Functions as the clinical expert, educator, consultant, leader and researcher for information systems. Responsible for the planning, development, implementation, maintenance, evaluation and training of information systems. Will function as an internal consultant and resource to all personnel and will provide direction and education for all clinical information initiatives in accordance with the strategic objectives of WHC, and MedStar Health. Will continually monitor and evaluate opportunities for technical innovations and enhancements for WHC, ensuring that the applications and systems utilized are consistent with professional standards of best clinical practice.
- Master's degree in Nursing Informatics or Information Management Required and
- Bachelor's degree of Science in Nursing Preferred
- 5-7 years of progressively more responsible job related experience Required
Licenses and Certifications
- RN - Registered Nurse - State Licensure and/or Compact State Licensure in the District of Columbia ifor nursing degree holders Required
- Specialty certification in informatics within 1-1/2 Yrs Required
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Demonstrated ability to be self directed with excellent organizational, analytical, writing, interpersonal and project management skills in an IS related role is preferred.
- Assists in establishing and maintaining a therapeutic and safe environment that facilitates and supports the framework for professional clinical practice, based upon evidence based practice, in order to achieve quality patient outcomes.
- Utilizes approaches and strategies in collaboration with the healthcare team that support and optimize patient care outcomes that are based on the interdisciplinary plan of care, and are consistent with the patient and family's wishes.
- Functions as a facilitator and innovator for state-of-the-art clinical care with direct involvement in implementing and evaluating new techniques and equipment for safety, cost-effectiveness, and benefits related to clinical practice.
- Serves as a subject matter expert and contributes to the evolving knowledge base related to health informatics. Identifies the informational and computer technology requirements of clinicians to augment the work clinicians do by encompassing patient care, education, administration and research.
- Evaluates and revises existing clinical information systems. Analyzes, designs and implements clinical information systems and processes based on customer requirements. Provides analysis and advanced support including hardware maintenance, troubleshooting, component replacement and repair, system monitoring and the installation and maintenance of software.
- Assesses and analyzes data to identify practice, environment and patient care issues and develops appropriate programs and change processes to improve clinical practice. Develops and implements educational strategies to promote computer literacy within the hospital. Develops training plans to implement new technology within clinical areas.
- Engages in external and internal, formal and informal teaching to clinicians and other health disciplines as required. Collaborates in planning educational activities in accordance with national standards as appropriate.
- Works collaboratively within interdisciplinary healthcare team to seek and utilize information (including evidence-based practice/research findings) to develop, implement and support organizational objectives, patient care standards and quality of care.
- Establishes, develops, and maintains effective relationships, working agreements and quality partnerships within the shared decision making model and within the model of care to ensure quality patient care across the continuum and to secure resources to support evidence based patient care
- Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of Health Informatics through a variety of professional activities including, but not limited to, reading the appropriate literature and attending related seminars and conferences. Pursues continuous scholarly growth by engaging in scholarly activity such as innovative program work, research, papers at regional or national conferences, publications, and additional graduate work.
- Responsible for working as the WHC liaison and project manager for information system initiatives. Recommends and manages the interventions to increase acceptance and adoption of clinical applications to encourage the use of information technology in the provision of patient care. Evaluates and ensures compliance and consistency of use of business and clinical applications.
- Performs business process analysis, needs assessment and cost/benefit analysis in an effort to align information technology solution with business initiatives.
- Ensures and promotes compliance with unit, divisional and hospital policies and procedures, Department of Health, Joint Commission and other regulatory standards and takes corrective action when deficiencies occur.
- Guides and facilitates the development and modification of performance improvement planning and activities. Documents existing processes within WHC to establish a baseline for the development of improvements. Collaborates with and assists WHC end users and Information Systems to make decisions about how data will be displayed and accessed. Prepares reports, maintains records and compiles statistics as required.
- Integrates evidence into all clinical informatics and education activities. Assures timely audit reports and communicates recommendations for further action.
- Actively participates in research, evidence-based practice (EBP) and performance improvement activities. Activities include but are not limited to, supporting integration of research into practice, increasing staff knowledge and competence about research and EBP and actively collaborating in research studies. Critically analyzes current clinical research for utilization in the expansion and improvement of patient care and patient outcomes.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $125,000.00 - $130,000.00 per year
Work Location: In person