IS Nursing Informaticist I

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Req ID: 117079

Recruiter: Thomas Hoopes 

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Salary Grade: S 16 

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Job Summary

The Level I Nursing Informaticist is an entry level informatics nurse and novice internal consultant who partners with the Department of Nursing and Clinical Care Services, providers, Allied Health, Business and IS teams to support the successful, design, implementation, adoption and interoperability of clinical and non-clinical information systems across the CHOP enterprise. Also serves as the clinical co-lead during information system downtimes.


The Level I Informaticist is directly engaged in enterprise, capital and operational informatics projects. Utilizing process improvement and change management techniques, the Level I Informaticist is responsible for identifying and implementing improvement opportunities with an aim of harm and risk reduction, improving workflows and care delivery, and evaluating the effectiveness of integrated technologies. Also provides guidance and support as they partner with other informaticist in process improvement.


The Level I Nursing Informaticist adheres to the organizational and Information Systems department mission, vision and values. S/he practices in accordance with the ANA Code of Ethics, the ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice, the ANA Nursing Informatics Scope and Standards of Practice; and CHOP developed standards of nursing practice. The Level I Nursing Informaticist practices within the defined scope of practice designated by the Nurse Practice Acts of Pennsylvania.

Job Responsibilities

I. Leadership:

  • Develops skills to serve as the hub of inter-professional communication and is a liaison between Information Systems and nursing, providers, allied health and non-clinical end users.
  • Develops and maintains effective partnerships with nursing and clinical leadership.
  • Analyzes clinical and non-clinical information systems to determine applicability to nursing and clinical practice, operational processes, administration and research.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Coordinates clinical communication and guides clinical workflow processes during      downtime events and through EHR reconciliation.
  • Develops skills to serve as the Clinical Lead during information system downtimes.
  • Develops skills to Lead core and sub-teams for operational and implementation work.
  • Consults with individuals and groups in defining healthcare information problems, identifies methods for implementing, utilizing and modifying IT solutions and data structures to support healthcare access, delivery and evaluation.
  • Works collaboratively with Nursing Shared Governance.
  • Identifies the impact of clinical and non-clinical information systems on clinical workflows and collaborates with stakeholders to mitigate identified risks
  • Analyzes clinical and non-clinical information systems to determine applicability to nursing and clinical practice, education, business processes and research.
  • Communicates with key stakeholders, sponsors and internal customers, giving presentations, project updates and gathering input on key informatics initiatives.


2. Change & Quality Management:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of system life cycle 
  • Complies with defined framework for system implementation for developing, reviewing, approving and disseminating changes within clinical and non-clinical information systems.
  • Begins to operationalize change by using quality methodologies for standardizing processes in accordance with current evidence, quality initiatives, regulatory and billing compliance.
  • Collaborates in the development of risk/benefit matrices of alternate solutions to help internal customers with decision making.
  • Recognizes the impact of change on clinical and non-clinical systems and helps to strategize plans communication and education to assure adoption across the system.
  • Collaborates with internal customers for problem identification 
  • Accurately documents current and future state workflows and business requirements.
  • Assists with integrated and upgrade testing including script writing and obtains user sign off
  • Assists with gap analyses and works with clients to identify solutions to close identified gaps and mitigate risks
  • Develops post implementation and transition to operation requirements.
  • Provides support for system upgrades.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

3. Process Improvement

  • Develops process improvement skills and provides basic guidance to clinical and business stakeholders 
  • DevelopsDe project consultant skills in the design and implementation of information systems.
  • Develops skills to work with internal customers, validates customer requests and completes the workflow design through the following methods: 
    • Capture and document current state
    • Document future state requirements
    • Document current pain points
    • Create workflow recommendations for clients; 
    • Analyze gaps between current and future state and the software being implemented
    • Collaborate with other Epic modules when designing workflow to assure integration points are accounted for;
    • Liaise between the SA’s and clinical and business teams; 
    • Track progress of the work being completed; 
    • Develop post implementation and transitional requirements and build and maintain customer relationships
  • Demonstrates a developing understanding of data and data quality standards.
  • Supports the integration of data, information and knowledge which are applied to decision support and business intelligence tools. (Data warehousing).
  • Develops auditing and review processes to ensure project goals and deliverables are met.
  • Collaborates with analysts to define system and technical requirements to complete the system build to meet the workflow chosen;
  • Participates in Epic Vendor visits/follow up visits and collaborates with the Core Clinical Team for uploading requirements documentation


4. Research & Education:

  • Provides support to clinical research teams and assists clinicians in utilization of research and evidenced based practice initiatives.
  • Assists with the development of training materials and provides on-going support of clinical information systems.


5. On-Call Support:

  • Develops skills to provides primary on-call support as the clinical lead for information system degradations downtimes.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Registered Nursing License in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Nursing Informatics (RN-BC) or Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management (CPHIMS) within eighteen (18) months of placement into position.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: 

  • BSN 


Required Experience: 

  • Two (2) years of nursing experience. 
  • Previous experience in a role requiring leadership. 

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: 

  • Master’s degree 


Preferred Experience: 

  • Previous experience using epic applications or other electronic medical records systems.


Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations:

  • Six Sigma-Green or Black Belt certification 
  • PMP or CPMA certification 

Additional Technical Requirements

Information Security Requirements:

  • Understand and comply with all enterprise and IS departmental information security policies, procedures and standards.
  • Support the integration of information security in the development, design, and implementation of Hospital Technology Resources that process, transmit, or store CHOP information.
  • Support all compliance activities related to state, federal regulatory requirements, healthcare accreditation standards, and all other applicable regulations that govern the use and disclosure of patient, financial, or other confidential information.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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