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Clinical Informaticist - Oncology Registered Nurse

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Ipswich / Colchester
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Registered Nurse with oncology experience, to join our Clinical Informatics Team on a permanent contract as a Clinical Informaticist. The term clinical informaticist is relatively new to the NHS but incorporates digital nurse, midwife or AHP roles. They will work across different clinical and non-clinical areas to support a collaborative approach to improve how the Trust works digitally.

We are looking for a highly motivated, innovative, and enthusiastic leader who is passionate about enabling safe patient care using digital technology, ensuring a proactive approach to quality of care and will play a key role in the implementation of the Trust's Digital Strategy. You will need to be passionate about technology use in the NHS, can see the big picture in relation to workflow and understand process analysis in support of the future electronic patient record (EpicEPR).

The role will be allocated a base of operations in Ipswich or Colchester however will also be expected to travel to accommodate stakeholder engagement across the Trust's community areas. There will also be an expectation to meet face to face with the EPR team members on a regular basis while virtual meetings will also be prominent, working from home is an option, however will not always be possible.

Main duties of the job

The post holder willbe responsible forfacilitatingstakeholder meetings, assisting with workshops,and ensuring the maintenance of clinical safety in the utilisation of digital technology.Youwill work as part of a team but will also hold an individual portfolio for oncology related activities, as such there will be a level of autonomous work,reporting back to your team or leadership. Communication within the team is vital when dealing with a complex health information system (HIS) such as an EPR.The post will align to a professional development pathway set out by the CNIO toconsolidatelearning opportunities arising from thecomplexity of the role.

As part of your duties, you will build collaborative relationships across several areas, including IT, Projects, Business Informatics, Transformation, Innovation, Operations and of course act as liaison with all Clinical & non-Clinical stakeholders. You will act as both a mediator and translator in facilitating and designing clinical processes to be supported through digital enablement.

The Clinical Informaticist will support the clinical management teams in preparation of detailed operational policies and procedures related to a new or optimised systems implementation to ensure the clinical safety standards are met and information governance requirements are adhered to.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Relevant degree or equivalent qualification
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Registered Nurse


  • Project Management Qualification
  • Management /leadership qualification or equivalent knowledge at post graduate level
  • Preceptorship Training



  • Experience of working in an oncology inpatient/outpatient setting
  • Working collaboratively as part of a team
  • Advanced IT Systems including - Microsoft Office
  • Experience of communicating with a range of people both within and external to the organisation
  • Experience of analysing and interpreting complex data


  • Experience of facilitating change in practice to improve services

Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge of relevant work area and specialist terminology
  • Project Management
  • Excellent communication skills(written and verbal) to deal with complex or sensitive information
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy


  • Facilitation or participating member of working groups/committee/council

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich / Colchester

Ipswich / Colchester


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