Surgical Clinical Informatics Nurse

York, PA | Information Systems and Technical Support | Tracking Code: 72107

Job Description:

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, JCAHO 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 System’s 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.




  • Notes:
    • Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.


  • Minimum Experience:
    • 3 years experience in clinical nursing
    • Experience required in perioperative area; pre-assessment, intraop, PACU.
    •  Experience needed in Epic Optime to support system-wide perioperative areas.


  • Minimum Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree


  • Required Certification:
    • Registration and current RN license in PA


  • Skills:
    • Strong computer skills. Demonstrated ability to be self-directed with excellent organizational, analytical, writing, and interpersonal skills
James Kane
James Kane
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant
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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

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  • 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

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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

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)