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Information Analyst

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£27,055 a year
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
As an Information Analyst for the South West Provider Collaborative (SWPC), you'll play a vital role in improving the quality and efficiency of mental health services across the South West peninsula. Your work will involve collecting, analysing, and interpreting data to provide insights that inform decision-making and service development.

You'll be responsible for designing and delivering reports, dashboards, and visualisations that help to identify trends, highlight areas for improvement, and measure the impact of interventions. You'll have the chance to use a variety of data analytics tools and techniques to develop new insights and solutions for mental health services across the region.

You'll also have the chance to work with a dynamic and supportive team of professionals who are passionate about improving mental health outcomes. By providing valuable insights into the effectiveness of mental health services, you'll help to ensure that patients receive the best possible care.

Main duties of the job

The Information Analyst is responsible for maintaining the regular reporting schedule, reviewing the Data received and highlighting any data quality issues identified.

This will involve the writing of SQL queries and an understanding of structured data and relational databases.

The post holder will use excellent communication, planning, and time management skills to ensure the allocated workload is completed and deadlines are met.

The role includes providing analysis and commentary on data to various audiences to support decision-making and performance management.

The post holder is expected to contribute to specific projects related to informatics and data reporting, and maintain documentation around processes.

Additionally, they may be required to administer routine data collections as necessary.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer.

Job description Job responsibilities
Job Purpose

To develop, administrate the control and production process for the Trusts key performance indicators, regular reports and ad-hoc requests for information in relation to Trusts information needs.

To develop reports to deliver key performance indicator information.

To work directly with clinical staff to support their understanding of information, analytics and associated performance measures.

To support development of Business Intelligence reporting and rich data visualisation using industry standard tools.

To work as part of a team in the Informatics team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The main duty of this post is to coordinate the Informatics requirements of a service delivery area. This post requires excellent planning and time management skills.
  • The post holder will administrate the KPI production process by creating briefs and debriefs, creating and maintaining the work schedule, and holding checkpoint meetings to monitor progress.
  • The post holder will draw upon well-developed communication skills and planning skills to ensure that the allocated workload is completed and that deadlines are met to agreed quality standards.
  • To manage the team mailbox responding where appropriate and ensuring that requests are logged.
  • To assist provision of an information analysis service to support operational management, measure performance and to provide returns required by the Health Authority and other statutory bodies. These post requirements will aid senior managers in the planning of local services and patient care.
  • Data analysis, interpretation and presentation are key elements of the role and the post holder will be required to work from a variety of information sources producing regular and ad hoc information reports. This is achieved by analysis, review and reporting of information held in systems which include the Trusts clinical systems and other internal Trust systems as well as external sources of information such as NHSI Model Hospital, NHS Benchmarking and the Mental Health Service Dataset (MHSDS).
  • To provide analysis and commentary around data, highlighting insights and summarising performance to various audiences in order to support decision making and performance management of services. The post holder will work under the supervision of the Information Manager to produce information on the regular report schedule, and to respond to ad-hoc requests for information.
  • The post holder will work with staff in the organisation to ensure that the data is of a consistently high standard, investigating how information is recorded to ensure accurate reporting. This will involve identifying data quality issues and providing information, guidance and support to teams to assist with the correction of errors.
  • The post holder will be responsible for assimilation, validation and submission of data for central NHS organisations and other statutory bodies.
  • The post holder will use their skills in SQL scripting and spreadsheets alongside their knowledge of relational databases and advanced excel skills to understand, provide, and receive complex information. They will be required to design new spreadsheets and to write SQL code to query the SQL server database.
  • The post holder will be expected to lead on specific projects that relate to informatics, data reporting and performance frameworks.
  • The post holder will work closely with the Senior Information Analysts in other departments to cross cover their work. The post holder will work closely with the Business Intelligence Specialist to take on the maintenance of new developments to the Informatics Hub business intelligence system. The post holder will be provided with opportunities to learn how to maintain a business intelligence system using SQL Server and Dundas BI.
  • The post holder will be expected to have an awareness of other reporting techniques such as R programming and will have the opportunity to develop their skills to enhance the current suite of analytics of the trust.
  • The post involves communicating complex information to enable managers to comprehend it, overcoming any barriers to understanding, so that the correct conclusion can be reached. Specialist presentation techniques, such as run-charts, statistical process control charts and pivot tables, are necessary to assist the understanding of information.
  • The post may involve providing briefings, both written and verbal, to staff within the Trust.
  • The post holder will be expected to be familiar with the rationale and usage of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and will use and maintain the KPI register.
  • The role will involve ensuring documentation around processes is maintained and creating instructions for any new processes.
  • The post holder may be required to administer routine data collections and surveys as necessary.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Good general education to GCE/GCSE level to include English Language and Mathematics
  • Educated to A level or equivalent experience
  • Education to degree level (preferably in an IT discipline) or equivalent experience
Experience Essential
  • Considerable experience working as an Information Analyst or equivalent experience in a role which is focused on data analysis and reporting
  • Experience of working with analytical systems and processes
  • Experience managing staff
  • Experience of working in the NHS or Public Sector.
  • Experience of identifying and managing areas where there are shared and conflicting agendas.
  • Ability to manage a small team and prioritise own and staffs work in line with organisational
  • Experience of working on projects to deliver quality outcomes to deadline and identifying risks.
Knowledge Essential
  • Strong analytical and requirements gathering skills.
  • Be able to interpret results from the analysis, apply the results to the given problem and suggest conclusions to be drawn.
  • Able to present and explain results of analysis via written and verbal communication.
  • Understanding of a wide range of data quality issues and the application of the appropriate data validation techniques
  • Good working knowledge and experience of databases including database interrogation tools.
  • Good working knowledge of spreadsheets, with experience of making use of their wider functionality (e.g. formulae).
  • Knowledge of NHS processes

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