Informatics Nurse Specialists
On the Job
Informatics Nurse Specialists help to design health care data systems. Their tasks require solid knowledge of both nursing and health care data. They may help to implement informatics systems and train staff to use them. They may also use the data in these systems to improve nursing care for patients.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Implement security measures for computer or information systems.
- Install computer software.
- Troubleshoot issues with computer applications or systems.
- Communicate project information to others.
- Analyze health-related data.
- Document operational activities.
- Train others in computer interface or software use.
- Update knowledge about emerging industry or technology trends.
- Conduct research to gain information about products or processes.
- Provide recommendations to others about computer hardware.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
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