Digital Clinical Transformation Lead for Children & YP

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata for part time
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and capable clinician for the role of Digital Clinical Transformation Lead, Band 7 for Children and Young People.

This 24 months fixed term post of 37.5 hours per week is within the Digital Clinical Team which is part of our Information Management & Technology (IM& T/Digital) Department.

You will need to be an experienced clinician working within your specialty who also has a keen interest in record keeping, digital transformation and service development. A knowledge of clinical and team processes together with the ability to facilitate change is essential. You will be organised, attentive to detail and have good digital skills.

You will take a key role in the use of digital solutions with clinicians and operational teams to promote consistency, reporting directly to the Digital Clinical Lead for Children and Young People.

You will work with digital colleagues, clinical teams, suppliers, clinical administration leads, and information / business teams to redesign processes and implement technologies to support change and deliver improvements for staff and people who access services.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join the expanding Digital Clinical Team to provide a focus on how to best to implement and benefit from digital technologies.

Main duties of the job

As IT Clinical Transformation Lead you will work collaboratively with Trust colleagues and our wider partners to:

Provide clinical advice and guidance, working collaboratively with nursing, and Allied Health Practitioner leaders and other key stakeholders to ensure the appropriate, consistent and successful use of integrated digital systems.

Plan, support and manage activities that enable staff to understand and adapt to change at a local level to maximise benefit from the use of digital systems.

Manage delivery of digital transformation, supporting clinical teams to identify, report on and monitor benefits and risks related to clinicians' use of digital systems and information technologies.

Work across health, social and voluntary services to ensure benefits and opportunities of feature rich digital systems and structured data are maximised whilst adhering to Caldicott principles and statutory information sharing protocols.

Think calmly and logically under pressure and have a positive attitude to maintaining high standards at all times.

Be quick to learn, be able to work as part of a team and also possess the ability to work unsupervised using your own initiative and direct the work of others.

You will be required to communicate with a wide range of disciplines and possess an aptitude for negotiation and persuasion.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people. We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference.

Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities. Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Dorset HealthCare is in partnership withThe Princes Trustto support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we offer an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. Please contact to access the support.

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills and Training


  • Relevant clinical qualifications or equivalent experience with significant clinical experience across more than one setting
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.

Job Specific Experience


  • Demonstrable experience of working as part of a senior management team or alongside senior colleagues
  • Currently operating in a similar role within a complex NHS organisation. OR In depth experience of working clinically in the NHS or healthcare organisations
  • Evidence of practical implementation of improvements in information application in a healthcare environment

Finance/Information Technology


  • General awareness and understanding of NHS financial regime
  • Advanced computer skills including advanced excel/ using digital presentations e.g. PowerPoint to convey complex information in a simple way OR Demonstrable experience of using word processing, spreadsheet, database and or presentation software to RSA II/lll or equivalent standard
  • A good understanding of healthcare centric technology in respect of identifying opportunities for service improvement and efficiency development.

Personal Qualities


  • High degree of skill in all aspects of communication and negotiation both internal and external to the organisation.
  • Evidence of the ability to think laterally whilst being forward thinking and progressive in the concepts, ideas and implementation of changes in practice.
  • Strong analytical skills. The ability to extract key facts and figures from large volumes of data.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to prioritise, organise workload and deal successfully with competing priorities.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Sentinel House

Nuffield Industrial Estate


BH17 0RB

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