Position Summary: All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, Children’s National Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. Children’s National supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well being of the community at large.
The Informatics Nurse is responsible for the support of clinical information systems including the EHR and related technology systems including wireless communication, patient interactive systems, and technology in support of nursing processes and workflow. Works closely with Nursing Systems Director and the IT CISC team. The Informatics Nurse is a key participant and may lead the creation, implementation, maintenance, performance, production, support, and documentation of various departmental and enterprise wide programs, applications, and systems. This includes but is not limited to the implementation, testing of new and/or upgraded applications and operating systems, hardware and communication/wireless devices and audit tools.
The Informatics Nurse serves as a resource for the daily operational issues of the hospital's clinical system applications. The individual is responsible for projects within the specification of a project management schedule and has demonstrated project management skills. Conducts audits of the EHR as needed and participates in accreditation and regulatory meetings and activities as directed.
Minimum Education/Experience: Master's Degree in Nursing. Project management skills desired. Nursing informatics desired. Certification in nursing informatics desired. Five (5) years of nursing experience required. One (1) year of experience related to informatics desired. Some experience using clinical simulation desired. Position requires a District of Columbia Registered Nurse license.
Department: Nursing Education & Professional Development
Shift: Day shift
Hours: 40 hrs/wk
About Children's National Health System
Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.
Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.
Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.
Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."
As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.
At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.
The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.
The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.