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Digital Interoperability Manager

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
28 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The role of Interoperability and Integration Manager will be responsible foranalysing the specific needs and requirements of Trusts in terms of theintegration of healthcare data internally within organisations, and acrossTrusts via health economy wide initiatives. The role will ensure the approach taken to integrate information between systems and Trusts is strategically aligned to ensure the development approach allows information to be shared in a structured format. The role must ensure individual requirements are assessed & accurately documented. The resulting interface and implementation will then be designed, developed, tested and deployed ensuring Trust engagement throughout the process.The role is also responsible for the on-going management, maintenance andsupport levels for developed interfaces. The role will monitor interfaces,gathering statistics on messaging levels and will undertake incidentmanagement processes when necessary and will liaise with 3rd party suppliers as is relevant.The Integration Manager will work with a range of senior stakeholders (both internal and external) to ensure that interface priorities are understood and aligned to deliver trust strategies.The role will have line management responsibility for the Integration andDatabase Administration Teams.The role will be integral to the success of the digital strategy and will have responsibility for the Integration & Interoperability workstream and associated projects.

Main duties of the job

The integration and interoperability manager plays a crucial role in ensuring that different systems, processes, and stakeholders within the National Health Service (NHS) can effectively communicate, collaborate, and share data. Their main duties include:

System Integration:

Interoperability Standards:

Data Governance:

Stakeholder Management:

Project Management:

Training and Education:

Quality Assurance:

Continuous Improvement:

About us

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is one of three specialist cancer centres in England. With 1,800 specialist staff and three sites, we are one of the largest NHS providers of non-surgical cancer treatment. The Trust has a unique multi-site care model serving the 2.4 million population across Cheshire and Merseyside and is consistently rated by patients as one of the best performing hospitals.

Our vision is to not only maintain this level of commitment to excellence but to work with our academic and healthcare partners across the region to ensure care, treatment and patient outcomes continuously improve in the future. We are very proud of all our expert and loyal staff and we welcome people who share the collective aim of delivering excellence in everything that we do.

Our values represent who we are and what we believe in. They define how we act to deliver the best possible care for our patients and shape The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre as a great place to work.

We are -

Kind Empowered Responsible Inclusiv e

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • System Integration Oversight:
    • Lead and oversee the integration of diverse healthcare systems, including electronic health records (EHRs), patient management systems.
    • Ensure seamless data exchange and communication channels between integrated systems.
  • Interoperability Standards Development:
    • Establish and maintain interoperability standards governing how healthcare systems interact and share data.
    • Ensure compliance with national and international standards such as HL7 and FHIR to guarantee compatibility and consistency across the NHS.
  • Data Governance and Compliance:
    • Develop and enforce data governance policies and procedures to safeguard sensitive patient information.
    • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations such as GDPR to protect patient privacy and confidentiality.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration:
    • Collaborate closely with various stakeholders within the NHS, including healthcare providers, IT departments and third-party vendors.
    • Ensure alignment and coordination in achieving interoperability objectives through effective communication and collaboration.
  • Project Management:
    • Plan, implement, and monitor projects related to system integration and interoperability.
    • Coordinate resources, manage timelines, and resolve issues to ensure successful project outcomes.
  • Training and Education:
    • Provide training and education to healthcare professionals and staff on the use of interoperable systems and best practices for data sharing.
    • Empower users with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively leverage integrated systems.
  • Quality Assurance:
    • Conduct regular audits and assessments to ensure integrated systems function properly and meet performance standards.
    • Identify areas for improvement and implement corrective actions to maintain quality and reliability.
  • Continuous Improvement:
    • Stay informed about emerging technologies, industry trends, and regulatory changes related to healthcare interoperability.
    • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of integrated systems within the NHS.

  • Person Specification



    • Relevant degree in Computer Sciences or Software Engineering or relevant experience in this field with attendance at relevant training courses to update skill set


    • Experience of healthcare IT systems
    • Evidence of continuing professional development

    Knowledge and Expertise


    • Knowledge of HL7 (Health Level 7) & FHIR standards
    • Knowledge of XML (Extensible Markup Language)
    • Understanding of other integration/interoperability technologies and standards


    • Experience of Iguana 5 Integration Engine
    • Knowledge of project management principles and practices. E.g. PRINCE2
    • Knowledge of current management trends and best practices. E.g. ITIL
    • Knowledge of SQL
    • Knowledge of Ubuntu



    • Experience of integrating health applications
    • Programming experience
    • Adherence to Data Protection Act and other security protocols
    • A good working knowledge of structured testing processes and documentation
    • Knowledge of ITK

    Employer details

    Employer name

    The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHSFT


    The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Liverpool (The Spine)

    Paddington Village


    L7 3FA

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