Consultant Opportunities in Health and Social Care across the UK and Ireland - Based in Manchester.
PAs Global Healthcare team is growing. Do you want to join a healthcare team that is regularly engaged in assignments that are not just noteworthy in the sector, but are at the top of the national news agenda?
At PA we understand what healthcare professionals at all levels are trying to achieve and actively work alongside client teams to make a visible difference. We not only deliver results that tackle the immediate challenge, but we leave our clients with the skills they need for a long term sustainable solution.
Our consultants all share a deep commitment to improving health and social care for the population through our work with our clients in these sectors. Each of our consultants brings specific skills to the sector, including integrated care, change management and technology enabled change, performance improvement, service redesign, workforce reform, and understanding of finances and data analysis.
For those with drive and ambition we can offer the opportunity to work at the forefront of the sector within the UK, Ireland and internationally:
We work on the leading issues in health and social care, from improving A&E performance, to helping people keep out of hospital with better community care, to reshaping the regulation of doctors and other health professionals.
Many of our clients are at the top of their organisation, whether that is the Department of Health, the NHS, a regulator, a local authority, or other participant in the health and social care system
We make a real difference to standards of care by helping clients ensure their patients and service users receive the best possible care, for example by making effective use of assistive technologies to manage long-term conditions and improve quality of life and we have a global perspective.
We have clients in health systems around the world, for example, we are currently developing a diabetes strategy for Qatar and supporting wide ranging reforms in Ireland. We also work closely with colleagues in other geographies, particularly the Middle East, the Nordic countries and the Americas
We have unrivalled access to innovation. PA is unique in combining consulting skills with applied innovation and commercialisation. This expertise includes an advanced research centre for medical technology and deployment of technical and organisational solutions to support new service models.
We are looking for Consultants and Principal Consultants with a track record of implementing change and driving improvement in health and social care settings, particularly in relation to:
Implementing different approaches to commissioning for health and social care including greater personalisation of commissioning for patients and carers; and commissioning innovations driven by the Five Year Forward View
Changing operational design at provider organisations addressing issues around quality, efficiency and performance
Designing and implementing future care models developing new pathways and operating models to address challenges such as clinical quality concerns, major financial shortfalls, and workforce shortages.
Skills and knowledge
Some of the requirements we are particularly looking for include supervising small teams of two or three consultants. Furthermore:
Possesses core consulting skills which are transferrable to other market units as and when necessary e.g. programme management, financial analysis, telecare, modelling, IT, process improvement (clinical pathway design). Finance, IT and process improvement are the highest priority. Such skills dont need to have been gained in a consulting environment
Technically accomplished, creative and insightful within their field of expertise
Has strong written communication skills with the ability to write documents which are compelling, engaging and unambiguous
Strong verbal communicator who is able to deliver high impact presentations of complex solutions and concepts
Demonstrates competent problem-solving ability in relation to technically complex or conceptually abstract ideas.
Creates and maintains an influential and effective client network by nurturing key relationships within Health. Understands the client environment and is able to build peer to peer relationships with key client and PA stakeholders
Understanding of key financial and accounting metrics (profit margin, cash flow etc) and is able to interpret key company communications such as financial statements
This is likely to include:
Work experience in UK health and/ or social care (hospitals, regulators, community, social, mental health or primary care, in particular we are keen to see applicants from a Provider/ Commissioning background)
Broad understanding of the language, culture, trends and topics in health and social care
Degree level education.
Is highly energetic, passionate, determined, positive and goal-focused with a commitment to delivering excellence in any and all circumstances. This is a key priority at this rank.
Is dynamic, flexible and open to change with a willingness to reinvent themselves annually in an ever changing market.
Is ambitious (as demonstrated by their impressive career history to date) and keen to learn new skills. Has made a conscious and determined decision to move into consulting
Candidates will demonstrate outstanding emotional intelligence with the ability to flex their style to suit different stakeholders. They will be confident and emotionally resilient in difficult situations. They will be able to put forward their views in a self-assured way and hold their own with senior, sometimes difficult, stakeholders.
Is courageous and decisive, prioritises effectively, maintains a clear focus and sees actions through to delivery
Is passionate about developing themselves technically,