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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia IS Nursing Informaticist Principal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Reference #: 716613000Location:LOC_1300_MKT-Wanamaker BuildingReq ID:91931Shift: DaysEmployment Status:Regular - Full TimeJob SummaryThe Principal Nursing Informaticist is an advanced practice informatics nurse and expert internal consultant who partners with the Department of Nursing, Respiratory Care and Neurodiagnostic Services, providers, Allied Health, Business and IS teams to support the successful, design,implementation, adoption and interoperability of clinical and non-clinical information systems across the CHOP enterprise. Also serves as the clinical lead during information system downtimes.The Principal Nursing Informaticist is directly engaged in enterprise, capital and operational informatics projects. Utilizing process improvement and change management techniques, the Principal Nursing Informaticist is responsible for identifying and implementing improvement opportunities with an aim of harm and risk reduction, improving workflows and care delivery, and evaluating the effectiveness of integrated technologies. Also provides expert guidance and support in process improvement.The Principal Nursing Informaticist adheres to the organizational and Information Systems department mission, vision and values. S/he practices in accordance with the ANA Code of Ethics, the ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice, the ANA Nursing Informatics Scope and Standards of Practice; and CHOP developed standards of nursing practice. The Principal Nursing Informaticist practices within the defined scope of practice designated by the Nurse Practice Acts of Pennsylvania.Job Responsibilities1. Leadership:Serves as the Clinical Lead during information system downtimes. Coordinates clinical communication and guides clinical workflow processes during downtime events and through EHR reconciliation.Serves as the hub of inter-professional communication and is a liaison between Information Systems and nursing, providers, allied health and non-clinical end users.Develops and maintains effective partnerships with nursing and clinical leadership.Analyzes clinical and non-clinical information systems to determine applicability to nursing and clinical practice, operational processes, administration and research.Demonstrates exceptional critical thinking and problem solving skills.Leads core and sub-teams for operational and implementation work.Consults with individuals and groups in defining healthcare information problems, identifies methods for implementing, utilizing and modifying IT solutions and data structures to support healthcare access, delivery and evaluation.Works collaboratively with Nursing Shared Governance.Identifies the impact of clinical and non-clinical information systems on clinical workflows and collaborates with stakeholders to mitigate identified risks.Analyzes clinical and non-clinical information systems to determine applicability to nursing and clinical practice, education, business processes and research.Communicates with key stakeholders, sponsors and internal customers, giving presentations, project updates and gathering input on key informatics initiatives.Job Responsibilities (Continued)2. Change and Quality Management:Demonstrates advanced knowledge of system life cycles and complies with defined framework for system implementation for developing, reviewing, approving and disseminating changes clinical and non-clinical information systems.Operationalizes change by using quality methodologies for standardizing processes in accordance with current evidence, quality initiatives, regulatory compliance, billing compliance.Develops risk/benefit matrices of alternate solutions to help internal customers with decision making.Recognizes the impact change on clinical and non-clinical systems and strategically plans communication and education to assure adoption across the system.Collaborates with internal customers for problem identification and documents workflows (current and future state requirements).Assists with integrate