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Clinical Informatics Nurse (DH1828) 

About the Organization Thank you for your interest in exploring the professionally rewarding and personally fulfilling benefits with Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp. We look forward to continuing our discussion about the opportunity and purpose health professionals experience as valued members of TCRHCC team.

A TCRHCC career offers a chance to live and work within or near Native communities, providing clinicians/nurses/administrators with a unique opportunity to learn the heritage of the tribes we serve, discover traditions that have been carried down for generations and gain cultural insight into the beliefs and values of a deserving and appreciative patient population.
 
Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The primary focus of the Clinical Informatics Nurse (CIN) is to provide the guidance, knowledge and leadership to address inter-professional workflow needs. The CIN provides expertise in the planning, design, development, training, implementation, communication, maintenance, and evaluation of new or existing functionality related to clinical and business information systems. Working under the direction of the Director of Clinical Informatics, integrates nursing/clinical science, computer science, information science to manage and communicated data, information, knowledge and wisdom in clinical practice. Works as a liaison among stakeholders in order to elicit, analyze, communicate, and validate requirements for changes to processes, policies, and information systems. Ensures data/information is current with regulatory agency and best practice standards. Coordinates the collection and reporting of metrics defining benefits realization associate with the clinical information systems. Serves as an internal consultant to all departments to identify and achieve department and project goals. Provides direct contact with vendor to ensure customer needs are met. The CIN will support consumers, patients, the interprofessional healthcare team, and other stakeholders in their decision-making in all roles and settings to achieve successful implementation of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system at TCRHCC

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Incorporates theories, principles, and concepts from appropriate sciences into informatics practice. Systematically determines the social, legal and ethical impact of informatics solutions within healthcare.
  2. Manages the communication needs regarding the clinical applications between Information Technology staff, the Clinical Informatics Management team and clinical users.
  3. Assess implications on nursing operations and processes of patient care delivery when assisting in resolution of departmental issues.
  4. Assists in the development, implementation and/or evaluation of health information technology applications to assist clinical staff with data management.  Perform quality control audits to ensure accuracy, completeness, or proper usage of clinical systems and data while maintaining patient safety and confidentiality.
  5. Collaborates with clinicians and team members, develops strategies, policies or procedures for introducing, evaluating or modifying information technology applied to clinical practice, administration, education, or research.
  6. Coordinates collection and reporting of metrics defining benefits realization and return on investment associated with Clinical Information Systems in conjunction with Clinical effectiveness.
  7. Develops, prioritizes and determines core clinical decision-support systems by working with end-users to develop system programming requirements while understanding system capabilities and limitations.
  8. Incorporates principles and methods of recognized methodologies, such as structured system analysis, into problem or issue identification. Makes recommendations related to issues and implements solutions.
  9. Participates in unit, functional, and integrated system testing of software to ensure that the design objectives are met. Performs testing and documentation of software systems as needed. Develops test plans for new systems, as well as system upgrades.
  10. Collaborates with Training Specialist(s) to prepare documentation designed to facilitate the proper use and understanding of the system by end users. Educates staff and management to effectively use information systems.
  11. Assists with the design of clinical workflows for clinicians that will improve efficiency and incorporate quality initiatives. Reviews, revises documents, and maintains workflows for assigned departments.
  12. Adheres to organization change control process to introduce changes to production functionality.
  13. Assists or directs with interdepartmental collaboration/communication when needed to assist end users to resolve/enhance their experience with the electronic health systems utilized for complete patient care.
  14. Completes all electronic health record entries accurately and timely pertinent to patient care role.
  15. Participates in departmental workflow and or testing teams as related to electronic health record or other project initiatives.
  16. Performs other similar or related duties as required or directed by immediate leadership.

 

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL EFFORT

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical:

Must be able to sit at desk for long periods of time, write legibly, and use a computer terminal. Must be willing to perform On-Call duties on a rotational basis during implementation of any newly implemented software system.  Must be able to hear and talk over the telephone and in person with others. Ability to occasionally move and lift 20 pounds.

Mental:

Must be able to prioritize and use good judgment and analytical skills to make decisions, including but not limited to decisions that impact patient care, software operations, and customer service within the organization.  Must be able to coordinate and carry out all responsibilities related to this position and manage multiple issues while encountering frequent interruptions.

 

 
Position Requirements

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (RN-BSN) from an NBCSN, ABSNC or ANCC credentialed program.

Certification:

  • A valid, current, full and unrestricted Registered Nursing (RN) License to practice in any state, commonwealth, or territory of the United States of America.

Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years recent acute care (inpatient care) nursing clinical experience within a healthcare institution of similar size and complexity, or larger.  
  • Preference for individual with additional experience working in ambulatory care setting in a healthcare institution of similar size and complexity, or larger.
  • One (1) year EHR implementation experience (super user, trainer, or implementation project team member), preferably Allscripts.
  • Has experience with developing clinical Electronic Health Record Systems (EHR). Systems include, but not limited Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech, etc.
  • Experience with inpatient and ancillary systems and clinical workflows including Laboratory, PACS/Radiology, Pharmacy, Obstetrics, Document Management (OnBase), etc.

Technical Skills:

  • Demonstrates an understanding of technical knowledge of current software protocols and internet standards in a healthcare environment through work experience or education.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of identifying and implementing systems initiatives that improve hospital productivity – relative experience with inpatient and outpatient clinical solutions through work experience or education.
  • Demonstrates the ability to stay current with state-of-the-art technology and ability to assist in researching systems issues and products as required.
  • Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills as evident by previous work experience or public presentation experience.
  • Demonstrates understanding of informatics and end user aspects of the electronic health record and how ancillary software interface to primary health record.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers.  All employment references must address and indicate success in each one of the following areas:
  • Positive working relationships with others
  • Possession of high ethical standards and no history of complaints
  • Reliable and dependable; reports to work as scheduled without excessive absences
  • Possession of high degree of integrity and influence with ability to contribute effectively as a member of team
  • Possession of proven track record of being results-oriented, customer-focused with a hands-on approach
  • Proven ability to prioritize and execute tasks in high-pressure environment
  • Proven ability to manage and lead personnel in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Highly self-motivated and directed with keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language
  • Must be knowledgeable of new trends in clinical management and information systems
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Native American culture

 

 
Close Date  
EOE Statement The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) is committed to equal opportunity employment. In accordance with the Navajo Preference in Employment Act (NPEA) and TCRHCC policy, preference is given to qualified Navajo and Native American candidates. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodations(s) during the application and/or interview process should notify a representative in the Human Resources Department.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation  
Navajo/Indian Preference Applicants who are enrolled members of the Navajo Nation and who meet the necessary qualifications for this position will be given preference in hiring and employment for this position.  
Open Date 12/11/2020  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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