- Health Information Management
- Order Entry
- Communication Skills
- Microsoft Office
- Leadership Experience
Nuvance Health is a family of award-winning nonprofit hospitals and healthcare professionals in the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut. Nuvance Health combines highly skilled physicians, state-of-the-art facilities and technology, and compassionate caregivers dedicated to providing quality care across a variety of clinical areas, including Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Oncology, Orthopedics, and Primary Care.
Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations. For more information about Nuvance Health, visit www.nuvancehealth.org.
The Nursing Informatics Specialist shall act as a liaison between the hospital’s clinical areas and the IT department. This includes the primary responsibility of determining the needs and requirements for clinical applications in acute and ambulatory healthcare settings. The Nursing Informatics Specialist will also lead the evaluation, selection, and implementation of clinical systems. This individual will work with staff, nursing and physicians to optimize the usage of clinical systems through education and training, quality outcomes, and providing support in accordance with organizational goals.
Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, which include communication (both written and verbal). Project and work approach is team centric, creative, analytical and flexible. Able to deliver high quality clinical project work as assigned on a daily basis.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications.
Registered Nurse. Bachelor’s degree in nursing, other related clinical field or Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Industrial Technology, Business Administration, or a related field from an accredited institution. Certifications in clinical management, health information management or Informatics is desirable.
A minimum of six years recent experience in a healthcare setting, with four years of direct experience with clinical computer system applications is required. Prior experience with the installation of a clinical order entry or clinical documentation system, particularly the Cerner Millennium products, preferred. An understanding of analytical processes, along with demonstrated proficient computer skills related to spreadsheet use, plus database and query abilities.
Valid state driver’s license and proof of auto insurance, if applicable.
SPECIAL JOB CHARACTERISTICS
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Travel between all Health Quest sites is a requirement of the job. Potential workweek is typically >40 hours. Primary on-call rotation for 24x7x365 support of the clinical system is required. Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, and leadership skills. Able to “team” effectively with all members of the greater Information System department. Substantial demands for visual acuity and sitting. Considerable demand for analyzing, perception/comprehension, judgment, complex reading and writing, memorization, and decision-making.
It is necessary to attend vendor meetings, training and/or User Group Conferences. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Employees will be required to perform other job-related duties as instructed by manager, subject to reasonable accommodations.