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Informatics Nurse Specialists
District Of Columbia

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Apply knowledge of nursing and informatics to assist in the design, development, and ongoing modification of computerized health care systems. May educate staff and assist in problem solving to promote the implementation of the health care system.

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Currently Employed: 3,309

Projected Annual Job Openings: 180

Typical Hourly Wage: $36.09 - $60.12

Typical Annual Salary: $75,100 - $125,000

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Design, develop, select, test, implement, and evaluate new or modified informatics solutions, data structures, and decision-support mechanisms to support patients, health care professionals, and their information management and human-computer and human-technology interactions within health care contexts.
  • Analyze and interpret patient, nursing, or information systems data to improve nursing services.
  • Apply knowledge of computer science, information science, nursing, and informatics theory to nursing practice, education, administration, or research, in collaboration with other health informatics specialists.
  • Translate nursing practice information between nurses and systems engineers, analysts, or designers using object-oriented models or other techniques.
  • Develop or implement policies or practices to ensure the privacy, confidentiality, or security of patient information.
  • Identify, collect, record or analyze data that are relevant to the nursing care of patients.
  • Develop strategies, policies or procedures for introducing, evaluating or modifying information technology applied to nursing practice, administration, education, or research.
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, and participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in informatics.
  • Provide consultation to nurses regarding hardware or software configuration.
  • Develop, implement or evaluate health information technology applications, tools, processes or structures to assist nurses with data management.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Medical picture archiving computer systems PACS
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Special purpose telephones

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Medical software
  • Office suite software
  • Project management software
  • Word processing software

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