Applications Developer

Job Reference: 365-A-18-74505-3
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Department:
Information Department Location:
Worcestershire Royal Hospital
22,128 – 28,746 pa (pro rata)
Our trust manages three hospitals in Worcestershire: the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch; Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and Worcestershire Royal Hospital. We also manage a surgery ward at Evesham Community Hospital.
We provide acute services to a population of over 500,000 and our staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care.
Our vision is about taking pride in our healthcare services, and our 4WARD values are important in our everyday work.
Proposals to improve local health services in Worcestershire have recently been approved.
The three Governing Bodies of NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove, NHS South Worcestershire and NHS Wyre Forest who are responsible for buying healthcare services for Worcestershire residents made the decision to support a clinical model which will bring stability and certainty to the local acute hospital service.
The model, which has taken over five years to develop, will see the:
Centralisation of emergency surgery to Worcestershire Royal Hospital with skilled staff which will improve outcomes and patient experience
Creation of centres of excellence for planned surgery at the Alexandra Hospital
Retention of emergency and urgent care services at the Alexandra Hospital
Centralisation of inpatient care for children at Worcestershire Royal Hospital with the majority of childrens care remaining local
Centralisation of births at Worcestershire Royal Hospital with ante-natal and post-natal care remaining local
Day-case and short-stay surgery increased at Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre.
In addition they made a number of recommendations on future staffing levels, transport, maternity services and the quality of services.
The decision follows an extensive consultation process.
For further information visit the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire website.
We are committed to making changes that ensure all of our hospitals thrive, and its an exciting time for you to join us.
A new vacancy has arisen within the Information department for an application developer. To be considered for this role you will need experience of software development using Visual Studio and ASP.NET/Visual Basic. You will also need a good understanding of the T-SQL scripting language and SQL Server 2008 or greater. In addition to the technical skills listed the applicant will also need experience of working within the NHS or similar healthcare setting. Any experience of Agile working or ITIL would be advantageous. Knowledge of the NHS data dictionary would also be of benefit. This is an exciting time to join a fast paced team that have a real commitment to promoting innovation across the trust through the use of digital solutions.
For enquiries regarding this post please contact Kevin Dockerty, Head of Business Intellegence, 01905 763333 (ext 38567)
Important information about your application
You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
All correspondence will be sent through NHS Jobs, so please check NHS jobs and your email account regularly
If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion
By accepting a position within our Trust you agree that the Occupational Health Department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working. We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.
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