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Clinical Informatics RN II (#1135)

Salary Range:$36.55-$52.11
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:Yes
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Information Systems
Available To:Public
Description:Klickitat Valley Health is now accepting applications for a full-time Clinical Informatics RN II position.

This Full-time position offers 40 hours per week, generally Monday - Friday. Benefits including M/D/V/Rx, Life Insurance, Long and Short Term Disability, Retirement, and Paid Time Off.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Informatics II integrates nursing science, computer science and information science to manage and communicate data, information and knowledge in clinical practice. The CNS Informatics II has responsibility for functional leadership and day to day operational support of Clinical Information Systems utilized in the Clinical areas or in support of the clinical areas. This position services as a liaison in district initiatives and as a mentor to the Clinical Informatics Specialist I. The Clinical Informatics RN reports to the Director of I.T. and Compliance.


Duties: Collaborate closely with and communicate between IT leadership and the clinical community to provide leadership for clinical systems projects and initiatives.
Assist in the development of policy and procedures for usage of clinical information systems.
Make accurate recommendations in conjunction with IT leadership that will inform purchasing decisions for new clinical system and technologies that meet organizational standards.
Lead the integration between clinical areas and IT regarding the development and translation pf business needs, using the appropriate reporting tools and methodologies.
Manage workflow and business process changes to ensure the success and optimization of new or modified clinical information systems.
Ensure that new or modified clinical information systems maintain patient confidentiality and privacy in accordance with all state and federal regulations.
Train, educate, and instruct clinical users on features, operation and usage of software systems
Provide writing and documentation support to capture business areas reporting requirements.
Develop and implement auditing and review processes to ensure project goals and objectives are met.
Monitor system performance and report to IT and work with vendors when anomalies, errors, inaccuracies or inefficiencies occur.
Remain abreast of trends and developments in the field of clinical informatics and associated software.
Participates in Performance Improvement activities
Maintains competencies as RN and provides emergency relief or assistance as needed including CPSI (POC and CPOE responsibilities), TSystem (ED) and Greenway (Clinic).
Monitors and reports on Meaningful Use Measures to ensure compliance. Educates and trains on MU requirements as needed and follows up to ensure compliance.
Regularly distributes Nursing newsletter in order to communicate reminders/updates/changes to nursing practices.
Core Measures reporting
Creates E-Forms, PhysDoc templates, Standing Order sets, Flow Charts and other standard templates within the system
Qualifications:Education:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Current Registered Nurse license in Washington State.
BS in Information Technology or equivalent demonstrated competency (previous work history)
Must be BCLS, PALS and ACLS trained within 6 months of hire.

Experience:
At least five years of nursing experience
Three to five years of Clinical Informatics experience.

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:
Sound and strong competency in mapping real life nursing and physician practices to informatics applications.
Experience evaluating and implementing hospital wide informatics systems
Adept at persuading and training physicians and staff to adopt new workflows and tools, requiring a strong knowledge of change management.
Strong knowledge of system analysis, workflow planning, gathering business requirements and transforming them into functional specifications.
Broad knowledge of hospital operations and associate technologies.
Able to read and understand technical manuals, procedural documentation and healthcare guides.
Excellent ability to translate technical terminology for consumption by non-technical audiences.
Knowledge of adult learning and training methods
Good familiarity with project management, quality improvement information systems design.
Awareness of current IT security standards, applicable privacy laws and accreditation and regulatory standards
Demonstrate attention to detail and high degree of accuracy, risk of error could result in significant harm or loss.
Must be able to manage multiple priorities and meet their associated deadlines.
Exceptional time management and organizational skills.
Professional written and verbal communication skills.
Experience with using everyday tools (e.g., email, data retrieval, voicemail, and internet/intranet) as well as ability to effectively utilize an electronic medical record, as well as use/handle all medical equipment utilized in the care of the patient.


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