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Clinical Nursing Informaticist

Company: Children's Hospital Colorado
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Job Description:

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 clinics.

A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.
Additional Information


Department: Nursing Informatics

Hours per week: 40, eligible for benefits

Shift: Monday - Friday 0800-1600 and variable during projects
Job Overview


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 Services (CAS).
Responsibilities


POPULATION SPECIFIC CARE


  • No direct patient care.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    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 perform.

    • 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) leadership.
    • 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 variation.
    • 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 end-users.
      Other Information


      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 others.
      • 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 large.
      • 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 strengthen relationships.
      • 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 facilitate agreement.
      • 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 tool.
      • 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 development.

        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 written instructions.
        • 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.
          Qualifications





          • 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 preferred.
          • CERTIFICATION(S) - Must obtain American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Clinical Informatics certification within 18 months of hire.
          • LICENSURE - Current Registered Nurse Licensure.
            Physical Requirements





            • 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


              WORK ENVIRONMENT

              • 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 blood/body fluid
                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.

Keywords: Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora , Clinical Nursing Informaticist, Healthcare , Aurora, Colorado

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