Do you consider yourself an experienced nurse with a knack for technology? Do you find project work and implementation fascinating?
Are you both autonomous and collaborative? UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is seeking a part-time Informatics Nurse I to support our Nursing Administration department.
This position will work primarily daylight hours Monday through Friday, but will occasionally work off-shift and weekends for classes, training, and during implementations. Some travel may be required to new sites.
In this role, you will be responsible for supporting our IT clinical initiatives including nursing and provider Electronic Medical Record workflow assessment, as well as implementation and roll-out. You will provide ongoing IT clinical support to our teams and work closely with the system nursing informatics council to ensure nursing IT needs and enhancements are assessed and managed.
The Informatics Nurse I has the responsibility and accountability of assessing and assisting in the investigation, development, and implementation of new technology as it relates to clinical practice, and serving as a liaison for end users and the Informatics division. You will participate on project teams to ensure a successful, on time go live. You will develop and maintain project deliverables in accordance with application project goals.
Assumes responsibility as assigned to assist with the continuous improvement projects and maintenance of the eRecord. Participates in research activities, submits abstracts for presentation at local, regional and national conferences/professional meetings, submit articles for publications, and/or participate in community/volunteer activities. Participates upon request in system application validation.
Communicates by preparing and educating at all levels the various types of functionality impact to the end users work flow. This communication may include but not limited to the creation of articles for publications, uLearn, or any educational venue.
Demonstrates basic knowledge of system and local technology applications and the integration of these systems in regard to the impact to the end user. Participates in Informatics Council, both local and system level. Assists in preparation of agendas, handouts, and documents meeting minutes.
Active participant in assigned committees and work groups with communication back to informatics team/DCOI. Collects and assembles data for the purpose of evaluation of EHR projects. Show proficiency in running explorer menu reports.
Conducts education program for all levels of end users in new and upgraded applications. May educate at the system or local level as directed by the Informatics nurse II or DCOI.
Performs work in a timely and productive manner and meets defined deadlines. Assists in review of nursing policies to align with the eRecord technology. Takes action to improved knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs and provides similar feedback to co-workers
Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships.
Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyle. Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.
Is empowered to engage appropriate health care personnel and eRecord team members as issues arise. Identifies and communicates learning needs to appropriate manager.
Prior to performing new or challenging skills, requests assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures. Participates in interdepartmental and system activities to encourage communication. Provides informatics mentorship at the unit/dept level helping to develop an interest in informatics.
Forms a partnership with end users to maintain an open dialogue for continuous feedback and quality improvement. Creates a work environment to promote flow of ideas for improvement of the eRecord. Maintains membership on, or consultation to, committees, work groups, or task forces as needed to communicate and facilitate the ongoing progress of development, implementation, and revision of the clinical information system.
Participates in Informatics Professional organization activities to enhance personal growth and cultivate relationships in the field at a regional and national level. Performs all other job related activities as assigned.
Objectively observes and educates end users utilizing unit rounds to identify ongoing educational needs regarding clinical documentation issues, patient care challenges, and software application upgrades. Prioritizes issues and reports them accordingly.
Active participant in staff workflow assessment in clinical informatics projects. Provides support to DCOI by setting meetings and establishing groups for resolution of EHR assessment. Functions as an internal consultant, resource person, and educator to all levels of personnel in accordance with the objectives of the informatics department. Supports change initiatives at the local and system level as directed by the Informatics Nurse II or DCOI.
Graduate of an approved school of nursing for registered nurses
Minimum of 3 years acute care nursing experience required
Cerner experience highly preferred
Mental health experience preferred
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse license or eligible for State Board Licensure.
Certification required within 3 years of informatics employment (ANCC Nursing Informatics or CPHIMS
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) OR Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Act 73 FBI Clearance
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center