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Data for Improvement Analyst

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
We are looking for a motivated and dynamic Data for Improvement Analyst to join the Chief Nurse's Office Project Team.

As part of this growing team, you will be involved in a wide range of projects across the nursing, midwifery and AHP portfolio and will play a key role in ensuring that we can understand and track the impact of the improvements we make and identify areas for improvement.

We require an experienced Data for Improvement Analyst with a track record of working with complex data in a healthcare setting and an understanding of how to use data for improvement and how to present data in a way that is accurate, engaging and tailored to the audience.

You will possess the confidence and skills that will enable you to work closely with clinical, nursing and operational teams to understand their services and translate this into the data and reporting requirements as well as understand the complexities of our data and communicate this effectively with a range of staff groups.

Main duties of the job

Work closely with clinical, nursing and operational teams to understand their services and translate this into the data and reporting requirements as well as understand the complexities of our data and communicate this effectively with a range of staff groups.

Work with CNO Project Team, Heads of Nursing, Director of Midwifery, Director of AHPs and other key stakeholders to develop and deliver regular reporting on key projects and support a culture of sustainable continuous quality improvement, aiming to make a difference for and with our patients, supporting better patient care and staff experience, whilst ensuring CUH's future sustainability.

Work with staff from across the organisation to understand information needs and presentation formats that support a data for improvement approach

Provide skills and experience in the appropriate use of data and reports to support delivery of quality improvements

Act as a visible champion for improvement, innovation within the CNO, by building effective stakeholder networks both inside and outside the organisation

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

Please note:- Internal applicants on permanent contracts can only apply for this post as a secondment and must have the approval of your current line manager before applying.

This vacancy will close at midnight on the 23rd May 2024.

Interviews are due to be held on the 12th June 2024.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, ideally in informatics / statistics, or related field / demonstrable equivalent experience.
  • A-Level maths or equivalent.


  • Evidence of continuing professional development.



  • Experience of working to tight deadlines.
  • Effective and flexible team member.
  • Experience of health and/or social care information systems.
  • Experience of data for improvement.


  • Understanding of patient pathways and how clinical services are organised.



  • Knowledge of data for improvement.
  • Knowledge of the Trust's strategy and aims and vision for Nursing, Midwifery and AHPs at the Trust.



  • Practical experience in managing database security (or transferable skills).
  • Experience of building business objects solutions including universe design, web intelligence and dashboarding.
  • Experience of communication with senior managers and colleagues who may be from a non-technical background.
  • Able to create databases, database files, data types and tables within SQL server and Access environment.
  • Extensive experience of developing Excel spreadsheets and ability to effectively summarise data in a range of formats, including (but not limited to) run charts, statistical process control charts, pivot tables.
  • Knowledge of relational database design, implementation and support.
  • Ability to discuss technical requirements of clinical and administrative staff with no/limited technical knowledge, using common terminology that is understood by those concerned to arrive at a suitable solution to meet their needs.
  • Ability to analyse performance data and provide meaningful and credible information.
  • Ability to interpret information and quickly assimilate data and spot inconsistencies/patterns.
  • Ability to produce high quality, accurate and concise intelligence packs from analysis of disparate sources, both quantitative and qualitative.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of numeracy.
  • Effective and confident communication with colleagues of all grades .
  • Experience of writing reports for senior managers to a high standard.
  • Ability to work on own initiative within guidelines.
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and check own work in an objective manner.
  • Effective prioritisation and time management skills.
  • Physical dexterity required for keyboard skills.


  • Experience of developing in transactional SQL.
  • Awareness of OLAP technologies and their relevance to information solutions.
  • Experience and knowledge of Microsoft reporting services, analysis services and integration services, or transferable skills.
  • Experience of developing and using the Business and Intelligence Development Studio: SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Integration Service and SQL Server Reporting Services.
  • Experience of using MS Office 360.

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent .
  • Consistently thinks about how their work can help and support clinicians and frontline staff deliver better outcomes for patients, the Trust and the system .
  • Regular exposure to VDUs for lengthy periods of time.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division Corporate

Hills Road



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