Job Description

At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary
The Informatics Nurse Specialist (INS) is is responsible for the assessment, planning, training, implementation, evaluation and optimization of clinical informatics projects/initiatives. INS serves as the primary interface between nursing, allied health, business, compliance, quality, physicians and Information Technology to ensure interdisciplinary project/initiative coordination and standardization. INS also participates in selection, facilitation, communication, development, testing, training and planning regarding system implementations and integration with other Harris Health initiatives. INS is knowledgeable about the nursing workflows, process, nursing practice, relevant regulatory mandates, and principles of quality/safety improvement. INS ensures technology projects/initiatives are planned and implemented using evidence-based practices for planning, understanding, guiding and delivering responsible nursing care resulting in quality patient outcomes. The INS adheres to the ANA Nursing Informatics Scope and Standards of Practice.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors in Nursing; MSN/Masters in Informatics required; if MSN/Masters in informatics is not held a Postmaster's certificate in Nursing Informatics required.

Licenses & Certification: Registered Nurse, Nursing Informatics Certification

Work Experience: Five (5) years of clinical experience with three (3) years of informatics experience

Communication Skills:
Above average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)
Writing/ Correspondence
Writing/ Reports

Proficiencies: MS Word,MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Outlook, PC, Typing

Job Attributes

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Analytical, Design, Medical Terms

Work Schedule: Flexible, Eligible to Telecommute

Other Requirements:
Excellent interpersonal communication, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills
Evidence of ability to function with a high degree of independence while actively collaborating with interdisciplinary health care members providing care for highly complex patients
Excellent analytic skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Knowledge and skills in quality improvement methodologies
Knowledge of the nursing process and nursing practice and policy
Knowledge of inpatient, emergency center, procedural area workflows for nursing
Knowledge of mandates of regulatory and accrediting bodies
Knowledge of workflow mapping for current state and future state processes
Knowledge of current literature that impacts technology/information needs as well as financial management

Equipment Operated: Computer, copier, printer, phone

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