Clinical Nursing Informaticist
Company: Children's Hospital Colorado
Posted on: June 14, 2019
Why Work at Children's....
Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric
healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908,
Children's Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted
to the health and well being of children. Continually recognized as
one of the nation's outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World
Report, Children's Colorado is known both for its nationally and
internationally recognized medical, research and education programs
as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout
Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare
professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric
specialties, Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main
campus, 16 Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach
A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you,
and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.
Department: Nursing Informatics
Hours per week: 40, eligible for benefits
Shift: Monday - Friday 0800-1600 and variable during projects
The Clinical Nursing Informaticist plans, reviews, and leads all
activities and functions of clinical transformation for Children's
Hospital Colorado (CHCO). The Informaticist drives transformation
through careful analysis of metrics, data, and current processes
and workflow; the utilization of change management strategies, and
leveraging available resources. The Informaticist also partners
with external and internal stakeholders to assists in the design of
Clinical Information Systems (CIS) and to build consensus around
the process, workflow, and content for Clinical Application
POPULATION SPECIFIC CARE
- No direct patient care.
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of
the following essential functions. These examples do not include
all of the functions which the employee may be expected to
- Leads the development of clinical transformation strategies
through the use of CIS technology and participates in
organizational strategy development for CHCO.
- Support the super user programs within all clinical areas,
serves as a sounding board members within the super user program
and attends the entire monthly super user meeting.
- Utilizes internal and external resources to maintain up to date
knowledge of current trends and issues in healthcare, nursing
practice, healthcare informatics, training techniques, regulatory
standards, and organizational policies and procedures.
- Partners with internal and external stakeholder to coordinate
the strategic changes determined by the clinical
leadership/executive team and Information Systems (IS)
- Leads the analysis, development, implementation and evaluation
of clinical information systems, processes, and structures.
- Assesses and analyzes proposed information technologies to
improve management of clinical data related to nursing and
associated discipline practice.
- Provides timely and high quality technology, project
management, and change management consulting services.
- Plans, organizes, and assists in CAS implementations and
actively participates with implementation team(s) during
installation of new computer functions or enhancements to existing
functions which impact diagnostic and clinical areas.
- Identifies variation in processes and constructs the required
representative team in order to develop the steps of the redesign
process and put in motion-an ongoing effort to reduce
- Partners with physicians, nurses, and other professionals to
identify problems, find and implement solutions, and communicate
the findings to leadership and other stakeholders.
- Demonstrates and presents system functions and capabilities to
visitors and other audiences, presenting the leading edge and
comprehensive nature of CHCO systems.
- Supports multiple clinical systems go-lives across health
system, including weekends and night shifts. Serves as a clinical
informatics expert, and resource for staff.
- Develops and revises informatics policies and procedures based
on system design, workflow reengineering, and input from
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- ADAPTABILITY - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing
major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g.,
people, processes, structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to
change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and
collaborating with others to make the change successful.
- APPLIED LEARNING - Assimilating and applying new job-related
information in a timely manner.
- BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS - Developing and leveraging relationships
within and across work groups to achieve results.
- COLLABORATING - Working cooperatively with others to help a
team or work group achieve its goals.
- COMMUNICATION - Conveying information and ideas clearly and
concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that helps
them understand and retain the message; listening actively to
- CUSTOMER ORIENTATION - Placing a high priority on the internal
or external customer's perspective when making decisions and taking
action; implementing service practices that meet the customers' and
own organization's needs.
- DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVITY - Is sensitive to cultural diversity,
race, gender, and other individual differences in the workforce;
recognizes the value of diverse perspectives and experiences and
fosters a work environment reflective of the community at
- DECISION MAKING - Identifying and understanding problems and
opportunities by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting
quantitative and qualitative information; choosing the best course
of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating and
evaluating alternatives, and making timely decisions; taking action
that is consistent with available facts and constraints and
optimizes probable consequences.
- EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE - Establishing and sustaining trusting
relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting own and
others' emotions and behavior; leveraging insights to effectively
manage own responses so that one's behavior matches one's values
and delivers intended results.
- MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS - Meeting the personal needs of
individuals to build trust, encourage two-way communication, and
- MANAGING WORK - Effectively managing one's time and resources
to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
- PLANNING & ORGANIZING - Establishing an action plan for self
and others to complete work efficiently and on time by setting
priorities, establishing timelines, and leveraging resources.
- RESOLVING CONFLICTS - Helping others deal effectively with an
antagonistic situation to minimize damage to the relationships and
promote shared goals; using appropriate interpersonal methods to
reduce tension or conflict between two or more people and
- STRESS TOLERANCE - Maintaining stable performance under
pressure or opposition (e.g., experiencing time pressure, conflict,
or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable
to others and to the organization.
- Advanced knowledge of information technology and Microsoft
Office tools, power point, excel, including a working knowledge of
Microsoft Visio, SnagIt or equivalent workflow documentation
- Working knowledge of eLearning tools.
- Advance knowledge of work flow analysis tools, process
improvement tools and technology validation tools.
- Advance knowledge with educational clinical content
SCOPE & LEVEL
- GUIDELINES: Guidelines are generally numerous, well
established, and directly applicable to the work assignment. Work
assignment and desired results are explained by general oral or
- COMPLEXITY: Duties assigned are generally repetitive and
restricted in scope but may be of substantial intricacy. Employee
primarily applies standardized practices.
- DECISION MAKING: Decisions or recommendations on
non-standardized situations are limited to relating organizational
policies to specific cases. Brings non-routine issues to
supervisor. Problems that are not covered by guidelines or are
without precedent are taken up with the supervisor.
- COMMUNICATIONS: Contacts with the public or employees where
explanatory or interpretive information is exchanged, gathered, or
presented and some degree of discretion and judgment are required
within the parameters of the job function.
- SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Under normal supervision, within a
standardized work situation, the employee performs duties common to
the line of work without close supervision or detailed instruction.
Work product is subject to continual review.
- EDUCATION - Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Master of
Nursing Informatics preferred.
- EXPERIENCE - Five years of clinical nursing experience
providing direct patient care in an acute care setting (clinical
experience other than nursing will be considered in addition to
nursing experience; i.e. CA, RT, etc. One year of change
management, clinical informatics, project management, quality
improvement and/or data analyst experience. One year of leadership
experience in a hospital committee and/or nursing shared governance
- CERTIFICATION(S) - Must obtain American Nurses Credentialing
Center (ANCC) Clinical Informatics certification within 18 months
- LICENSURE - Current Registered Nurse Licensure.
- Vision - Near: clear vision at 20 inches or less
- Weight Lifted/Force Exerted: up to 10 pounds/4.5 kilos, up to
1/3 of time
- Hearing: able to clearly hear details
- Sit: 2/3 or more of time
- Talk: able to communicate verbally
- Mental/Emotional: able to work in close proximity to others
and/or in a distracting environment
- Mental/Emotional: able to cope with stress effectively
- Mental/Emotional: able to prioritize effectively
- Mental/Emotional: able to tolerate ambiguity
- Mental/Emotional: able to prioritize effectively
- Mental/Emotional: may be subject to many interruptions
- Office Work Environment: Regular/frequent exposure
- Bloodborne Pathogen Category 2: Occasional exposure to
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal
opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related
factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other
status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the
questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or
discrimination based on non-job-related information.
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