RCSI Hospital Group HQ

Grade VII Data Analyst

Job Locations Connolly Hospital
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/10/2021 15:48)
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The Data Analyst will provide a central point of contact for the collection and dissemination of key hospital data and extract meaningful information from the hospital's databases to assist with decision making processes at managerial level. The post-holder will play a key role in the development and implementation of data analytics systems and across the hospital to support decision making and measure operational performance.

Organisational Context

The RCSI Hospital Group includes the following hospitals: 

  • Beaumont Hospital
  • Cavan General Hospital
  • Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown
  • Louth County Hospital
  • Monaghan General Hospital
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
  • Rotunda Hospital

The Academic Partner for the Group is the RCSI


RCSI Hospital Group provides a national service and a regional service to Dublin and the North East and is committed to the provision of world-class care, exceptional clinical services with respect and compassion.

Key Responsibilities

Data Analytics

  • Develop the hospitals data analytics capability through design and development of data analytics frameworks and dashboards
  • Provide expert advise on the development of hospital data, KPIs and other relevant analytics
  • Collate information and co-ordinate production of weekly, monthly and annual reports for GM, HSE and DOHC and others as required.
  • Lead the design of statistical databases and dashboards for use by the hospital.
  • Collection of data and production of patient related statistical information for external monthly, quarterly, and annual reports required by the Department of Health & Children and Health Services Executive.
  • Serve as a resource to support colleagues on the production, interpretation, and presentation of all management information.
  • Review and implement policies and procedures as they relate to the department.
  • Embed statistical methodology, data interpretation, and data presentation skills across key hospital stakeholders.
  • Provide ad-hoc data as required by the General Manager, Business Planning and Performance Managers.
  • Audit regularly to highlight potential data integrity problems and note data discrepancies where statistical information may be affected.
  • Implement procedures to ensure data integrity is maintained across the hospital systems
  • Highlight trends that come to the attention of the Management Information Office on day to day activity.
  • Provide information for the Parliamentary Questions etc as required

Learning and Education

  • Take personal responsibility for own professional development and keep up to date with evidence based practice and research.
  • Attend and participate in relevant staff development programmes on an ongoing basis and sharing knowledge with other staff members.
  • Assist in the training of colleagues where required.
  • Identify and inform the Learning and Education Team of any training and professional development requirements.
  • Attend all mandatory training days and ensure that all mandatary training is in date.

Quality Improvement and Risk Management

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant HSE guidelines, policies, procedures and relevant legislation and regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in the continuous review and evaluation of policies, guidelines and existing practices through regular audit programmes and review engaging with the multi-disciplinary team where required.
  • Assist in promoting a culture of continuous quality improvement across the organisation.
  • Be aware of the core objectives, standards and key performance indicators for the service and contribute to the monitoring of performance against these standards.
  • Participate in the requirements of the organisation’s risk management programme.
  • Promote the delivery of a high standard of care to all patients.
  • Work with members of the team in devising Standard Operating Procedures for the development of the Department/Organisation.
  • Assist in ensuring a culture of safety, promoting positive reporting of incidents and near misses; investigate and take remedial action on incidents or near misses involving patients and staff according to organisation’s policies, protocols and guidelines.

Essential Criteria


The candidate will have the following:

  • Relevant 3rd level qualification in IT, Computer Science, Data analytics or Healthcare professional qualification.
  • Knowledge of information technology systems.
  • Experience in program and data structures for all Hospital Information Systems.
  • Experience in Healthcare Data Analytics.
  • Experience with systems analysis and design.



  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and iPMS.

Skills & Competencies

Technical & Professional Expertise    

Has a command over the technical/ professional skills and knowledge required within the job holder’s role and continues to upskill to maintain high professional standards and continuous professional development requirements


Analytical Skills          

Uses a logical reasoning process to break down and analyse information and data to support effective decision making and other related processes


Attention to Detail      

Is thorough and precise when accomplishing a task showing concern for all aspects of the job; developing detailed plans; accurately checking processes and tasks


Building & Maintaining Relationships

Builds and maintains relationships with a network of people. Recognises the two way nature of relationships and works to develop mutually beneficial partnerships. Interacts with others in a manner that builds respect and fosters trust.


Results Driven & Accountable

Focuses on delivering results; always concerned with achieving or surpassing goals and/or recognised standards of performance.


Driving Innovation

Possesses the ability and desire to improve organisation performance by developing or creating innovative solutions.


Project Management

Applies disciplines of planning, organising, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of a specific project; applies a project management approach to the delivery of activities and plans.


This Job Description is intended as a basic guide to the scope and responsibilities of the position and is subject to regular review and amendment. The role holder will be required to be flexible in this position and is expected to facilitate working additional hours on occasion, when requested.


The RCSI Hospital Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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