Non Clinical - Senior Applications Developer

  • Department IT
  • Salary £40,057.00 – £45,839 per annum
  • Closing Date 27/01/2022
  • Location Shrewsbury Business Park
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-SAD-1051
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Plus on call commitment and out of hours work as required)

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require any individuals employed by the NHS where their role involves patient contact, to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022.  To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) for a methodical and focused individual with experience of structured systems analysis, design, and programming to join the Trust's Development Team as a Senior Applications Developer.

This is an excellent time to join our team as we embark upon the delivery of a digital transformation roadmap across the organisation.

Main duties of the job

Leading or working as a member of a team, this role has responsibility for developing, testing, and producing new technologies, interfaces and programs. The role involves close liaison with all levels of clinical and administrative staff. This role covers a second-line support responsibility offering both in-hours and out-of-hours support for Trust systems.

The post holder will have proven experience of change management, ideally in relation to clinical system implementation. You will be highly capable of planning and prioritising work, managing competing demands and deadlines and you will have the enthusiasm and drive for results. You will be required to take a flexible and innovative approach combined with excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication skills to ensure that the application performs to the requirements of its users and clinicians.

Working for our organisation

Working as part of the Development team within the Digital Services department you will work autonomously, within the boundaries of the role, as well as, importantly, being part of a team.

You will be supported by the Service Development teams to deliver services designed for a fast paced clinical environment.

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require any individuals employed by the NHS where their role involves patient contact, to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022.  To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person specification

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria

A good understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle
Knowledge and experience in the key languages and frameworks: • Visual Basic / C# • .Net / .Net Core • Javascript / JQuery • ASP/VB6 • SQL • Angular framework with SCSS • Lyniate Rhapsody Integration Engine • Restful APIs / Web API’s
Knowledge, experience and understanding of frontend and backend computing infrastructure such as Windows Server, SQL Server.
Experience of the production of technical documentation to support user requirements, system design
Experience of software testing
Experience designing user interfaces
Good understanding of configuring Internet Information Service (IIS) and web applications

Desirable criteria

Experience of developing clinical systems
Knowledge of agile methodologies
Previous experience working in a NHS organisation

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria

Educated to degree level and / or relevant significant experience within specialty.

Desirable criteria

Evidence of ongoing personal development in the field of software development.
Understanding of medical terminology (e.g. SNOMED).

Skills

Essential criteria

Attention to detail, accurate and a strong quality first approach.
Ability to work as a team leader, team member or independently.

Desirable criteria

Good presentational skills

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
 
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
 
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
 
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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