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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/06/2021.

Application Developer

Job Reference: 175-2122-2-DG2669

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Information Systems
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Papworth Road, Cambridge
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, treating around 50,000 patients each year. We are located in a new, purpose-built hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

Founded as a tuberculosis colony in 1918, Royal Papworth Hospital has established an international reputation for excellence in research and innovation. Since carrying out the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, the hospital now performs more heart, heart-lung and lung transplants each year than any other UK centre.

In addition to transplantation, Royal Papworth Hospital has the UK’s largest Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC) and is one of five UK centres providing Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) to patients experiencing severe respiratory failure. It is also the only centre in the UK for a number of specialist services including Pulmonary Endarterectomy and Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA).

In October 2019, we became the first trust to be rated ‘outstanding’ in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led). We are committed to providing a positive, supportive experience for all of our staff.


Application Developer

Band 7 - £38,890 - £44,503

Full time – 37.5 hours per week

World renowned ROYAL PAPWORTH HOSPITAL NHS Foundation Trust has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic experienced Integration Specialist.

ROYAL PAPWORTH HOSPITAL has moved to a new state of the art hospital based on the Cambridge Biomedical campus and we are looking for an experienced Application Developer to join our existing Applications Development team who develop applications and provide software engineering to support The Trust’s digital strategy and facilitate the integration of commercial systems within The Trust’s network. Key components of this are The Trust’s integration engine, Viaduct and The Trust’s data warehouse which underpins much of the BI required by The Trust. 

The successful candidate will have technical knowledge of any Integration Engine and will have experience of integrating various clinical systems. Ideally they will require a high level of IT knowledge related to integration such as HL7 messaging, APIs, Sql and knowledge of FHIR APIs would be a distinct advantage.
In addition, specialised software such as Visual Studio and the .NET Framework, and a range of programming languages and tools such as C#, Javascript, WinForms,MVC, WPF, MS SQL, T-SQL and SQL Server Reporting Services and SQL Server Integration Services would also be useful in this role.

A solution focused individual with a willingness to learn and adapt to the needs of the business. The candidate must have good technical and communications skills and must be able to work closely with IT, clinical and management colleagues at all levels within the Trust and has the capability to follow through on projects from inception to delivery and beyond.

This is an ideal opportunity to extend your experience and knowledge in a new and exciting environment with new projects on the horizon. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, flexible individual with a high level of technical skills and a proven track record of delivering at pace and scale in a demanding 24/7 health care environment.

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Closing date – 25th June 2021

Interview Date – 6th and 7th July 2021

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome (for eligible posts only) and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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