Chief nursing informatics officer

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

Lead the change we need in nursing to be a world class digital exemplar

As an NHS Global Centre of Digital Excellence (GDE), we are implementing an exciting digital programme across a wide range of care settings and technologies. Our goals from our digital programme are to :

- Reduce the administration burden on clinical staff so they can focus on patients

- Give our patients access to digital tools to enhance their care

- Ensure that clinical information can be safely and easily accessed

- Improve patient safety and care

- Increase productivity

We want to recruit a Chief Nursing Informatics Officer to champion our digital programme for nurses and midwives. This role will lead significant change as the organisation transition from paper processes to digital systems for supporting patient care. We have already implemented electronic prescribing and electronic observations so you won’t be starting from scratch.   

This is a senior level role with high profile both within the organisation, at STP level and nationally in representing the Trust in clinical digital forums. This requires someone with strong leadership skills to provide expert clinical informatics advice and guidance. The post holder will work collaboratively with all key stakeholders to ensure clinical involvement in the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of systems and services.  They will need to be a team player as the role will work in close partnership with the Digital Team and the Chief Clinical Informatics Officers.

The role will promote innovation and champion development of a digital culture across the organisation and specifically with the nursing and midwifery workforce in line with our Trust values.  They will have significant influence in working with clinical teams across the Trust and transitioning their working practices from paper to digital. The role will be pivotal in identifying and owning the benefits for nursing and midwifery from the investments.

The role will lead the nursing and midwifery aspect of the Trust’s Digital Strategy and how it links into the wider system and STP digital goals. This will require the ability to form close working relationships with suppliers, International Partners, Government bodies, partner organisations, National Nursing Groups and other relevant bodies.

You will be a proven leader of change with strong interpersonal skills. You have a strong interest in technology (but you are not required to be a technical expert) coupled with experience in transformation of clinical services.  You will be a skilled communicator and leader. You will be expected to challenge your colleagues and the Informatics team but remain open minded and willing to learn from others. To do this role you need determination and political acumen. Overall you need to want to make a difference.

An understanding of HIMMS/ EMRAM is essential, as well as an ability to share and articulate the vision to new audiences as well as those who share the programme goals.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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23 October 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £52,306 - £60,983 per annum GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Administration
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