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    Summary

    Nursing Informatics is the specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge and wisdom in nursing practice.




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    Responsibilities

    The Informatics Nurse 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. 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.

    • Serves as the liaison between administration, clinical staff, and technical staff regarding the clinical business, technical operations management processes associated with each specific clinical application
    • Supervise resources and activities for all phases of the systems life cycle, including needs analysis, requirements gathering, design, development, selection and purchase, testing, implementation, and evaluation or new or modified systems and informatics solutions, data structures, and decision-support mechanisms to support all facets of healthcare delivery.
    • Facilitate training, installation, implementation, maintenance, and overall use of CPRS and other clinical applications.
    • Demonstrates competency in formal systems analysis techniques.
    • Serves as a catalyst for developing strategic plans, creating systems policies and procedures, and serving as a champion for complex projects and disparate system users.
    • Report and resolve clinical, business, operational, and technical issues through approved channels.
    • Assess and monitor clinical workflow and outcomes to include performing initial and ongoing skill-gap analysis of users and monitoring and reporting effectiveness of change outcomes to local leadership.
    • Ensures compliance with local and national policies, procedures, and directives.
    • Recommend local procedural and policy changes as appropriate.
    • Actively participate in the local facility informatics committee
    • Disseminate information to end users on policies and procedures relevant to clinical applications.
    • Participate and assist with the testing and verify updates, patches, and new releases to CPRS and associated clinical applications prior to activation, including clinical reminders, reminder dialogs, and other applicable sub-packages.
    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.

    Work Schedule: Full-Time, (40 Hours per week), Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

    NOTE: Candidates must be willing to work weekends, evenings, nights, holidays, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

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