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Nursing Informatics Specialist

Date:  Feb 24, 2021
Location: 

Dallas, TX, US

Category:  Nursing Jobs
Shift Type:  Day
Requisition ID:  230061

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.


 

PRIMARY PURPOSE

Work with clinical nursing leadership and end users to identify issues or opportunities that will improve quality of care, safety, satisfaction, and/or efficiency related to nursing practices. The nursing informatics specialist will collaborate closely with clinical nursing and Information Technology (IT) to facilitate clinical nursing-related informatics initiatives and projects. Assist with capturing process flows and identifying the ideal informatics solutions to promote the nursing needs, and help translate needs to the IT teams where necessary. Provides support for the clinician in the organization to troubleshoot issues, integration of system-wide initiatives, research, and development. Collaborates with nursing and IT teams to develop and deliver training materials and updates to policy and procedure.

 

MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS

Education:

-Must have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) or must complete BSN within three years of hire/placement in the role from an accredited school of nursing.

-Prefer a Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN), Master's in Science of Health Informatics or a related field of study.

-Prefer course work in Computer Science or Nursing Informatics.

 

Experience:

-Must have three (3) plus years of clinical nursing experience.

-Must have two (2) plus years of project experience managing complex projects in a nursing department.

-Must have two (2) plus years of progressive experience in computer applications and / or computer operations.

-Two (2) plus years of experience in the planning, development, and evaluation of adult education programs.

-One (1) plus years of experience in Epic documenting and reviewing patient charts.

 

Equivalent Experience:

-May have an equivalent combination of education and experience in lieu of specific education and experience as stated above.

 

Certification/Registration/Licensure:

-Must have current RN license or valid temporary permit with the Texas Board of Nursing; or, valid Compact RN license.

-Must have current healthcare provider CPR course completion card from one of the following: American Heart Association, American Red Cross Rescuer or Military Training Network.

-Must have a certification in Informatics Nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or Certified Professional in Health Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) within 24 months of placement in the position.

-Current incumbents have 24 months from 07/04/2018 to obtain certification.

-Must obtain Proficiency/Certification in the Epic application within 18 months of placement in the position.

 

Skills or Special Abilities:

-Must innovate and develop solutions for issues or new build, using clinical nursing operational needs and IT options for a given application.

-Must be able to solve minor technology related issues on the spot and facilitate solving complicated issues and requests with IT colleagues which allows the nursing customer to focus on clinical care.

-Must demonstrate competency in the processes involved in the interface between clinical practices as well as the information systems to be able to interpret clinical need and translate it into requirements for the programmer supporting the area.

-Must possess strong prioritization skills, be able to work independently and manage multiple projects. Must be able to prepare project schedules, budgets, and reports.

-Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to interact effectively with all levels of internal/external staff, consultants, and vendors.

-Must have excellent presentation skills, and personal computer skills in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel software; conduct/lead meetings, and create agenda/minutes

-Must be well-versed and facile with the Epic EHR in the subject area of the designated duties for the job.

-Must have strong database management, analytical and statistical skills; have the ability to mine, analyze, and trend data.

-Must demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors.

 

 


Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.



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