About the role

The Senior Terminology Specialist will support the work of the terminology product areas within the Information Representations Service (IReS). These complex data products provide a common language for the faithful representation of what health and social care professionals are observing, thinking, and doing and enable this information to be shared across intelligent applications to support the care of individuals. SNOMED CT and dm+d are our core terminology products.

 The Senior Terminology Specialist will:

  • Provide technical specialist expertise with the ability to analyse, manipulate and interpret information for data analysis and apply the results to provide solutions and create terminology modelling capability
  • Supervise, author and quality assure NHS clinical terminology content, maintaining and delivering SNOMED CT UK Edition, as well as derivative products, mappings, and guidance
  • Use expert terminology knowledge and understanding of the care process to influence design decisions on any projects/programmes that require terminology expert guidance/advice
  • Lead on development areas or aspects of portfolio and have delegated responsibility for the product lead or department to make decisions on critical products and services
  • The post holder will be a highly motivated individual and will have proven leadership skills, working in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • They will be able to work autonomously to ensure the service can develop, improve, and meet stated business needs.

About you

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Lead a terminology product through regular scheduled release process, to time quality and cost, understanding the interdependencies between products across several teams and working effectively, efficiently and collaboratively.
  • Provide senior terminology or technical specialist advice and guidance to internal and external stakeholders, clinical professional groups, government, system suppliers as well as end users of the terminology which underpins many strategic objectives of the NHS.
  • Demonstrate excellent analytical (critical) thinking skills for gathering requirements and solution challenges to synthesise, innovate and design optimal solutions for a wide variety of care settings from simple to very complex, utilising technical and domain knowledge and in some cases implementation knowledge.
  • Conduct rigorous research within domain area of complex topics using a wide range of knowledge resources to extrapolate and report on findings, providing robust conclusions and informing final decisions / development.
What's in it for you 
  • a role as part of a dynamic team using data and digital technology to transform health and care
  • a range of opportunities to build your experience in an environment where your work has a direct and positive impact
  • a real commitment to your personal and professional development with access to a broad range of learning opportunities

About us

NHS Digital is a great place to work. What we do matters.
Our outstanding teams are passionate about technology and public service, making use of everyone’s skills to improve people’s lives.
We collaborate to deliver world class tech and intelligence, so come and join us. We are committed to sustainability, diversity and inclusion; our people are at the heart of what we do.
Find out about the amazing work we do by visiting our website: https://digital.nhs.uk/about-nhs-digital
Find further information on the current work we are undertaking meeting the challenges of the pandemic here: https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus

What's in it for you

  • A role as part of an outward facing, dynamic team using data and digital technology to transform health and care.
  • A range of opportunities to build your experience and relationships in an environment where your work has a direct and positive impact.
  • A real commitment to your personal and professional development with access to a broad range of learning opportunities.
 Why you should apply

We value the different experiences our people bring to their work at NHS Digital. We're working to create an environment where everyone can make a full contribution no matter their background, identity, or circumstances.  Which means, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities.  

Our work matters. You matter.

What we offer you:

  • we're moving to a hybrid working approach which offers you an informal, flexible way of blending home and office working
  • flexible working opportunities - we value and respect the diversity of our employees, and applications from prospective candidates who require flexible working arrangements are welcomed; these include part-time hours, job sharing, flexible hours and part-remote set ups
  • 27 days annual leave increasing to 33 days with service
  • ability to buy and sell annual leave  
  • a generous pension (with our contribution equal to 20.6% of your earnings)
  • NHS Discounts including shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones, and insurance
  • employee benefit schemes including our Season Ticket Loan, Car Lease and Bike to Work schemes

Next steps

Remote competency based interviews will take place week commencing 25th July using Microsoft Teams.  Applicants who are shortlisted will receive notification via email to complete a technical assessment by Sunday 17th July and, dependant on the results of this assessment the second step will be a competency based interview and candidates will once again be contacted by email.

To view further information please see the attached role profile and to apply for the role click ‘Apply for job’ below.

Please ensure your supporting statement includes demonstrable evidence and specific examples on how you meet the criteria for each of the key skills specified above. This will be used in both the shortlisting and interview processes.

We are unable to accept speculative CVs, all applications must be made through NHS Digital’s career site.

When uploading your supporting statement, please remove any personal details to allow for your application to be reviewed anonymously.

This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. We only ask applicants to disclose convictions which are not yet spent / unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Following an offer of employment, we will carry out a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of the pre-employment check process.

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