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3076 - Chief Nursing Information Officer

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the ICT Directorate at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual to fill the pivotal and strategic role of Chief Nursing Information Officer (CNIO). You will lead a team of clinical digital leads and digital implementers..

This is a permanent role to support the digital transformation agenda on a clinical and nursing basis. This role will be fundamental to successful engagement with the nursing and clinical teams in ensuring our new digital solutions and all IT systems work well and safely with our clinical processes. It is critical we have solutions that meet the needs of our patients.

This is a great opportunity to be involved in the ICT Digital Transformation Strategy programme of works; to help improve the ICT infrastructure and influence, drive clinical safety, clinical engagement and patient engagement in the organisation towards totally electronic solutions and a paperless trust by 2025.

This is a permanent role.

If you require further information or would like an informal discussion about this vacancy please contact Tom Davidson, Tom.Davidson3@NHS.Net, ICT Director on 01226 431998, Extension 1998.

Main duties of the job

Takes lead responsibility for the patient experience initiatives that improve ICT work in collaboration with the Deputy Director of Nursing and reporting to the Director of ICT.

Take a lead nursing responsibility for our New Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration strategy and delivery. Ensure nurses are sufficiently trained, engaged and their processes are well documented for this programme of work.

The postholder will play a key role and provide strong leadership on behalf of the ICT department supporting the teams to deliver in line with agreed objectives and providing constructive challenge to improve decision making and outcomes.

To actively contribute and influence strategy development and decision making with a range of stakeholders, including both clinical and non-clinical staff, to help progress the work of the performance and informatics teams.

Develops highly specialised programmes of care and care packages. Provides highly specialised advice concerning digital care records. (Add In line with National guidance and legislation)

To lead and manage a wide portfolio of ICT work which requires oversight and direction to ensure delivery and scrutiny of results and performance.

Provide a nursing and allied health professional view on the clinical safety of ICT projects, programmes and support the CCIO to assess the clinical safety of IT solutions and changes. Highlight and other IT related safety issues in relation to clinical care for action and attention.

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse
  • Recognised management/ leadership qualification
  • 1st degree level study
  • Educated to masters level or equivalent experience and training
  • Recognised Teaching Qualification.


  • Project management/PRINCE
  • MBa or closely related field
  • PhD in Nursing/Informatics or working towards.



  • Recent significant clinical experience at AFC Band 8a or above (matron, senior manager or above)
  • Recent clinical leadership in the field of ICT
  • Experience of facilitating change in large and diverse clinical teams.
  • Recent experience in ICT role
  • Relevant experience of supporting leadership and management development programs and initiatives
  • Experience of working across organisational boundaries and developing effective partnerships.
  • Proven change management experience in large and diverse clinical teams in the NHS.
  • Proven ability to problem solve and analyse individual projects in a complex organisation and find innovative solutions to those problems.
  • Provide evidence of contributing to developing policy and strategy for a complex NHS organisation
  • Knowledge of NHS targets, definitions and service improvement methodologies.
  • Knowledge of change management service improvement methods.
  • Practical experience of supporting and facilitating service improvement in NHS including experience of positively influencing senior clinicians.
  • Awareness of current technological projects and strategy
  • Awareness of governance/ quality assurance frameworks and implications on workforce development
  • Ability/ Evidence of training and facilitation skills
  • Experience of working with other NHS partnerships at all levels to achieve common goals and benchmark change and modernisation.


  • Ability to represent effectively at National and local level
  • Experience of team/project work
  • Experience of clinical leadership/management

Values based questions


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.
  • Describe an example of where you have helped to improve the service of a department or team.

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