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Vacancies

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated Clinical Scientist to develop and support scientific solutions in clinical computing.

The Clinical Computer and Imaging Sciences Service (CCISS), part of the Department of Medical Physics, has a team of 10.3 scientists and technologists, largely based at the QEHB site.

CCISS provides clinical computing support to the Radiotherapy Physics, Radiotherapy, Radiation Protection and Imaging services, with a strong focus on radiotherapy. The large, specialist radiotherapy service at UHB delivers nationally leading levels of technical radiotherapy (IG-IMRT, SABR etc). Underpinning this, CCISS provides maintenance and support for clinical systems within the Radiotherapy pathway, including Mosaiq, Prosoma, RayStation, Oncentra, IView, XVI and an RT PACS. The service is also responsible for the integration into the healthcare environment of Tomotherapy and Cyberknife radiotherapy delivery systems. Reliable operation and inter-operability between all systems are high priorities for the CCISS team.

CCISS also provides support for the computing infrastructure of the HSE Approved Dosimetry Service for RRPPS, the regional specialist service for radiation safety and imaging quality assurance advice. In addition the CCISS team supports the research activities of the Imaging service at UHB via a dedicated research PACS.

In this post you may be involved in 

  • developing and implementing software solutions for scientific and clinical issues and integrating these into the patient pathway

  • providing data extraction and analysis services for clinical and scientific problems

  • ensuring seamless and safe working of all computing components required for treatment delivery or diagnosis

  • providing virtualisation platforms for clinical system testing, training, research and development

  • providing training for STP trainees in clinical bioinformatics and medical physics. 

We use and support a variety of open source and proprietary systems, requiring experience in SQL (MS SQL, MySQL), scripting languages (e.g. Python, VBA, JS, Lua) and web technologies. In house solutions have been developed using Java/JakartaEE and PostgreSQL. 

It is expected that you will possess computing or bioinformatics experience in a clinical medical physics discipline, ideally in Radiotherapy/Medical Imaging, and you will be registered, or close to registration, as a Clinical Scientist. Candidates who are not yet registered, e.g. trainees on the STP Bioinformatics or Medical Physics programmes or those with an appropriate PhD, will be considered for appointment at the appropriate NHS banding at Annex 21.

If you require further information please contact:

Ian Stronach, Head of CCISS

Or Adam Chalkley:

Are you a clinician with experience in clinical coding, data analytics or computer science?

Outcomes Based Healthcare (OBH) is hiring a Clinical Informatics Lead to join our cross-functional team in London. Working closely with our partners in NHS England and other NHS organisations, we have created a segmentation model representing the health of the population which is used across the NHS to improve outcomes.

The Clinical Informatics Lead is a unique role created by OBH to bridge the skills between our clinical and analytics team. As Clinical Informatics Lead you will manage the development and translation of health and care data into our segmentation data model, by using your clinical knowledge to advise and support our analyst and technical teams. We are looking for an individual with a blend of experiences and are open to considering a range of backgrounds. As this is a new role, the successful candidate will be coached by OBH’s Chief Clinical Data Officer.

The role will involve:

  • leading the review and development of clinical definitions for use in our products, using the latest clinical evidence acquired through robust research

  • creation of plain-English clinical definitions and translation of these to which codes to include within our data model and OBH digital products and analyses

  • validation of data analysis outputs and support with testing using your clinical expertise

  • horizon scanning and staying up to date with the latest development and policy guidance around health data to advise and inform the wider team.

You can read the essential and desirable person specification via the job vacancy advert on LinkedIn

Want to know more?

Start a conversation by sending OBH an email (careers@outcomesbasedhealthcare.com) with:

  • your current CV; and

  • telling the OBH why you believe this is the job for you.

 Advanced Clinical Informatician: Various locations in Scotland

Advanced Clinical Informatician Position

Job reference: 110617

Location: Various locations within Scotland

Job closing date: 03/08/2022

Salary: Band 7 (£40,872 - £47,846)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: National Clinical Informatics Service for Scotland

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS National Services Scotland

About the Organisation: 

As a vital part of NHS Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership.  We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.

The core purpose of the Digital & Security organisation is the provision of world class Digital and Security expertise, solutions and services to our customers, which include NSS, NHS Boards, Scottish Government and the wider Public Sector in Scotland.

The post: 

The National Clinical Informatics Service for Scotland is involved in Clinical Safety Assurance of Health IT; Software as a Medical Device; Health & Care Analytics; Clinical Terminologies; Digital Health & Care Solutions; Clinical Data & Information; Research & Innovation; and Training & Events.

Scotland’s Digital Health and Care Strategy makes a commitment to develop and embed a standards based approach to clinical and care safety cases for all major systems. With the resulting increased demand for clinical assurance on a range of new IT solutions, an exciting opportunity has been created to strengthen our Clinical Informatics Team. As a Clinical Information and Clinical Safety Officer you will play a critical role in enhancing the clinical safety of a range of IT solutions being developed/supported by the Digital & Security Business Unit. 

The candidate:

Applications are invited from individuals who have an active clinical registration and knowledge of clinical safety approaches in the context of IT solutions.

Benefits: 

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits

Want to know more?

Further information:

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Jacqueline O’Flynn (NCISS Portfolio Manager) at jacqueline.oflynn@nhs.scot

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 3rd August

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

We welcome applications from all candidates, however in line with Scottish Government requirement we will be giving priority consideration to NSS Test and Protect core staff who meet the essential criteria for the role.

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies

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