Post Date : 03-Apr-2024 Close Date : 21-Apr-2024

Job Title: Data Analyst National Office of Clinical Audit

Location: RCSI, St Stephens Green Dublin

Reporting to: Head of Data Analysis and Research NOCA

Tenure: Permanent

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) is a private, self- financing, not-for-profit medical and surgical college headquartered in Dublin (Ireland) with global reach through its overseas medical universities and health care centres in the Middle East, the Far East and Africa. Since its foundation in 1784, it has played a leadership role in Irish surgical and medical education. Currently, it operates the largest Medical School in Ireland and provides undergraduate education in Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, and Nursing. In addition to Surgery, it also provides postgraduate training and education in Radiology, Dentistry, Nursing & Midwifery, Sports and Exercise Medicine, Healthcare Management and Leadership, and has an Institute of Research.

National Office of Clinical Audit

The National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) was established in 2012 to create sustainable national clinical audit across the Irish healthcare system. NOCA is funded by the Health Service Executive Office of the Chief Clinical Officer (CCO), governed by an independent voluntary Board and operationally supported by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).

Internationally, clinical audit is a recognised approach to improving the quality of patient care and improving outcomes. Working with the HSE and the Department of Health through its National Clinical Effectiveness Committee, NOCA designs, establishes and supports a portfolio of national clinical audits based on national priorities that include burden of care, variation of care, availability of clinical standards and economic benefit.

NOCA advocates for change at a national level, arising from key findings in our audits. We do this by working with senior decision makers at both policy and operational levels within the Irish healthcare system. NOCA promotes transparent reporting for public, service providers and policy makers.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Liaising with internal and external personnel to ensure that analytical requirements are captured
  • Cleaning data using standard validations or running queries
  • Performing logical checks on data
  • Implementing strategies to improve data quality
  • Provide feedback on data quality to audit managers and data providers
  • Assisting with matching of data as required
  • Contributing to ongoing audit and evaluation of data
  • Providing statistical outputs and responses to data requests from stakeholders and data providers
  • Calculating performance indicators, and completing basic epidemiological and statistical analysis
  • Updating data dictionary and protocols
  • Transforming raw data into insights, reports, charts, visualisations and forecasts.
  • Contributing to the enhancement/redevelopment of analytical tools as appropriate
  • Checking/testing/writing SPSS code for data validation and analyses purposes
  • Assisting with writing annual reports, research papers, journal articles, trend papers as appropriate
  • Carrying out any other reasonable duties as might be required to meet the needs of the NOCA Analytical Team.
  • Essential Requirements/Qualifications for the role:

  • Hold a relevant primary degree in a relevant field of study - mathematics, computer science, statistics, data analytics, social sciences, etc.
  • Have at least one year of practical experience using a statistical software such as R, SPSS, STATA, SAS, Python etc.
  • Excellent ability to analyse, assimilate and interpret large amounts of data and make recommendations quickly and effectively.
  • Advanced skills in Excel.
  • Excellent eye for detail, with a curious mindset and attitude for data discovery.
  • Ability to independently manage your own time and deliverables.
  • Desirable Requirements/ Qualifications for the role :

  • Strong communication and documentation skills.
  • Statistical qualification.
  • Data analytics qualification.
  • Experience analysing and reporting health information.
  • Note: This post is a permanent contract (6 month probationary period). A panel of applicants may be created

    For informal enquires contact Fionnola Kelly, Head of Data Analytics and Research, NOCA at [email protected]

    Job details


    Data Analyst


    Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland




    April 04, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 21, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Mathematics,Medicine,Physics