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EPR Digital Transformation and Clinical Safety Practitioner

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
North Cumbria
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Part Time
EPR Digital Transformation and Clinical Safety Practitioner (15 hours pw x 5 posts)

Are you a registered clinical professional who is passionate about making a difference to the lives of people in Cumbria? Do you enjoy working with people, understanding services provided, and supporting them to transform the way they work? Are you passionate about patient safety and quality improvement? Would you like to be part of a Team leading strategic transformational clinical and digital improvement? If so, we'd love to hear from you!

An exciting opportunity exists for Digital Transformation and Clinical Safety Practitioners working with our Digital Programmes team to deliver a new Electronic Patient Record (EPR) for acute services and community inpatients. You'll be supported in the role by our Chief Nursing Information Officer and team of project management professionals.

If you are enthusiastic, experienced, highly motivated, respond positively to new challenges, and want to be involved in delivery of digital improvements in healthcare in Cumbria and have what we are looking for, we would be delighted to hear from you.

You will benefit from a great annual leave scheme, flexible working, excellent opportunities for development and access to NHS discounts across a range of retailers. If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact us.

Main duties of the job

To support the Digital Programmes Team and the wider digital healthcare team by working alongside colleagues in digital services and clinical areas to implement and embed the use of the electronic patient record (EPR) within acute and community hospitals.

Required to support clinical risk management as a Clinical Safety Practitioner, which will require being compliant with Digital Clinical Safety Practitioner training (training will be provided for the post holder where it has not already been achieved).

Communicate key messages across the clinical services in order to keep staff updated, reassured and hopeful as we introduce new technologies to support safer, effective & more efficient care.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see ourPolicyfor eligible vacancies
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, complete theonline form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as followsif applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • Registered clinical professional with up to date professional registration
  • Digital Clinical Safety Practitioner certification (Clinical Safety Officer) or prepared to achieve this in post
  • Educated to masters level or equivalent, or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of specialist knowledge
  • Evidence of continuing professional development, including theory and specialist training


  • RPS Membership

Knowledge & Experience


  • Knowledge in health and safety and risk issues
  • Knowledge of care strategies and evidence based practice
  • Knowledge of the importance of planning, assessing, evaluation and implementation of patient care
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to electronic patient records
  • Teaching, training, presenting or facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of IT Microsoft Office to help develop and deliver materials, programmes and systems to support learning
  • Knowledge of the range of clinical practices and procedures acquired through ongoing training or ward/department-based experience
  • Specialist knowledge in one or more areas of clinical practice and/or IT-based practice, e.g. managing and advising on the care of complex patients or managing an IT system
  • Experience of working in a busy clinical environment.
  • Experience and knowledge of independently managing patient case load, completing patient assessments, care plans and evaluations
  • Experience of clinical risk management activities
  • Experience of working in and/or with a wide range of disciplines including nursing/midwifery, medical, AHP's administration and management colleagues
  • Experience of working within established procedures and timescales
  • Experience of managing own workload according to guidance from set policies and procedures
  • Experience of working as part of a team and autonomously, referring to line manager when appropriate
  • Experience of negotiating and persuading, e.g. where staff practices may need changing according to new system implementations
  • Advanced keyboard skills and experience of accurate data inputting and/or manipulation.
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office
  • Experience of collaborative service redesign


  • An understanding of clinical risk management in relation to compliance with DCB0160
  • An understanding of change management
  • An understanding of audit and research methodologies
  • An understanding of Clinical Governance Clinical safety processes and how they apply to NHS IT systems
  • Health Records Managemeny
  • Experience in a clinical setting using electronic patient records or using digital technology for patient care/records
  • Experience of clinical risk management and supporting compliance with DCB0160
  • Experience of change management skills
  • An understanding of Clinical Governance

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Shows motivation in developing new skills
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (both written and verbal) with an ability to clearly articulate complex messages to a variety of audiences
  • Be able to work under own initiative
  • Able to work very well within a team
  • Able to prioritise workload and have good time management skills
  • A desire and capability to develop standards of clinical care
  • Methodical and organised approach to work ensuring the ability to work accurately under pressure
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods of time despite unpredictable work patterns and project demands
  • Ability to deal effectively and appropriately with people at all levels from a broad range of disciplines
  • Demonstrate empathy and diplomacy, and work effectively with people who are experiencing emotional reactions, i.e. stress in response to change
  • Ability to work across sites within North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Trust as required to meet the demands of the service
  • Able to disseminate information appropriately and facilitate collaborative working across a wide range of stakeholders


  • Coaching skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Ability to adapt and deal with situations and manage expectations during periods of change and be able to take account of the broader perspective and how it affects other areas

Personal Circumstances


  • Ability to travel independently across all NCIC sites
  • Ability to participate in 7 day working

Other requirements


  • Promote equality and value diversity

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Trust wide

North Cumbria


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