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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/04/2021.

Application Delivery Lead

Job Reference: 415-A-21-34947

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
MY CARE Northern Devon
£53,168 - £62,001

Application Delivery Lead

Approval has now been granted for a shared patient record between Eastern Devon and Northern Devon as part of the continued partnership and proposed integration of NDHT and RD&E with a go-live date planned for Summer 2022. This is a fantastic investment to improve the care and services we provide for our patients and community. Improving the visibility of information between our teams will also help improve safety and quality through supporting our teams to work together and make decisions leading to better outcomes for our patients.

We are looking for an Application Delivery Lead to be part of the MY CARE Northern Devon Programme Implementation team. You will be responsible for directing and leading a team of design and configuration build specialists who will be trained on Epic, to ensure their work integrates successfully with other Epic modules, conforms to design integrity and meets specified deadlines. You will be accountable for ensuring the scope and design of the configuration build is as required and will be responsible for monitoring each module’s progress to enable a successful, safe and on-schedule go-live.

The successful candidate will possess extensive knowledge of implementing strategic, large-scale clinical information systems within the NHS. In addition, the candidate will demonstrate significant experience and knowledge of the management of clinical and administrative information systems as well as NHS information standards, and their impact on the operational workflows and processes within the NHS. You’ll have significant senior management experience including leading multidisciplinary teams, be an excellent communicator and be skilled in managing complex projects.

This position is available from June 2021 as a secondment or fixed term contract (until September 2022) with potential for a further extension and/or permanent employment thereafter.

Please note that training for this role is likely to take place in both the UK and the USA. It is therefore essential that you hold a current passport and are able to commit to travel abroad on dates set by the Trust and in line government travel restrictions/guidelines at the time.

If you are shortlisted you will be invited to attend an assessment centre for testing. There will be a range of times and dates from which to choose between 22nd April and 30th April 2021. Successful applicants will then be invited back to interview on a date to be confirmed.

The MY CARE Programme will only be delivered in Northern Devon Healthcare Trust successfully if we establish an enthusiastic, hard-working and dedicated Programme Implementation Team. As part of the team we need to employ staff from all areas of clinical practice, administrative and clerical, and corporate areas such as HR, Service Development and Information Management and Technology. If you believe you have the skills we require for this dynamic and forward-thinking programme, please apply now!

Should you like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Kenny Starkey at

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***


This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Pay award due with effect from Thursday 1st April 2021, implementation pending NHS Employers publication.

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