Job Summary The Informatics Nurse Specialist applies experiential knowledge, best practices, clinical research and data analysis to improve adoption and best practice use of clinical information systems by clinicians and providers. The Informatics Nurse Specialist will serve as the primary resource for providing advanced clinical integration support, including assessing workflow related processes and requirements to lead system enhancements and modifications. In addition, the Informatics Nurse Specialist will recommend, implement, and support approved system projects/initiatives, standardizations and optimizations that are in alignment with the organizations mission and vision. Working to ensure that clinical systems enhance quality, patient safety, efficiency, and supports population health in addition to patient engagement.
Collaborates with clinicians, leadership and Information Technology (IT) in designing, implementing and maintaining clinical systems. Assists in the development of design specifications in support of new or modified clinical applications, regulatory requirements, and best practices.
Participates in interdisciplinary and process improvement teams to identify potential uses of the information systems and potential optimization of current use of systems. Provides opportunities for users to express concerns and suggest potential improvements related to the use of clinical information systems.
Documents current processes to establish a baseline for developmental improvements of future workflows. Analyzes, recommends and assists with implementing new and improved moderately complex processes and workflows related to the clinical and non-clinical EHR interfaced applications.
Demonstrates initiative, problem identification, resolution and analytical skills using fact-base information in evolving situations, while adhering to deadlines. Effective communications approach and delivery. Strong organizational skills, be able to prioritize multiple activities and objectives in a rapidly changing environment, and deliver quality service.
Demonstrates effective change management leadership. Follows through to ensure final resolution of problems, recommending longer-term solutions when appropriate and communicating back to the individual reporting the problem. Brings work groups together to achieve consensus for system changes. Facilitates the two-way flow of communication for establishing and maintaining understanding between Information Technology (IT) and Clinical departments. Participates in the development of policies and procedures for area(s) of responsibility.
Leads project teams, coordinates work activities with users and the Information Technology (IT) department to resolve conflicts between workflow and the clinical information systems, reports on work status and provides input on team performance. Utilizes expertise and understanding of all clinical applications to instruct and coach team members. Takes on project/engagement management responsibilities as required and assigned. Participates in post implementation change evaluation and supports users in maintaining changed processes. May assist in testing new system applications and other special assignments.
Supports the integration and use of evidence-based methods, tools, and guidelines linked to effective outcomes, data analytics, including quality of care measures, to improve population health outcomes and global health. Supports clinical staff in the real time application of information to change healthcare delivery and affect patient outcomes.
Maintains current knowledge of trends and advances in clinical practice and healthcare informatics, as well as new developments and innovations in hardware and software technology that fosters a continual optimization framework to advance the strategic mission of the organization.
Maintains professional growth and development through seminar, workshops and professional affiliations to keep current with trends and advances in clinical practice and healthcare informatics, including any professional licensure requirements.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 2018-11743
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