Clinical Informatics Nurse - Chambersburg/Summit

Chambersburg, PA | Information Systems and Technical Support | Tracking Code: 62063

Position Summary:

General Summary:


Under the general supervision of the Director-Clinical Informatics and IT Education, works collaboratively with users of clinical information systems, and all other departments or groups, system-wide, in problem-solving issues related to clinical information systems. Participates in planning, design, development, training, implementation, communication, maintenance and evaluation of existing or new functionality related to clinical information systems. Utilizes knowledge of clinical processes to assess, plan, implement/develop, monitor and maintain information system applications in partnership with health care providers to achieve organizational goals.


Duties and Responsibilities:


1 Participates in planning, design, development, testing, education and implementation of the EHR as it pertains to clinical practice.
2 Coordinates processing and follow-up of requests for enhancement and changes from users or others affected by the system.
3 Participates in efforts towards maintaining components of the automated EHR, including revisions, testing and integration of changes in components of the EHR.
4 Provides proactive user support of the EHR including, but not limited to, training and education. Assists in evaluation and development of training and in-service programs.
5 Participates in computer training and orientation activities for current and in-coming personnel, students and faculty.
6 Recognizes and resolves information system functionality issues and concerns ensuring end user needs are met.
7 Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of: current trends and issues in health care, nursing practice, Healthcare Informatics, Joint Commission Standards; system-wide policies and procedures as related to clinical practice, and the legal implications of the EHR; and clinical applications currently in use and their relationship to other information systems.
8 Serves as a resource person for the daily operational issues of the Systems clinical systems. Functions as a liaison for information system functionality issues across the system.
9 Utilizes the knowledge and skills of clinical practice to determine clinical functions that are suitable for computer application and to ensure the information systems are consistent with professional standards of clinical practice.
10 Ensures policies and procedures are developed and updated to reflect usage of the EHR.
11 Maintains membership on, or consultation to, committees, work groups or task forces as needed to communicate and facilitate the ongoing progress of the development, implementation and revision of the EHR.
12 Maintains a detailed understanding and working knowledge of the current EHR, its functions and its relationship to other information systems within the organization.
13 Maintains up-to-date knowledge of trends and advances in the field of Nursing and Healthcare Informatics, as well as new developments in hardware and software technology.
14 Initiates and participates in presentations and publications about the EHR at conferences and in professional journals as appropriate. Attends conferences and seminars as appropriate.

Required Skills

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Req Cert/Registration Registration and current RN license in PA

Required Experience

Minimum Experience

3 years experience in clinical nursing

Background in ambulatory specialty or practice

Strong Epic (Preferred) 

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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Know, Respect, Include

WellSpan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected and valued, while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Franklin County, named after Benjamin Franklin, was officially formed in 1784. One of its two main towns, the borough of Chambersburg, lies 13 miles north of Maryland, and is known for its "green, safe environment." In the southern part of Franklin County, the borough of Waynesboro sits just two miles north of the Mason-Dixon Line and is known for its rich industrial history.

Franklin County is in the heart of South-Central Pennsylvania where you'll find mountains, lakes, and a picturesque countryside coupled with theater, music, skiing, hunting, fishing, and much more. We're in the heart of America's fruit orchards, so peaches, apples, and lots of other local produce are available close by. The area features local wineries and breweries, along with a vibrant arts scene at the historic Capitol Theatre and Totem Pole Playhouse. Franklin County merges the best of small-town friendliness with easy access to metropolitan areas. (Patient population: 154,000)