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 VP Chief Nursing Informatics Officer (CNIO) serves as the strategic liaison for health IT efforts representing nursing and clinician needs.  In collaboration with nursing, physician, allied health and operational leaders, ensures that the strategy, development and implementation of information management and technology solutions are designed to effectively support nursing, nursing practice, clinical applications and clinical/administrative decision-making.  Works collaboratively to develop clinical systems strategy for Harris Health System and optimizes the use of existing and new clinical systems for the interdisciplinary team by attending to their information management needs.  The CNIO adheres to the ANA Nursing Informatics Scope and Standards of Practice. The CNIO is responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that cultivates exemplary patient care.  As a member of the nursing leadership team, the CNIO establishes a setting that supports professional nursing practice and empowers nurses to provide safe, effective, compassionate, and efficient nursing care in collaboration with all health care disciplines.  The CNIO facilitates continuous quality improvement through the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of departmental plans, goals, and objectives.  The CNIO is accountable for nursing practice that upholds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior.  The CNIO mentors others, role models professionalism, and participates in activities such as nursing organizations, nursing research, the community, and bodies that shape health care policies and practices.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Bachelors- Nursing

Masters-MSN or Masters in Nursing Informatics.  If the master's degree is not in nursing, then a Postmasters certificate in Informatics/Information Systems and 10 years of applied nursing informatics experience.

PhD Nursing/Informatics or DNP Preferred

Licenses & Certification:
Nursing Certification in Informatics; Nursing Administrative certification.  Must obtain certification within two years if not present on hire.

Work Experience:
10 Years of Clinical Experience with 7 Years Informatics Experience -System level leadership, preferably at hospital and integrated delivery system Leading large scale change

Management Experience:
7 Years of Experience Management/Leadership

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

MS Word    MS PowerPoint    MS Excel   MS Outlook  PC

Job Attributes:
Analytical  Design   Medical Terms

Work Schedule:

Reports to Position:

Employees Supervised:
Supervisory Responsibilities

Other Special Requirements:
Demonstrated knowledge of patient care combined with expertise in informatics; deep understanding of clinical workflows and opportunities afforded by information and technology.   Ability to facilitate challenging design/workflow discussions among diverse stakeholders/clinical backgrounds and perspectives around a shared vision for achieving results.  Listens with sensitivity and openness; consistently seeks to listen, understand and support needs of others.  Ability to manage through influence.  Builds effective relationships, partnerships, and teams as the primary way of achieving goals and advancing care. 

Equipment Operated:
Computer, copier, phone

Application Instructions

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