Nurse Informaticist - Renton, WA

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Renton, WA, USA
  • Jul 06, 2019

Job Description

Description: Great News!

Kaiser Permanente Washington is currently seeking a Nurse Informaticist to join our fantastic team in Renton, WA!  This is a full-time position working Monday - Friday from 8am - 4:30pm.

The Nurse Informaticist position, in the Department Nursing Professional Practice & Development (NPPD), is responsible for integrating nursing science with multiple information and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage, and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice.

The Nurse Informaticist supports nurses, consumers, patients, the interprofessional healthcare team, and other stakeholders in their decision-making in all roles and settings to achieve desired outcomes. This support is accomplished using information structures, information processes, and information technology. Specifically, the successful candidate would be responsible for analyzing data, defining clinical workflows, operational procedures to support the technical, cultural and process changes necessary for successful implementation and optimization of the electronic health record.  This position provides enterprise wide direction for clinical computer systems, devices that interface with Epic, and data management.

The Nurse Informaticist serves as a mentor and leader to managers and staff.  

Essential Responsibilities:
The Nurse Informaticist will serve as a liaison between IT and clinical operations, analogous to the liaison role physician informaticists fulfill with the clinical service lines. In fulfilling this role, the Informatics Nurse will provide advice and consultation to clinical leaders regarding informatics-related topics, participate in clinical improvement projects, and ensure that clinical guidelines are reflected in the IT systems.The Nurse Informaticist will play a key role, often a lead role, in ensuring that our clinical applications are designed in a manner that supports Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington's advanced analytics needs. This will require advanced knowledge of the analytic and registry infrastructure that is available in our IT systems, ability to create 'proof of concept' builds for new initiatives, partnering with technical team members to bring system enhancements from concept to live use, and partnering with data analysts to ensure the clinical validity of key reports.Provide clinical oversight and ad hoc clinical consultation to technical team members on topics such as interface design, clinical content decisions, etc.The Nurse Informaticist will take a lead role in the design and optimization of clinical decision support including tools in our IT systems as well as tools provided by our content vendors, will develop and maintain the means to assess the ongoing effectiveness of those tools.Participate in general clinical informatics work, as well as clinical nursing work that may not always be directly related to informatics.
Basic Qualifications:
Minimum two (2) years of experience in nursing practice, preferably in an ambulatory care environment. Education
Bachelor's degree in nursing is required. License, Certification, Registration
Washington State RN by date of hire/transfer.

Additional Requirements:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills including an ability to interpret and summarize complex concepts. Customer orientation. Analytical and creative problem-solving abilities. Leadership and organizational skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Clinical operations experience which includes regular use of, and/or training others on the clinical information system. Demonstrated experience leading a large multidisciplinary project to successful completion. Demonstrated experience with Microsoft suite software, e.g., Power Point, Excel, Word and/or MS Project, Visio.Master's degree in nursing, health, or clinical informatics. Knowledge of functional areas and/or systems analysis. Knowledge of research and analyses/design. Public speaking skills.

Primary Location: Washington,Renton,Renton Administration - Glacier 1200 SW 27th St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 4:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Information Technology Department: Nursing Professional Practice & Development Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.