Data Quality and Assurance Lead - Medical Healthcare Group

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
£26,938 to £33,111 a year per annum inclusive
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a well-organised and self-motivated individual to join the Medicine division as our Data Quality & Assurance Lead.

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust is committed to excellent data quality for all patient pathways. All patients are recorded on our electronic patient system knows as COSMIC and to manage each patient's journey from referral to treatment, we need to ensure that data is entered accurately in a timely and efficient manner.

Main duties of the job

You will be working to improve the quality of data on our patient administration system and work with the healthcare group to produce reports on data quality issues. The post would suit individuals who are confident in the use of Microsoft Office and have a good working knowledge of Patient Administration Systems, and associated operational processes in outpatients and inpatient care, but NHS experience is not essential.

Knowledge of COSMIC would be an advantage and a sound understanding of the Referral to Treatment Standard.

About us

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) provides a full range of general acute, outpatient and diagnostic services at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, the Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop's Stortford, and St Margaret's Hospital in Epping.

We employ 3,500 staff and serve a local population of around 350,000 people living in west Essex and east Hertfordshire, centred on the M11 corridor and the towns of Harlow, Bishop's Stortford and Epping. Our extended catchment area incorporates a population of up to 500,000 and includes the areas of Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.

Our Values

The Princess Alexandra Promise to our patients as identified by our 3 values which will contribute to improving our patient experiences:

Patient at heart- Always holding the patient and their wellbeing at the centre of our thoughts and efforts

Everyday excellence- Sharing and celebrating our successes, being honest when we get it wrong, giving us the ability to learn from both

Creative collaboration- Knowing strength comes from diversity, we combine our experiences, skills and talents, working together to find new and better ways to care

The Trust believes in investing in all our staff and rewarding high standards of care whilst building for excellence and in return we expect our staff to uphold the Trust values to the highest level.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The Data Assurance Lead will work as part of the MHCG Management Team and will be responsible for improving a number of key areas of data quality/completeness across the HCG and, where appropriate, across the organisation.
  • The postholder will work with a range of stakeholders to promote and support the importance in gaining in-depth awareness and knowledge of relevant standard operating procedures and their relevance to data collection and data completeness.
  • The post holder will report to the General Manager for Medicine Division 1 but will provide data quality and assurance support when required to other members of the senior Management Team.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • Educated to degree level or an equivalent level of experience of working with patient administration systems



  • Experience of working in an IT environment
  • Proven experience of training staff in patient administration systems and processes.

Skills and knowledge


  • Understanding of RTT
  • Excellent knowledge of electronic booking systems (COSMIC) and Case Note Management System.
  • Ability to write and modify systems of working, guidelines and processes

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust




CM20 1QX

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