Director Nursing Informatics
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising two teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Magnet and Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
The Director Nursing Informatics (DNI) provides leadership and direction for clinical informatics projects and initiatives, focusing on nursing in collaboration with the interdisciplinary healthcare team and stakeholders. The DNI is a facilitator for developing and supporting nursing informatics plans, data analysis, the creation and support of best practices, policies and workflows. The DNI facilitates complex nursing/organizational projects and systems that support efficiency and effectiveness for end users with the primary goal of advancing best practices while supporting quality patient outcomes. The DNI serves as a principal nursing informatics advisor to clinicians and as the nursing liaison for the implementation, maintenance and support of the electronic medical record/electronic health record. The DNI serves as the change agent for the redesign of clinical workflows and processes essential for the adoption of new technology; and bridges new care delivery models into clinical practice with the right technology solutions for organizational transformation. The DNI is responsible for supervising, motivating, guiding, and mentoring the nursing informatics specialist team. The DNI adheres to the ANA Nursing Informatics Scope and Standards of Practice.
PHD in Nursing/Informatics or DNP preferred.
MSN/Masters in Informatics or Postmasters certificate in Nursing Informatics (if master's degree is not in Nursing) required
Bachelors in Nursing
Licenses & Certification: Registered Nurse, Nursing Certification in Informatics; Nursing Administrative certification. Must obtain certifications within two years if not present on hire. Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.
Work Experience: Seven (7) years of Clinical experience with five (5) years Informatics experience preferred.
Management Experience: Five (5) years in Management/Leadership
Communication Skills: Above average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking), Writing /Correspondence, Writing / Reports
Proficiencies: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Outlook, P.C.
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities : Analytical, Design, Medical Terms
Work Schedule: Flexible
Other Requirements: Clinical systems and operations expertise. Epic system experience preferred. Subject matter expert for clinical/business workflows and opportunities afforded by information and technology. Facilitation of design/workflow discussions among diverse stakeholders/clinical backgrounds and perspectives around a shared vision for achieving results. Interdisciplinary collaboration to ensure standardization of clinical documentation in the electronic health record. Identification of gaps and opportunities of system mapping between current and future state. Participation in content development, user testing and training to ensure optimal design and implementation success. Builds effective relationships, partnerships, and teams as the primary way of achieving goals and advancing care.
Benefits and EEOC
Harris Health System's benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System's benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.
It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless of political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.