Role of the sponsoring medical director (or equivalent)
Develop a major service change project for the Fellowship placement.
Ensure that the project is in line with national and local strategic priorities.
Clarify goals and deliverables for additional local clinical leadership capacity building project with
Work with Fellow to define projects scope, schedule and resource needs.
Actively monitor projects progress to ensure Fellow delivers on outcomes.
Recruit Customise indicative job and person specifications, advertise, interview and select Fellow to post.
Position Fellow’s role and ensure legitimacy within the Trust
Introduce Fellow to senior trust staff e.g. CEO and trust board members
Provide access to meetings - the ''inner working of the corporate world''
Arrange trust induction
Identify important and relevant project areas
Promote internal networking to enable Fellow to access key people who can support project goals
Provide ongoing clinical and senior management support
Remove organisational blocks and help to push projects forward
Support Meet with Fellow regularly (ideally weekly) to check progress
Allow Fellow to suggest project areas they can best contribute to/lead
Provide guidance on how to handle difficult situations
Provide insight into a clinician's day-to-day role in senior management
Highlight the required skills required to be effective in that role
Help Fellows in thinking about their development needs in order to make the transition to senior
Offer knowledge, reflection, insight, understanding and advice
Provide the appropriate mix of a freedom and direction.
Intervene on Fellow’s behalf as needed
Mediate Help resolve issues/disputes between Fellow and those affected by change
Provide supportive authority for the Fellow in difficult situations.
Act as a mentor and role model
Be available to listen and support
Encourage Fellow to shadow MD closely during the initial three months
Encourage Fellow to “own” project e.g. chair meetings, write agenda
Solicit help from trust members to support projects
Facilitate introductions and promote networking
Suggest meetings that Fellow should attend
Be honest; congratulate but also highlight weaknesses for attention
Provide or locate resources for the project.
Provide essential work resources such as desk and computer
Provide Obtain commitment from trust to provide support and resource needs
Protect Fellow from getting pulled into unnecessary additional projects
Ensure Fellows’ release to attend educational components
Attend occasional joint Deanery meetings to support Fellow’s learning