About the Role
We are currently looking for a Senior Clinical Advisor with a specialist interest in Clinical Informatics to join our Optimum Patient Care team.
If you are a GP with a specialist interest in primary care clinical systems, or an AHP with experience of developing and integrating primary care clinical systems, we invite you to become a part of the OPC team, supporting world-class research and improving the lives of patients through the use of health informatics.
Join our dynamic and motivated team based at our office in Oakington, Cambridgeshire or Alysham, Norfolk or on a fully remote basis. Part time (from one day a week) or full time roles available on a permanently employed or contractor basis.
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 (www.isaregistries.org), the world’s largest database for severe asthma patients, comprising data from over 21 countries, Optimum Patient Care Research Database Australia (www.optimumpatientcare.org.au/opcrda) and the Optimum Patient Care Research Database (www.opcrd.co.uk). 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 post holder is to support OPC in using and developing electronic means to support the whole cycle of information about patients and treatment, including research and audit.
The role requires a detailed understanding of the requirements for large scale Clinical IT developments and deployments, Information Governance issues, as well as the difficulties of Clinical Safety, Confidentiality, Consent, subject access and data protection regulation GDPR.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop health information systems that support the collection, sharing, standardisation, and integration of healthcare data.
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.
Depending upon the complexity of each project or product development, advise on the documentation specification and requirements, undertake user acceptable testing and end-user training as required.
Collaborate on improving standards of business , policies, and procedures.
Ensure compliance in healthcare information management regulations.
Keep abreast of advancements in the field of health informatics.
Maintain and develop relationships with external partners.
Develop excellent working relationships with all departments within the business.
Be flexible to carry out any other reasonable task as requested.
GP with a specialist interest in primary care clinical systems or an AHP with the equivalent experience of developing and integrating primary care clinical systems
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
Strong self-starter and have the ability to learn at pace
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
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
Some awareness of health informatics system design and database management
Knowledge of best practices in healthcare information management
Superb analytical, organisation and time management skills
Excellent communication and collaboration abilities
Familiar with clinical processes and ideally healthcare clinical systems
Starting salary is dependent on qualifications and experience (hourly rate).
Please send your CV with a covering letter summarising your suitability for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates will be required to undertake a remote skills test prior to interview.
We look forward to hearing from you.