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Chief Nursing Information Officer

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£78,163 to £88,884 per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently in the process of transitioning from our go-live and stabilisation phases into optimisation, delivering further improvements to our Digital Health Record that make a difference to patients & staff. As Chief Nursing Information Officer you will be a credible nursing leader who will be patient centred to provide strategic leadership for the implementation of the digital strategy through collaborative working and structured engagement with nursing and clinical staff, ensuring clinical delivery optimises the use of digital technology.

The successful candidate will be passionate about the use of technology in clinical practice and be an advocate for the digital approach of the organisation. You will also have excellent leadership skills and have significant experience of oncology nursing workflows and processes. You will be responsible for working with senior Trust clinical and operational staff to deliver changes to working practices which will improve efficiency, patient flow and/or patient experience and much of this work requires close collaborative and co-ordinated working with colleagues across the Trust, including the EPR team, and with our partners at GOSH and with our EPR supplier Epic.

Main duties of the job

The Chief Nursing Information Officer (CNIO) is a credible nursing leader who will be patient centred to provide strategic leadership for the implementation of the digital strategy through collaborative working and structured engagement with nursing and clinical staff.

This role provides a bridge between the clinical and digital strategies to ensure clinical delivery optimises the use of digital technology.

Operationally accountable to the Chief Operational Information Officer (COIO) to ensure the delivery and success of the Digital Strategy, but has a direct relationship and professional accountability to the Chief Nurse in supporting the delivery of the clinical strategy, and ensuring professional clinical leadership.

The CNIO will be passionate about the use of technology in clinical practice and an advocate for the digital approach by the organisation.

The CNIO will ensure optimisation of care delivery models and achieve the successful deployment and benefits realisation of a digital transformation approach across the trust to improve enhance patient outcomes.

About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.
  • In collaboration with the COIO, CIO & CCIOs, lead the development and activities of the Trust-wide Digital Strategy from a clinical perspective to ensure that patient safety, quality of care and operational efficiency are maximised using technology enabled processes.
  • Provide strategic oversight of the identification, evaluation, and assessment of new care delivery technology, developing recommendations on the impact of integration with existing workflows and systems and lead on nursing delivery of this technology.
  • Leads on the planning for the medium and long-term clinical digital strategy and business planning,
  • Lead a team of Nursing & Allied Health Professional Information Officers (NIOs) with the accountability to ensure the success of the Digital Strategy, and optimise the use of digital systems for the benefit of patients, nurses, and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs).

Person Specification



  • Educated to Masters level or equivalent experience
  • Nursing professional qualification
  • Advanced clinical qualifications and evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Post registration qualification in Informatics/Information Management/Digital Leadership or equivalent experience in Digital Nursing Leadership
  • Maintained relevant CPD activity of 35 hours in past 3 years.
  • Registered Nurse on the NMC register who can demonstrate 450 hours of related practice in the last 3 years



  • Extensive experience in leading, managing and delivering change in a diverse organisation
  • Significant experience and understanding of the value that digital technology and information brings to improving quality of care outcomes and efficiency
  • Experience of ensuring that patients, staff, and the public are engaged as an integral part of transformation programmes and that safety and experience are considered at every stage
  • Experience in management position at senior level
  • Ability to apply highly complex nursing, clinical and technical understanding and knowledge to day-today nursing and operational practice
  • Experience of creating diverse and inclusive teams that are motivated and inspired to work together to achieve a common objective


  • Demonstrates breadth and depth of understanding of current NHS digital landscape and policy at a national, regional and local level, with the ability to interpret and implement in nursing and clinical practice
  • Experience in leading, managing and developing teams across a range of settings.
  • Experience in leading the implementation of electronic health records

Skills Abilities/knowledge


  • Highly developed people management skills with experience of all areas of staff management e.g., disciplinary, performance
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to articulate highly complex issues to colleagues, technical aspects to non-technical colleagues and vice versa
  • Evidence of influence and negotiating skills at all levels including Executive Leaders
  • Evidence of managing a variety of stakeholders at all levels
  • Evidence of managing conflict and deploying conflict resolution strategies
  • Ability to work with different disciplines across the health, education, and social care setting
  • Demonstrates high degree of autonomy and highly complex decision making.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage deadlines
  • Highly skilled at analysing and manipulating complex data and information at pace.
  • Ability to manage different work streams simultaneously


  • Programme and project management skills

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden Hospital Chelsea



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