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Lead Nurse for Digital Technology

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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St Helens
£33,222-£43,041 per annum
18/11/2018 23:59

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"Be part of the team that delivers "Excellent patient care in world class hospitals"

The Trust has 5 Values as defined by the Star Chart. Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with these Values which can be found by clicking on the 'About Us' pages on the Trust internet site. 

Our latest achievements include:

  • St Helens Hospital rated outstanding (CQC 2016)
  • Whiston Hospital rated good with outstanding features (CQC 2016)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
  • Best in the NHS in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE 2014 and 2015)
  • Cancer services rated 4th best in the country by Macmillan Cancer Support 2014
  • Ranked one of the highest in the country for extremely positive feedback received from patients (Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked highest in Cheshire and Merseyside for staff recommending the hospitals for the care of their friends and relatives (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked in the top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal 2014)

In the 2017 Staff Satisfaction Survey the Trust was rated best nationally in the following areas,

  • as a place to work
  • a place to receive treatment
  • staff satisfaction in the care they deliver 
  • staff satisfaction with the resources available to them and the support they receive

Lead Nurse for Digital Technology (2 positions)

Projects & Training Team

Permanent Full time 37.5 hours per week

Band 7

£33,222-£43,041 per annum  

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the second year running! We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

The St Helens and Knowsley Health Informatics Service (HIS) provide Informatics services to a number of organisations and has a proven track record in successfully delivering transformation change by the use of IT as an enabler. An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a number of Lead Nurses for Digital Technology to work within the Health Informatics Service, supporting the implementation of a number of key clinical projects including Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) using JAC and Revised National Early Warning Score (NEWS2) using Medway’s eVitals. Additional projects including electronic handover, implementation of electronic forms and prospective replacement of all paper across the organisation are also planned.

An opportunity has arisen for a number of “Lead Nurse in Digital Technology” posts to work between the clinical teams and the established HIS project teams to deliver a range of IM&T change management and modernisation projects. The successful candidates will support the project team by:

  • Leading on workflow and process analysis across the Trust
  • Delivering stakeholder engagement with all relevant staff groups for the implementation of the identified clinical systems
  • Participating and contributing to system design and configuration
  • Participating in system testing
  • Supporting end-user training
  • Establishing relationships with other organisations for sharing of best practice
  • Delivering Business as Usual (BAU) end user support
  • Working with users to develop, test, deploy the system and encourage uptake thereafter
  • Support the project/programme manager and the project team with project activities such as planning, risk and issues management and communication
  • Leading on the clinical quality and clinical safety issues and escalating as appropriate
  • Working proactively as part of the Project Task & Finish groups to ensure that necessary clinical policies, standard operating procedures and service changes needed to support the system implementations are put in place in a timely manner
  • Providing encouragement to users and drive the rollout of the clinical systems, addressing clinical and process change needs
  • Owning the benefits realisation submission, working with the Clinical Leads and other interested parties to identify and record benefits
  • Auditing the system post-implementation of the system to ensure that benefits and targets are metThis role will work closely with the Informatics Programme Manager, Project Manager, Pharmacy, Clinical MET Team, Ward Managers and Matrons, Clinical Leads, Business Analyst, Trainers and clinical stakeholders at all levels.

You will be an experienced Nurse Manager with:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience of using clinical systems in an operational environment
  • Able to persuade and influence at all levels
  • Well organised and methodical
  • Good analytical skills

Advertising date: 5th November 2018

Closing date: 18th November 2018

Shortlisting date: 19th November 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further Information contact please contact the Informatics Programme Managers:

Mike Heaton -, 07792 715753 – NEWS2 implementation lead

Mike McKenna - 07455 095901 – EPMA implementation lead

Susan Heyes – 0151 430 4147 - Deputy Director of Nursing

If you have problems applying, contact

0151 430 1967