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    Scope of Nurse:

    The Nurse Informaticist/Bar Code Medication Administration Coordinator reports to the Associate Director Patient and Nursing Services/Nurse Executive.

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    NOTE: Preferred Experience: The incumbent should possess a strong clinical background demonstrating leadership, critical thinking, and communication skills in a clinical setting. To include, experience in both BCMA and Informatics is highly desirable.

    The duties of the Nurse Informaticist/Bar Code Medication Administration Coordinator include, but are not limited to:

    Position Summary:

    Nursing informatics (NI) is the specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice. Nursing informatics facilitates the integration of data, information, knowledge, and wisdom to support patients, nurses, and other providers in their decision-making in all roles and settings. This support is accomplished through the use of information structures, information processes, and information technology.

    The goal of nursing informatics is to improve the health of populations, communities, families, and individuals by optimizing information management and communication. These activities include the design and use of informatics solutions and technology to support all areas of nursing and healthcare, including, but not limited to, the direct provision of care, establishing effective administrative systems, managing and delivering educational experiences, enhancing lifelong learning, and supporting nursing research.

    Informatics solution is a generic term used in this document to describe an application, product, method, tool, workflow change, or other recommendation an informatics nurse makes after identifying and analyzing an issue. An informatics solution may encompass technology and non-technology elements such as developing a database, developing requirements for a new application, advocating the utilization of standardized terminologies, designing informatics curricula, tailoring an application to a particular environment, designing a research study to describe required informatics competencies, describing information flow in a process redesign, creating newly re-engineered processes, or creating a structure for information presentation.

    The following are the core overarching principles adhered to by the informatics nurse:

    • Incorporates theories, principles, and concepts from appropriate sciences into informatics practice. Examples may include information, systems, and change theories. Principles and concepts may include project management, implementation methods, workflow analysis, process redesign, organizational culture, or database structures.
    • Integration of ergonomics and human-computer interaction (HCI) principles into informatics solution design, development, selection, implementation and evaluation.
    • Systematically determines the social, legal, regulatory, and ethical impact of an informatics solution on nursing and health care.
    • Practice is based on the nursing process and evidence based research. Core competencies will depend on the individual role and competency checklist.
    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
    Telework: May Be Authorized for Highly Qualified Candidate on a Ad-Hoc Basis.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Some travel may be required for assistance at nearby community based clinics.

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    0610 Nurse

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