Chief Nursing Informatics Officer

  • The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
  • Apr 06, 2021
Full time

Job Description

The CNIO serves as the strategic liaison with clinical operations and with IMT for key informatics and technology efforts, ensuring clinical operational needs are represented, considered and addressed.  Combines knowledge of patient care, informatics concepts and change management methodologies to effectively address the information and knowledge needs of healthcare professionals and patients/families to promote safe, effective, and efficient use of health information technology in clinical settings.

Here’s What You’ll Get To Do

  • Acts as a change agent working with nursing/clinical operational leadership and IMT leadership in the identification, development, planning, implementation and measurement of overall informatics strategies to support quality patient care and professional practice.
  • Work with clinical operational, clinical practice and IMT leaders in evaluating the effectiveness of technologies and workflows that impact clinical users.
  • Provide critical analysis and evaluation of health information technology and recommends revision of clinical systems, processes, and workflow to ensure achievement of positive patient outcomes.
  • Manages strategic internal and external relationships building partnerships in order to leverage best practices, evaluate emerging technologies and distribute knowledge internally to inform plans and strategies. Incorporates research and evidence-based knowledge into clinical informatics practice.
  • Provides leadership in the area of disaster planning and recovery strategies consistent with principles of high reliability and business continuity.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Registered Nurse with a Master degree in Nursing or equivalent
  • Registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario, in good standing.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years clinical experience.
  • 5 years’ experience in management (preferably at the director level) within a healthcare environment, including managing people and hospital-wide initiatives, demonstrating abilities in: critical thinking, change management, human resource management, communication, collaboration.
  • Knowledge of current trends related to informatics and technologies that support health care environments - nursing/professional services/support services staff specifically.
  • Good understanding of hospital operations - its structure and inter-relationships between clinical, IMT, service and support departments.
  • Experience with large scale implementations and knowledge of change management methodology.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills with an ability to present to staff in all departments and to all levels, considering the audience and goals.
  • Proven problem-solving and organizational skills commensurate with role.
  • Strong attention to detail and efficient time-management skills with the ability to prioritize responsibilities and lead others to prioritize to meet key and strategic needs.
  • Ability to be self-directed and work independently while collaborating well within a variety of teams.

Employment Type

Full-time, Permanent.  35 hours per week.

This position offers health benefits & pension, including vacation/personal days, work from home and access to a number of employee perks such as our Wellness Program.

Job Category

Chief, Nurse Manager, Registered Nurse