Here at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care for our local population. We are ranked as the third in the country for research, embedding education and training across the organisation. Our main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, which is one of the largest hospitals on the south coast employing over 8,700 staff.
Our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our hospital stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for getting it right for patients, colleagues, and our community, you will find a home at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust.
We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic IT Systems Support Administrator to join to assist with the on-going development, operation and utilisation of OPERA, the Theatre Information System.
In this role, you will help maintain the recording, reporting and use of information so that accurate and user-friendly information is available in a timely manner to aid the improvement of the Theatre services.
IT experience is essential for this role, including the use of Microsoft Excel and a willingness to develop in other areas of IT technology.
Specific Core Functions
To ensure that effective routine and ad-hoc reports are produced within agreed timescales so that the information needs for clinical, managerial, and legal purposes are met.
To work effectively with the hospital information reporting team in the generation of Trust reports, and to maintain knowledge & skills.
To ensure patient confidentiality and compliance with IG regulations is met at all times.
OPERA – Theatre Information System
Help ensure that the Theatre Information System is functioning correctly and optimally for all users.
To monitor the availability and performance of the Theatre Information System and the interface with / from the hospital system and ensure that these are resolved either by own participation or the involvement of Trust IT or other individuals.
In liaison with the Trust IT department to ensure system security and resilience is maintained at all times.
To monitor the environmental conditions of all installed equipment, ensuing that they comply with the manufacturer’s recommendations and Health & Safety legislation.
Help co-ordinate the development of new areas of functionality for the Theatre Information system, including software development and implementation of new functions.
Educated to GCSE level (or equivalent).
Skills and Knowledge
Ability to achieve a high level of accuracy while ensuring deadlines are met.
Commitment to working towards meeting the goals of the organisation in both the long and short-term
Willingness to develop in other areas of IT technology.
Effective problem-solving skills, attention to detail
Able to use Theatre information systems.
Chimera software knowledge
IT experience, preferably in the use of Microsoft Excel
Experience of producing information for Audit purposes
Previous experience of working in the NHS or a hospital setting.
Experience of being able to lead, supervise and motivate others and self.
Experience of training other colleagues
Experience of working in a team and promotion of team working
Previous experience of working in the NHS or Medical Organisation
The health and wellbeing of our staff is at the forefront of everything we do. We are proud to be able to offer our staff some fantastic benefits including our on-site Nursery, access to our free Beach Hut for those long summer days, our on-site Wellness Centre including a gym and a swimming pool, access to our fantastic staff networks including LGBTQ, Race Equality and DisAbility, and awards ceremonies to recognise your achievements. We believe we can offer support to all of our staff when they need it the most.
We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.