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Senior Digital Nurse

Employer
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Worcester
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
The Trust has set a clear direction to ensure the effective and efficient use of the technology and digital information in place, to improve the quality of care, patient safety, and creation of efficiencies. The Electronic Patient Record (EPR) is an integral part of this strategy and is transforming how the clinical teams function. We are 18 months into our transformation journey but still have a lot to do.

The Senior Digital Nurse team need experienced Nurses who understand nursing processes and workflows to be part of transforming our documentation onto our digital systems. The Senior Digital Nurse role supports the development and implementation of the EPR.

The Senior Digital Nurses work very closely with the Chief Nursing Information Officer (CNIO) and the Benefits Lead, the EPR team and clinical and nursing teams within the clinical environment to understand the current ways of working with the goal of supporting the delivery of the EPR across the Trust.

Main duties of the job

Be knowledgeable in clinical processes and have the vision to adapt paper-based processes to a digital format.

Ensure the digitisation of patient care is evidence based and that the patients journey is streamlined and supported through the digital solutions proposed.

Support the development and implement of digital patient pathways as appropriate.

Use a wide range of knowledge base and sources to determine time required factors of assessment or admission, including the most appropriate and safe patient pathway.

Understand change management techniques and methodologies and be able to adapt the approach to a wide range of stakeholders.

Identify, track and analyse benefits of any clinical information system or process for patients and families, staff and the service.

Understand and act as champion for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Participate in Directorate/Departmental meetings and lead on digital discussions with clinical peers.

Oversee digitisation of set patient care programmes in accordance with agreed policies.

Act as a role model when carrying out and demonstrating digital solutions.

Provide expert advice and support to colleagues on digital solutions.

Support the clinical teams by ensuring the digitisation of written patient information can be captured in the DCR. This includes appropriate workflow management.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is over 7,000 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Trust has set a clear direction to ensure the effective and efficient use of the technology and digital information in place, to improve the quality of care, patient safety, and creation of efficiencies. The Electronic Patient Record (EPR) is an integral part of this strategy and will transform how the clinical teams function.

The Senior Digital Nurse role will support the development and implementation of the EPR, which is the Trusts electronic patient record solution.

The Senior Digital Nurses will work very closely with the Chief Nursing Information Officer, Benefits Lead, the EPR team and clinical and nursing teams within the clinical environment to understand the current ways of working with the goal of supporting the delivery of the EPR across the Trust.

Will work with the Chief Nursing Information Officer, Benefits Lead, the EPR team and clinical and nursing teams within the clinical environment to understand the current ways of working with the goal of supporting the delivery of the EPR across the Trust.

Will assist in the training for all Clinical teams. This will include the production of training materials on system functionality as well as working with the Nursing Education teams to ensure the systems, solutions and processes are embedded safely across the organisation.

Will support the Clinical teams in the new ways of working ensuring they are able to adopt the new solutions. This will include taking on-board feedback and working with the system configuration teams to enable system change as required.

Will provide floor walking support as the new processes become embedded within the Trust. This will include key go-live support as well as ad-hoc visits to areas requiring specialist support.

Will analyse inpatient and outpatient work practices, working with our Clinical teams supporting changes to process to achieve increased efficiency and enhanced clinical effectiveness through the DCR

Will work with clinical, nursing, operational management and support teams across the wider Trust and NHS,

As an ambassador of the profession, you will ensure clinical practice, supported by digital technology, supports professional standards and that functionality deployed adheres to / supports practitioners professional standards e.g. the Nursing and Midwifery Council

Knowledge Skills & Experience:

Be knowledgeable in clinical processes and have the vision to adapt paper-based processes to a digital format.

Be knowledgeable about current infection control procedures and policies and ensure all staff and visitors always adhere to these.

Be knowledgeable about the risks of infection and take responsibility for minimising cross infection within the clinical environment.

Ensure that the digitisation of patient care is evidence based and that the patients journey is streamlined and supported through the digital solutions proposed.

Support the development and implement of digital patient pathways as appropriate.

Use a wide range of knowledge base and sources to determine time required factors of assessment or admission, including the most appropriate and safe patient pathway.

Identify and define digital alerting systems that include assessments, and suggest appropriate digital interventions and solutions at any point on the pathway including discharge when patients are no longer meeting the agreed appropriate and safe patient pathway.

Assess and act upon potential problems or issues to ensure a safe, effective digital environment for staff, patients, and visitors.

Identify, analyse, and act upon staff situations when there is conflict and / or deviation from Trust or local policies and procedures.

Understand change management techniques and methodologies and be able to adapt the approach to a wide range of stakeholders.

Identify, track and analyse benefits of any clinical information system or process for patients and families, staff and the service.

General Duties:

Understand and act as a champion for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Work with the multi-disciplinary team to streamline care and shorten patient length of stay through the implementation of digital solutions.

Work with the multi-disciplinary team to enable electronic discharge processes

Participate in Directorate / Departmental meetings and lead on digital discussions with clinical peers

Be involved in practice development and patient experience issues and able to describe how the digital solutions can make a positive impact on the patient experience

Oversee the digitisation of set patient care programmes in accordance with agreed policies, using experience and skills.

Ensure that safe and effective nursing care is delivered, this to be in accordance with trust policies and best practice guidelines, also practice in accordance with your Professional Code

Act as a role model when carrying out and demonstrating digital solutions.

Provide expert advice and support to colleagues on digital solutions

Support the clinical teams by ensuring the digitisation of written patient information can be captured in the DCR. This includes appropriate workflow management

Provide professional leadership including motivation of staff regarding the use of digital technology

The post holder will represent the department at local and Trust wide meetings as required.

The Senior Digital Nurse will be accessible and visible to staff and be able to demonstrate an understanding of how digital technology can support safer care.

A full detailed job description and person specification is attached in the supporting information section.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional registration (Nursing or AHP)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Teaching and assessing qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Experience at Band 5
  • Ward/Department based teaching
  • Relevant and proven experience of working within a large NHS
  • organisation
  • Involvement in an area of change and innovation in practice
  • Experience of working collaboratively with multiple professional
  • teams from both internal and external agencies


Other Job Requirements

Essential

  • Able to Travel between sites
  • Able to work lates, nights, weekends as required (the main role will
  • be 8-4 but alternate shifts will be needed on occasion).
  • This is a clinical role, the post holder must be able to work in clinical
  • areas, shadowing and observing clinical teams and process mapping


Knowledge/Skills

Essential

  • Analytical skills
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload in a complex environment
  • Ability to develop and communicate a vision
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines using own initiative
  • Negotiation skills
  • Evidence of being up to date with current NHS/professional issues
  • Experience and knowledge within the speciality or related field
  • Clinical credibility
  • Evidence of teaching and development skills
  • Leadership skills and ability to inspire and motivate others
  • Awareness of health and safety issues and management of them.
  • Able to prioritise workload
  • Fully aware of principles of infection control.
  • Fully aware of the principles of clinical governance and the
  • application of clinical governance.
  • Promote peoples equality, diversity and rights
  • Evidence of child protection issues/procedures
  • NMC Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge of family centred care
  • Promote peoples equality, diversity & rights
  • To ensure actions contribute to quality
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and a commitment to clinical
  • supervision
  • Knowledge of the individuals responsibility towards health and
  • safety


Personal qualities

Essential

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Assertive, enthusiastic, dynamic
  • Demonstrate initiative, motivation and ability to put changes into
  • practice


Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Charles Hastings Way

Worcester

Worcestershire

WR5 1DD

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

C9365-24-0766

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