The primary purpose of this position is to provide leadership, knowledge, and creative approaches to clinical informatics and associated processes. This position is located at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. The RN Informaticist reports directly to the Informatics Nurse Supervisor. The Informatics Nurse is a professional registered nurse qualified by education and experience to provide expert nursing consultation and professional nursing care to Veterans. The fundamental responsibilities of the RN include but are not limited to the following: The Informatics Nurse is the facility subject matter clinical informatics expert in the electronic health record (EHR). The incumbent is responsible to interpret data to analyze and evaluate clinical practice resulting in improved outcomes. The Informatics Nurse will support all aspects of electronic health record to include informatics. The RN will used data to enhance evidence-based, cost effective care that follows clinical practice guidelines and minimizes the negative impact on clinicians' workflow. The incumbent is directly responsible for the coordination of information, education and training related to clinical informatics utilized throughout MGVAMC. The RN collaboratively interacts with Quality Safety and Value, Group Practice Manager (GPM), and outpatient nursing activities that enhance the ability to measure and improve performance, staff compliance, promote best practices, assess impact on clinical outcomes, etc. The RN collaborates with other services to assure integration of processes which facilitate patient care and skillful application by end users. Provide ongoing facilitating of the integration of data, information, knowledge, and wisdom to support patients, nurses, and other providers in their decision-making in all roles and settings with the goal to improve population the health. This RN possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting within these assignments. Follows approved numbered memorandums, policies, protocols and procedures as appropriate. The RN is also responsible and accountable for maintaining general competency in: Infection Control, Quality Improvement, CPR/BLS Training (for appropriate areas), Patient Safety, Information Management, Customer Service. 2 Other duties, within the scope of licensure, as assigned by Informatics Nursing Supervisor. The work is performed at the main hospital facility, station 668, in Spokane, Washington and may include travel to the Coeur d' Alene, Idaho and Wenatchee, Washington Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) locations. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 11 paid Federal holidays per year. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory.
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.