The specialist is responsible for coordinating between the perioperative and hospital clinical services and Information Systems for aspects of clinical information technology (planning, training, implementation, maintenance, enhancements and evaluation) to assure that existing and future clinical informatics systems facilitate clinical practice and the delivery of quality of patient care. The specialist is to produce regular detailed reports for Perioperative Directors, by extracting data related to efficiency and quality, with subsequent review and analysis to assist in driving outcomes.
Essential Job Duties:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Acts as consultant to nurses and other health care disciplines for perioperative services information and systems issues. Participates in the identification and analysis of the end user’s needs, and translating those needs to IT partners; aligning end user needs with system capabilities.
Serves as a resource to clinical system users and troubleshoots with clinicians, educators and clinical leaders on a day-to-day basis regarding problems or issues with applications.
Facilitates the use of information technology in system reporting, research and administrative work processes.
Participates in policy review process for policies related to clinical documentation and the learning management system (LMS).
Performs data collection, analysis and distribution of results to aid in measurement of the effectiveness in achieving desired nursing quality outcomes.
Identifies end-user knowledge and performance deficits through quality improvement tracking, occurrence-reporting mechanisms, communication, and end-user’s requests. Advises on alternative solutions to end user processes and problems through knowledge of how systems should be appropriately used.
Works in collaboration with nursing, quality, and clinical education departments to obtain and maintain Magnet hospital status.
Acts as a liaison between clinical, information systems, and leadership to strategize and plan upgrades and optimization to CPM content in electronic medical record (EMR); communicates with vendor in developing procedures that utilize best practices and optimize organizational product use.
Enables efficient clinical workflow in collaboration with interdisciplinary decision support workgroups, committees, quality teams, advisory groups and leadership.
Collaborates with nursing informatics and IS personnel to achieve desired results in clinical application systems for perioperative services.
Masters of Science in Nursing preferred, BSN considered with extensive experience in informatics and EPIC applications
5 years of perioperative clinical nursing experience with minimum of two years of experience in the use of EPIC
Registered Nurse with current Maryland licensure
Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:
There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
Physical Demands –
Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary.