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Senior Data Scientist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Job summary

The post is a recruitment to an established Senior Data Scientist role supporting two complementary functions. Firstly, the role leads the reporting and analysis of patient feedback through an established analytical methodology, and secondly, the role provides a major focus for statistical support for Trust analysts (working with the Head of the Applied Informatics Service on a newly integrated analytical framework for the Trust), and to provide support for developmental and exploratory analytical pathways including outcomes, health inequalities, performance and support for QI.

Main duties of the job

The role will also liaise closely with the ICS analytical unit and contribute to Trust and ICS-wide teaching and trainin

The role will lead on developing innovative system analysis, developing, designing and building analytical and reporting systems, primarily to support detailed additional analysis of patient and carer experience and clinical and non-clinical information systems across the Trust.

The post is located in the Population Health Unit of the Trust which is also responsible for a range of other functions for public health (including specialist public health training) analytical work and prevention across the Trust. The unit also supports and contributes to ICS-wide data and digital work.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The role specifically will support the use of innovative and flexible reporting and analysis solutions and their roll out to front line managers and lead clinicians. The post holder will be the lead trainer for the development of the use of the R statistical package. The work will also include a wide range of statistical work for the Trust including close work with the Applied Information and Performance teams.

Person Specification



  • Educated to Masters level or equivalent experience.
  • Postgraduate qualification or equivalent experience in relevant statistical skills.


  • Additional relevant academic qualifications



  • Use of R, Shiny and Linux network architecture to deliver web applications and other reporting technologies.
  • Experience of working with clinical and non-clinical NHS information systems.
  • Experience of handling large datasets and accurate data entry.
  • Experience of working within a team and developing staff.
  • Experience of working within a high pressure environment and working to deadlines.


  • Experience of the use of statistical methods in applied healthcare settings.



  • Expert knowledge of NHS data definitions and information flows.
  • Highly developed knowledge of R, Shiny, Linus and SQL.
  • Statistical methods for longitudinal data analysis.
  • Expert knowledge of potential problems with routinely collected data including survey data and psychometric methods to measure and control uncertainty with those kinds of data.
  • Demonstrable understanding of the UK healthcare system.


  • Knowledge of commissioning in the NHS.

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