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Senior Data Conversion Engineer

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
As one of ESNEFTs new Senior Data Conversion Engineers you will play a crucial role in transitioning data from our legacy healthcare systems to Epic's Electronic Patient Records (EPR) system. Developing into a specialist in Epic, as well as building an in-depth understanding of our legacy systems you will need a unique blend of technical expertise, healthcare knowledge, and project management skills.

You will:
  • Use your technical skillset to design, develop and execute data conversion plans, including validation testing and troubleshooting processes.
  • Collaborate with clinical, administrative, and IT teams to analyse & map data from legacy systems to Epic EPR, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Troubleshoot & resolve data conversion issues, ensuring data integrity & system stability.
  • Maintain documentation of data conversion processes and protocols.
  • Ensure compliance with healthcare data standards and regulations.

With experience of healthcare data, particularly in an modularised EPR environment, our ideal candidates will also have a strong understanding of database structures, data mapping, ETL processes, JavaScript & SQL.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent analytical and problem-solving skills alongside the ability to communicate effectively with both technical & non-technical stakeholders.Project management experience and the ability to multitask are also advantageous.

Internal applicants currently employed by ESNEFT will be offered on a secondment basis only.

Main duties of the job

  • Implement data flows to connect operational systems, data for analytics and business intelligence (BI) systems.
  • Re-engineer manual data flows to enable scaling and repeatable use.
  • You will support the build of data streaming system
  • Write ETL (extract, transform, load) scripts and code to ensure the ETL process performs optimally.
  • Develop business intelligence reports that can be reused.
  • You will build accessible data for analysis.
  • You will provide maintenance, configuration and monitoring of the legacy and target system's data.
  • Maintenance, configuration and monitoring of integrated data solutions between Trust business systems and applications.
  • You will responsible for working with Clinical and Business Informaticist's, and Implementation specialists to capture data conversion requirements and bespoke change requests for projects
  • You will be responsible for ensuring developments are aligned to the overall Digital and Logistics and Trust strategies and suggesting alternative approaches where require.

Please note this is a site based role - you will either be based at IP-City Centre or Colchester Hospital.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field (or equivalent experience)


  • An accredited qualification in a data engineering



  • Manipulating and converting healthcare data
  • Mapping and rationalisation of healthcare data
  • Creating and maintaining robust documentation relating to design and build of solutions
  • Proficiency in languages like SQL, Python, JavaScript, or others relevant to data manipulation and ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) processes.


  • Experience in Epic Bridges
  • Experience of mapping data between various formats and transform data as per business requirements, ideally in a healthcare setting

Knowledge and Skills


  • Good understanding of healthcare integration technologies, systems, and standards.
  • Knowledge of database systems such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, or NoSQL databases
  • Understanding of database design and architecture
  • Demonstrable knowledge of identifying and documenting requirements.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of working in a large, complex organisation.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail


  • Knowledge of administering and implanting an IT system.
  • Knowledge of project management.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of working in a technical problem solving or support function.

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


IP-City Centre / Cplchester Hospital

1 Bath Street



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