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Billings Clinic IT Nursing Informaticist (RN) - Missoula, Montana in Missoula, Montana

IT Nursing Informaticist



Shift: Day, Evenings, Nights, Weekends

Employment Status: Full-Time (.75 or greater)

Hours per Pay Period: 1.00 = 80 hours (Exempt)

Starting Wage DOE: $56,388 - $70,740

The Nursing Informaticist facilitates clinical quality, patient safety, service and value by integrating the nursing process, computer science, information science and evidenced based practices to optimize information systems, workflows and communications. Acts as a change agent in the identification, development, planning, implementation and value measurement of informatics strategies to support and integrate quality patient care and professional practice in accordance with applicable regulations and standards. This position provides critical analysis and evaluation of Health IT and recommends revision of clinical systems, processes and workflows to ensure achievement of positive patient outcomes, and optimal end-user experiences. Position is responsible for assessing and mapping of current and future state workflows with gap identification/analysis. Workflow design to encompass the time from patient entry into the system throughout continuum of care. Facilitates design, build, training, process implementation and management of system configurations/enhancements, analyzing data, and information system requirements. Provides clinical and technical expertise as a Subject Matter Expert to the IT Team and end-user community at Billings Clinic Campus, branch locations, affiliates, managed and non-managed sites, vendors, etc.

Essential Job Functions

• Serves as the primary clinical technology resource for the assessment and mapping of current and future state workflows with gap identification/analysis, design, implementation, on-going development and maintenance of clinical information systems and processes. Coordinates closely with Billings Clinic Leadership, staff members, Information Technology staff, key stakeholders including affiliates, managed and non-managed sites, and software vendors for the planning, analysis, design, implementation, evaluation and support of clinical applications, technology and infrastructure.

• Acts as a liaison and expert resource for Health IT efforts with the end-user community, clinicians and/or software vendor to identify problems and concerns regarding the overall performance and/or effectiveness of the technologies and workflows that impact clinical users. Researches, analyzes and provides recommendations for corrective action to resolve problems with the internal functionality of the system and/or integration of information between systems. Collaborates with the technical resources and/or software vendor with recommendations for system enhancements, detailed information regarding technical or functionality problems and assists with implementation of recommended fixes.

• Combines knowledge of patient care, informatics concepts and change management to effectively address the information and knowledge needs of patients. Promotes safe, effective and efficient use of Health IT. Monitors the environment, technology and infrastructure to support the prevention of medical errors and adverse events. Promotes the use of Health IT to improve patient safety by designing, developing, implementing and educating on decision support tools. Continuously collects, analyzes and reports data in collaboration with quality on patient safety issues and outcome to leadership/management. Develops innovative quality improvement activities related to informatics or information technology and/or the organization resulting in optimal information flow and/or processes, improved quality outcomes, and improved workflow.

• Incorporates Nursing Research and evidenced based nursing knowledge into Nursing Informatics practice. Ensures nursing practices and corresponding policies and procedures, related to Health IT, follow appropriate Practice Acts, Joint Commission requirements and other applicable regulations and standards.

• Demonstrates clinical competency and nursing knowledge in specific informatics role. Ability to prioritize workload using critical thinking and clinical judgment with consideration for associated risk factors i.e. regulatory need, safety issue, new service line(s) etc. Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and outside agency environmental, employee or patient safety standards relevant to job performance.

Minimum Qualifications


• Current Montana license as a Registered Nurse

• Bachelor’s degree, preferred. Associate (or Diploma) RNs hired into this position must commit to completing their Bachelor of Nursing degree within 4 years after their hire date. Billings Clinic will help support the cost through financial assistance.


• Minimum of Three (3) years of clinical nursing experience, preferred

• Informatics experience preferred

• Prior committee involvement, Super User, or project management skills preferred

• Or an equivalent combination of education and experience relating to the above tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered

• Able to provide home internet access and have personal cell phone

Certifications and Licenses

• Current Montana license as a Registered Nurse

• Current Montana driver’s license and the ability to be insured to operate Billings Clinic vehicles

Billings Clinic is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. All policies and processes are designed toward achieving fair and equitable treatment of all employees and job applicants. Employees are encouraged to discuss any concerns they have in this regard with their immediate supervisor and/or the Vice President People Resources. All employees and job applicants will be provided the same treatment in all aspects of the employment relationship, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, genetic information or disability.