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Business Intelligence Lead Diagnostics Analyst

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 per annum inclusive of allowances
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Business Intelligence Lead Diagnostics Analyst - Band 5 to Band 6 (12 month development plan)

We have an exciting opening for a Business Intelligence Lead Diagnostics Analyst to join our busy BI team and become involved with a variety of work with a focus on the CDC (Community Diagnostic Centre), diagnostic and RTT reporting and national returns.

If you are one of the rare people who have excellent interpersonal communication skills and can offer a resourceful approach using a variety of methods to extract and compare data from various platforms, and a variety of techniques to manipulate, interrogate and ultimately present Information to audiences at all levels, then we want to hear from you!

12-month Development plan from Band 5 into Band 6

This post offers development to a Band 6 after 12 months in post, provided the post holder has completed & signed off a development plan with their line manager, to ensure they have met all the appropriate criteria to progress to the Band 6. The development objectives include but are not limited to transitioning into the lead BI Liaison for the trusts CDC (Community Diagnostic Centre) including delivery of CDC data to the data warehouse, and managing relevant stakeholders in the CDC programme. Responsibility and ownership of the trusts DM01 & RTT reporting under the principal analyst, Training and support of more junior analysts in the team, advanced SQL, Excel tests and presentation skills tests.

Main duties of the job

Duties include:

Being the Trust's BI lead for the CDC project working in collaboration with a range of CDC stakeholders from other areas in the trust

Developing dashboards to support strategy deployment and service monitoring

Analysis and development of accurate, insightful reports for a range of stakeholders.

Ownership of the Trust's Diagnostic and RTT submissions, ensuring statutory returns are compiled and submitted in a timely and accurate manner.

Interpretation and presentation of focussed information to support the Trust's operational performance management and to inform decision making within the Trust.

About us

We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer. We strive to employ people who reflect the communities we serve, and aim to create an inclusive culture where everyone can reach their full potential. Whatever your race, ethnicity, belief, generation, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability or experience, you'll appreciate the opportunities we give you to work in an inclusive atmosphere. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to build on the progress we've achieved to make our Trust diverse and the best place to work. We celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that help us overcome challenges and embrace new possibilities. We have signed the Armed Forces Covenant Pledge and have a commitment to the Armed Forces Community.

If you are considering applying for a role, please be aware that as an NHS Employee you may have contact with vulnerable service users. We strongly encourage that all our staff are vaccinated against COVID-19 and are vaccinated annually against Flu, in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and patients. Your commitment will help us to put the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be a key leading member of the Business Intelligence Team providing high quality information for the purposes of Diagnostic and RTT Reports, Commissioning information / SLA diagnostic monitoring data, Capacity Planning (including Benchmarking and productivity) and National Returns. The BI Lead Diagnostic Analyst will be responsible for the production of national returns and reports as directed by Principal analyst.

The post is to provide advanced analytical support, innovative ways of presenting information and develop new analyses to inform in the monitoring of Diagnostic & RTT services across the trust, including the CDC (Community Diagnostic Centre) work stream & being the trust subject matter expert on Diagnostics data and standards, having a responsibility to support users to correctly capture data and apply the rules consistently.

A key aspect of the role will be to provide assistance in key areas of the information governance agenda and support the BI team in delivering improved data quality & reporting throughout the Trust.


Please see attached job description for more information.

Person Specification

Education and Training


  • Evidence of CPD
  • Degree or equivalent experience


  • Further training in statistical methods

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to work autonomously or as part of a team
  • Ability to organise and prioritise work
  • Ability to organise information logically and systematically
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to analyse, investigate and resolve queries
  • Knowledge of Diagnostic & RTT targets and processes


  • Understanding of NHS data models and structures
  • Knowledge of SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services)
  • Knowledge of SPC (Statistical Process Control) charting
  • Knowledge of Trust procedures and protocols
  • Advanced skills with Excel (macro level) and SQL query language skills
  • High level of competence in a reporting or data extraction/manipulation module
  • Skilled in statistical data analysis and interpretation
  • Skilled at interpersonal communication including training others and presentations



  • Substantial experience in an information services post
  • Substantial experience in desktop applications in particular Microsoft Office
  • Experience of SQL and Reporting Services


  • NHS Informatics experience
  • Power BI experience

Employer details

Employer name

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust


Darent Valley Hospital

Darenth Wood Road



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