Responsible for overseeing various projects, ranging from new services, policies or even new premises, Project managers are a vital cog in any NHS site. Specific roles and titles will be varied, due to the diverse nature of working for the NHS, but the core remains the same.
Managing specific projects that have their own budget, time limit and goal involves detailed planning and coordination. From the first step of reaching a successful delivery through to actual execution and initial support, a project manager must be well-organised to be on top of everything. This involves motivating the team behind the project, dealing rapidly with adjustments and maintaining quality control. Depending on the nature of the work, specialist knowledge may also be required, but organisation and risk assessment come as a norm.
NHS projects often have an impact on the wellbeing of people, so the deadlines are strict and communication is essential. It isn’t a commercial development line but a service, policy or even a new trust or site on the line. These elements make NHS Project Manager jobs challenging but engaging, with tangible benefits and outcomes. While NHS experience is not necessary, an experienced head is required to handle the demands of the role.
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