Where are you heading next?
You can be part of our future – as a trailblazer, delivering pioneering digital services and sharing our learning with other NHS organisations.
We are looking for the right people to join our specialist IT teams, to develop new models of digital healthcare and informatics that will benefit our health service now and support research for the future. Knowledge of a clinical environment and healthcare systems would be beneficial in many roles.
Oxford University Hospitals is leading the way in health technology. We are already acknowledged to be one of the most advanced NHS trusts for implementing the Cerner Millennium electronic patient record (EPR) system.
We have also been named a ‘global digital exemplar’ which recognises that we are at the forefront of the use of digital technology to deliver exceptional treatment and care. As a digital exemplar, we have ambitious plans to accelerate the opportunities that digital technology offers, in line with the ambition of the NHS to be ‘paper-free’ and for patient records to be held electronically and accessible across different systems.
Every day, across our four hospital sites, there are 1.2 million transactions via the Electronic Patient Record system used by more than 8,000 staff.
Our clinical staff routinely order diagnostic tests and view the results electronically. Nurses record patient admissions, discharges and transfers in real time. Our doctors order laboratory and radiology investigations, view and endorse results.
But there is so much more we can do to provide our clinicians with the digital support to ensure high quality care. Our aim is to deliver information to clinical teams based on real-time data and enable them to share that information with colleagues across different record-keeping systems.
Investment in digital services and infrastructure
As one of the 12 most digitally advanced hospitals in the NHS, we will work on delivering a range of initiatives including:
- Real time video links between ambulances and emergency departments to support better care during journeys to hospital.
- Electronic detection and alerting of patient deteriorations such as sepsis, reducing the number of patients in whom this is missed and leading to improved outcomes, reduced mortality and shorter lengths of stay.
- Online systems which reduce medication errors by up to half by managing monitoring patients more effectively and alerting clinicians.