Senior Developer

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a talented Senior Developer looking to work in an environment where you can make a real difference?

We develop vital systems that are used by our clinical teams to support the delivery of safe and effective care. With numerous clinically focused projects already delivered and many more planned, this is an exciting opportunity to join our established team to develop high quality software.

You will be qualified to postgraduate degree level or have extensive relevant experience in all aspects of software development including SQL, PL/SQL, Oracle Forms or APEX.

You will have excellent communication skills, be team-oriented, have a proven ability in mentoring more junior members of the team and will willing to be flexible and eager to take on new challenges.

Previous applicants need not apply

Main duties of the job

Within the Development Team you will be working in an Oracle development environment with an emphasis on quality and excellence. It will encompass all aspects of the development life cycle including:
  • Requirements gathering
  • Design
  • Development
  • Testing
  • Deployment
  • Maintenance

For our core electronic patient record and interfaces to other key systems.

Current projects include digitisation of clinical documentation, outpatient transformation and interoperability with the Yorkshire and Humber Care Record.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • Educated to postgraduate degree level in a suitable technical discipline, or possess an equivalent qualification, or relevant experience


  • Relevant technical qualification for accreditation

Experience & Knowledge Required


  • Substantial knowledge of for the following technical areas : oDatabase Design oOracle database (11g/12c) development oOracle PL/SQL oAdvanced SQL and SQL tuning oOracle Forms or Oracle APEX
  • Proven ability to transfer and develop skills and knowledge in new technical areas at short notice.


  • Working knowledge of: oSQL Loader and other Oracle server utilities oTOAD and TOAD Data Modeller or SQL Developer oVersion control tools oJavascript oHTML/CSS oOBIEE oBI Publisher oXML oHL7 / FHIR

Skills & Attributes


  • Experience of leading systems development activity
  • Extensive experience of software architecture and development, technical support (including performance monitoring) and technical assurance in a complex technical environment.
  • Extensive experience of the complete development project lifecycle and a track record of implementing systems with: oRelational database management systems oUnit and systems testing oContinuous Integration oUse of ICT in a knowledge-based organisation and in cross-team working. oFormal change control processes oAll aspects of Software Development Lifecycle
  • Experience in design, code, test, correction and documentation of large and/or complex programs and program modifications from supplied and implicit specifications using agreed standards and tools, to achieve a well-engineered result.
  • Experience of taking part in reviewing of own work and leading reviews of colleagues' work.


  • Experience of key Agile concepts and their application
  • Has an understanding of the project management methodology Prince II.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Teaching Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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