Healthcare Analyst / Senior Healthcare Analyst

UK-Nottingham
1 month ago(16/11/2017 11:13 AM)
# of Openings
1
Brand
Wilmington Healthcare

Company Outline

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Wilmington Healthcare is an unrivalled, single healthcare data, education and information resource with outstanding analytics capabilities. We provide our clients with market leading insight into local health economies, complemented by increased access to senior health stakeholders and the wider NHS which results in effective and actionable insights.

Wilmington Healthcare comprises Wellards, Binley’s NHiS and HSJ.

Main Purpose of Role

The role of Healthcare Analyst covers a wide range of analytical activity in order to provide high quality insight and information reporting to a variety of clients. Regular tasks will include importing, cleaning, transforming, validating or modelling healthcare data with the purpose of understanding or making inferences for decision or management purposes.  The job also includes presenting data in charts, tables or written reports, or designing information solutions such as dashboards to present data to healthcare data users. The role would suit an experience analyst and we are also willing to train someone new to the industry if you can demonstrate the right competencies.

The Healthcare Analyst will provide support to the analytical team and assist in the planning and allocation of tasks.  They will take a lead role in liaising with clients and senior management staff within WHC in order to establish user requirements as well as deliver quality projects efficiently and on time.  They will attend regular production meetings and contribute to the development of innovative and exciting analytical products for our clients.

The Healthcare Data Analyst would ideally have expertise in understanding the secondary datasets that are used predominantly within this role, including HES (Hospital Episode Statistics), QOF (Quality and Outcomes Framework) and prescribing data.  They also expected to keep up-to-date with new healthcare datasets as and when they become available and to develop a clear understanding of the methodology behind them.

If applying for the senior role, it is expected that you will provide a ‘directing’ role in supporting other analysts in the team by managing projects and delivery, as well as training and knowledge dissemination.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The Healthcare Analyst will have the following responsibilities:

  • Takes the lead in the development of new products and tools
  • Develops and documents new analytic methodologies in collaboration with project lead
  • Participates in the development of analytical reports, including conducting analysis, summarising data and interpretation of results
  • Provides consultative support and responses to requests for information from internal and external clients
  • Leads on the development of analytical techniques and comparative analyses as needed
  • Provides input into providing effort estimates to account managers and providers
  • Assisting with planning and scheduling jobs
  • Provides project management over other analysts in the team on individual projects where required
  • Coach and mentor other less experienced members of the analyst team
  • Work to maintain and improve peer review and quality assurance processes
  • Participates in other special projects
  • Keeps current with respect to the relevant research literature and regular updates in key NHS datasets
  • Participates in the development of materials (e.g. educational, media, etc.) for dissemination of findings and knowledge translation
  • To assist in the analysis of research findings and deployment of results by checking data, analysing results using Excel spreadsheets, creating/editing PowerPoint presentations, writing reports.

 

1)   Undertaking a variety of activities with a substantial degree of personal responsibility and autonomy. It is important to be able to work independently within a team.

 

2)   In order for the company to work effectively you may be required to assist with other areas of work and, therefore you should be prepared to undertake other duties appropriate to the post, as delegated by your line manager.

 

3)   All staff are required to abide by organisational policies and procedures.

 

4)   All staff are to maintain a positive and professional image in their work at all times.

Skills and Experience Required

Required and desired skills and experience for Senior role are indicated.

 

Skills and Experience

  • Advanced user of Excel and VBA
  • Ability to use SQL to extract and manipulate data (Senior)
  • Experience of communicating technical information in an accessible manner
  • Designing new approaches to the presentation of data
  • Strong analytical and technical writing skills
  • Full understanding of NHS, Hospital Episode Statistics, Mental Health and Diagnostic Imagine datasets
  • Advanced knowledge of statistical and analytical techniques (Senior)
  • Desirable: Able to perform HES data linkage and longitudinal analysis (Senior)

Knowledge

 

The post holder will need to have a high standard of:

  • Written English, including grammar
  • Communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Awareness for the need to plan and organise
  • A strong knowledge of healthcare datasets and their definitions (Senior)
  • Logical and methodological thinking
  • Strong proven ability to present data and insight (Senior)

Communication:

  • Good verbal communication and inter-personal skills with the ability to build effective working relationships
  • Good written communication skills
  • The ability to understand and question information presented in different formats.
  • Liaise with account managers as required
  • Liaise with clients as required (Senior)

Planning:

 

  • Set and prioritise workloads to meet deadlines
  • Multi-task
  • Work with complete focus to meet strict deadlines
  • Demonstrate forward planning skills
  • Have excellent Project Management skills (Senior)

Personal Qualities:

 

The post holder should be able to:

  • Work with autonomy
  • Work well under pressure
  • Take accountability
  • Plan and organise to high level
  • Demonstrate high levels of initiative
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate attention to detail
  • Demonstrate concern for achievement
  • Demonstrate conceptual thinking and problem solving skills
  • Have excellent time management skills
  • Have advanced Project Management skills
  • Have the ability to maintain a calm, professional manner and image when under pressure
  • Hard working and resilient
  • Results orientated
  • Be versatile and adaptable to keep up with the continuous changes in projects and processes.

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