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UHBW Digital Matron

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 8A
Full Time
Are you ready to make a significant impact in the world of digital healthcare? UHBW is on the hunt for a Digital Matron to join our team within Digital Services. Following the approval of the Digital Strategy the need for strong Digital Clinical leadership has never been more important. Supporting the delivery of clinically led, digitally enabled change we are looking for a dynamic individual with experience in digital change to come and lead the Digital Clinical Specialist Team. This is an opportunity for a twelve months fixed term (secondment will be considered) and may be reviewed at the end of that period.

Main duties of the job

This role is pivotal in driving our new Digital strategy forward, transforming digital concepts into clinically led realities that prioritise user experience and improve clinical outcomes. At an exciting time that sees the formation of the Bristol's hospital group, University Hospitals Bristol & Weston (UHBW) and North Bristol Trust's (NBT) digital services are coming together, and this post holder will support and facilitate the evolution of our Digital Clinical Specialist team. By leading our digital clinical team, this role will ensure high-quality, safe digital healthcare that delivers tangible benefits to our patients and our colleagues. Through managing the Digital Clinical Specialist Team, this role will ensure appropriate clinical expertise is applied across all programmes and business operations whilst supporting the evolution of the wider digital team.

The Digital Matron will ensure the safe, efficient design and implementation of digital solutions that enhance care quality and outcomes. They will provide expert clinical informatics advice, collaborating with stakeholders to involve patients and clinicians in system planning, development, and evaluation.

As a senior member of the Digital Services team, the Digital Matron will contribute to key meetings and discussions, shaping the digital landscape and ensuring clinical perspectives drive solution adoption and benefits realisation.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse/Midwife/AHP
  • Evidence of commitment to continuous learning and application in practice
  • Accredited Clinical Safety Officer or actively working towards attaining this


  • Post Registration qualification / Post Graduate diploma and training
  • Digital health qualification/ training
  • Change management/ transformation qualification
  • Project Management qualification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Exceptional understanding of clinical systems and their use within an acute hospital environment
  • Knowledge of change process methodologies
  • Experience of the development and delivery of clinical education and training
  • Demonstrable understanding of Health Policy and how IT can be used to improve operational and clinical processes for nursing, midwifery and AHPs
  • Experience of patient safety and experience of clinical risk management including an awareness of patient safety risks and the pitfalls of implementing clinical IT systems
  • Experience of delivering Hospital based Digital projects and organisational change programmes
  • Experienced healthcare practitioner with significant management/ leadership experience
  • Experience of working/ consulting with colleagues across a wide range of specialties and disciplines as well as patient groups where required


  • Understanding of NHS national digital priorities and standards
  • Experience of supporting teams through organisational change

Skills and Abilities


  • Able to deal with difficult issues sensitively and diplomatically
  • Effective line management and oversight of professional standards
  • Highly computer literate
  • Excellent communication, presentation and report writing
  • Ability to engage, motivate colleagues and other stakeholders as well as leading colleagues and able to gain trust and confidence of others
  • Excellent persuasion and negotiating skills with the ability to deal effectively with challenging situations and challenging people
  • Able to analyse and interpret complex information and present to non-experts in an understandable way
  • Ability to present to large mixed audiences in an engaging manner
  • A good self-starter, able to work autonomously

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Digital Services

40 Southwell Street



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