Project Business Analyst
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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We are seeking an experienced Business Analyst to join the team within the IM&T (Information Management & Technology) Directorate, who will lead business analysis work for the Clinical Research Directorate.
This is a unique and exciting opportunity that will see you leading on projects which are strategically important to developing the culture of digital adoption within the Trust. You will work closely with clinical and non-clinical staff across the Trust to articulate business requirements, ensuring the proposed solutions meet organisational needs and fit with Trust strategy. Within the IM&T Directorate you will sit alongside project managers, business analysts and system developers, working together to drive the projects to completion. You will work closely with customers in the Clinical Research Directorate, ensuring that project work is customer focussed and customer driven, that projects fulfil customers' needs, and that the specific needs of Clinical Research are properly understood and acted on within IM&T.
- Interview Date 05/10/2022
- 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
- You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.
Main duties of the job
The Clinical Research Directorate has developed a programme of strategic projects to support the goals of its Clinical Research Strategy 2021 - 2026, and you will lead or support projects that aim to achieve strategic goals for the Directorate, particularly in the "Pioneering" strand of that strategy, developing the culture of digital adoption within the Directorate.
You will work closely with the Trust's Research IT Manager to ensure the needs of Clinical Research are properly captured, documented and understood within IM&T, and that the projects deliver outcomes that meet the needs of researchers in the Trust, maximising the benefits of digital solutions.
Our major and high-quality research activities, which generate in excess of £35 million per year, have secured our reputation as an efficient, world-leading research organisation that has generated strong industry partnerships enabling us to have preferential access to new research opportunities. The projects to deliver state-of-the-art IT for Clinical Research are essential to the continued success and future development of research and innovation in the Trust.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
- Contribute towards the delivery of the IT Services Programme/Project portfolio.
- To make a significant contribution to the aspects of the IT Services strategy, which enables the Trust to meet its business goals and to achieve statutory and business reporting requirements.
- Work closely with Project Managers to drive assigned projects.
- In the context of specific projects, liaise between business users, IT teams and external suppliers to ensure that detailed business requirements are captured clearly and unambiguously and that such requirements are met during the course of the project and that any related changes to business processes are managed in a controlled and effective way.
- Elicit, analyse, negotiate, validate, document, manage and deliver requirements.
- Research, identify and analyse business needs and translate these into requirements, distinguishing between real business needs and user desire.
- Client interaction, including needs analysis, documentation of processes, and postimplementation benefits analysis.
- Development and delivery of a comprehensive portfolio of work comprising of systems analysis, requirements documentation, systems testing, benefits analysis and feasibility studies.
- To make a significant contribution to the ongoing development of the Trusts IT Change Framework, particularly around defining documentation standards.
- Feeds into and updates a register of portfolio risks and issues, including mitigation plans. Ensuring that these are escalated and acted upon effectively.
- Cross-activity relationship management.
- The position will involve a considerable amount of interaction with colleagues, business groups, IT and external vendors.
- Experience of managing stakeholders and debate, up to Director level.
- Manages a small team of Business Analysts.
- Responsible for the production by yourself and the team of quality analysis and documentation of requirements and solutions relating to IT Service projects.
- Support Project Managers in the management of the full project life cycle with a significant focus on ensuring stakeholder needs are fully recognised and that proposed solutions are reengineered if needed and optimised.
- The post requires close working with suppliers, clinicians, health professionals and patient forums to ensure needs are understood and anticipated benefits that IT enabling solutions can bring are fully realised.
- Deputise for the Project Managers as and when required.
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
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