In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reporting to the Director or designate, the Nurse Informaticist leads and promotes the integration of computer and communications technologies and clinical change initiatives that automate and/or enhance evidence-based clinical practices, access to patient/client information and clinical documentation via the Electronic Health Record (EHR) in collaboration with clinical operational leaders, service, program, staff and physicians
As an integral regional member of a multi-disciplinary team, the Nurse Informaticist works to develop and redesign workflow and processes to improve the overall effectiveness, efficiency of Island Health.
Education, Training And Experience
Graduation from a recognized nursing program or evidence of an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Registration with BC College of Nursing Professionals as a practicing RN registrant. Three years' recent related experience in a health care environment, including experience using related computer technology, clinical informatics, clinical change management, and/or project leadership.
Skills And Abilities
Demonstrated ability to participate actively within a team structure.
Demonstrated skill in developing and maintaining successful working relationships with customers, their families, colleagues, stakeholders, and others.
Demonstrated ability to support organizational and/or departmental clinical change management policies and procedures clinical practice process redesign as it pertains to the automation of professional practice.
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated attention to detail.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Knowledgeable regarding new trends in clinical practice and information systems.
Knowledge and practice in effective problem solving techniques.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with technical, operational and vendor staff.
Change oriented and possesses an attitude of continuous improvement.
Self motivated, ability to work independently, able to work with minimal direct supervision, and has a demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload in a self-directed manner.
Ability to coach, facilitate and lead others.
Demonstrated ability to solve problems using quality improvement processes.
Computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheet, presentation such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.