Our public sector client is currently looking for a Terminology specialist for a 5 month contract at £550pd inside IR35.
Work Outputs and deliverables
The Pathology Programme is currently undertaking a radical redesign of the flow of laboratory results flow between GPs and laboratories, including multiple end user systems and middleware providers, that have all been developed independently over time.
There is a fundamental need to ensure that the flow of laboratory results can be undertaken consistently moving forward, providing assurance and confidence that the right information can be shared accurately and consistently at the right time. This is huge opportunity to become involved in shaping the future for how this information can be provided.
In support of this work there are two main workstreams:
1. Development; engage with various stakeholders to confirm priorities, needs and wants, production of the FHIR messaging specifications, Units of Measure clinical content and Unified Test Lists
2. Operations; development of the Information Standard and engagement with DCB, website maintenance, learning and education and PMO activities
This role will focus primarily on delivering to the Development workstream.
The Pathology Standards Terminologist will work within a dedicated team to support the development and implementation of national and international Pathology terminology standards and is responsible for liaising with stakeholders and developing solutions that meet their specific requirements.
The Pathology Standards Terminologist will:
• Work within the Pathology Development Team
• Research and analyse legacy Pathology observable, requestable and result codes to determine design patterns
• Provide input into Editorial Principles & Design Decision documentation
• author new content to one or more of the terminology products maintained by the team and to edit existing content where necessary
• Use their clinical knowledge and experience and informatics and terminology expertise to optimally analyse and resolve customer information requirements
Liaise on terminology content with internal and external stakeholders including representatives of clinical professional groups, government organisations / departments and system suppliers as well as any end users of the terminologies
What specific skills are required to deliver these outputs or deliverables? This post supports the work of the Information Representations Services and specifically the terminology product areas.
Our terminology 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 products.
The post holder will primarily:
• work in one or more of our product areas to author and quality assure NHS clinical and pharmacy terminology content, maintaining and delivering SNOMED CT UK Edition, SNOMED Drug Extension, as well as derivative products, mappings, and guidance, and
• use terminology knowledge and understanding of the care process to support and seek to influence design decisions on any projects/programmes that require terminology expert guidance/advice,
• provide terminology 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,
The post holder will be expected to:
• Provide 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 using a number of channels including responding to helpdesk queries
• Demonstrate excellent analytical (critical) thinking skills for gathering requirements to synthesise, innovate and design good solutions for a wide variety of care settings utilising technical and domain knowledge and in some cases implementation knowledge.
• Provide terminology or technical specialist advice to support and seek to influence design decisions on any projects/programmes that require terminology expert guidance/advice
• 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.
• Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication and organisational skill.
The postholder will have experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams using agile methodologies and establishing an effective service environment to deliver business requirements.
The post holder will be a highly motivated individual and will have proven leadership skills. They will be able to work autonomously to ensure the service can develop, improve and meet stated business needs.