Nurse Informaticist (
Job Number: 537535 )
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The Nurse Informaticist position, in the Department of Clinical Informatics, is responsible for defining clinical workflows & operational procedures to support the technical, cultural & process changes necessary for successful implementation & optimization of the electronic health record. This position provides facility vision & direction for clinical computer systems, devices that interface w/ KP HealthConnect (KPHC), & data Mgmt. The Nurse Informaticist serves as a mentor for the Clinical Informatics Specialists in leadership & technical skills.
Essential Functions: • Leadership: Partners w/ the Dir of Clinical Informatics to provide strategic representation of the Informatics Dept w/in hospital leadership committees & task forces. Mentors & develops colleagues in leadership & technical skills. Participates in the recruitment of staff. Supports the work of the KPHC Application Teams. Demonstrates leadership practices, which influence others so that the mission, vision, goals, & objectives of the various clinical teams & the KPHC teams are achieved. Utilizes systems thinking & role modeling so that demonstrated expertise is available to colleagues. Provide systems thinking expertise in facilitating review of KPHC changes & downstream impacts. Plays a key role in helping to establish & maintain professional clinical relationships w/in the hospital system & ensure credibility among stakeholders. Serves as a role-model for KPHC to clinical staff & Mrgs (nursing, ancillary Depts, physicians, support staff, case Mgmt, etc.), which will include working directly w/ customers to solicit feedback from a variety of venues: presentations, training sessions, small groups, & demonstrations of system software. • Change Leader / Educator: Conducts educational in-srvs, collaborates w/ members of the health care team & to provide education as needed. Participates in centralized nursing education & education of other clinicians as needed. Represents professional nursing practice to assure that designed workflows are appropriate & will effectively manage system-wide cross-functional teams to support collaboration & encourage acceptance of & enthusiasm for changes associated w/ implementation & optimization of the Epic system. Recognizes the impact of change & strategically plans communication & education & functions as a clinical expert to assure clinical adoption across the system. Coordinates the subject matter experts to test complex system changes or system integration issues , direct training materials content, anticipate workflow impact & solutions. • Documentation Process Mgmt: Understands the technical capabilities of our current systems to facilitate clinical process redesign & continued improvement. Guides the creation of processes, w/in the system capabilities, to collect record & share patient info, reduce redundancy, & standardize clinical practice & documentation. Maintains current understanding of regulatory compliance & actively participates in improving processes reviewed by accrediting organizations. Collaborates closely w/ other KPHC module areas to form an integrated approach in establishing a process for managing the complex documentation tools in the KPHC environment. To sustain efficient current & future functionality, provide leadership & direction for operational stakeholders & info for new version upgrades, system integration issues, optimization of current functionality, & incorporation of new modules in the KP HealthConnect business & clinical systems. • This job description is not all encompassing.
Experience • Minimum two (2) years of clinical RN experience. • Minimum six (6) months of employment, attains certification in specialty areas. • Experience implementing an electronic medical record, preferably Epic.
Education • Master's degree in nursing, health care administration, education, business, public administration OR six (6) years of experience in a directly related field. • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration • Current Oregon or Washington RN license in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer. • Certified/Proficient in 2 Epic modules or application sup-components, at least one of which is clinical in nature.
Additional Requirements: • Ability to function effectively in a dynamic team environment. • Ability to work in a highly autonomous role by demonstrating self-motivation and creativity in design approach. • Ability to proactively pursue problem resolution to satisfy customer needs. • Ability to manage multiple complex tasks efficiently while successfully meeting assigned deadlines. • Working knowledge of hospital operations and the patient care process. Experience implementing technology that promotes fundamental changes in clinical settings. • Demonstrated skills in complex project management. • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage multidisciplinary teams through influence and collaboration. • Demonstrated working knowledge of computer applications in business settings. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. • Must exhibit efficiency, collaboration, candor, openness, and results orientation.
Preferred Qualifications: • Minimum three (3) years of experience using at least one (1) of the Epic suite of application products or completion of Epic certification in an application(s), preferred. • Minimum five (5) years of experience at Kaiser Permanente, preferred.
• Demonstrated experience leading a large multidisciplinary project to successful completion, preferred. • Demonstrated experience with office software, e.g., Power Point, Excel, Word and/or MS Project, Visio, preferred. • Direct experience implementing business information systems in the Northwest region, preferred.
• Nursing Informatics certification or degree.
• Knowledge of functional areas and/or systems analysis, preferred. • Knowledge of research and analyses/design, preferred. • Demonstrated skills in conflict resolution, preferred. • Public speaking skills, preferred.
Primary Location : Oregon-Portland-Kaiser Permanente Building 500 NE Multnomah St.
Scheduled Hours (1-40) : 40
Shift : Day
Working Days : MON-FRI
Working Hours Start : 8:00 AM
Working Hours End : 5:00 PM
Schedule : Full-time
Job Type : Standard
Employee Status : Regular
Employee Group (Union Affiliation) : Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Job : Nursing Licensed
Public Department Name : Nursing Informatics
Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time
Job Eligible for Benefits : Yes
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.Read Full Description