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CommonSpirit Health RN Informaticist in TACOMA, Washington


CHI Franciscan has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!


Job Summary:

This position collaborates with diverse stakeholder groups, and functions as the point-person, in all aspects of the life cycle of clinical information systems implementation to transform the clinical practices in accordance with strategic business objectives. Serves as a liaison between clinicians and IT professionals to facilitate a common understanding of the clinical standards and process improvement activities across multidisciplinary teams throughout the lifecycle of clinical systems implementations and maintenance activities. Ensures that organizational needs are adequately addressed, business objectives represented and that decisions regarding system development/process changes are viable for the culture/environment. Works in partnership with leadership and staff to translate clinical requirements into specifications for nursing and clinical information systems; evaluates the impact the information systems have on user workflow; identifies workflow and process changes that will enhance the use of nursing and clinical information systems; ensures existing and future information systems facilitate clinical practice, delivery of safe patient care and are consistent with clinical practice standards. Additional duties include; supporting the training team in identifying and providing training planning, coordination and implementation of clinical documentation projects; working with the MBO team(s) dedicated to information systems design, build, testing and training activities, and the phased implementation of the new system.

Essential Duties:

  • Participates in strategic planning related to future direction of nursing and clinical Information Systems.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary process improvement teams to identify potential improvements in the current use of the systems and potential future uses of the information systems.

  • Ensures existing and future information systems facilitate clinical practice, delivery of safe patient care and are consistent with clinical practice standards.

  • Meets frequently with nursing and clinical leadership to identify and discuss performance improvement opportunities to be addressed through information systems project.

  • Identify and investigate industry "best practices" with regard to information systems implementations, and arrange conference calls and site visits as warranted; translate industry "lessons learned" into tactical guidelines.

  • Develops and manages the project activities for clinical tasks relating to assigned information systems project(s); identifies timelines, deliverables, milestones and appropriately escalates issues that may compromise project timelines, goals, or budget.

  • Works in partnership with leadership and staff to translate nursing requirements into specifications for nursing information systems.

  • Review design-to-date of clinical documentation processes and workflows, and make suggested improvements as needed.

  • Organize and lead organizational effort in analyzing, documenting and redesigning nursing and clinical workflows, relative to information systems implementations.

  • Identifies workflow and process changes that will enhance the use of nursing and clinical information systems; evaluates the impact the information systems have on user workflow.

  • Provide content expertise around clinical regulatory and compliance issues; translate compliance challenges into automated rules/alerts/reminders that can improve compliance and patient safety.

  • Effects the standardization of clinical data, nursing documentation, and nursing workflow/practices across the MBO.

  • Participates in the development of project scope, timelines, clinical data standards, and electronic form design principles and guidelines. Develops and evaluates standards, procedures, processes, and automated tools that support the practice of nursing through the access and management of clinical data.

  • Maintains on-going user communication and provides continuous project reports.

  • Provides status reports throughout the design, build, testing and implementation phases; makes formal progress reports and communicates status, issues and actions taken to manager, senior leadership, medical staff, clinical leadership and other interested parties; makes verbal and written presentations to project teams and management.

  • Develops and evaluates the effectiveness of communication tools and processes.

  • Assures user competency and obtain information on usage of the system and workflow concerns through established, regularly scheduled rounds in the facility.

  • Plans and delivers education/training required for implementation of system go-live.

  • Works with staff and physicians to optimize the usage of clinical systems through education and training, quality outcomes, and providing support in accordance with organizational goals.

  • Assures educational support for information systems users to help them function to their highest possible level; assists with inventory, design, and building of relevant Job Aids; performs in-service for the users.


Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or related field, and a minimum of five years’ work experience in acute care clinical nursing, including three years in a leadership role (i.e. Nurse Manager, Clinical Resource Nurse, Clinical Specialist, Nursing Supervisor). Direct work experience involving the implementation and use of clinical information systems is strongly preferred.

  • Advanced education in the field of medical informatics is preferred.

License/Certification Requirements:

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the Washington State Board of Nursing.

  • Certification in Nursing Informatics from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is desirable.

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request . We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Requisition ID 2020-141773

Employment Type Full Time

Department Clinical Informatics

Hours Per Pay Period 80

Facility CHI Franciscan Health

Shift Day

Standard Hours Mon - Fri; 8:00am - 4:30pm

Work Schedule 8 Hour

Location WA-TACOMA