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Clinical Information System Clinical Change Lead

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust provides services to some 1.9 million people living in Southampton and south Hampshire, plus specialist services such as neurosciences, cardiac services and children's intensive care to more than 3.7 million people in central southern England and the Channel Islands. Every year our 12,000 staff treat around 160,000 inpatients and day patients, see over 650,000 people at outpatient appointments and deal with around 150,000 cases in our emergency department.

The critical care facilities across Southampton General Hospital and the Princess Anne Hospital provide a variety of specialist services. These include Cardiac, Paediatric, General, Neuroscience, and Neonatal Intensive Care Units. The Trust also has a number of high dependency areas that provide Level 1 and 2 care for the critically ill. Since 2015 all Critical Care areas utilise a Clinical Information System (CIS) to facilitate a fully paperless system of clinical documentation. The CIS system is developed and managed in house by a skilled multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role of the Clinical Change Lead is an exciting opportunity to provide an expert resource to all users of the Clinical Information System within all areas of Critical Care. They perform a vital role by utilising their clinical expertise to participate in the design and configuration of the system, as well as negotiating and driving change within pre-existing working practices. You will be a key figure in developing and delivering system training to new users in addition to providing new and revised process and procedural documentation such as SOPs. You must be highly motivated, enthusiastic and have excellent communication skills. This role involves a significant amount of computer-based working, whilst detailed knowledge of IT is not required, a basic understanding is expected, as is the ability to organise your own workload, effectively manage your time in order to meet project deadlines and work both independently and as part of a team.

We are looking for -
  • We are looking for an experienced Nurse ideally with knowledge of the critical care environment, to lead on the design and configuration of the existing clinical information system used in critical care.
  • You will work closely with key clinical stakeholders on the Critical Care Units, to evaluate, design and implement new solutions in addition to managing changes to the existing CIS software.
  • You will be required to support end users with training resources and face to face teaching.
  • We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with an interest in clinical information systems but not necessarily for specific IT experience.
  • You will be required to work mainly on site, within normal office hours Monday to Friday, however there will be opportunity to work from home as appropriate. Full time hours are available, but we would consider a part time position in combination with an existing clinical role.

Person Specification

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • Qualified Nurse (Degree/Diploma)
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Evidence of competency in teaching and assessing
  • Clinical skills and experience in relevant area of clinical practice.
  • Clinical experience at Senior Band 5/equivalent or above
  • Experience in writing SOPs/policies and putting them into practice
  • Experience of training others
  • Confident of own knowledge base, aware of learning needs and seeks guidance when appropriate
  • Ability to analyse and critically evaluate compile information and provide advice in clinical settings in relation to clinical practice or governance.


  • Evidence of further study within speciality
  • Supervision of pre and post registration students
  • Leadership training
  • IT training
  • Change Management, clinical practice development
  • Experience of carrying out audit work
  • Experience of clinical information systems
  • Experience with databases
  • Organisational awareness



  • Teamwork
  • Working autonomously
  • Presentation skills
  • Communication
  • Facilitation skills
  • Change management
  • Influencing
  • Negotiation skills
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Self-motivated
  • Organisational skills

Trust Values


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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