Typical pay range: $39.29 - $55.35
ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
Clinical Informatics Specialist RN
Nursing Informatics Officer
February 8, 2021
Creating America’s healthiest community, together
In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care,
Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
DEPARTMENTAL SUMMARY: St. Charles Health Systems Clinical
Informatics employs a multidisciplinary structure and approach to
facilitate the design, application and adoption of technology
solutions that optimize safe patient care delivery and improve the
health of our community.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Clinical Informatics Specialist
RN position at St. Charles Health System is part of a team
supporting the delivery of quality, safe patient care through the
successful use of technology. The Clinical Informatics Specialist
RN will support clinical staff roles throughout the care continuum.
The position will participate in EHR clinical content design,
optimization/innovation, standardization and best practice
improvements. The Clinical Informatics Specialist RN will work with
Information Systems and operations to devise solutions that meet
reporting and analytical needs. This position has delegated
responsibility for problem solving, testing and collaborating with
caregivers to develop solutions resulting in efficient and
functional workflows. The Clinical Informatics Specialist RN
supports technology projects aligned with our organization's
overall goal to transform healthcare. This position does not
directly manage any other caregivers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Technology / EHR Adoption, Optimization and
Identify and support optimization and innovation opportunities for
Support clinical content design, standardization and best
Promote improvements in technology usability and adoption.
Represent the system users/customers in project initiatives.
Support evaluation and mitigation of technology related safety
Lead technology related improvement projects across multiple
Analytics & Reporting
Support the development, validation and analysis of reports.
Identify data issues and risks and provide higher level analysis
Synthesize data, information and knowledge to clarify issues or
Analyze multiple approaches/solutions and develop recommended
Promote solutions to complex problems and in-depth analysis and
evaluation of multiple factors.
Quality & Practice Improvement
Provide support for quality initiatives and compliance through
design, build and workflow optimization.
Support policy / procedure review and updates.
Participate and support informatics governance structures.
Support clear path for escalating important decisions.
Support IT & Operations
Work closely with IT and operational clinical departments across
SCHS as needed to perform duties.
Facilitate formulation of technology solutions with operational
Work collaboratively with SCHS education team to provide quality
Provide support and/or training for software (or hardware)
technology products used by clinical caregivers.
Acts as a resource/consultant for defined populations.
Patient Focus – Across the Continuum
Support ambulatory informatics and promote a seamless flow of
information between acute and ambulatory environments.
Participate in activities that promote patient safety.
Communication / Change Management
Support/coordinate EHR communication and act as agents for
Provide EHR support for upgrades and when changes in system
Professionalism & Service
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of
continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a
champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers,
patients and guests.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of
professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable
laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the
organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical
and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of
applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational
investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that
promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the
organization, as required or assigned.
Provides a therapeutic presence in service to others by
purposefully responding to the needs of patients in a caring way,
including introducing oneself and explaining role in patient’s
care, asking the patient his or her preferred name, sitting
with the patient to determine his or her care goals, active
listening, and communicating effectively and appropriately through
touch, eye contact, etc.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the
organization as required or assigned.
Required: Bachelor’s degree in health-related field, or
education as required by clinical licensure.
Preferred: Master’s degree in health-related field,
business, informatics, or information technology.
Required: RN Licensure for the state of Oregon; Valid
Oregon driver's license and ability to meet SCHS driving
requirements. Ability to travel to business
functions/trainings/meetings and all SCHS worksites.
Required: Minimum 3 years’ experience in a clinical
setting and/or informatics-related experience. Experience in
project management that leads to positive change management. Needs
to have understanding of clinical workflow and integration of
technology to improve patient care.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE) required to perform the job safely.
ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION:
Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact
with a diverse population and professionally represent
St. Charles Health System.
Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels
within St. Charles Health System and external
Strong team working and collaborative skills.
Ability to effectively reach consensus with a diverse population
with differing needs.
Ability to manage facilitation and consensus building among
health care professionals and agencies and achieve expected
Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
Knowledge of current literature that impacts
technology/information needs as well as financial management
Ability to multi-task and work independently.
Attention to detail.
Excellent analytic skills
Excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication
and customer service skills, particularly in dealing with stressful
Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making
Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
Continually (75% or more): Use of clear and audible speaking
voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Sitting, standing, walking, lifting 1-10
pounds, keyboard operation.
Occasionally (25%): Bending, climbing stairs, reaching overhead,
carrying/pushing or pulling 1-10 pounds, grasping/squeezing.
Rarely (10%): Stooping/kneeling/crouching, lifting,
carrying, pushing or pulling 11-15 pounds, operation of a motor
Never (5%): Climbing ladder/step-stool,
lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, ability to hear
whispered speech level.
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Never (5%): Heat, cold, wet/slippery area,
noise, dust, vibration, chemical solution, uneven surface.
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
Low Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:
First Shift (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
NON CONTRACT RN
Scheduled Days of the Week:
Shift Start & End Time:
0800 to 1700