Clinical Evidence Based Information Service (CEBIS) Specialist NHS AFC: Band 6

  • Job Reference: 00001855-1
  • Date Posted: 4 January 2023
  • Recruiter: University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • Location: Coventry, Midlands
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £33,706 to £40,588
  • Bonus/Benefits: Dynamic, innovative, forward looking service; WFH one day a week.
  • Sector: Health
  • Job Type: Permanent, Temporary

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Clinical Evidence Based Information Service (CEBIS), an integral part of Library and Knowledge Services at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW).

Are you enthused by the potential that evidence based practice has to improve patient care? Do you have an intellectual curiosity and rigour to search the best available evidence for a range of clinical, service and quality improvement questions? If so, come and join our team of information professionals to give the gift of time to decision makers across the organisation. We're looking for people who understand the concept of evidence based practice with advanced searching skills using the internet and information databases rather than only those with direct experience of working in a library or healthcare setting.

We are advertising the following permanent and temporary CEBIS Specialist posts:-

  • One permanent part time post 30 hours (0.8 wte) working over 4 or 5 days
  • Two temporary part time posts - negotiable 41.25hrs (1.1wte) between the two posts 6 months maternity leave and secondment cover

There is guaranteed flexibility to work from home one day a week apart from Tuesdays which is the onsite CEBIS Specialist team day.

****** Please note that the interviews will be taking place in the week beginning 6th February 2023; most likely Tuesday 7th ******

CEBIS Specialists play an important role in the quality of patient care and research and are based at University Hospital, Coventry.

You will work with a variety of UHCW teams to support decision making by providing the best available evidence in a timely manner. You will need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and confidence to work effectively as an information professional embedded in the clinical setting. A flexible approach to the changing workload is required, as well as the ability to prioritise your own workload to meet service needs.

CEBIS Specialists attend clinics, multi-disciplinary meetings and ward rounds, providing evidence searches in response to questions raised and facilitating discussion of the best available evidence. Through established work within UHCW, CEBIS Specialists have developed specialist subject knowledge and built strong working relationships with clinicians. Clinicians have come to recognise the specialist information skills of the CEBIS team and the integral part they play in evidence based decision making within UHCW.

CEBIS Specialists also have the opportunity to work on projects to evaluate and improve the service, take on research and be named co-authors on published papers.