Healthcare Clinical Informatics Specialist

posted on April 17, 2018

Job Description

Location: Weston, WV

Type: Permanent

Summary Description:

  • Apply knowledge of nursing, provider and informatics to assist in the design, development, and ongoing modification of computerized health care systems.
  • May educate staff and assist in problem solving to promote the implementation of the health care system.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, select, test, implement, and evaluate new or modified informatics solutions, data structures, and decision-support mechanisms to support patients, health care professionals, and their information management and human-computer and human-technology interactions within health care contexts.
  • Test computer system operations to ensure proper functioning.
  • Evaluate utility of software or hardware technologies.
  • Review healthcare-related software applications as they apply to hospital operations.
  • Analyze and interpret patient, nursing, provider, or information systems data to improve nursing and provider workflow and services.
  • Analyze health-related data.
  • Apply knowledge of computer science, information science, nursing, and informatics theory to nursing practice, education, administration, or research, in collaboration with other health informatics specialists.
  • Translate nursing practice information between nurses, providers and systems engineers, analysts, project coordinators, vendors or designers using object-oriented models or other techniques.
  • Communicate project information to others.
  • Develop or implement policies or practices to ensure the privacy, confidentiality, or security of patient information.
  • Develop computer or information security policies or procedures.
  • Implement security measures for computer or information systems.
  • Identify, collect, record or analyze data that are relevant to the nursing care of patients.
  • Document operational activities.
  • Develop strategies, policies or procedures for introducing, evaluating or modifying information technology applied to nursing or provider practice, administration, education, or research.
  • Develop guidelines for system implementation.
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, and participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in informatics.
  • Update knowledge about emerging industry or technology trends.
  • Provide consultation to nurses and providers regarding hardware or software configuration.
  • Provide recommendations to others about computer hardware.
  • Disseminate information about nursing informatics science and practice to the profession, other health care professions, nursing students, and the public.
  • Develop, implement or evaluate health information technology applications, tools, processes or structures to assist nurses with data management.
  • Design healthcare-related software applications as required by the hospital.
  • Use informatics science to design or implement health information technology applications to resolve clinical or health care administrative problems.
  • Develop or deliver training programs for health information technology, creating operating manuals as needed.
  • Train others, including nursing, providers and other clinical users in computer interface or software use.
  • Analyze computer and information technologies to determine applicability to nursing practice, education, and administration.
  • Inform on local, state, national and international health policies related to information management and communication, confidentiality and security, patient safety, infrastructure development and economics.
  • Apply information technology to solve business, clinical or other applied problems.