Relocation/Recruitment Incentives are NOT authorized. Nursing informatics (NI) is the specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice. Nursing informatics facilitates the integration of data, information, knowledge, and wisdom to support patients, nurses, and other providers in their decision-making in all roles and settings. The incumbent possesses an expert understanding of clinical treatment modalities, organization and administration of the VA healthcare delivery systems, educational principles, clinical information systems, accreditation and regulatory standards, and program development. The IN establishes and implements quality assurance/improvement metrics for local, regional and national standards. The Informatics Nurse stays informed of new technologies and learning environments for evaluation and training opportunities for staff. The incumbent contributes to facility Evidence Based Practice Culture and leads others in the same. The IN collaborates with interdisciplinary team of stakeholders to ensure consistent, high-quality care and services are provided to the patient/customer. The lnformatics Nurse serves on various local, regional and national committees and workgroups. The Informatics Nurse assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the total health care of a specialized patient population in clinical informatics specialty area. The incumbent supports resolution of unusual or unique patient care problems or situation which requires analytical, interpretive, and constructive thinking. The Informatics Nurse functions as an internal/external consultant in evaluating programs, resources, and services. Initiating and maintaining databases, preparing reports, and working collaboratively with others to assess variances and project needs. The IN leads and/or facilitates recommendations for systems and/or resource changes that will serve to improve clinical application needs. The Informatics Nurse serves as an expert resource person and consultant for problem solving in nursing, health care and organizational issues. Serves as the Facility VANOD coordinator. Implements VA Nursing Outcomes Database Indicators as developed. Takes a leadership role in serving as a representative on local medical center and service committees nationally or VISN wide. Serves as a resource and leader in CPRS patch implementation and nursing documentation requirements and updates, will function as supervisor and backup to the BCMA coordinator. Collaborates as need to ensure transition with national implementation and integration of the electronic health record. The IN is responsible for collection of and reporting Nursing Hour Per Patient Day data, and understands staffing methodology requirements as directed by the Office of Nursing Service (ONS). The Informatics Nurse collaborates closely with Nursing Leadership, Nurse Managers and other subject matter experts to collect, analyze and report neighborhood and unit cost utilization data. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 0730 - 1600 or 0800 - 1630 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600038500
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.