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Cancer Information Officer

Cancer Information Officer

Posted 10 April by NHS National Services Scotland Featured Ended

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.

Public Health Intelligence (PHI) is a division of NHS National Services Scotland and provides a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care. PHI collects, validates, interprets and disseminates information on Health, and Health and Social Care in Scotland, providing support and advice to the Scottish Government Health Department, NHS Boards, Local Authorities and to a variety of professional bodies and researchers.

The Data Management Service is responsible for all data collection and processing up to the point where data are ready for analyses and comprises three elements – Data Support and Quality, Database Management, Data Modernisation and Information Assurance.

We are looking to recruit a Cancer Information Officer to our Cancer Registration Team within the Data Management service area. You will be based in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and will use the Scottish Cancer Registry system ‘SOCRATES’ to register and confirm tumours using your  expertise, skills and in-depth knowledge of diseases and operative procedures, international disease classifications and pathology staging definitions to establish the most appropriate clinical codes. 

You will initiate and maintain contacts with the appropriate departments in NHS hospitals, private hospitals and Primary Care organisations in order to ensure availability of and access to patient medical case notes, hospital patient administration systems, Pathology, Haematology, Oncology and other clinical systems as required for Cancer Registration and Quality Assurance of National Cancer Audit data.  Develop and maintain professional working relationships with NHS Boards and Regional Cancer Network staff in order to promote the work of the team and PHI’s service areas is a key requirement of this post.

You must be educated to HNC/HND level in a scientific or information discipline with significant experience in cancer information or a data management role. A proven knowledge of the disease of cancer, national datasets and in-depth knowledge of anatomy and medical terminology are key requirements along with proven IT skills in the use of information systems and Microsoft Office applications. Knowledge of clinical coding, medical terminology and medical records is desirable.

You must have well developed organisational, planning and time management skills; along with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, demonstrating good accuracy and attention to detail. You need to be able to travel.  

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.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Mark Long on.

Further information on NSS is available from:

Closing date for completed applications is 24 April 2018.

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

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

Reference: 34863962

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