Information Specialist - Development

£43.92 per hour (agency capped Band 8b)
06 Aug 2018
03 Sep 2018
Finegreen Consultant
Full Time
A large NHS organisation is currently seeing an interim Information Specialist Band 8b level whilst they recruit to the permanent role. 

Main Responsibilities:
  • Take a lead role in developing new data extracts from and data feeds into existing or new Trust Information Systems, the post will play a key role in the selection and deployment of all new systems; 
  • Will work as part of the team to maintain existing data extract processes from operational system which populate the Trust Data Warehouse, ensuring clear and accurate documentation covering all processes is in place and supplemented with routine data integrity audit and checking procedures; 
  • Key responsibilities of the IT Department provision of accurate and timely information to satisfy both internal & external corporate reporting requirements. This includes Contract Monitoring, SUS/PbR submissions, Board and Executive dashboards, Operational Management Reports and Performance Indicators; 
  • The team are tasked with providing accurate and reliable data to meet these reporting needs via the Trust Data Warehouse; 
  • Act as the lead technical specialist on the design, development, documentation, implementation and maintenance of the Trust Data Warehouse; 
  • In conjunction with the Information Management team, ensure all development activities are undertaken within the approved quality assurance framework;
  • Take a lead role in the systematic review, monitoring and improvement of data integrity through automated validation processes; 
  • Responsible for supplying accurate and timely data feeds to all approved recipients of data from the Trust Data Warehouse;
  • Play an active role in the direction and strategy of the Trusts Information Systems;
  • Diagnose and investigate technical problems methodically, applying appropriate tests and gathering sufficient information to enable the delivery of robust solutions;
  • Work closely with systems mangers throughout the Trust to ensure any changes to operational systems are reflected in existing data flows;
  • Ensure that all users of data from the Data Warehouse are kept informed of any changes in format or content. This will include personnel within and outside of the Information Services Department;
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with all existing and potential Data Warehouse users to understand their data requirements and provide help, guidance and suitable solutions as required;
  • Be proactive in ensuring Information Systems are prepared for changes in local and national guidelines;
  • Act as the technical advisor within the Information Services team on Data Warehouse content and availability;
  • Manage work-streams as part of the development and implementation of new information systems and infrastructures where appropriate;
  • Design and develop information flows using the most effective combinations of data sets, analytical techniques and querying methods. This will require advanced problem solving skills, the ability to evaluate different options and make decisions on what will yield best results in terms of outputs, usability and presentation.

A successful candidate will have:
  • Post-holder requires a strong technical, organization and problem solving skillset; 
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with staff throughout the Trust, both technical & non-technical to understand their information requirements and ensure that every effort is made to meet those requirements;
  • Demonstrable experience in delivering all aspects of a data integration project; 
  • Expert knowledge of NHS Commissioning and Payment by Results including a proven track record of SUS & SLAM output development; 
  • In depth experience of managing large volumes of data within corporate relational database systems, development and implementation of information solutions in a complex organisation; 
  • Must have NHS experience. 
For further information on this role please contact Donna Larder on 0161 241 9674 or email 

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