|Salary||Up to £17.24 per hour|
|Published||16 days ago|
|Contact email||Rhianna Mooney|
Band 6 Data Scientist/Business Analyst required for a large public sector organisation based through the Belfast Trust.
Location: Linenhall St
Pay Per Hour: £17.24 p/h
Hours: 37.5 HPW
The post holder will provide specialised analytics skills which will underpin one or more programmes to include Patient Level Information Costing (PLICs).
She/he will play a key role in the delivery of the SPPG analytics function, and will work as part of multidisciplinary teams. The post holder will work collaboratively with a range of external key stakeholders including Health & Social Care Trusts and Local Commissioning Groups.
The post holder will develop and progress the PLICS analytics work programme - including oversight and delivery of healthcare analytics at a population and individual level, audit and implementation of best practice, and provision of education and training. S/he will be expected to contribute to other activities such as work on quality assurance. This post includes the production of timely reports, as well as developing appropriate new analyses of existing and novel data sources.
These activities will require sound information and analytical skills combined with a capacity for strategic and tactical thinking, and sensitivity to managerial and economic complexity of delivering improvements in the current environment. The post holder will have good interpersonal skills, the ability to lead and work in a team, and a willingness to travel when/if required.
MAIN DUTIES / RESPONISBILITIES
- As the Lead Analyst on PLICS, the role will involve substantial liaison and collaborative working with Financial Performance colleagues.
- The post holder will be required to liaise with Colleagues across all departments in SPPG as required to gather and interpret data to support other programmes of work.
- Key staff in Digital Health and Care NI (DHCNINI) including but not limited to: Senior Programme Managers, Senior Business Intelligence Developers and Senior Data Scientists and the Clinical Coding and Information Standards Teams; Senior Information Analyst
- BSO including Honest Broker Service (HBS)
- General Practice Staff including GPs and Multi-Disciplinary Teams
- Clinical and Costing System Suppliers
- To actively participate in the dissemination of results in response to ad hoc requests from interested parties
- Organise (when appropriate) and participate in discussions / meetings to review results and methodologies with SPPG Colleagues & others such as DHCNI
- Responsible for the co-ordination, support and delivery of analytical work programmes
- Support the development of regional priorities, policies and guidance
- Identify issues requiring further investigation within the programme area and design and implement measures to respond to these issues.
- Deliver, in partnership with others, the development of hands-on training in Data Science methodologies, analysis and dissemination methods.
- Assist in the investigation of issues relevant to the programme area as requested / required.
Patient Level Costing
- Ensuring data for various Patient Level Costing is received from Trusts and others such as HBS
- Producing data specifications and standard operating procedures
- Requesting data
- Feedback to trusts and others on quality and timeliness of data returns
- Database design and maintenance
- Assist and manage the analysis of SPPG PLICS and other analytical data.
- Preparing and distributing regular and ad hoc reports on data generated from PLICS and other programmes to providers, SPPG and the Department of Health as required
- Improve the timeliness, completeness and usefulness of information for use by all levels across the regional health economy
- Prepare and deliver reports on all aspects of programmes of care in Northern Ireland as agreed/required
- Development of programmes for PLICS and other financial performance analysis
- Interpreting patient level cost and other data and reports for public health professionals
- Supporting organisations with further investigation of PLICS data
- Answering ad hoc queries on PLICS data
- Writing reports and contributing to larger reports and bulletins
- Provision of analytical and statistical support to Others.
- In times of public health emergencies, the postholder will be expected to lend their skills and experience in designing, extracting, maintaining and analysing datasets relevant to illnesses outbreaks.
- Audit of data and facilitating audit of data, including determination of standards and recommendations of action for best practice
- Keeping up-to-date on emerging research within the field of Data analytics.
- Participating in research, the interpretation and analysis of findings and the application of research findings to practice
- Present research findings at relevant seminars, scientific meetings and conferences and contribute to papers for peer reviewed publication
- Assisting in the organisation and conduct of research
- Initiating research following collaboration and discussion with other interested parties
Education, Teaching and Training
- Support the development of training packages and educational programmes to meet training needs
- Evaluating and reviewing training for HSC staff as appropriate
- Providing teaching/training to HSC staff, public health professionals, Trust/community staff, public health trainees and university students to support the analytics agenda at seminars, conferences and ad hoc events, including:
o Results of analytics
o Interpretation of analytical data
- Provide training in analytics to information officers and HSC staff
Administration and Management
- Work collaboratively with others internally across SPPG and externally such as DHCNI team members
- Arrange production and distribution of reports
- Answer ad hoc queries
- Manage other project/research staff as required
- The post holder should pursue a programme of CPD in accordance with any relevant professional registration or statutory requirements while maintaining appropriate awareness of service provider requirements
- Participate fully in appraisal requirements/arrangements
- Keep up-to-date of current practice developments/research and disseminate the outcomes as appropriate
- Undertake training of relevance determined by the appraisal development plan
- Discuss present performance and future needs with line manager through the appraisal system
- Possess in-depth experience of working in a Windows-based environment and fully proficient with commonly used software e.g. Access, Excel. Including competence in the capture, development and maintenance of information by extracting and analysing data and using appropriate databases and spreadsheets.
- Knowledge and application of a variety of analytical tools including detailed familiarity with statistical software (e.g. SQL, Power BI) and experience in the use of a range of statistical methods.
- Highly developed data literacy skills, including analytical interpretation, report writing and presentation.
EITHER, a university degree in a computer / data science / Informatics / ICT subject, or a relevant professional qualification, and a minimum of 2 years in, information analysis or a relevant field.
A minimum of 4 years' experience in, information analysis or a relevant field.
If you are interested and available for this position, please upload your CV to the link or contact Rhianna Mooney.
To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles. As there are so many applications, unsuccessful candidates may not be contacted.
Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Staffline regardless if you already have a valid certificate. It will be a cost of between £18 - £33 depending on clearance level.