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Informatics Clinical Nurse Specialist

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Part time - 18.75 hours per week (flexible working hours available)
Job ref
Velindre Cancer Centre
£34,212 - £41,197 per annum pro rata
Salary period
08/06/2023 23:59

Thank you for your interest in working for Velindre University NHS Trust, which is a committed equal opportunities employer. The Trust welcomes applications from people who share our vision;

Velindre University NHS Trust will be recognised locally, nationally and internationally as a renowned organisation of excellence for patient and donor care, education and research.

our values;

  • BE Accountable
  • BE Bold
  • BE Caring
  • BE Dynamic

and who will complement our current experienced and specialist employees who are passionate about working in a Trust that has the ambition to provide world class services and care to patient and donors.

Velindre University NHS Trust holds a special place at the heart of healthcare in Wales. It is also an amazing organisation to work and to develop your career. The Trust comprises of two divisions, Velindre Cancer Centre and Welsh Blood Service. The Trust also hosts on behalf of the Welsh Government and NHS Wales, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) and Health Technology Wales (HTW).

Velindre University NHS Trust provides our employees with a favourable salary and reward / staff benefits & support package.

For more information on this vacancy please contact the recruiting manager, who will be pleased to discuss their employment opportunity with you.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

The Trust also reserves the right to close a vacancy early or withdraw an advertisement at any stage of the process, to enable internal staff requiring to be redeployed in suitable roles.

Posts may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and Professional Registration Check.

For more information on our Trust Employee Reward and Benefit’s Package please visit the Velindre University NHS Trust website.

 Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job overview

This is a unique opportunity within nursing to be part of the digital movement, there is just one 0.5 WTE post available.

We are looking to recruit an Informatics Clinical Nurse Specialist  who will undertake the role of Clinical support for the implementation of the Welsh Nursing Care Record (e-Documentation) Velindre along with other digital implementations.

The principle objective for the post is to assist in the modernisation of health service delivery. The Informatics Clinical Nurse Specialist will promote new ways of working, utilising information technology to improve access to clinical information, and knowledge to enhance shared decision making regarding patient care. The post holder will assist the Informatics Lead Nurse in representing the organisation in setting the strategic direction and operationalisation across NHS Wales, with the national project team for the digitalisation of nursing documentation.

The successful candidate will join the digital lead nurse and work closely with the clinical teams and Informatics team to ensure a smooth implementation. 

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

The Informatics Clinical Nurse Specialist will assist the Trust in the development and implementation of the digitalisation of the nursing record (Welsh Nursing Care Record) as part of the electronic patient record. The post holder as an experienced registered nurse/midwife will be accountable to the Trust Senior Lead Nursing Informatics Specialist.
The post holder will assist with decision making and support the leadership and development of the standardisation and digitalisation of nursing documentation, working collaboratively across the Trust and NHS Wales with patients, carers, partners and professionals. The aim of the digitisation programme is to improve patient care, experience and outcomes through the development of high quality information, systems and technologies, applying the ‘Once for Wales’ principles. 
The principle objective for the post is to assist in the modernisation of health service delivery, promoting new ways of working utilising information technology to improve access to clinical information and knowledge to enhance shared decision making regarding patient care. The post holder will assist the Informatics Lead Nurse in representing the organisation in setting the strategic direction and operationalisation 
across NHS Wales with the national project team for the Digitalisation of nursing documentation. 

Working for our organisation

Here at Velindre University NHS Trust we are extremely proud of the specialist services we provide across the whole of Wales in our cutting-edge Velindre Cancer Centre and our award-winning Welsh Blood Service, as well as the expertise of our corporate functions that bring the two divisions together. We are also fortunate to host the NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership and Health Technology Wales and have developed strong partnership working with these expert services.

Formed in 1999, the Trust has a dedicated workforce that continuously strives to provide the key principles of prudent healthcare through a wide array of roles. We play a vital role in the communities we support and have ambitious plans for the future to continue to improve the services we deliver. We strive to maintain our core values in everything we do by being; accountable, bold, caring and dynamic, and ensuring the best possible care for our patients and donors.

If you want to work for an organisation that prides itself on making a real difference and offers exciting career opportunities then Velindre University NHS Trust is the place for you. Visit our website to find out more

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac.

Person specification

Registered nurse to degree level

Essential criteria
  • Significant experience at Band 5
Desirable criteria
  • Interest in Digital movement

Understanding of WNCR and nurse documentation

Essential criteria
  • Experience with nursing records and risk assessment understanding
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience with digital nurse records

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Anna Harries
Job title
Head of Nursing Professional Standards and Digital
Email address
Telephone number
07368 286023
Additional information

Please contact me, I am happy to discuss the role in great depth.