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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/05/2021.

Chief Nursing Information Officer

Job Reference: 156-3105264

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Intergrated Therapies
£63,751 - £73,664 pa pro rata (Pay award pending)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Applicant Information Pack document in the 'Further Links' section before applying for this position. This pack will provide you with all the details you need on how to make your application and what happens next. You can also view our Total Reward Package Information for details on our colleague benefits.

Have you got what it takes to shape the future of digital healthcare in Cornwall for our patients and our colleagues?

We are in search of a dynamic nursing leader to meaningfully engage the clinical workforce to shape drive forward our digital developments.

Our Trust has an ambitious digital transformation strategy and for its successful implementation it is important that all decision-making is clinically led, and that patient experience and clinical safety underpins the digital transformation programme.

The Chief Nursing Information Officer (CNIO) will take a strategic digital leadership role supporting the Trust’s strategic objectives and Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Vision to facilitate the delivery of excellent, safe patient care through the digitalisation of services and service delivery. The CNIO is predominately a transformational role, pioneering new ways of working and the “art of the possible”. They will lead on the promotion, innovation and transformation of clinical services through the use of information and technologies across nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals’ workforces to support and improve:

  • Patient outcomes and efficiency.
  • Integrated care across partners and commissioners.
  • Digital empowerment of patients we serve and the wider Cornish population.

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, the CNIO will work closely with the Joint Director Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (Chief Nurse).

We are looking for an exceptional registered nurse who can take on this flexible part-time role. You need to be educated to Master’s level and have recent professional experience in the digital / eHealth world. Clinically credible, they will have established management experience, ideally project management experience. They will be able to completely present to small and large groups; negotiate and foster consensus; lead meetings and projects effectively; and produce high quality reports. From being detail focused to big strategic thinking, this role offers an enormous opportunity to share our digital future in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Come and join our Brilliant team!

Contact: Frazer Underwood, Associate Director for NMAHP Research, Innovation and Improvement and current acting CNIO, and Liz Evans, Deputy CIO for more information.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Frazer Underwood, Associate Director for NMAHP Research, Innovation and Improvement, , and Liz Evans, Deputy CIO, for more information

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