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Chief Nursing Information Officer

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
E-Care is the name we give to our ambitious digital transformation programme and the implementation of our electronic patient record across our 3 hospital sites over the next 2 years. Our roadmap to get here was co-created with our stakeholders and will continue to evolve.

It underpins all our clinical activities with a comprehensive suite of digital solutions, engagement and training. E-Care will touch every patient and clinician and will unify how we work with NHS partner organisations.

The digital solutions will be used contemporaneously, delivering a comprehensive longitudinal shared care record. We will make the capability widely available to our patients, our clinicians, and to partner organisations across the Cornwall and Isles Of Scilly healthcare system. The underlying management information and data will be used to improve service, support decisions, plan, predict and respond and ultimately produce impactful research that will shape the future of medicine.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an transformational and experienced registered nurse leader, who can engage with large groups of service users and lead them through significant change.

The CNIO will join the corporate nursing leadership team and will help shape digital care, locally, regionally and nationally. If you are professional and passionate about improving clinical outcomes through digital adoption and are a compassionate person then we urge you to apply.

You will be familiar with the development of service improvement plans, confident in advising board/senior teams on professional issues and able to engage with patients and key stakeholders. You will have outstanding communication and digital skills with knowledge of a wide range of digital solutions, including Electronic Patients Records used within large acute hospitals and good experience of the impact of using such clinical systems.

You will be confident in building rapport and credibility with digital, nursing and operational colleagues and communicate highly complex, sensitive, contentious information to groups of staff where there may be barriers and resistance to change.

An enhanced DBS check will be required for the role and flexibility required to meet deadlines, so flexibility with regard to working hours is essential.

About us

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) is the main provider of acute and specialist care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We serve a population of around 500,000 people - a figure that can increase significantly with

visitors during the busiest times of the year. We employ approximately 6,700 staff and have a budget of approximately �580 million.

We are a teaching hospital in partnership with the University of Exeter Medical School, University of Plymouth School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Peninsula Dental School.

The Knowledge Spa on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site is the base for medical and nursing as well as ongoing education for health professions in clinical and non-clinical roles.

Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we are continually developing our clinical services as well as our facilities and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care that can be offered locally. Allied to this is a growing reputation for research and innovation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side.

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification



  • First level Registered Nurse
  • Educated to Master's level
  • Leadership Qualification
  • Evidence of recent professional development in Digital/eHealth
  • Specialist healthcare applications
  • Advanced keyboard skills


  • PG Diploma or Degree in informatics/IT
  • Managing Successful Programmes
  • ITIL qualification
  • DCB0129 and DCB0160
  • Accredited and currently registered Clinical Safety Officer



  • Extensive experience of working at a senior level and acting as an interface between clinical, managerial operational and digital colleagues
  • Experience of dealing with significant clinical risk management issues.
  • Experience in credibly and positively providing challenge to clinical and operational colleagues and groups to deliver the best solutions.
  • Experience of managing and resolving conflict across professional and organisational boundaries
  • Experience of designing developing and implementing digital clinical governance frameworks Experience of implementation of quality systems that delivers end user benefit in managing clinical digital systems
  • Experience in communicating difficult contentious or unwelcome news at the highest organisational level
  • Experience of delivering of leading significant change, delivering tangible and sustained improvements across the clinical service


  • Experience of designing developing and implementing digital clinical governance frameworks Experience of implementation of quality systems that delivers end user benefit in managing clinical digital systems



  • Knowledge of leading significant change, delivering tangible and sustained improvements
  • Knowledge and understanding of the key issues facing the NHS
  • Knowledge of practice and policy across a broad range of responsibilities, e.g., financial systems and budgetary control, corporate and clinical governance, Health and Safety and Human Resources Knowledge
  • Excellent leadership and influencing skills with the ability to enthuse, motivate and involve individuals and teams
  • Thorough understanding of Informatics and its application to healthcare
  • Able to build rapport and credibility with senior clinical and managerial colleagues
  • Ability to write reports to multiple audiences, often translating highly technical, complex, and contentious information into clear professional papers.
  • Evidence of presenting to small and large groups of technical managerial clinical and corporate audiences.
  • Track record of effectively handling priorities, meeting challenging deadlines and delivering under pressure


  • Knowledge of procurement law relating to health and IT systems

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospital



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