There is an exciting opportunity to join the Digital Team as the ChiefClinical Information Officer (CCIO). This role is required to support thestrategic aims of the ICB, taking particular responsibility for providingclinical digital leadership across the Somerset system whilst leading on digitalinnovation, horizon scanning and exploring opportunities to transform healthand care pathways and processes and services through collaborative working andsystem / service re-design.
Other aspectsof the role are to ensure clinical and practitioner adoption and engagement inthe use of technology and data across the Somerset system and population,ensuring people living in Somerset are informed and involved in digital anddata developments, addressing issues to improve digital inclusion and promotingadoption of digital services as part of self-care, prevention and homemanagement of health.
The abilityto identify, develop and share actionable insights that support and enhancesystem and organisational transformation is vital, as well as providingclinical digital and data leadership and guidance to Primary care colleagues.
Experienceof supporting digital and data innovation and research opportunities, workingwith academic and industry partners is critical.
Continued participation in direct clinical care deliveryis encouraged by the ICB.
Main duties of the job
As a CCIO, the post holder will need to be able to attend, present and communicate to executive leaders and the Somerset ICB Board, as well as work with front line staff and managers to establish commitment to empower staff to engage in digital transformation initiatives.
The CCIO will:
As a senior leader, adopt aconvening role across the system to breakdown silos and deliver better outcomes.
Be responsible for supportingthe clinical and care information needs that enable the ICB to achieve thestrategic goals described in its strategic plan, including enhancements to carepathways and organisational reform.
Engage and interface with thePopulation Health Transformation Programme, ensuring data and digital aspectsform a core foundation of this service.
Provide the clinical focus todevelop and promote information streams that track health and care outcomes tosupport the strategic aims of the ICB and ICS. A focus on metrics to driveimprovement will be important.
Promote the use of informationtechnology in health and care settings to improve safety, quality, person,family and carer satisfaction, efficiency in delivery of care, integration withbiomedical equipment and, overall cost reduction.
Ensuring health and care adoptionand engagement in use of technology.
NHS SomersetIntegrated Care Board (ICB), known as NHS Somerset is the statutory NHSorganisation responsible for implementing a health and care strategy developedby the Integrated Care Partnership.
NHSSomerset consists of approx. 300 staff, across 8 directorates, with multipleteams within each directorate.
Weencourage applications from people of all backgrounds and welcome applicationsfrom underrepresented groups. When recruiting, we are committed to equality ofopportunity for all. We believe that the best organisations are those thatreflect the communities they serve.
Weoffer flexible working from your first day of employment and we also have anagile approach to home / office-based working. Please note however, that youwill be required to work from our HQ, Wynford House in Yeovil for 2/3 days perweek and that elements of the role may require you to travel to other locationsacross Somerset, to attend in-person meetings and meet the needs of theservice. Please consider this before applying.
JobShare and Secondment opportunities will be considered. If you are seeking an internal or external secondment, please seekadvice from your HR teamandyou must also obtain your current linemanager’s permission to be released on secondment before applying, to avoiddisappointment.
Wealso offer an excellent pension scheme and generous annual leave entitlement.
Pleaseread the attached documents / visit the links listed before applying.
Thankyou for your interest.
Ensure Digital Clinical Safetystandards are delivered, working with the Digital Clinical Safety Officers, tomaintain clinical safety and clinical excellence as the foundations for all digitalservices and systems.
Secure and maintain health andcare engagement across all stakeholders and review and maintain standards andprocesses to ensure effective use of digital tools in health and care settings.
Work with the GP Provider Board, system governance forums andSomerset representative committees for primary care to challenge convention,create and explore opportunities to improve use of digital and data in primarycare.
Work with teams across Somerset throughout the VCFSE sectoraround aspects of digital and data for improved inclusion and engagement aspart of the wider health and care community.
Connect with the ICB CMO and CNO as well as peer CCIOs and seniorclinical digital leaders across the ICS to share information and co-work oninitiatives.
The role of the Chief Clinical InformationOfficer (CCIO) is required to support the strategic aims of the ICB, takingparticular responsibility for:
Providing clinical digitalleadership across the Somerset system.
Leading clinical digitalinnovation, horizon scanning, opportunity and challenge for transformation.
Ensuring clinical andpractitioner adoption and engagement in the use of technology and data acrossthe Somerset system and population.
Driving continuous clinicalprocess improvement focused on peoples outcomes, efficiency, effectiveness andjoy at work.
Developing clinical informationfocused on person care, to share and develop actionable insights that supportand enhance system and organisational transformation.
Ensuring people living inSomerset are informed and involved in digital and data developments, addressingissues to improve digital inclusion and adoption of digital as part ofself-care, prevention and home management of health.
Providing clinical digital anddata leadership to Primary care services across Somerset to support theirtransformation journey.
Building trust and enhancingrelationships across all sectors which will help develop the digital and datafoundations and support enhanced digital maturity.
Supporting digital and datainnovation and research opportunities, working with academic and industrypartners.
Knowledge & Skills / Physical Skills / Training
Responsibility for Financial and Physical Resources
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).