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Band 8b Informatics Lead - CAS GMSA

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Full Time

Job Details

The NHS Genomic Medicine Service Alliances (GMSA) have a critical role in facilitating strong collaboration across large geographies, working with patients and the public to build trust in genomics, and providing clinical leadership to enable the multi-professional workforce to use genomics safely, effectively and efficiently. The GMSA focus on reducing unwarranted variation, delivering the NHS Long Term Plan and commits to make improvements for our population. The CAS GMSA was established in 2020 and includes NHS providers and commissioners in the West Midlands, Wessex and Oxford.

Under the direction of the CAS GMSA MD the post holder will be an integral member of the GMSA taking responsibility for key areas of delivery within the GMS Business Plan, the Data and Digital Framework , the NHS Long Term Plan and the Genomic Strategy.

The role is a key within the Central and South Genomics Medicine Service Alliance team and will work very closely with the GLH, and is responsible for the implementation, development and maintenance of systems and processes which will support the delivery of outlined deliverables within the GMSA and GLH's operational delivery plans.

The post holder will contribute to the strategic direction of the GMSA and the genomic data and digital programme within the region. The post holder will act as a champion, providing direction, advice and support to teams across the region and as an organisational representative at external meetings

Fixed term end date: 31st March 2026.

Main duties of the job

Lead on the delivery of our genomic informatics and data strategy in line with the national framework.

*Seek to identify appropriate informatics solutions to address the needs of our clinical services and partner organisations and improve data integrity

*Support improvement in quality and outcomes by maximising bioinformatic opportunities

*Identify additional regional and national informatics infrastructure needs to drive improvements

*Engage and influence across the broader digital health integration agenda, including Local Health and Care Record Exemplars, personalised care records and pathology networks to enable the integration of data and links with integrated diagnostic reporting.

*The post holder will need to work in a fast-paced environment, complete work requests at short notice and deliver to tight deadlines as well as understand sensitivities in relation to the information they handle.

*Support procurement of products, equipment, services, systems and facilities.

*To act as professional lead on aspects of the informatics deliverables on behalf of the GMS, including providing advice to the Managing Director and the GMS Unified Board.

*Work in collaboration with the GMS leadership team to support cohesive integration of the data and digital agenda and the alignment of priorities across all strands of the GMSA's programme of work.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Educated to master's degree level or equivalent, relevant post graduate professional qualification or equivalent experience
  • * Formal qualification in Project management (PRINCE 2) to practitioner level or equivalent, or equivalent significant experience of project management in relevant field



  • * Significant management experience within the NHS or equivalent health related environment
  • * Evidence of leading successful informatics / digital projects or services including business case preparation, service initiation / commissioning, contract negotiation, and the development and monitoring of output and outcome measures.
  • * Extensive project management experience in large complex organisations, including design, development, implementation and management of change in a multiple stakeholder environment.
  • * Track record in consistently delivering performance targets
  • * Strong background in data analytics, system integration or system architecture
  • * Experience of building effective cross functional working relationships to drive organisational agenda

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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