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Intelligence Unit Analyst

NHS AfC: Band 7 / Monitor 3.1

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Intelligence Unit Analyst
NHS AfC: Band 7 / Monitor 3.1
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
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Farnborough - Hampshire
£31,696 -£41,787 Per annum
21/01/2018 23:59

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) was established by the Secretary of State for Health in April 2016. Headed by the Chief Investigator, it is tasked with carrying out independent safety investigations across the healthcare system in England, and became operational in April 2017.

The purpose of HSIB is to determine the causes of accidents and serious incidents, and to make safety recommendations intended to prevent recurrence and to improve safety across the healthcare system. It is not to apportion blame or liability. A more detailed background document describing the establishment, purpose, and mode of operation of HSIB is included within the application pack.

HSIB will seek to carry out investigations which are most likely to reveal the causes of systemic risks to patient safety and maximise the potential for system-wide learning, as well as making optimum use of HSIBs unique capabilities.

In order to support this investigative activity, the Intelligence Unit (IU) will gather, integrate, analyse and prioritise healthcare safety intelligence from a wide variety of sources. Working with the lead investigators the IU team will help to identify, define and propose investigations, series of investigations, or safety studies by HSIB into safety events or issues affecting the healthcare system.

The IU team will also assist HSIB in evaluating and assessing the ultimate effects of its investigation reports and recommendations, to inform the choice of future investigation subjects and provide recommendations for improving investigative processes and methods.

The Intelligence Unit Manager is seeking an insightful, intelligent and creative individual with a good knowledge and understanding of the healthcare system to assist the Intelligence Unit Manager in the day to day operations of the IU, undertaking activities to support the objectives of HSIB.

The Intelligence Unit Analyst will need excellent IT skills, and will be comfortable working with data in a variety of forms, to analyse, understand and make effective use of it.

Organisationally, the Intelligence Unit Manager will hold line management responsibility for the Intelligence Analyst and any other members recruited to the team in future.

The IU Analyst will also have an important engagement role, internally and externally, processing external referrals of safety events, issues and concerns from a wide range of stakeholders in the healthcare system, developing these potential cases as necessary and supporting their presentation to Branch senior leadership. Referrals will originate from information provided by a range of people and organisations across government, healthcare and lobbying organisations, as well of course as patients, families and the public.

Therefore, the successful applicant will be expected to be knowledgeable and empathetic, being able to relate effectively to the variety of individuals who may seek the attention and assistance of HSIB.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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