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Informatics Nurse

  • Job ID: 474317918
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Nursing Administration
  • Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $28.16 to $46.89 / hour


Under the direction of the Director, Clinical and Operational Informatics (DCOI) 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. Informatics Nurse I participates on project teams to ensure a successful, on time go live. He/she develops and maintains project deliverables in accordance with application project goals. He/she gathers and communicates data to the Informatics Nurse II, DCOI or others as requested.



  • - Communicates by preparing and educating at all levels the various types of functionality impact to the end users workflow. Communication may include, but not limited to, the creation of articles for publication - 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 at both local and system level. Assists with preparation of agendas, and documents meeting minutes. Active participant in assigned committees and workgroups with communication back to the informatics team/DCOI - Collects and assembles data for the purpose of evaluation of EHR projects. Shows proficiency in running explorer menu reports.
  • - 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
  • - 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 department level helping to develop an interest in informatics
  • - 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 the DCOI by setting meetings and establishing groups for resolution ofthe 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 at the local and system level as directed by the Informatics Nurse II or DCOI.
  • - Conducts education programs 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 improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self identified developmental needs and provides similar feedback to co-workers.
  • - 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. Submit articles for publications - Participate upon request in system application validation.
  • - Forms a partnership with end users to maintain an open dialogue for continuous feedback and quality improvement. Creates a work environment to promote the 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



Graduate of an approved school of nursing is required

Minimum of 3 years of acute care nursing experience is required

BSN is required

Informatics training or experience is preferred

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34
  • Certification required within 3 years of informatics employment (ANCC Nursing Informatics or CPHIMS)


UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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