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Regional Medical Center Hospital Informatics Nurse (Internal Applicants Only) in Manchester, Iowa

TITLE: Hospital Informatics Nurse

POSITION OVERVIEW:

A registered nurse (RN) in this role combines his/her clinical nursing skills with technical knowledge to improve the quality of patient care by leveraging the capacity and capability of the electronic health record (EHR). In addition to providing direct patient care, this role requires a high level of thinking and self-direction to promote a user-friendly EHR that protects patient safety, confidentiality, and security of information while reducing redundancy and enhancing workflows within the Division of Nursing. The Nursing Informatics Clinician works in partnership with Nursing Division Leadership and Clinical IT to develop and support the EHR decisions related to clinical patient care across the healthcare system.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Registered Nurse, Licensed in the State of Iowa required

Basic Life Support (BLS) required

Child and Dependent Adult Mandatory Reporter Training required

3-5 years nursing patient care experience required

Clinical nursing leadership experience preferred

ACCOUNTABILITY:

Reports to the Chief Nursing Officer. Works collaboratively with Information Technology (IT), specifically Clinical IT.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Position Specific Requirements

  • Provides direct and holistic nursing care (including neonate to adult) by demonstrating the use of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation and evaluation

  • Serves as liaison between the nursing division departments and IT to facilitate interdepartmental communication based on knowledge of how applications and EHR are utilized in the various departments.

  • Has a working knowledge of nursing documentation requirements within the EHR as determined by CMS, DIA, and other regulatory agencies for the provision of patient care.

  • Ensures nursing documentation is in compliance with regulatory standards, established workflows that support the clinically driven revenue cycle process, and best practice guidelines by providing direct patient care, conducting frequent staff rounding, and completing regular chart audits.

  • Assists nursing leadership in determining effective and efficient methods of utilizing EHR as clinical practice updates/changes are implemented.

  • Facilitates the EHR orientation, education, and related competencies of nursing division staff in coordination with the nurse educator and nursing division leaders.

  • Assists with implementation and training of clinical applications as applicable to the Division of Nursing.

  • Serves as a Nursing Division Super User and supports the efforts of the clinical super users led by Clinical IT.

  • In conjunction with Clinical IT, identifies and shares information and resources with nursing division super users, leaders and staff.

  • Provides guidance and education of the EHR to nursing division staff during daily operations; when trouble-shooting or other methods of support are needed, appropriately escalating the issue to IT

  • Collaborates with committees, task forces, and other teams to meet the needs of the nursing division staff.

  • Provides Nursing Division committees and teams process improvement data allowing decisions to be based on the most current information.

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