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Application Architect

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£49,244 to £55,438 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The successful applicant will be working as an Application Architect as part of the Application Design team, reporting into the Head of Enterprise Architecture. The role is varied with a focus on translating business visions and requirements into solution outlines and detailed designs with a strong emphasis on the adoption and implementation of open architecture principles and standards (e.g. HL7 FHIR). The applicant will also have a close relationship with the Software Development team providing technical advice and guidance on the implementation of their designs. Key projects include the procurement and implementation of an Electronic Prescribing and Administrations (EPMA) system, where the applicant will be expected to provide technical expertise and assurance to ensure that the new system integrates with both the local Health Board digital platform and the wider NHS Wales ecosystem.

Trainee Opportunities

We are willing to consider applications from candidates that meet the majority but not all of the requirement of the full Person Specification to undertake this role on a trainee basis. Arrangements for applicants appointed on a trainee basis would be as described in Annex 21 of Agenda for Change. If you would like to be considered on a trainee basis, please indicate in the supporting information for your application

Main duties of the job

  • Provide technical expertise on functionality, data, security, interoperability, performance, capacity, scalability, the UI and UX
  • Model the existing solution architecture and develop new models for emerging components of the architecture.
  • Model integration requirements and works closely with the Integration Specialist to architect and design messaging solutions
  • Work with the ABUHB service and clinical team to understand clinical/service strategy and information requirements for the Health Board's digital platform
  • Support the selection and management of 3rd party suppliers' applications
  • Strategic planning of software delivery and working closely with the Software Development Manager to ensure timely delivery of the application development roadmap.
  • Contribute towards the overall Application Strategy.
  • Assist project managers and the Software Development manager to develop project and resource plans for development and implementation
  • Assist in leading the technical assurance processes ensuring that the solution architecture is aligned with the ABUHB Architecture Principles
  • Manage technological risks within the ABUHB application architecture.
  • Train Informatics, 3rd party and other staff in methodologies, techniques tools and the application(s) solution architecture and provide coaching support for the use of new methodologies and architectures
  • Provide professional and technical leadership to the Software Development Team

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board was established on the 1st October 2009 and covers the areas of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen and South Powys. TheHealth Board employs over14,000 staff, two thirds of whom are involved in direct patient care. There are more than 250 consultants in a total of over 1000 hospital and general practice doctors, 6,000 nurses, midwives, allied professionals and community workers. TheHealth Boardis led bythe Chair, non-executive directors, the Chief Executive andother executive directors. The Board is supported by the Senior Management Team. We offer a competitive benefits package including:
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Pay Progression
  • Generous Holiday Allowance (starting at 28 days + 8 statutory days and rising to 34 + 8)
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for:
    • Car Leasing
    • Cycle to Work Scheme
    • Childcare vouchers
    • Purchase of Additional Annual leave
  • Flexible working - to help you with your work life balance and maintain wellbeing for you and your family, including options for hybrid work from home / office
  • Access to a range of Support Networks
  • Occupational Health and Employee Wellbeing

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description (JD) and Person Specification (PS) or click 'Apply now' to view in Trac.

Person Specification

PS - Qualifications and/or Knowledge


  • Qualifications and/or Knowledge (E)


  • Qualifications and/or Knowledge (D)

PS - Experience


  • Experience (D)


  • Experience (E)

PS - Aptitude and Abilities


  • Aptitude and Abilities (E)

PS - Values


  • Values (E)

PS - Other


  • Other

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