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Digital Product Specialist

Posted: 1 Oct 2020 Closes: 31 Oct 2020
Swansea, United Kingdom £31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Permanent & Full-time NHS_DKR9134IZJyx

Digital Product Specialist

Job Reference: 130-AC289-1020

Employer: Department: Digital Location: Swansea Bay UHB Headquarters, Baglan, Port Talbot Salary: £31,365 - £37,890 per annum

Welcome to Swansea Bay University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.

Swansea Bay University Health Board reserve the right to close vacancies after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. We encourage early applications to ensure consideration for a post.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting Redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

If you are currently employed by Swansea Bay University Health Board, the fixed term contract roles can only be offered as a secondment with the agreement of your current line manager. Please obtain approval from your line manager prior to applying if appropriate.

There are three posts available - 1 x permanent, 1 x fixed term/secondment until 31 March 2022 and 1 x fixed-term secondment for 12 months.

We are looking to recruit up to three Digital Product Specialists who will each undertake the role of functional expert for one or more digital products (clinical information systems) during the development or implementation phases or for a live operational system.

You will have responsibility for ensuring the product(s) are quality assured following rigorous testing, project management of technical and implementation work streams, and overseeing implementations. This will involve close working with clinical and administrative staff across the organisation, and with national partners e.g. NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS).

Successful candidates will join the Digital Programmes team within the Digital Services Directorate and will work with Programme Managers, Project Managers, other Digital Product Specialists, Systems Developers, IT Trainers, QA Analysts and Infrastructure and Service Management teams.

The post holders will:
  • Take a lead role in the documentation of product requirements and user designs to reflect business needs
  • Manage implementations, including the development of project plans, risk registers and regular update reports
  • Lead on the development of communications, training and testing plans
  • Actively promote the product's benefits and implementation plans
You will need to demonstrate a passion for technology and digital working and its use to improve patient safety and care. Candidates will also need to have a general understanding of clinical information systems including the ability to undertake business analysis as part of the system life cycle, identifying opportunities to streamline business processes through the introduction of digital technology.

The successful candidate will also demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and will be able to demonstrate the ability to lead and work effectively with teams of clinicians and other health professionals.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMarc ThomasJob titleDigital Programme ManagerEmail addressmarc.thomas@wales.nhs.uk

Swansea Bay University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

Equality remains at the centre of the Health Boards policy-making, service delivery and employment practices. We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and applications are welcomed from persons with disabilities. A disability will not prejudice your application. If you are unable to submit your application in the requested format because of a disability please contact the Recruitment Team, who will agree a more suitable way for you to apply. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria listed in the Person Specification will be invited to interview.

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