Junior Data Analyst

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
February 12, 2023
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Post Date : 25-Jan-2023 Close Date : 12-Feb-2023

Job Title: Junior Data Analyst National Office of Clinical Audit

Reporting To: Head of Data Analysis and Research NOCA

Location: RCSI, St Stephens Green Dublin

School (or department): National Office of Clinical Audit Contract type/duration: Permanent / Full time

Closing date for applications: 10th of February Interview date: Week of 20th of February

About the post:

The National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) was established in 2012 to create sustainable national clinical audit across the Irish healthcare system. NOCA is funded by the Health Service Executive Office of the Chief Clinical Officer (CCO), governed by an independent voluntary Board and operationally supported by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).

Internationally, clinical audit is a recognised approach to improving the quality of patient care and improving outcomes. Working with the HSE and the Department of Health through its National Clinical Effectiveness Committee, NOCA designs, establishes and supports a portfolio of national clinical audits based on national priorities that include burden of care, variation of care, availability of clinical standards and economic benefit.

NOCA advocates for change at a national level, arising from key findings in our audits. We do this by working with senior decision makers at both policy and operational levels within the Irish healthcare system. NOCA promotes transparent reporting for public, service providers and policy makers.

Job Responsibilities

• Liaising with internal and external personnel to ensure that analytical requirements are captured.

• Cleaning data using standard validations or running queries.

• Performing logical checks on data.

• Implementing strategies to improve data quality.

• Provide feedback on data quality to audit managers and data providers.

• Assisting with matching of data as required.

• Contributing to ongoing audit and evaluation of data.

• Providing statistical outputs and responses to data requests from stakeholders and data providers.

• Calculating performance indicators, and completing basic epidemiological and descriptive analysis.

• Updating data dictionary and specification documentation.

• Building reporting automation in Power BI and SQL to reduce the duration and frequency of repetitive tasks.

• Transforming raw data into insights, reports, charts, visualisations and forecasts.

• Checking/testing Power BI visuals and performance.

• Contributing to the enhancement/redevelopment of analytical tools as appropriate.

• Assisting with data migration.

• Perform quality control checks such as double independent programming of another analyst's work, reviewing outputs and checking of tables figures and graphs prior to publication

• Carrying out any other reasonable duties as might be required to meet the needs of the NOCA Analytical Team.

Knowledge & Experience – ( Essential):

• Hold a relevant primary degree in a relevant field of study - mathematics, computer science, statistics, data analytics, social sciences, etc.

• Have at least one year of practical experience using PowerBI.

• Have at least one year of practical experience using SQL

• Excellent ability to analyse, assimilate and interpret large amounts of data and make recommendations quickly and effectively.

• Advanced skills in Excel.

• Excellent eye for detail, with a curious mindset and attitude for data discovery.

• Ability to independently manage your own time and deliverables.

Desirable Skills

• Strong communication and documentation skills.

• Statistical qualification.

• Data analytics qualification.

• Certifications in PowerBI.

• Experience analysing and reporting health information.

• Experience using SPSS.

We are all too aware that imposter syndrome and the confidence gap can sometimes stop fantastic candidates putting themselves forward, so please do submit an application — we'd love to hear from you.

Application Process

Please apply online with your CV and Covering Letter. For informal enquires contact Fionnola Kelly, Head of Data Analytics and Research, NOCA at [email protected]

Note: This job description may be subject to change to reflect the evolving requirements of the Department and RCSI. Similar vacancies that arise in the next 6 months may be filled from the pool of applicants that apply for this position. RCSI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or race. RCSI is committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) across everything we do. This ensures we can all work and learn in an environment defined by dignity and respect. Eligibility to work in Ireland is a requirement of this role, Proof of eligibility documentation will be required at a later date. Under limited and specific circumstances (research/ specialist roles) RCSI may be in a position to seek a hosting agreement and/or work permits. Employees are required to undertake 6 months service in their current role before applying for other internal opportunities, unless agreed in advance by the SMT representative #rcsia

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