• Nursing Informatics Program Director

    Job Number
    BH Corporate Office
    Clinical Informatics
    Address : Street
    2901 North Central Ave
    Address : Location
    Work Schedule
    Position Type
    FT: Full-Time
    Posting Category
    Leadership - Clinical
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    If you’re looking to leverage your abilities to make a real difference – and real change in the health care industry – you belong at Banner Health. With facilities in six western states, we’re committed to not only to providing the finest care possible, but to advancing the way care is provided. To achieve our vision, we seek driven professionals who embrace change and who possess the passion and skills to make it happen.


    In the role of RN Informatics Program Director you will serve as a liaison between clinicians and IT counterparts who build the electronic medical record. You will travel to the Banner Health facilities in Phoenix and Tucson to observe staff while partnering with nursing, physician and ancillary teams to support documentation and workflows. You will be a subject matter expert with a proven track record in a large scale healthcare organization to lead, execute and influence at the highest level, as we are transforming as an organization in innovation. 


    Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.


    About Banner Health Corporate
    Within Banner Health Corporate, you will have the opportunity to apply your unique experience and expertise in support of a nationally-recognized healthcare leader. We offer stimulating and rewarding careers in a wide array of disciplines. Whether your background is in Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Managed Care Programs or Public Relations, you'll find many options for contributing to our award-winning patient care.



    About Banner Health
    Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.


    Job Summary

    This position is responsible for leading, directing, planning and controlling the activities and functions of multidisciplinary project teams supporting the clinical informatics systems within a specialty area on a system-wide basis. This position manages the analysis, design, measurement, and creation of strategies for enhancing the usefulness of the informatics system applications supporting the specialty areas clinical requirements. This position maintains a depth and breadth of clinical and management knowledge to advance the clinical profession and support excellence in patient care and care transformation initiatives.

    Essential Functions

  • Leads, plans, directs, and manages multidisciplinary project teams in the development, delivery and enhancement of clinical informatics systems designed to advance the clinical profession and service excellence by promoting system-wide use of clinical care processes that incorporate evidence-based best practices.

  • Establishes and documents quality objectives, milestones, and benchmarks and develops and implements effective tools to measure developmental plans and implementation performance against these standards.

  • Provides support and communication related to the roll out, implementation, utilization and maintenance of the clinical specialty areas informatics documentation system to the executive leadership in each facility.

  • Interfaces with and supports managers and staff in all areas and at all levels in the requirements definition, design, implementation and support of clinical specialty informatics systems. Guides the company in the innovative use of emerging technologies to capture operational efficiencies and successfully meet corporate business objectives.

  • Responds to and provides resolution of information technology issues and identifies improvement opportunities to ensure smooth and effective operations. Manages analysis of clinical areas work processes, and identifies information technology solutions based on clinical knowledge of health care, to re-engineer clinical work flow and thus drive clinical transformation throughout the organization. Participates in creating and designing a technical vision and strategic plan which includes the continuous assessment and maintenance of the information technology support systems of the clinical specialty areas services.

  • Acts as a change agent. Supports change and participates in the development, interpretation, implementation and evaluation of the goals/objectives and quality management activities of the department. Develops, monitors and implements quality improvement initiatives and activities.

  • Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of the body of clinical informatics specific to clinical specialty area services, current trends and issues in health care, JCAHO Standards, and specialty area best practices. Identifies staff needs related to education and training in the areas of computer skills and competencies in the use of electronic tools for patient care. Ensures training materials for clinical information systems are developed and maintained.

  • Minimum Qualifications

    Requires a Bachelors Degree in Healthcare Administration, Business, Computer Science or related field.

    Requires a current or temporary Arizona or other compact state Registered Nurse (R.N.) licensure (or the ability to obtain one).

    Requires working knowledge of the health care environment including clinical, business, and materials management as related to the clinical specialty area function typically achieved in five or more years of experience in the health care industry.

    This position requires demonstrated leadership ability and past experience in project management. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle a variety of leadership, decision making, and facilitation requirements while maintaining flexible, self-managed and detail-oriented activities is required. Excellent oral and written communications in group and individual situations is essential. Needs demonstrated facilitation, problem-solving, critical thinking, and human relations abilities.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration, Informatics, Business, Computer Science or related field preferred. Management engineering experience preferred; Informatics certification and Information Technology management experience in a large healthcare environment is strongly preferred along with a proven track record of success.

    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

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