Chief Nursing Informatics Officer

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Job Description

Chief Nursing Informatics Officer-1800844
Position Summary

This incumbent will be a member of the Hospital Executive Staff Group which is the policy making entity for University Hospital. Responsible and accountable for advancing clinical quality and patient safety through the optimal use of IT enabled clinical initiatives that affect or involve nursing work practices and ancillary services in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings, enterprise-wide for Stony Brook Medicine. Owns the strategic vision for how technology will enhance clinical practice and workflow for nurses and allied health professionals, clinical quality and patient safety. Works closely with clinical leaders to establish and implement policies and standards involving IT systems. Translator and main point of liaison for nursing informatics with physicians, other health care professionals, management and IT professionals. As an educator and transformational leader, understands and communicates the benefits of IT enabled initiatives to engage the nursing and allied health workforce.

Primary IT relationships: Partners with the Chief Applications Officer and Chief Medical Information Officer to provide optimal solutions for clinicians.

Qualified candidates will possess outstanding communication skills while adhering to our high standard of excellence.

Brief Description of Duties


  • Serves as the strategic liaison for health IT efforts representing nursing and clinician needs and collaborates with clinical leadership to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Leads the nursing infomatics work on the selection, development and deployment of solutions to ensure the smooth integration of technology into nursing clinical workflows.
  • Creates a communications strategy and cross-organizational vision for nursing/clinical informatics in concert with the overall nursing communication strategy.
  • Understands the impact of regulatory changes and interprets them for internal and external constituents.
  • Develops the nursing/clinical informatics strategies related to health IT procurement, implementation, maintenance and optimization.
  • Combines knowledge of patient care, informatics concepts, and change management to effectively address the information and knowledge needs of healthcare professionals and patients to promote safe, effective, and efficient use of health IT in clinical settings.
  • Develops clinical systems strategies in collaboration with other senior nursing/clinical and medical informatics and operational leaders.
  • Acts as a change agent in the identification, development, planning, implementation, and value measurement of informatics strategies to support quality patient care and professional practice.
  • Incorporates nursing research and evidence-based nursing knowledge into nursing informatics practice.
  • Maintains relationships with key business partners and other senior industry leaders in order to leverage best practices, evaluate emerging technologies, and distribute knowledge internally to inform plans and strategies.
  • Works with vendors to proactively strategize on development and/or enhancement of clinical information system solutions to meet organizational business needs.
  • Works with clinical and IT leaders in evaluating the effectiveness of technologies and workflows that impact clinical users.
  • Collaborates with nurse leaders in planning and implementing program expansion and growth, including new business ventures, construction, and projects.
  • Assesses evolving patient care delivery models, hospital operations, human resource processes, healthcare finance and payment models impacting the continuum of care.
  • Promotes advancement of clinical and business intelligence systems capable of reporting variables to evaluate patient outcomes, to support research, and operational improvement across the continuum of care.
  • Collaborates with the School of Nursing related to clinical informatics.
Quality and Patient Safety:
  • Coordinates and collaborates with administrative teams, clinical leaders, information technology, financial services and quality/regulatory/risk management amongst others in the development of high quality and innovative clinical information systems that assist the clinician in their delivery of care.
  • Acts as a change agent working with nursing and clinical leadership teams in the identification, development, planning, implementation and measurement of overall informatics strategies to support quality patient care and professional practice.
  • Provides critical analysis and evaluation of health IT and recommends revision of clinical systems, processes, and workflow to ensure achievement of positive patient outcomes.
  • Ensures that the environment, technology and infrastructure are emphasized in 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 outcomes.
Policy and Procedure:
  • Understands the impact of public policy initiatives on health IT systems and bridges new care delivery models into clinical 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.
  • Ensures a competent, technology-enabled workforce, facilitates learning and serves as a resource, consultant and teacher for overall clinical systems educational needs.
  • Collaborates with administration, medical staff and IT leaders to translate clinician requirements into coordinated specifications for new clinical solutions.
  • Defines health IT requirements for nursing and other disciplines as they relate to the strategic plan.
  • Encourages surveillance and reporting of errors where health IT is a contributing factor.
  • Implements downtime readiness procedures and internal reporting regarding system response time and service level agreements for connectivity and operational effectiveness of health IT.
General Duties:
  • As a senior IT leader, able to step in and represent the CIO in any circumstance as needed.
  • Formulate policy, participate in negotiations, administer agreements, and exercise independent judgment in personnel administration operating at the highest level of decision making and authority as part of the senior IT leadership team.
  • Serve as a senior leader to SBM, not just expert in their own functional area of IT.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with all senior SBM leaders, not just the leaders they work with in their own functional area.
  • Work collaboratively as part of the IT leadership team to create a high functioning, cohesive team to serve the entire user community.
  • Actively participate as member of IT senior management team in establishing long range strategy, project priorities, policy and standards for effectively supporting the organization and running IT like a business.
  • Develop and implement long-range and near-term operating plans and prepare periodic progress reports.
  • Develop and administer budgets for their functional area.
  • Prepare appropriate level analysis, materials and presentations for executive level audiences.
  • Continually identify opportunities for improvement across the entire department through regular rounding and other means, lead improvement efforts as needed.
  • As senior leader, be willing to mentor and challenge staff in all areas of IT, not just their own area.
  • Ensure ongoing professional development and training plans for all staff and be a role model demonstrating a commitment to continual learning.
  • Independently resolve conflicts within IT and with user areas Be a role model to all consistently demonstrating integrity, honesty, mutual respect, professionalism, customer service, excellence and ownership.
Required Qualifications:
  • Current and active RN license.
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing
  • Must have a high level of understanding of all clinical areas and hospital processes.
  • 7 years of experience in healthcare IT or clinical work including 3-5 years management at senior level.
  • Ability to lead groups and work collaboratively with physicians and health system management/leadership.

  • Adaptive and flexible, models collaboration, tactfully communicates with all levels and clinicians, physicians, executives, management and others.

  • Able to serve as operational leader for large, complex initiatives.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interface and influence at all levels in the organization.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal, presentation and facilitation skills.

  • Must have a proven track record of successful implementations.

  • Able to sense and envision technology needs in relation to organization’s strategy and priorities.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters in Informatics.

Special Notes: Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.

All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

This function/position has been designated as “essential.” This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected].

The best ideas in medicine start with the best people. At Stony Brook Medicine, our highest calling is to put the power of ideas to work in our patients’ lives. Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of our health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. Stony Brook Medicine is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, we serve as the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and are home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. We also encompass Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive campus climate. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.


Official Job Title: TH Associate Administrator
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Medical Center Information-Stony Brook University Hospital
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 830AM-5:00PMMedical Center Information-Stony Brook University Hospital
Posting Start Date: Apr 5, 2018
Posting End Date: Jul 4, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade: MP3





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Posted: 4/6/2018
Application Due: 6/5/2018
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