Virginia Mason Medical Center Administrative Director, Clinical Informatics/ Chief Nursing Informatics Officer in Seattle, Washington

Job Number: 171432

Department: Clinical Informatics

Hours: variable

Honored as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason in Seattle, WA, is internationally recognized as a preeminent organization that is focused on transforming health care. True to that vision, we spent this past decade creating and delivering a multitude of innovations. The results? Industry-changing process improvements and initiatives that have revolutionized our ability to eliminate waste, cut costs, and most importantly, improve the quality of services. Our commitment to Team Medicine and the transformation of health care is what built our reputation as a quality leader, and empowers us with the capability to provide rapid access to care through our Virginia Mason Production System.

As a key member of our leadership team, you will help to continually develop the results-driven initiatives that define our success and are transforming healthcare.

The Administrative Director, Clinical Informatics provides leadership in the development and implementation of strategies and policies that support the corporate mission, vision and business strategy. This position provides strategic planning and consultation to VMMC leadership for selection; implementation and optimization of Clinical information systems that support the best possible use of the systems and that support and enhance patient safety.

Principal areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to: Collaborating with nursing, information technology, medical and operational leaders to define and lead clinical/nursing informatics initiatives in inpatient and outpatient clinical areas. Serving as an active member of both the Hospital Leadership Team and the Ambulatory Leadership Team. Developing strategic plans for clinical and nursing informatics systems and projects. Creating and ensuring adherence to project timelines, scope definitions, and capital and operational budgets. Defining, securing, and appropriating resources to meet goals related to clinical/nursing informatics. Facilitating integration of information and knowledge to support patients, providers and nurses and supporting direct care staff in decision-making through use of information, structures, processes and technology. Maintaining a broad knowledge of new nursing care technologies and serving as a resource to clinical staff, nursing leadership and IT department in assessing new technological opportunities that impact care delivery, enhance patient safety and improve workflow efficiency.

  • Current WA State RN license.

  • Master's degree in nursing, informatics, business administration or related discipline.

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing (BSN or MSN).

  • 7 or more years experience in an inpatient or clinical setting, including 5 or more years in a managerial capacity.

  • 3 or more years of informatics experience.

  • Demonstrated systems thinking.

  • Strong leadership skills.

  • Exceptional communication, negotiation and relationship management Skills with staff at all levels.

  • Strong planning and analytical skills required.

  • Demonstrated talent and passion for innovation.

Virginia Mason offers much more than competitive compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing.

There is also the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the vibrancy and sophistication of one of the most livable cities in the country, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Virginia Mason Medical Center is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Virginia Mason provides healthcare without regard to race, color, religion (creed), sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin (ancestry) or disability. Disability Accommodation: To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Recruiting Offices at 866-422-2275 (voice) or 206-515-5891 (fax). Virginia Mason makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance as possible.