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Corporate Information Analyst

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Fixed term: 2 years (initially)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata
Salary period
01/08/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

Previous applicants should not apply. 

Working in the award winning Innovation, Informatics and Information (I3) service; you will be part of an innovative organisation, constantly striving to push the boundaries of how information and technology can support better healthcare. You will work with raw data from hospital systems to build analytics quantifying the issues the NHS faces, identifying problems we aren’t aware of yet and coming up with pragmatic solutions. 

You will be part of of a small team of analysts in the Corporate Information Team, supporting staff from front-line department/ward staff up-to the senior management team. You will act as a translator, gathering requirements from report consumers or National policy changes and developing these into technical solutions that support the mandatory reporting requirements of an acute healthcare provider and provide assurance to the Senior Management Team.

Main duties of the job

Routinely analyse and interpret complex information on a daily basis.

Required to liaise with multiple parties to gather and communicate management information.

Routine requirement to manipulate complex data in an intuitive manner whilst resolving user queries.

Maintain a highly developed knowledge and extensive understanding of NHS data definitions/standards.

Responsibility for the production and submission of daily, weekly and national returns and datasets.

Support the ad-hoc information request service provided by the Information Management Department.

Required to maintain knowledge across a wide range of information standards/technologies and skills and utilise that knowledge to advise on data collection/reporting processes within own area of expertise.

Interprets technical / professional / administrative IM&T policies around data definitions and advises upon how these should be interpreted and acted upon.


Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals-Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre. 

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services. 

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses. 

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading.

You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/  

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Educated to Degree level standard or demonstrable equivalent experience
Desirable criteria
  • Educated to Master Degree level
  • Statistical and/or computing qualification/certification


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working in a management Information environment analysing complex data using a variety of sources/information systems.
  • Experience of analysing large datasets
  • Experience of presenting complex information to a variety of audiences with varying levels of technical knowledge
  • Experience of working with Business Intelligence reporting toolsets (for example QlikView, SQL Server Reporting Services)
  • Experienced in the use of SQL and its application for extraction and manipulation of large datasets
Desirable criteria
  • Specialist knowledge and experience of NHS data definitions, data standards and patient flows
  • Experience of extracting data from Hospital information systems
  • Experience of utilising capacity and demand models
  • Experience in the development of forecasting models
  • Experience of undertaking data analysis within a clinical environment.
  • Experience of using software to undertake benchmarking analysis

Skills, ability & knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly developed analytical thinking with a logical approach to problem-solving
  • Effective organisational and time management skills
  • Specialist up to date knowledge of the objectives of Information Governance standards in relationship to information flows and data management
  • Ability to advise users on data definitions and standards
  • Advanced software skills
  • High level awareness of data quality and its importance in delivering high quality information
  • Knowledge and understanding of the national NHS guidance and key performance targets and indicators
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of designing and authoring reports in Business Intelligence reporting toolsets
  • Comprehensive understanding of the national NHS Informatics agenda and how an Electronic Patient Record (EPR) can support high quality healthcare delivery
  • Up to date knowledge of NHS data definitions/standards
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis/techniques (for example, SPC)
  • Knowledge of complex and varying patient pathways and how they impact on analysis and reporting.

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Posess the ability to work to tight deadlines and deal with ad hoc requests for information on a daily basis.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently.
  • Creative and solution orientated.
  • Diplomatic, persuasive and influential.
  • Resiliant and able to work within a fast-moving environment.
  • Ability to travel across the bay
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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dara Hughes
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Corporate Information Team Leader
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