Job Reference: 384-EM-EPR-NIO1

Location: Guidlford/Ashford/Surrey

Salary from: £39,332

Salary to: £45,534

Salary per: annum

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with our Maternity services deemed outstanding. We are investing in our colleagues through our new health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than £45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Nursing Information Officer Band 7

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Job Type: Fixed term or Secondment for 18 months with the possibility of extension

Join us as we begin our journey to transform the way we deliver clinical care


The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford in collaboration with Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Chertsey have a number of exciting opportunities to be part of a dynamic team that will implement the Trusts’ new Integrated Clinical Care System (ICCS).

The ICCS, incorporating Cerner Millennium Patient Record will enable clinical staff and other authorised users to share data and streamline their processes across the entire organisation and trust boundaries. This is part of a high-profile transformational Programme.

This will be an integrated and interoperable system providing a connected experience with access to up-to-date and real time information about our patients, complete with decision-support tools for clinicians.


About the role

The Nursing Information Officer (NIO) will play a key clinical transformation role in the implementation of the Electronic Patient Record (ePR). Working closely with clinical and programme change teams, you will align processes across multiple specialities and support the ePR Transformation Delivery Lead, Change Manager and Work Stream Leads to ensure all staff are adequately supported in making the transition to digital workflows.


You will be primarily based at one Trust but may be required to work across all in-scope ePR sites as well as collaborate and manage relationships with your counterparts across other Trusts within the programme.


What are we looking for?

You will be a registered nurse or midwife with a post graduate qualification or equivalent experience. You will hold qualifications in teaching and ideally in change management.

You will have worked in a fast paced acute clinical environment with experience of having delivered clinical/nursing IT transformation projects and leading significant change and development of service improvement plans.


You are able to engage effectively with patients and key stakeholders and can demonstrate Cerner knowledge and skills. You will be able to show evidence of working in a multi-disciplinary team with knowledge of the allied health professions.

You will have excellent communication and IT skills with knowledge of a wide range of software packages.


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


A standard DBS check will be required for the role. Some evening and weekend work will be required to meet deadlines, so flexibility with regard to working hours is essential.

For further information about this post, please contact Alison Turner


Closing date: Midnight Sunday 5th April 2020


If you are interested in applying for this post please use the links provided to access the full job description/person specification and apply online.

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.


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