Chief Nursing Information Officer

  • Government of New Brunswick - Department of Health
  • Nov 14, 2023
Contractor Nurse Manager Nurse Registered Nurse

Job Description

Chief Nursing Information Officer – 3 Year Contract (possibility of renewal)


Flexible Work Location

New Brunswick is planning to move from a collection of standalone hospital information systems toward a standardized, integrated Clinical Information Solution (CIS).  This new CIS is expected to support the achievement of Provincial Health Plan priorities, including improved patient safety and quality in hospitals.  With a vision for shaping the health system, the Chief Nursing Information Officer (CNIO) will work collaboratively with key stakeholders to maximize the value of a new CIS.  A key part of this role will be developing strong relationships with partners, including various internal and external stakeholders.

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister, CIS Business Solution, the CNIO will rally nurses and allied health professionals around the need for, and implementation of, a standardized, integrated CIS. Working together with a Provincial Chief Medical Information Officer and Regional CNIOs, a key part of this role will be engaging with nurses to improve clinical workflows and business processes.

As the Chief Nursing Information Officer, you will:

  • Provide leadership to a change management team who will develop and execute the CIS clinician engagement strategy.
  • Ensure the new CIS meets nurses’ needs, and they are accepting of the solution.
  • Collaborate with nursing staff, clinicians, and stakeholders to streamline nursing workflows, improve efficiency, and reduce burden with technology.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure maximum nursing preparedness for the business process transformations required to implement the new CIS.
  • Provide leadership in developing and delivering education and training programs to enhance nursing staff competency in healthcare technology and informatics.
  • Chair the CIS Professional Advisory Committee and identify and mentor nursing leaders across the hospital sector in preparation for the CIS implementation.
  • Work collaboratively two Regional CNIOs, one for each Regional Health Authority.
  • Build health informatics interest and capacity among interested nursing and allied health professionals.

 Who you are:

  • You are an effective collaborator and relationship builder.
  • You are comfortable and effective working with senior leaders, external stakeholders, clients and all levels of the organization.
  • You are at your best when you are challenged and thrive on getting results
  • You have strong communications skills, with the ability to influence change, lead and support peers.
  • You are flexible and able to adjust to new and changing demands.
  • You value continuous learning and improvement.
  • You build trust and act with integrity.

 Essential Qualifications:

  • This role requires a demonstrated record in clinical leadership and engagement. The candidate will embody excellence in collaboration, strategic decision-making and communications.
  • A University Degree in Nursing and a minimum of five (5) years experience as a nursing leader.
  • Experience as a CNIO and/or leading the implementation of a Clinical Information Solution in a hospital or hospital system.
  • Considerable knowledge of health care operations, clinical workflow and business processes.
  • Excellence in customer service, collaboration, strategic decision-making and stakeholder engagement.
  • An understanding of relevant health information legislation and standards.
  • Experience engaging varying groups of nurses and other professionals to build consensus and acceptance around a large project.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Written and spoken competence in English and French is required. Please state your language capability on your application

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration.  Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume.

Asset Qualifications:  Preference may be given to candidates that possess one or more of the following asset qualifications:

  • A demonstrated record in leading successful clinical improvement projects.
  • Experience in nursing informatics.
  • Experience with project management, team leadership, or consultation processes.
  • Experience providing advice to senior-level management.
  • Experience building collaborative relationships by using networking and communication skills.

Candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application one or more of the asset qualifications, in addition to the essential qualifications, in order to be given further consideration.

Behavioural Competencies:  The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies:

  • Coaching and Team Development
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Organizational Commitment
  • Relationship/Network Building
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Results Orientation

Technical Competencies:  The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • Planning and Organizing Skills
  • Project Management
  • Written Communication

Résumés should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

What can GNB offer you:

  • Comprehensive benefits package which includes paid vacation, Health and Dental Plan, Life Insurance and the New Brunswick Public Service Pension Plan.
  • Free access to Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and services.
  • Career growth, development and continuous learning opportunities.

How to apply:

We encourage applicants to apply on-line at or by mail at the following address by December 10, 2023, indicating competition number 35-23-0032. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

 Department of Health

Human Resources

4th floor, 520 King Street

Fredericton, NB E3B 5G8

Telephone: (506) 453-4331


We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

 Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Category

Chief Digital Officer, Digital Health Executive, Nurse, Nurse Manager, Nurse Practitioner, Patient Care Manager, Registered Nurse


Fredericton, NB