About the Role
We are currently looking for a Clinical Informatics Specialist to join our Optimum Patient Care team.
Does supporting world-class research and improving lives of patients excite you?
This is a full time opportunity, on a permanent basis, with hybrid working from our office in Oakington, Cambridgeshire or Aylsham, Norfolk.
This is a fantastic opportunity to play your part in improving the health outcomes of patients through large scale clinical services and supporting important research which has been proven to impact clinical management and improve patient care.
Optimum Patient Care Global (OPC) is a growing global company, predominantly operating in the United Kingdom and Australia while starting to expand its reach in the United States. With over 17 years of experience, our mission is to support best practice for chronic disease management and make a difference to patients, using real-life research.
OPC holds several large electronic medical record databases, including the International Severe Asthma Registry, the world’s largest database for severe asthma patients, comprising data from over 21 countries, Optimum Patient Care Research Database Australia and the Optimum Patient Care Research Database. The Optimum Patient Care Research Database is a real-world, longitudinal research database, to provide anonymised data for research purposes. It currently holds de-identified data for over 16 million patients and is a high-quality data source used regularly in clinical, epidemiological, and pharmaceutical research.
The Clinical Informatics Specialist will be responsible for managing OPC’s healthcare technology requirements and for identifying, recommending, and implementing clinical IT solutions to help drive the business forward.
The post holder will create in collaboration with the operations, technical and clinical teams a product development cycle to define the solution, costs and timescales.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Deliver technical solutions that provide competitive advantage to support the growth of the business in healthcare settings in a way that satisfies our stakeholder needs.
Participate in, liaise with external and internal expertise to form the development of the IT infrastructure and software development strategy.
Working closely with developers, provide supervision and support as required, including agreeing their objectives and work deliverables, ensuring deadlines and service standards are achieved and maintained.
Pro-actively contribute to the continuous improvement of technology/business processes through identifying opportunities for improvement and implementing changes.
Conduct market research with clinical system providers to outline new system solutions that will improve current and future business capability.
Take responsibility for the core business information and healthcare systems, including administration, maintenance, and development.
Document requirements and business analysis to define costs and timescales for projects or product development.
Depending upon the complexity of each project or product development, create the documentation specification and requirements, undertake user acceptable testing and end-user training as required.
Analyse and interpret business processes and information to identify areas that need improvement.
Contribute to medical code list processes, development and updates, bridging [MvM3] healthcare data and research and quality improvement projects.
Develop health information systems that support the collection, sharing, standardisation, and integration of healthcare data.
Collaborate on improving standards of business , policies, and procedures.
Train staff on health information system deployment and management.
Ensure compliance in healthcare information management regulations.
Document processes, maintaining records, and preparing reports.
Keep abreast of advancements in the field of health informatics.
Maintain and develop relationships with external partners.
Membership of the Clinical Faculty.
Develop excellent working relationships with all departments within the business.
Be flexible to carry out any other reasonable task as requested within the office environment.
A qualification with an interest in clinical systems or a non-clinician with the equivalent experience of developing and integrating primary care clinical system
A clinical qualification (MD, MBBS, MBChB) would be advantageous
Experience of managing and working with NHS clinical systems in primary care (SystmOne, EMIS, Vision)
A minimum of two years experience as a health informaticist or integrating clinical systems in to workflows
Experience of working with code systems (e.g., SNOMED CT, Read codes) and code lists.
Experience with data analytics
Ability to form and maintain relationships & gain trust and respect from stakeholders internal and external
Ability to communicate with non-IT staff at all levels
Project management skills, including organisation and time management skills
Strong interpersonal and influencing skills
Ability to think strategically but adopt a hands-on approach and roll up your sleeves to get the job done
Knowledge of health informatics system design and database management
In-depth knowledge of best practices in healthcare information management
Good analytical skills
Excellent communication and collaboration abilities
Familiar with clinical processes and ideally healthcare clinical system
Starting salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.
Please send your CV with a covering letter summarising your suitability for the role to email@example.com. Candidates will be required to undertake a remote skills test prior to interview.
We look forward to hearing from you.