Chief Nursing Information Officer

Durdle Door

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Fancy becoming a clinical ‘change agent’?

Combine your clinical expertise and interest in digitally enhanced care within our clinical leadership team to pioneer our Trust’s transformational digital strategy in a brand new Chief Nursing Information Officer role.

About the role

We are looking for an exceptional Chief Nursing Information Officer to provide clinical focus on how to best implement and benefit from digital technologies in a healthcare setting and to act as a link between the clinical and IT teams in delivering technology into clinical areas.

We are at an exciting phase in our transformational digital journey with the development of a new ‘digital first’ approach and, as a clinical expert with a genuine interest in digitally enhanced care, we want you to be part of the clinical leadership team that shapes and implements our Trust’s IT strategy and vision, in our new Chief Nursing Information Officer role.

Our overall digital vision is to develop a unified, digitally mature infrastructure across our integrated health and care system, providing our nursing and AHP staff and patients with seamlessly interconnected digital tools that empower our workforce to deliver exceptional care, quality, and safety for all patients across our inpatient and community mental health settings in Dorset.

Being highly organised and collaborative, you’ll work closely with the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO), Senior IT Team and key stakeholders, forming a key part of our Digital Clinical Leadership team. Together you will drive forward the Digital Transformation, with your four areas of priority being:

  • making Dorset HealthCare a ‘digital as usual’ organisation
  • using technology to maximise efficiency
  • empowering people to take more control of their own health by use of digital technology
  • encouraging and fostering digital skills across our workforce.

Acting as a clinical champion you identify, design and deliver digital solutions as an enabler for safe and effective care, including the contributions from stakeholder and clinical staff engagement, particularly nurses and AHPs.

You will pioneer new ways of working and promote the “art of the possible”, with your leadership skills enabling you to make the important strategic decisions that will drive measurable improvements in outcomes for patients and their experience of healthcare via the use of health information systems.

This is a full-time role with some flexibility over hours and location. The successful candidate will be expected to spend some time at Trust Headquarters in Poole to support the team, with opportunities to work from home or other locations as required.

If you would like a pre application conversation with the Executive Director of Nursing, Therapies & Quality, or would like to discuss our generous relocation package, please contact Michelle McKirdy, Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of Nursing, Therapies & Quality, on 01202 277010 or via email to   

Key stakeholders

Executive Medical Director: Prof. Faisil Sethi

Executive Director of Nursing, Therapies & Quality: Prof. Dawn Dawson

Director of Finance and Strategic Development: Matthew Metcalfe

Apply now

To apply for this role, please submit a full CV and and supporting statement of no more than 750 words outlining your suitability for the role. Please refer to the job description and person specification, and ensure you also complete the DBS Declaration form and Equal Opportunities form.

To submit your full CV and supporting statement, or if you have any application questions, please email Katie Noke, Resourcing Lead, at or on 01202 277221.

This is a Band 8c role and will be primarily based in Sentinel House (Poole), with scope for home working

Interviews will be held on the 15th, 16th and 17th February

Closing date is 7th February 

Dawn Dawson.png"As a key partner within the Dorset Integrated System we want to make our clinical services ‘Better Every Day’. We want to work with advanced clinicians who are keen to collaborate with others, so if you have the desire to get involved in improvement and want to be part of something special then Dorset HealthCare is the place to be."

Dawn Dawson

Executive Director of Nursing, Therapies & Quality

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