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Senior EPR Integration Analyst (B8a)

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year n/a
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
We are recruiting a new team to work on our exciting new Electronic Patient Record (EPR) programme.

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is bringing in a new Electronic Patient Record. This is major transformation programme that will affect almost all Trust employees, supporting them to provide better quality care for our patients and families.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior EPR Integration Analyst B8a for Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital.

We're looking for the right people to join us on this exciting digital journey and be part of our vision to be a world-leading team, providing world-leading care.

The EPR will be a big change for all our patient-facing teams, so we are looking for people with the energy, passion and resilience to manage the complexities and high risks involved to help us deliver this critical programme of work.

This role is also available as a secondment to existing NHS Staff. Please contact the recruitment manager for more information.

Main duties of the job

This post is a BWC wide post with operational responsibility across the whole organisation for clinical systems development and integration. The department's clinical systems and Integration Engineer is tasked with the support and maintenance all the integration hosted by the ICT department.

The department utilises mainly Rhapsody technology as such the post holder should possess excellent knowledge of this technology and act as the departments Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Rhapsody and clinical system integration. Most of the Trust electronic messaging is sent in HL7 messaging and the candidate must have extensive knowledge.

The post holder will set the Trust's integration strategy and vision with the HOD and will make decisions on the operations of all Trust integration resources.

The post holder, will when required, lead junior or contract staff. This post has responsibilities for continually improving clinical integrations and maintaining their data quality and integrity, namely accuracy, completeness, consistency and validity. As the department regularly updates the Trust systems, the post holder is expected to regularly plan and manage several integration or clinical systems installation projects, often simultaneously, throughout the year and which may exceed 50 in a year. The post holder will also design and implement new integrations.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of Masters Level or equivalent postgraduate degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Qualified in a recognised Project Management and IT Service Management methodology with established links with professional bodies (ITIL, Prince2, ITSM, BCS accreditation preferred)
  • Specialist training in MS SQL Database Server Administration and Maintenance.


  • Process recognised relevant IT qualifications (e.g. MSCE, MCTS etc...).
  • Rhapsody certification in HL7 messaging (Practitioner and/or Foundation)

Knowledge and Nature of Experience


  • Experience in the delivery of customer service.
  • Experience in working in team environments.
  • Substantial experience in managing a significantly sized messaging environment.
  • Significant Rhapsody, Clinical Application, Integration experience.
  • Significant experience of designing, coding, testing and supporting systems integration/interoperability applications in a healthcare environment.
  • Significant experience with reconfiguring unsupported or legacy systems to provide Messaging.
  • Experience of managing concurrent projects and conflicting priorities
  • Moderate experience in object oriented programming development (e.g. using Java, C#, JSP, C++).
  • Extensive Knowledge of at least 2 of HL7 v2, FHIR, iPM or Lorenzo, Microsoft SQL Services.
  • Substantial experience of communicating complex issues and data concepts to a range of people.
  • Experience in the use of Power BI. Knowledge and experience of Change, Release and Service Validation/Testing Management as applied to intergration services/applications, and the ability to demonstrate change control across integration services/applications.
  • Understanding of SQL data warehouse.
  • Understanding of cloud computing hosting such as AWS.
  • Basic knowledge of IT networking.
  • Experience of line-managing staff, including performing appraisals and managing personal development plans.

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Modest experience in supporting a system interface solution (e.g. Rhapsody, Ensemble etc...).
  • Considerable experience dealing with enquiries and investigating solutions in a modern IT environment
  • Significant experience in maintaining technical documentation.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills. Can diagnose complex system or database issues and provide solutions.
  • Pragmatic in making decisions for the business.
  • Understand what is essential to the business.
  • Understand what is essential to the business.

Professional/Managerial/Specialist Knowledge


  • Understanding of the NHS
  • Expert level of Rhapsody knowledge.
  • Expert level of Intergration design skills.
  • Sound level of enterprise system architecture.
  • Expert knowledge of data integration technology including HL7 standards.
  • Understanding of specialist IT systems.
  • Good level of technical skills, theory and practice, in designing systems, handling sensitive data and automating data processing.
  • Structured and diagnostic approach to finding solutions to complex data issues.
  • Good knowledge of Software development life cycles and managing their stages.
  • Good knowledge of Software development life cycles and managing their stages.
  • Working knowledge of other database technologies (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Gupta SQLBase, Oracle).

Other Requirements


  • Understanding of rules around information governance, protecting patient data security and confidentiality.
  • Excellent knowledge of data security, GDPR and confidentiality issues
  • Respect Confidentiality of Patient Information.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital

90 Vincent Drive


B15 2TT

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