Job Reference: 318-19-R3456ED

Location: Cheltenham / Gloucester

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Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in England, delivering services from two general hospitals in thriving Gloucester and beautiful regency Cheltenham. Gloucestershire has excellent transport links and stunning countryside, and was recently ranked in the top three places to live in the UK. Gloucestershire Hospitals has a £500m annual operating income, 960 beds, over 125,000 emergency attendances and nearly 800,000 outpatient appointments each year. We have over 8,000 members of staff who are committed to providing high quality acute elective and specialist services under our vision of ‘Best Care For Everyone’ to a diverse population of almost 620,000.

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Join us on our exciting and ambitious journey to become a digital organisation and make our technology simpler, faster and better connected. Our digital agenda has never been more important. We are proud to have recently achieved a Good CQC rating , but we want to do better. Within five years we aim to be among the most digitally advanced hospitals trusts in the country, providing the kind of high quality, ‘outstanding’ care that our patients deserve and our staff, aspire to deliver.

At the heart of our digital strategy is the launch of an Electronic Patient Record that will give our clinicians a single point of access to all clinical information, improving their experience of healthcare technology and making us one of the best places to work in the NHS. None of this can happen without a skilled and enthusiastic team of technical experts, in a wide range of specialties including infrastructure, network, security, hardware deployment and software configuration.

This is a DBA role responsible for providing operational database services primarily for the soon to be implemented trust EPR with the opportunity for wider database management in the future. We are looking for a highly competent and motivated individual for this role. This is a production DBA role but it will also include some developmental and migration activities.

This role requires a service orientated mentality with a high sense of ownership of the problems and requests assigned, focus on managing and resolving issues, establishing and maintaining communication with technology customers to keep them updated with status of their requests, initiating and performing changes on production systems and proactively escalating any issues.

We’re investing heavily to realise this project and offer those joining our emerging team the chance to learn new skills and develop further as our digital journey continues. Our EPR and wider digital programme is overseen by an experienced and able senior leadership team who fully support the agenda and have ensured it is funded it accordingly.

We are looking for proactive, enthusiastic and skilled people who want to use their expertise to help make a difference to patient care. If the role advertised doesn’t quite match your skill set but you are interested in our plans and would like to be part of our digital journey, please get in touch with us by emailing