NHS

Job Role: Health Informatics Management

Company Info:

Joining the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme puts you on the road to developing the skills and confidence you need to lead our organisation through its transformation into an ever more efficient, successful and professional health care service.

Being a multi-award winning Scheme, it means you'll enjoy mentoring, support and first class training from some of the most brilliant minds in the NHS. And after two years (or two and a half if you opt for finance), you'll be ready to take your career to the next level.


Job Description:


Without informatics, the NHS would grind to a halt. Every area depends on information to do its job, and it is through informatics that the information is delivered. There are four core areas in this specialism:

the coding, collection and storage of data (often called clinical coding)

the development of technology and systems to process, distribute and present data (often called information and communication technology (ICT) or IT)

information management and analysis

providing intelligence to support decision-making

About Health Informatics

With this specialism you'll develop skills that will enable you to make a vital impact on the smooth running of the NHS and our delivery of first-class healthcare to the nation. You'll gain practical experience on topics such as computer systems, software engineering and high-performance computing, knowledge management, representation and reasoning, and analytical and scientific databases. You'll become au fait with local needs and integrated working practices. And to ensure you get the most from the Scheme, you'll have a direct input on how your training develops as well as being monitored on your competencies as you progress.

Where can it lead - the Director of Informatics

The Director of Informatics role is to enable, promote and support the effective use of

information, knowledge and technology to support and improve health and health care delivery across the NHS. Should you reach this position, these are some of the things you'll be accountable for:

providing strategic leadership for Informatics issues

ensuring Informatics is integral to the NHS's agenda

developing, promoting and monitoring Informatics policies

planning and implementing projects that affect all staff and departments to deliver improved patient care

directing the delivery of several patient focused departments including Health Records, Clinical Coding and Information Governance

implementing Direct Information Governance through ensuring the NHS deal with sensitive information in legal, secure, efficient and effective ways



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