Senior Systems Analyst: Sponsorship Available

  • Full Time
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 51,488 – 57,802 £ / Year

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Job Summary

Main duties of the job

The senior systems analyst will lead on the development and maintenance of integration solutions between key clinical systems using a number of technologies such as the trusts dedicated InterSystems Ensemble integration engine and in-house developed Microsoft SQL databases.

The post holder will work on IT projects for new system deployments, upgrades to existing systems and making changes to existing interfaces this will include liaising with trust clinical teams and system suppliers to implement the required agreed solutions.

This is both a senior and highly specialist technical role and the post holder will be expected to contribute to the technical expertise within the team and to broaden it through a wide technical experience as well as work at a more senior level in the implementation of policies within the team. Practical technical experience will be required.

The senior systems analyst will be able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills and must be able to show high levels of prolonged concentration and use of own initiative and have the ability to take ownership of project tasks and follow these through to completion. The post holder will take a proactive approach to error identification analysis and correction. This role is suitable for people that like a challenging role.

Please note: as part of this role you are required to be on-call as per rota, paid per session.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6 million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A&E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17 million tests.

This is an exciting time to be working with the Integration team. The Trust was awarded Global Digital Exemplar status in 2017 and one of our main sites achieved HIMSS7 validation in 2022 and is known as the most digitally advanced hospital in the NHS.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & professional Qualifications


  • Educated to degree level or significant technical experience in a wide range of IT systems



  • Significant technical experience in a wide range of IT systems
  • Experience of working in a team
  • Experience of all aspects of the system development life-cycle from conception to implementation & support to all aspects of the job, including assisting with new systems implementation
  • Experience in the integration of disparate computer systems
  • Experience of writing HL7 interfaces to transfer transactions between clinical


  • Working in a healthcare organisation
  • Experience of delivering training

Skills and aptitudes


  • A good knowledge of health sector procedures and information systems
  • Programming language concepts
  • Relational data design and development
  • MS Office products
  • Substantial database design, development and programming in MS SQL Server in a business environment
  • Excellent SQL, T-SQL or PL/SQL
  • In-depth knowledge of HL7 principles and messaging standards
  • Interface development skills with dedicated integration software such as HealthShare/IRIS, Mirth, Rhapsody, Corepoint, etc


  • Prince 2 or other Project Management methodologies
  • Programming skills with ASP, ASP.NET, HTML, Java in a business environment

Personal Qualities & attributes


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, producing reports/documentation to a professional standard with an ability to communicate complex issues in a simplified way
  • Analytical approach to problem solving
  • Excellent staff management skills
  • Show excellent attention to detail
  • Must be able to make sound decisions on major technical issues and take responsibility for them
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to carry out complex analysis
  • Prioritisation skills
  • Proven record of working autonomously and performing under pressure
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to use independent judgement and initiative
  • Writing technical specifications and documentation

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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).

Closing Date: 20 March 2024

Job Category: Others
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: London

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