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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/10/2020.

Information Analyst

Job Reference: 304-A-20-96823

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Health Informatics
£31,365 - 37,890

“Defined by our people”

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 20,000 staff and treating over 2.8 million people per year. We have more than 2,700 beds across all our sites with the main hospital services being based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and other services based at Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull community health premises.

As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

UHB has an international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research and provides a wide range of services including highly specialised regional and national services. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre, operates Europe’s largest Critical Care Unit and Organ Transplant Service and, through its hosting of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, provides a full range of medical services to injured military personnel.

Our core purposes are excellent clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, research and innovation and our vision is “To Build Healthier Lives”.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Switchboard: 0121 627 2000 and for Non-Medical (inc. Nursing) Ext. 16800, Doctors & Dentists Ext. 18384 or 18395, Bank posts 0121 371 8280.

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The Informatics Department at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is recruiting a Band 6 Data Analyst to support the provision of data services across the Trust. The successful candidate will be working in a diverse and dynamic work environment as part of the Analytics and Intelligence Team, comprising roughly 10 analysts, and will collaborate closely with other analysts across the wider Health Informatics Department (HI).

Currently, due to COVID19, the role is home-based, with the vast majority of HI staff working from home. The role is normally based at Yardley Court, Five Ways, Birmingham, and you may be expected to work on-site according to the requirements of the Trust. Working hours are flexible, with core hours between 09:30 to 16:00. Some travel between UHB sites may be expected, as well as UK-based travel to networking events or for the purposes of continuous professional development etc.

The candidate will spend most of their time programming in T-SQL, and therefore an advanced working knowledge of DQL, DML and DDL aspects of SQL is essential. Outputs are usually in the form of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Tibco Spotfire, or Excel reports. Pre-existing knowledge of some of the following technologies is desirable: SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), TIBCO Spotfire, R, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)/Data Transformation Services (DTS), XML, VBA/VBScript, Microsoft Access, Excel. The candidate will be a self-starter, comfortable working autonomously for long periods of time and knowing when to seek help and escalate matters. They will be innovative in their work, always driving continuous improvement and promoting best practices in Informatics. They will have excellent written and verbal communication skills to allow them to translate clinical and operational needs into T-SQL and collaborate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders across all departments.

The candidate will be responsible primarily for meeting the information needs of the HIV Department, but will also work across other work streams to support the delivery of high-quality patient care, improve services and meet statutory requirements.


All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc. will be given.

Internal applicants who are interested in accessing professional support for interview preparation should read the attached Aspire document.

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