Applications and Interfacing Engineer

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust


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Job summary

Application and Interface Engineer

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Development Team


Full Time

Band 5

£25,655 - £31,534 per annum

Main duties of the job

An exciting, full time opportunity has arisen for an Application and Interface Engineer to work within the Development Team at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust. The role will be permanent and based at Ormskirk Hospital.

About us

The successful candidate will be an integral member of the Trust's Development Team, delivering and supporting essential web applications and interfaces for clinical and administrative areas.

This is a junior role and the candidate will need to demonstrate knowledge of web programming and other general programming skills but experience is not a requirement, graduates are welcome to apply.

Someone who is keen to learn and looking for opportunities to expand on web and general programming knowledge is ideal.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information, please see the attached Job Description.

Advertising Date: 11th May 2022

Closing Date: 19th May 2022

Shortlisting Date: 20th May 2022

Interview Date: 30th May 2022

(Please be aware that we may close a vacancy earlier than stated should a sufficient number of applications be received. You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.)

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Person Specification



  • Further Education in Health Informatics or equivalent experience


  • Degree/Post Graduate Diploma in Health Informatics or equivalent experience

Knowledge & Experience


  • Knowledge of a variety of programming, mark up or scripting languages, HTML,XHTML, CSS, JSON, Ajax, Javascript.
  • Knowledge of healthcare messaging standards interfaces and interface Engines HL7 and FHIR.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft platforms IIS and Windows server.


  • Experience developing websites in a healthcare setting.
  • Experience developing messaging interfaces in a healthcare setting.
  • Knowledge of text manipulation using RegEx (Regular Expressions)

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to apply development techniques and select appropriate methods.
  • Understanding of how to produce documentation of code and applications.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust


Ormskirk Hospital


L39 2AZ

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Andrew Parkinson

Date posted

12 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 5


£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Ormskirk Hospital


L39 2AZ

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