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Web Applications Developer

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Web Applications Developer
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Ormskirk District General Hospital
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
12/07/2022 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.


Job overview

The Web Applications Developer builds application to supplement the Trust’s corporate systems, providing additional functionality to support the day to day management of the Trust’s clinical and operational services.

The role ensures that the requirements for additional applications are gathered systematically, that applications are developed using Trust standard processes, that they are tested, documented and users trained in their use.

The role provides maintenance and support services for applications built in-house, including the extension of these applications as required.

In addition, the role provides advice and guidance to other Trust staff, both in the IT Department and beyond, with regard to application development and the standards used to ensure that the resulting applications fit within the overall Trust IM&T Strategy.

The role uses the Trust’s standard project management methods to ensure that applications are developed in a timely, cost effective and fully documented way.

Main duties of the job

  1. Supports the operational management of the Applications and Interfacing Team to deliver the Trust’s objectives, making effective and efficient use of resources in the process.
  2. Leads the delivery of local requirements/enhancements for improving clinical and operational processes where they are not adequately supported by the Trust’s portfolio of purchased systems.
  3. Ensures that Trust developed applications conform to the NHS Data Model and NHS Data Dictionary or their successor standards.
  4. Contributes to the delivery of the Trusts IM&T strategic roadmap, ensuring that application development contributes to the Trust’s strategic IT goals.
  5. Acts as the lead role for the day to day operational management of those applications developed by the Applications and Interfacing Team.
  6. Assists in developing and managing the provision of training and support programmes for new and existing staff in using Trust developed applications.
  7. In conjunction with Trust staff sponsoring the development, creates testing plans for developed applications to ensure that they deliver the required results, reliably, safely and consistently. Designs the necessary audit and reporting parts of the application to ensure an auditable record of data entry and processing within the application. Provides the means by which the performance of applications can be monitored.

Working for our organisation

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached job description for further details.

Advert date: 14th June 2022

Closing date: 12th July 2022

Shortlisting date: 13th July 2022

Interview date: 20th July 2022

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Degree and\or Postgraduate diploma in a relevant subject or equivalent experience in web application development
Desirable criteria
  • ITIL Foundation


Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable experience of working in Microsoft Web Development Stack
  • Demonstrable experience of working with Microsoft SQL Server
Desirable criteria
  • HL7 experience
  • Demonstrable experience of working in an Agile environment
  • Demonstrable experience of developing using source control


Essential criteria
  • Able to work to deadlines and SLA targets
  • Able to resolve technical and complex faults
Desirable criteria
  • Logical approach to problem solving

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Further details / informal visits contact

Andrew Parkinson
Job title
Applications and Interface Manager
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