Clinical Lead, Agenda for Change, Band 8c

NHS Digital
Leeds or London
Competitive salary
17 Nov 2020
23 Nov 2020
Role Type
Start Date
NHS Digital is a great place to work. What we do matters.

We harness the power of data and technology, delivering digital systems, services, products and standards upon which health and care professionals depend. We collaborate and problem solve to transform and inform care.

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, come and join us. We are committed to diversity and inclusion; our people are at the heart of what we do.

About the role

In this Clinical Lead, Agenda for Change role, you will join a wide ranging pool of clinicians from different professions, with the opportunity to guide and influence a team of Clinical Informaticians within and across NHS Digital maintaining a strategic overview of all areas of responsibility.

You will play a key role in shaping the safe delivery of national programmes to provide clear benefits for citizens and patients, and support clinicians to provide better care.

Please note this role is available as a secondment or as a Fixed Term Contract for 12 months.

As a Clinical Lead you will be responsible for:
  • guiding and influencing the NHS Digital Clinical Governance Framework, working across services, programme and projects.

  • providing highly specialised clinical informatics advice and expertise to both clinical and non-clinical staff across assignments and organisations.

  • effective engagement with key stakeholders, professional communities and system users to ensure high quality clinical input into NHS Digital activities.

  • promoting the importance of clinical inputs, service user and patient inputs at all stages of clinical informatics projects and services.

  • leading investigations into significant incidents, and deliver clinical insights to reviews and lessons learnt.

About you

Some of the key skills and experience you'll bring:
  • Registered and regulated health or care professional with high level specialist knowledge in a key area of practice, e.g. secondary care, pharmaceutical practice.

  • Master's degree or equivalent level of knowledge gained through experience and be able to demonstrate expertise in a number of health care settings.

  • Evidence of continuous professional development.

  • Substantial post registration NHS/Social Care experience.

  • A trained and accredited clinical safety clinician with current application in practice.

What we offer

In addition to a competitive salary with planned, transparent progression you can look forward to the following benefits:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • 27 days annual leave entitlement increasing with service
  • Buy and sell annual leave scheme
  • Contributory Pension (with a 20.6% contribution from us toward the cost of your pension)
  • A range of NHS Discounts covering, for example, shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones and insurance
  • Employee benefit schemes which include Season Ticket Loan and Car Lease

Please note this role has a London weighting allowance which is 20% of your salary subject to a minimum payment of £4,473 and a maximum payment of £6,890.

About us

Wearethe national information and technology partner to the health and care system. Our task is to build and run excellent digital products and services that NHS and care staff across the country can rely on every day.

Next steps

Online video interviews are due to take place weeks commencing 30th November. Applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted by email and invited to interview.

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

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

If you have previously interviewed for this role (or a similar one) with NHS Digital and been unsuccessful, we encourage you to obtain feedback from your initial application to support your future career as we will not accept any further applications for a period of six months.

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NHS Digital recognises that a diverse workforce and an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of staff are recognised and valued are important to the performance and success of the organisation. NHS Digital is committed to providing a working environment that promotes dignity and respect to all.

Please note this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date (without further notice) if sufficient suitable applications are received. Therefore please ensure you apply without delay.

Appointment to any position is conditional on the satisfactory completion of core pre-employment checks, which will involve verifying relevant documents and information provided in the application form for authenticity.

For new appointments the starting salary will normally be the minimum point of the pay band for the post. For existing NHS staff, pay on promotion will be set either at the minimum of the new pay band or, if this would result in no pay increase, the first pay point in the band that would deliver an increase in pay.

Contact will normally be maintained via email, therefore applicants are advised to check their email accounts regularly.

Where appropriate, priority will be given to staff employed in any of the in-scope organisations affected by the Government's healthcare reforms who are at risk or affected by change. Internal staff applying for secondment opportunities must have agreement from their Line Manager to be released on secondment.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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