to ensure your time on the Island has the broadest benefit to St Helena.  As an officer funded through the Technical Co-Operation Programme you will be expected to share your knowledge and skills beyond the workplace contributing to workforce, community and capacity development in St Helena.

Our Benefits Package Includes:

  • Salary: £35k-£40k pa, depending on experience and qualifications
  • An International Supplement, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information below
  • Relocation Allowances, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information below
  • Annual Pension Contribution of 7.5% of salary
  • Annual Leave of 30 days per annum plus Public Holidays

How to Apply:

An application form is available below. Further information can be found here on this site, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or via email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com.

Applications must be sent to recruitment@sainthelena.gov.sh and received by 2 Dec 2021.

To be considered for this role, you must complete our application form.  Failure to do so will mean that your application will not be considered.  Please do not submit your CV.  

The Public Service positively accepts applications from all members of the community regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and will consider all applications on the basis of merit, in accordance with the person specification.

Due to the potential for high numbers of applications, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been short listed.  We would like to thank you for your interest in working for St Helena Government.

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Closing date: Until post filled

Specialist Anaesthatist/Intensivist

SPECIALIST ANAESTHATIST/INTENSIVIST

St Helena Island, South Atlantic

2 years FTC starting ASAP

Enjoying unique lifestyle opportunities, St Helena Island is a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Although better placed to develop economically and socially as a result of opening our international airport in 2017, we are not at the stage of self-sufficiency and therefore remain dependent on UK government aid. The 28-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

Focused on preoperative preparation of surgical patients, you will provide anaesthetics to adult and paediatric patients alike, which would include general anaesthesia, neuraxial blocks and axillary plexus blocks. Neonatal cases may also arise. Dealing with the resuscitation and stabilisation of emergency and IC patients you will also handle the transport of acutely ill and injured patients..

Part of the clinical governance committee, you will review, update and develop relevant protocols based on UK NICE or international best practice. Giving assistance and training to colleagues and local nurses you will participate in the on-call rota, attending clinical emergencies and urgent care requirements.

With full GMC registration or equivalent and good standing with that body, you have ATLS, APLS FRCA (or DESA) or equivalent. You have worked at Consultant level or as Senior Specialist Registrar with substantial postgraduate experience that includes intensive care.

In addition, you must demonstrate our core values of fairness, integrity and teamwork and use your diverse expertise and experiences to ensure your time on the Island has the broadest benefit to St Helena.  As an officer funded through the Technical Co-Operation Programme you will be expected to share your knowledge and skills beyond the workplace contributing to workforce, community and capacity development in St Helena.

Our Benefits Package Includes:

  • Salary: £85k, depending on experience and qualifications
  • An International Supplement, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information below
  • Relocation Allowances, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information below
  • Annual Pension Contribution of 7.5% of salary
  • Annual Leave of 30 days per annum plus Public Holidays

How to Apply:

An application form is available below. Further information can be found here on this site or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or via email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com.

Applications must be sent to recruitment@sainthelena.gov.sh

This recruitment will remain open until the post is filled.

To be considered for this role, you must complete our application form.  Failure to do so will mean that your application will not be considered.  Please do not submit your CV.  

The Public Service positively accepts applications from all members of the community regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and will consider all applications on the basis of merit, in accordance with the person specification.

Due to the potential for high numbers of applications, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been short listed.  We would like to thank you for your interest in working for St Helena Government.

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