Schedule: Regular Full-time
Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
The Regional Nursing Informatics Officer (rNIO) is responsible for strategic and operational nursing leadership in the development, deployment, re-engineering, optimization and integration of clinical information systems to support clinicians and patient care. The rNIO will work closely with the System CNIO and local nursing leadership to align with the strategic vision and priorities for nursing informatics. The rNIO provides clinical leadership to advance nursing's utilization of clinical information systems consistent with the goals and objectives of member organizations and EMHSs clinical and strategic initiatives. Provides leadership, consultation, and coordination for the transformation of care processes and outcomes within nursing and clinical ancillary services. S/he will work with regional CIO's and Physician Informatics leaders to represent and be accountable for the nursing and ancillary information system requirements. Responsible for executive nursing leadership on clinical informatics teams, representing the needs and requirements of the nursing and ancillary clinicians for member organization(s).
The rNIO is a liaison between nursing and information systems leadership and management and works in close partnership with the System CNIO and CMIO, along with other regional informatics and IS leadership to ensure clinical multidisciplinary leadership of all clinical IT projects and maintenance of clinical IT systems. The rNIO leads nursing in the design and execution of technology-enabled process change that maximizes patient safety, quality of care and operational efficiency for member organizations. This individual assists with the identification, evaluation, and assessment of new care delivery technology, developing recommendations on the impact of integration with existing workflows and systems
- Active Maine RN license or eligibility to obtain required. Master's degree in Nursing, Nursing Informatics or Administration and seven (7) years of executive clinical leadership or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Experience and Other Skills Required:
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
-Must be able to interact effectively with clinicians, peers, and management staff from hospitals, organizations, and vendors in a manner that represents member organizations and EMHS positively.
-Knowledge of nursing and clinical informatics. Must possess prior experience in informatics, clinical transformation, nursing practice and clinical operations
-Demonstrated ability to lead large-scale change management in complex environments
-Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as leadership skill, which emphasize building and fostering relationships
-Demonstrated ability to operate in a collaborative, shared leadership environment
-Must have an excellent grasp of clinical workflows in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and experience in integrating and easing tasks for practitioners through the application of information technology and process improvement
-A personal presence which is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of EMHS
-The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in a normal office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
-Must have access to transportation and be able to travel throughout Maine and to conferences and offices of vendors and/or collaborating partners
-The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job in a normal office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
-Busy office environment seated at a desk or in meetings, walking or standing for extended periods of time, carrying meeting materials, and subject to a noise level that is usually moderate.
-Must be able to occasionally work variable hours and weekends
-Overnight travel is required
-Establishes and manages standards of nursing practice with IS solutions and projects
-Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the member organization and system vision and values in behaviors, practices and decisions
-Provides vision and strategic support for nursing and clinical informatics
-Collaborates with executive clinical leaders to embed structure and processes to make the vision a reality.
-Communicates effectively with customers and staff.
-Unites, chairs, and provides oversight or expertise (as appropriate) for clinical advisory groups and committees which relate to nursing and clinical informatics, including member organization and EMHS initiatives.
-Embraces and leads change and clinical transformation relating to clinical informatics and integrated technology.
-Help lead innovation and implementation of clinical technologies as part of transformation strategies.
-Assure appropriate education and training of key stakeholders in regards to optimization of clinical technology use throughout organizations.
-Supports the development of nursing informatics planning, process improvement, system implementation, adoption measurement, and usability best practices adoption.
-Networks and benchmarks with other EMHS Hospitals, under the direction of the System CNIO, to develop nursing and ancillary informatics processes, new approaches and opportunities, engagement strategies, and leadership for increased quality, standardization and cost savings.
-Maintains or pursues certification & competence in nursing informatics (ANCC)
-Responsible for developing and effectively using policies, procedures, and information systems to maintain compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and properly documents compliance.
-Works with system CNIO to establish quality standards for nursing and ancillary informatics.
-Engages with care providers across disciplines and across organizations to build relationships, create collaboration and foster understanding and engagement of clinical health information technology.
-Maintains currency in trends in clinical process improvement, the application of information systems to clinical transformation and the application of evidence in the improvement of patient care.
-Provides direction, supervision, support, inspiration and mentoring for developing leaders in nursing informatics. Demonstrates a strong track record of hiring the best associates, people management and leadership skills.
-Develops measurement of IS adoption and usability within the nursing and ancillary staff for organizations.
-Engages nursing and other key stakeholders in the development, integration and use of clinical information systems, processes and environment design to enhance the care experience and patient safety.
-Collaborates in the development of strategic and tactical plan for clinical information systems, utilization of best practices and processes as well as capital facility and operational design.
-Demonstrates a deep understanding of clinical informatics and health information technology, and is able to communicate this to a broad audience.
-Participates in IS contract negotiations as directed for related products and services.
-Works with regional CIOs and System CNIO to ensure that the capital and operational priorities for information technology are well planned and aligned with overall organizational priorities.
Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.
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