Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.
They are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.
MFT are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. They are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.
Their vision is to improve the health and quality of life of their diverse population by building an organisation that:
Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
Attracts, develops and retains great people
Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.
Be the link between leading-edge medical software and an outstanding NHS Trust.
The trust are embarking on an unprecedented clinical transformation programme that will revolutionise the way in which they work. They have partnered with a world-class medical software company to introduce Hive, a brand-new Electronic Patient Record (EPR) solution that will bring all patient information into one easily accessible place and make the services more effective than ever before.
Hive is the largest initiative of its kind and is backed by a significant multi-million-pound investment. It’s also an exciting opportunity to bring your expertise, join the journey and develop through a challenging, complex project. With your help, they can build on leading initiatives and transform the services for the benefit of patients and staff alike.
As an Interface Graduate Technician, you’ll develop, test and maintain Hive’s interfaces, defining the way our staff will interact with our technology. This is a wide-ranging, role that draws on project management, technical skills, collaboration and analysis.
You’ll be assigned specific interfaces to develop, which covers a variety of work including business analysis, system architecture design and quality assurance. As well as being the primary support contact for your area, you’ll coordinate with other Hive teams to make sure everything being developed meets the expectations of our end users.
You’ll also be able to make a big contribution to the continuous development of our services by researching new technologies, tools and standards and advising us on their potential uses.
As part of your EPR training, you’ll also receive recognised qualifications in Epic, the software that Hive is based on.
Most importantly, we’re looking for someone with the aptitude to learn and develop their skills and become an integral part of the Interface team, ensuring our clinical workforce can access the correct information to provide the highest level of care.
Skills and Experience required
We’re looking for candidates with:
A degree in Computer Science or related subject (which includes modules in programming (object- oriented programming))
Work experience in the IT industry at a junior level or beyond, preferably within programming or systems analysis
Experience or an understanding of messaging systems, such as HL7 2.x and 3, FHIR or CDA messaging that can be applied to NHS workflows.
A strong interest, experience or familiarity with programming and the ability to write confidently in at least one language, but also develop systems integration (using Ensemble or Mirth).
Knowledge of or experience in Microsoft SQL server or SQL related skills
Strong communication skills, collaborative skills and good organisation and project management
If you are interested in the opportunity then please apply by uploading your CV and write a cover letter of no more than 1000 words, detailing how you meet the skills and experience requirements as described above.
Closing date: 16th May 2021
Virtual Assessment centre: To be held from 21st and 22nd June 2021
Please note we would encourage candidates to apply early as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position may be closed before the deadline should enough applications be received.
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