Chief Nursing Information Officer

SSM Health
Saint Louis, MO
Apr 23, 2021
May 11, 2021
Other Specialty
SSM Health is seeking a Chief Nursing Information Officer to join our ministry driven Health System. SSM Health is a Catholic not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across Missouri in a fully integrated health care delivery system.

Provides leadership in the integration of nursing and clinical practice with clinical information systems to improve patient care across the organization. Develops short- and long-term information management goals and plans ensuring alignment with broader organization priorities. Provides leadership in all aspects of nursing informatics. Serves as spokesperson and liaison between clinical leadership and management. Utilizes metrics and organization vision to lead and direct activities.

  • Serves as a member of the leadership team providing strategic direction on nursing information related issues. Works effectively as a team member in a dynamic executive environment in a matrix organization, and promotes teamwork within and across the organization by maintaining positive relationships and utilizing effective problem solving skills.
  • Optimizes the effectiveness and efficiency of nursing and clinical practice through clinical information technology. Plans and implements improvements in clinical information systems, processes and practices. Recommends policy changes based on clinical information safety. Aligns clinical and regulatory standards and clinical information technology including ergonomics, hardware and software integration. Aligns nursing practice development, clinical education, and clinical information technology.
  • Prioritizes informatics needs. Sets priorities and policies by working closely with nursing leadership and other leaders within the organization.
  • Establishes relationships with clinicians and leadership at clinical facilities and advocates use of clinical information systems to support clinical decision support, evidence based practice and patient safety.
  • Oversees human resource management for the assigned area creating a culture of employee engagement. Ensures HR policies are administered consistently across function. Organizes departmental areas through appropriate structure and delegation of functions. Identifies succession planning needs.
  • Represents informatics needs for clinical practice in strategic planning. Communicates with leaderships on subjects of clinical informatics related to workflow, user adoption, and efficiency.
  • Supports the selection, design and implementation of clinical information systems that will support the transformation of care.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Master's degree

  • Ten years' experience, with five years' in leadership

  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Frequent keyboard use/data entry.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Rare climbing.

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