The Assistant Vice President of Clinical Informatics & Advance Practice is responsible for all aspects of advanced practice nursing, inclusive of: recruitment and marketing, guidelines of the interview process and interviewing & hiring of prospective candidates, standardization of role descriptions for APRN specialties and job postings on careers site, credentialing & privileging, onboarding & general orientation, preceptoring and student placement (contracts with NP programs and schools of nursing). Integration with and APRN support to nursing committees and councils as well as medical staff committees, leading and organization of the advanced practice council, competency assessment, peer review post-graduate training, professional development & advancement, billing, and reward & recognition. The AVP of Clinical Practice oversees, advises, and/or supports the overall scope of practice, deployment, utilization, productivity, and clinical outcomes of advanced practice nurses.
The AVP, Clinical Informatics & Advance Practice is responsible for the oversight of clinical informatics: inpatient nursing, perioperative nursing, ancillary clinical services (e.g., case management, rehabilitation, food & nutrition, pharmacy, etc.), and ambulatory services (e.g., private practices, outpatient settings, NP services). He/She serves as the strategic liaison for health IT efforts representing nursing, prescriber, and clinician needs. Creates a communications strategy and vision for nursing/clinical informatics in concert with the overall nursing strategy. Understands the impact of regulatory changes and interprets them, develops nursing/clinical informatics strategies related to health IT procurement, implementation, and maintenance & optimization, addresses the information and knowledge needs of healthcare professionals and patients to promote safe, effective, and efficient use of health IT in clinical settings, develops clinical systems strategies in collaboration with other senior nursing/clinical and IT operational leaders, promotes and forwards informatics strategies to support quality patient care and professional practice, develops and implements service delivery in collaboration with IT leadership in defining, delivering, and improving services for the enterprise and its customers, incorporates nursing research and evidence-based nursing knowledge into nursing informatics practice, works with vendors to proactively strategize on development and/or enhancement of clinical information system solutions to meet organizational business needs, works with clinical and IT leaders in evaluating the effectiveness of technologies and workflows that impact clinical users, collaborates with nurse leaders in planning and implementing program expansion and growth, including new business ventures, construction, and projects, promotes advancement of clinical and business intelligence systems capable of reporting variables to evaluate patient outcomes, to support research, and operational improvement across the continuum of care, and ensures a competent, technology-enabled workforce.
Additionally, the AVP, Clinical Informatics & Advance Practice is accountable for aspects of quality, patient safety, policy and procedure, develops and maintains standards of care that inform evidence-based practice, quality of care, patient safety and clinician workflows, implements policies, procedures and processes for data analysis, and ensures nursing practices and corresponding policies and procedures related to health IT follow appropriate Practice Acts, Joint Commission requirements, and other applicable regulations and standards, and technology by translating clinician requirements into coordinated specifications for new clinical solutions, leads in the area of disaster planning and recovery strategies consistent with principles of high reliability, encourages surveillance and reporting of errors where health IT is a contributing factor, and implements downtime readiness procedures and internal reporting regarding system response time and service level agreements for connectivity and operational effectiveness of health IT.