At Houston Methodist, the Nurse Informaticist position is responsible for for leadership, planning, and coordination of technology initiatives to meet clinical business goals and objectives for customers, and serves as the architect for innovative technology solutions to enhance clinical practice. The Nurse Informaticist educates and assists leadership in developing strategies to respond to industry drivers that can be impacted by information solutions; the incumbent will interact with all levels of the organization, from front-line staff to senior management. The Nurse Informaticist collaborates with executive leaders and system hospitals for sharing best practices, reporting methodologies, and ensuring a system approach to decisions. This role collaborates with information technology (IT) and clinical leaders / executives on strategic initiative spanning over years that impact business operations and works to ensure project success.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.
PEOPLE - 30%
SERVICE - 30%
QUALITY/SAFETY - 20%
FINANCE - 10%
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10%
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
o Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
o Master’s degree in Nursing, Business Administration or Healthcare Administration
o Six years experience in nursing or related healthcare experience
o Two years experience in informatics or IT systems management and implementation preferred
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
o Current RN license
o Epic proficiency or certification in at least one Epic clinical module or in clinical informatics within one year of hire
o American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification in Nursing Informatics or (Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) certification preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
o Demonstrates outstanding relationship building skills
o Strong knowledge of workflows within the system
o Ability to facilitate just in time training for end users
o Demonstrated program management skills and advanced change management methodologies
o Understanding of current IT environment to support appropriate system selections and system wide functionalities
o Ability to demonstrate and embrace creativity and innovation
o Ability to collaborate and work successfully with all levels of the organization to gain buy- in and support for program success
o Ability to think strategically and execute strategic programs that drive business success.
Work Attire Yes/No
Business professional Yes
Other (dept approved) No
On-Call* Yes, as required by entity/department for operational need
*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.
May require travel within Yes
Houston Metropolitan area
May require travel outside Yes
of Houston Metropolitan area
**Travel specifications may vary by department.
Please note any other special considerations to this job: _________________________
Houston Methodist is one of the nation’s leading health systems and academic medical centers. Houston Methodist consists of eight hospitals: Houston Methodist Hospital, its flagship academic hospital in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, and seven community hospitals throughout the greater Houston area. Houston Methodist also includes an academic institute, a comprehensive residency program, a global business division, numerous physician practices and several free-standing emergency rooms and outpatient facilities. Overall, Houston Methodist employs more than 27,000 employees and is supported by a wide variety of business functions that operate at the system level to help enable clinical departments to provide high quality patient care.
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