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On 18 August 2020, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced plans to establish the National Institute for Health Protection and consult on the best future options for strengthening health improvement and other public health functions in the wider system. Public Health England and many of its employees will be in scope for transition to new organisations in Spring 2021. Any new or current employees working for Public Health England during this time, will receive appropriate communications and consultation prior to any formal transfer taking place. Employees who compulsorily transfer to successor bodies will remain on their existing contractual terms and conditions and this applies both to current employees and those recruited during the transition. The recruitment, growth & development of our workforce is vital for the continuing success of PHE and the future National Institute for Health Protection.
The main responsibilities of the post-holder will be to undertake and lead on the data management requirements of the SIREN (Sarscov2 Immunity & Reinfection EvaluatioN) study. This is a large-scale study collecting data of healthcare workers on their history of COVID-19 infection and any new symptoms. In addition to input to the design and continued development of the surveillance data collection, the role will lead on enhancement of data via health record linkage. This will involve linking individuals reported to the SIREN study to a number of PHE and NHS Digital held surveillance datasets It is anticipated that in total 100,000 healthcare workers will be recruited to the study, providing up to 6 samples each over the duration of the study .
They will be responsible for collating and assessing the feasibility of linking health record datasets. They will work with the Consultant Epidemiologist, Senior Scientist and other members of the multi-disciplinary SIREN team, HCAI & AMR Division and colleagues across NIS.
The successful applicant will have an understanding of health informatics, information technology, and knowledge of data services and working with standards, as well as knowledge of information governance and project assurance. Drawing on the post-holders knowledge and experience of working with and linking large complex datasets, the post-holder should be able to demonstrate knowledge of suitable statistical platforms (e.g. R, STATA, SAS etc) and/or programming languages (e.g. Python, perl etc), as well as existing software (e.g. Febrl, SNAPSurvey) to enable large scale data manipulation as well as a thorough understanding and practical knowledge of SQL.
The role will require well developed and demonstrable written and analytical skills. The post-holder must have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively both autonomously and within a team. The post-holder will also be responsible for contributing to the strategic direction of the SIREN study and related HCAI & AMR surveillance activities, including developing and piloting new methods of health record data linkage.
Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).
For further details / informal visits contact:
Name: Victoria Hall
Job title: Consultant Epidemiologist
Email address: .uk
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