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RN - Sr Nursing Informatics Specialist - Multiple Campus locations

Company: The University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Galveston
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:



Job Description: In collaboration with Nursing Service, Information Services, and department-based information resources, participates in all aspects of information technologies, methodologies, and processes in support of the mission of Nursing Service for UTMB Health Systems, including but not limited to analysis, design, implementation, education, and support.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Analyzes complex clinical operations and structure processes to facilitate decision-making regarding clinical information systems.
  • Participates in system analysis and research related to current and proposed clinical information systems.
  • Participates in the planning, development, implementation, upgrading, maintenance, and evaluation of clinical information systems. Activities may include data collection, the cataloging of gathered information, documentation of processes, and communication with members of IS and clinical services.
  • Accurately and promptly analyzes the impact of information technology in clinical work processes. Communicates issues and topics with team members, nursing leadership, and IS leadership.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary and process improvement teams to identify potential future uses of the information systems and potential improvements in the current use of the systems. Serves as a nursing informatics resource to individuals and teams throughout the facility.
  • Coordinates and facilitates on-going information system evaluation, including user accuracy, data integrity, and system reliability.
  • Develops and implements action plans as needed to support user accuracy, data integrity, and system reliability.
  • Participates in post-implementation change evaluation and supports users in maintaining changed processes.
  • Designs processes and plans for measurement and evaluation of system installation, routine utilization, and/or enhancements.
  • Participates in efforts toward maintaining components of the information systems, including revisions, testing system changes, and integration of changes into the operational environment.
  • Participates in appropriate committees, workgroups, or task forces as needed to facilitate the ongoing process of the design, implementation, and revision of automated and manual components of the clinical information systems.
  • Evaluates the impact the information systems have on daily user workflow and coordinates work with users and Information Services to resolve conflicts between workflow and the information systems.
  • Maintains open communication among clinical user groups to identify issues or problem areas and facilitates resolutions in a timely manner. Coordinates and provides for communication among users, IS, nursing, and other clinical services.
  • Develops, documents, and leads processes for multi-disciplinary end-user input regarding clinical systems and processes.
  • Maintains current knowledge of trends and advances in the fields of Nursing and Healthcare Informatics as well as new developments in hardware and software technology, operating systems, applications, operational analysis, and protocols. --- Maintains current knowledge of nursing practices, regulatory standards, organizational policies and procedures related to clinical practice, legal implications of the clinical information system, and organizational direction in order to support users and process teamsMinimum Qulaification: RN with Bachelor's degree in Nursing and six years acute or ambulatory clinical experience within the recent past (two years). Current license to practice professional nursing in Texas. Certification in nursing informatics or clinical specialty required

    Additional Requirement Travel is required: The scope of this position is to oversee the Angleton, League City, and Clear Lake Campus perioperative areas.

    Equal Employment Opportunity UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    Compensation

Keywords: The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston , RN - Sr Nursing Informatics Specialist - Multiple Campus locations, Healthcare , Galveston, Texas

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