£38.89k - £44.503k Per Year

Job Type

Full Time


2 days ago


Leeds or London, Yorkshire


Job Reference: 928-86

NHS Digital
Leeds or London
Band 7 - £38,890 - £44,503

NHS Digital is a great place to work. What we do matters.

We harness the power of data and technology, delivering digital systems, services, products and standards upon which health and care professionals depend. We collaborate and problem solve to transform and inform care.

Our outstanding teams are passionate about technology and public service, making use of everyone’s skills to improve people’s lives.

We collaborate to deliver world class tech and intelligence, come and join us. We are committed to diversity and inclusion; our people are at the heart of what we do.

About The Role

We are recruiting 4 Clinical Informatics Specialists to join NHS Digital, initially on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract. We can also offer the roles on a 12 month secondment for any NHS members of staff. This is a great opportunity for a registered and regulated health or care professional who wants to broaden their skills in NHS leadership and in particular in clinical informatics

We can offer these roles on a full or part time basis, and support flexible working

The roles can be based in any of our NHS Digital offices (Leeds, London, Exeter), depending in the successful candidates locality, with a blend of remote and office working (we are all currently remote working).

The Clinical Informatics Specialist supports NHS Digital Clinical Governance Framework, working across services, programme and projects. This includes clinical governance, clinical safety and clinical benefits delivery of assigned projects, programmes and services.

The post holder will support and deputise for the Senior Clinical Informatics Specialist in the management and maintenance of NHS Digital Clinical Governance Framework within a specified assignment.

The postholder may be required to take part in an on-call rota in line with organisational policies.

As a clinical informatics specialist, you could be working on any of our exciting programmes and projects. These programmes are instrumental in bringing healthcare into the 21stcentury; providing safe, secure, reliable and efficient routes for patients and citizens, across the country, to access to their information and to the support services they need. These services are key in improving health and care. As part of a close-knit team with clinical, technical and programme delivery expertise, you will work in tandem with corporate clinical governance, clinical benefits and clinical safety to approve major, large scale products into live environments.

As a Clinical Informatics Specialist you will:

  • Be able to work effectively with clinical governance frameworks and support the identification, analysis and mitigation plans for clinical risks and issues related to systems and products and contribute to their mitigation and resolution.
  • Be able to support clinical risk analysis, ensuring this is recorded in the corporate risk register and that there is a clear mitigation plan for any risks that require it.
  • Be able to effectively support incident management and untoward event reporting and investigation.
  • Promote the Clinical Safety framework at all times through a strategic understanding of clinical risk and clinical safety.
  • Be able to support a coordinated response to clinical safety events and incidents in live service within their sphere of expertise.
  • Have demonstrable understanding of clinical, benefit realisation, within the context of an organisation’s approach to benefits realisation management.
  • Be able to actively contribute to a continuous learning culture and environment.
  • Demonstrate understanding and application of GDPR, Caldicott principles and The Data Protection Act security and confidentiality principles
  • Be able to ensure that the clinical perspective of all statutory and professional frameworks, policies and guidance are taken into account in the delivery of NHS Digital business
  • Provide specialised clinical informatics advice and expertise to both clinical and non-clinical staff within projects regarding the delivery of health and care services
  • Work effectively with key stakeholders, professional communities and system users to ensure high quality clinical input into the activities of NHS Digital.
  • Ensure that patient/citizen rights, matters of privacy, confidentiality or informed consent are at the core of NHS Digital activities.

About You

Some of the key skills and experience you'll bring to the role:

  • Registered and regulated health or care professional with high level specialist knowledge in a key area of practice
  • Post graduate degree/diploma or equivalent level of knowledge gained through experience and be able to demonstrate expertise in a number of health care settings
  • Experienced clinician with the ability to establish the respect of clinical and non-clinical professionals
  • Demonstrable understanding of clinical governance, NHS quality improvement frameworks, NHS regulatory and compliance frameworks and their requirements
  • Able to demonstrate working knowledge of national guidelines and ability to research good practice solutions.
  • Experience of effective clinical engagement with projects / initiatives that have delivered substantial service improvements
  • Demonstrable understanding of the evidence-based principles of change that support successful adoption of national and local informatics into service settings and professional practice.

About Us

NHS Digital is a great place to work.What we do matters. Our outstanding teams are passionate about technology and public service, making use of everyone’s skills to improve people’s lives. We collaborate to deliver world class tech and intelligence, come and join us. We are committed to sustainability, diversity and inclusion; our people are at the heart of what we do. What we offer In addition to a competitive salary with planned, transparent progression you can look forward to the following benefits:

  • 27 days annual leave entitlement increasing with service
  • Buy and sell annual leave scheme
  • Contributory Pension (with a 20.6% contribution from us toward the cost of your pension)
  • Flexible working opportunities - we value and respect the diversity of our employees, and applications from prospective candidates who require flexible working arrangements are welcomed
  • A range of NHS Discounts covering, for example, shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones and insurance
  • Employee benefit schemes which include Season Ticket Loan and Car Lease

NHS Digital recognises that a diverse workforce and an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of staff are recognised and valued are important to the performance and success of the organisation. NHS Digital is committed to providing a working environment that promotes dignity and respect to all.

Please note this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date (without further notice) if sufficient suitable applications are received. Therefore please ensure you apply without delay.

Appointment to any position is conditional on the satisfactory completion of core pre-employment checks, which will involve verifying relevant documents and information provided in the application form for authenticity.

For new appointments the starting salary will normally be the minimum point of the pay band for the post. For existing NHS staff, pay on promotion will be set either at the minimum of the new pay band or, if this would result in no pay increase, the first pay point in the band that would deliver an increase in pay.

Contact will normally be maintained via email, therefore applicants are advised to check their email accounts regularly.

Where appropriate, priority will be given to staff employed in any of the in-scope organisations affected by the Government’s healthcare reforms who are at risk or affected by change. Internal staff applying for secondment opportunities must have agreement from their Line Manager to be released on secondment.