Senior Data Analyst (SSNAP)
The Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) is a major national healthcare quality improvement programme based in the School of Population Health and Environmental Studies at King’s College London. SSNAP measures the quality and organisation of stroke care in the NHS and is the single source of stroke data in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
The overall aim of SSNAP is to provide timely information to clinicians, commissioners, patients, and the public on how well stroke care is being delivered so it can be used as a tool to improve the quality of care that is provided to patients. SSNAP has been voted the most effective national clinical audit in the UK for nine consecutive years by healthcare professionals involved in audit.
The SSNAP Senior Data Analyst plays a pivotal role in the accuracy and relevance of the audit by ensuring SSNAP data is used in the best possible way, to improve quality of care and outcomes for stroke patients.
A key part of the role focuses on data analysis and interpretation for reports and peer reviewed publications, in collaboration with the Stroke Programme team. The role therefore requires an individual with exceptional mathematical and programming ability as well as proven experience in using statistical software and writing scientific reports or publications.
Working under the direction of the SSNAP Steering Group and SSNAP Programme Manager, the role will involve working closely with the web development team (internal and external) in order to achieve accurate, useful and statistically relevant automated online reporting, and with participating hospitals to allow them to make maximum use of their own data.
The Senior Data Analyst will act on feedback from senior management, clinical leads, and SSNAP users implementing changes when required, while proactively thinking of innovative ways to enhance report outputs in future periods. The post holder will need to scope out the feasibility of developing new outputs within specific timeframes and assist in planning timings for report production and dissemination. The Senior Data Analyst will also be involved in longer term projects including research studies, aimed at increasing the impact and usefulness of SSNAP data. This may involve linking SSNAP data with other registries, developing new analysis tools for clinicians and the wider public, and analysing data for peer reviewed journals.
This role is a full-time, fixed-term contract until 31st March 2020.